Global lithium production by country and type 2012-2017

This statistic shows the lithium production worldwide from 2012 to 2017, by country and type. Australia produced an estimated 1.7 million metric tons of spodumene in 2017, while Chile produced 73,563 metric tons of lithium carbonate that year.

Lithium production worldwide from 2012 to 2017 by country and type

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Release date

December 2019



Survey time period

2012 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* Estimated.
** Produced from subsurface brine and concentrates.
United States: figures have been withheld to prevent proprietary data from being disclosed.
In addition to the countries listed, other nations may produce small quantities of lithium minerals, but output is not reported, and there is no valid basis for estimating production levels.

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