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The Great Lithium Boom
This article is published in collaboration with Statista
by Martin Armstrong
With demand for electric vehicles on the rise, and production bans for petrol and diesel cars in some key markets on the horizon, one of the essential metals required to fuel this mobility boom, has been surging in price lately.
As shown by price tracking from Investing.com, Lithium carbonate, essential for the production of the batteries used in EVs, has experienced a meteoric rise in cost over the last few months - now being traded above the 500,000 Chinese yuan/tonne mark. With the current global supply chain issues and demand forecast to rise aggressively over the next few years, producers of electric vehicles are now under increasing pressure to maintain their pricing models, while also facing down significant hurdles to meet their production goals.
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