Lithium prices continue to soar – up 88% in 2021

Lithium prices continue to rise exponentially in China on the back of heavy demand for lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, the first ever mid-month assessment by battery supply chain research and price reporting agency Benchmark Mineral Intelligence shows.

#China controls 60% of the world’s #lithium processing and #refining capacity and a similar percentage of cathode manufacture.

Tesla Surprises The Electric Car Industry

In December 2020, only its second full month of sales, the 55KWh lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery Tesla Model 3 captured 5.9% of the global full electric car market in terms of battery capacity deployed despite not being for sale in the US.”

The demand for #lithium will continue to increase creating even further pressure on electric vehicle prices.

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