Lithium industry at a crossroad

Lithium industry at a crossroad
Aerial view of brine pools at SQM lithium mine on the Atacama salt flat in the Atacama desert of northern Chile, Jan. 10, 2013. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado/File Photo -
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Global lithium producers, investors, analysts and regulators are in Santiago this week for the annual Fastmarkets Lithium Supply & Markets Conference. Breakneck demand for the white metal from Tesla Inc and other automakers has sparked rapid development, but oversupply concerns, as well as controversy over the best way to track industry pricing, is clouding that growth.


> How much does lithium cost? The industry can’t seem to agree

> Chile to clean up rules for lithium industry to boost production


> China’s Tianqi says happy ‘for now’ with stake in Chile’s SQM

> LME shocks market with Fastmarkets choice as lithium partner

> Albemarle declines to participate in LME lithium contract

> Albemarle details efforts to boost its Chilean lithium output by 30 %


> GRAPHIC-Game of Mines

> GRAPHIC-Global Lithium Production

(Compiled by Dave Gregorio)

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