Total global consumption of lithium from 2008 to 2016 (in metric tons of lithium carbonate equivalent)

Total consumption of lithium worldwide 2008-2016 This statistic depicts the total consumption of lithium worldwide from 2008 to 2016. In 2016, the total global consumption of lithium reached 212,719 metric tons of lithium carbonate equivalent. Increases in battery demand will be a strong driver of lithium consumption in the near future, but producers are currently limited in their ability to match demands.
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Consumption in metric tons of lithium carbonate equivalent
2016212,719
2015194,000
2014182,903
2013165,484
2012151,048
2011138,306
2010125,726
2009101,613
2008120,968
Consumption in metric tons of lithium carbonate equivalent
2016212,719
2015194,000
2014182,903
2013165,484
2012151,048
2011138,306
2010125,726
2009101,613
2008120,968
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This statistic depicts the total consumption of lithium worldwide from 2008 to 2016. In 2016, the total global consumption of lithium reached 212,719 metric tons of lithium carbonate equivalent. Increases in battery demand will be a strong driver of lithium consumption in the near future, but producers are currently limited in their ability to match demands.
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Release date
April 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2008 to 2016

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