According to GlobalData, Australia is the world’s largest producer of lithium, with output of 61kt in 2022, up by 10% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from Australia increased by a CAGR of 8% and is expected to rise by a CAGR of 14% between 2022 and 2026. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of this market in its Global Lithium Mining to 2030 report. Buy the report here.

Australia accounts for 47% of global production, with the other largest producers being Chile (30%) and Argentina (5%).

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