Major countries in worldwide lithium mine production from 2012 to 2017 (in metric tons)

Major countries in lithium mine production 2012-2017 This statistic depicts the countries with the largest mine production of lithium worldwide from 2012 to 2017. For example, Australia's lithium mine production came to approximately 18,700 metric tons in 2017. Lithium is a soft alkali metal with uses in batteries, ceramics and glass, electronics, metallurgy, and more.
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201220132014201520162017*
Australia12,80012,70013,30013,40014,30018,700
Chile13,20011,20011,50011,70012,00014,100
Argentina2,7002,5003,2003,8005,7005,500
China4,5004,7002,3002,2002,0003,000
Zimbabwe1,0601,0009009009001,000
Portugal560570300300200400
Brazil150400160160200200
201220132014201520162017*
Australia12,80012,70013,30013,40014,30018,700
Chile13,20011,20011,50011,70012,00014,100
Argentina2,7002,5003,2003,8005,7005,500
China4,5004,7002,3002,2002,0003,000
Zimbabwe1,0601,0009009009001,000
Portugal560570300300200400
Brazil150400160160200200
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This statistic depicts the countries with the largest mine production of lithium worldwide from 2012 to 2017. For example, Australia's lithium mine production came to approximately 18,700 metric tons in 2017. Lithium is a soft alkali metal with uses in batteries, ceramics and glass, electronics, metallurgy, and more.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2012 to 2017
Supplementary notes
* Estimated.
This statistic was assembled using several editions of the report. Figures for the U.S. are withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.

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