Strategic global resources

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Statista dossier on global strategic resources

This Statista dossier contains and overview of statistics on strategic raw materials. Strategically, the raw materials cobalt, lithium, tungsten, and tantalum are used by key industries such as the automotive and electronics industries. Batteries from laptops and smartphones as well as electric cars depend on the availability of these resources.

This dossier provides information on the global distribution of reserves and production rates of metals of strategic importance. Australia, Chile, China, and the Congo have the largest reserves of these strategic raw materials. Additionally, this dossier highlights developments in commodity prices, as well as future demand.

Table of contents

  • 1. Reserves
    • Major countries based on cobalt reserves 2018

    • Distribution of global cobalt production by country 2018

    • World lithium reserves by country 2018

    • Distribution of global lithium reserves by country 2018

    • Global tantalum resource shares by region 2017

    • Global tantalum reserves by country 2018

    • Tungsten reserves worldwide by country 2018

  • 2. Production
    • Global mineral commodity production share by select country 2018

    • Cobalt - mine production by major countries 2014-2018

    • Distribution of global cobalt production by country 2018

    • Major countries in lithium mine production 2013-2018

    • Global tantalum production by country 2018

    • Global tungsten production by country 2018

  • 3. Prices
    • Cobalt's average spot price in the U.S. 2008-2018

    • Lithium carbonate price 2010-2018

    • Tungsten price 2010-2018

    • Tantalum price 2012-2018

  • 4. Consumption
    • Global cobalt demand by end use 2010-2025

    • Total consumption of lithium worldwide 2008-2016

    • Global tungsten consumption distribution by primary use 2017

    • Global tungsten consumption share by end use 2017

    • Global market share of tantalum by end product 2016

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