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Lithium’s Dramatic Evolution

02 July 2019 Nick Kovics

Lithium compounds are present in everyday objects and form the foundation of our growing urban landscape. Lithium and battery markets are evolving as the market balance transitions from one of perceived shortages to one that many believe is entering a period of oversupply. This volatility presents challenges for both expansions and junior producers seeking to enter the lithium market, including securing adequate funding, financing, partnerships, and offtake agreements, especially if there is a fear of oversupply and falling lithium compound prices.

Global demand for lithium compounds is poised for growth in the coming months and years. As demand for lithium compounds continues to evolve, one trend is for certain: A dramatic evolution from previously fragmented to increasingly concentrated end-use applications.

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The IHS Markit Global Lithium and Battery Materials Service is an integrated solution for the lithium and battery materials industry and associated downstream applications based on our world leading coverage of energy, chemicals, and the automotive sectors. The Lithium and Battery Materials monthly market analysis includes supply/demand balances, price indices, global trade outlooks, forecasts, and insight into the current market situation.

Posted 02 July 2019 by Nick Kovics, Executive Director, Inorganics, IHS Markit

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