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Global Lithium Mining Market Set to Surge, Reaching $9.1 Billion by 2028: BCC Research

Groundbreaking Report Reveals Striking Growth Trajectory and Opportunities in Lithium Mining Sector, with a CAGR of 10.0% from 2023 to 2028

BOSTON, Feb. 13, 2024 -- Dive into the dynamic world of Lithium Mining: Global Markets, where the quest for this essential element unfolds on a global scale. This brief exploration navigates the markets driving lithium extraction, offering insights into the pivotal role these mineral play in powering our energy future. Join us as we uncover the trends, challenges, and opportunities that define the landscape of lithium mining across the world.

"According to the latest research study, the demand for Lithium Mining: Global Markets grow from $5.7 billion in 2023 and is estimated to increase from $9.1 billion in 2028, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.0% from 2023 to 2028."            

This comprehensive report delves into the intricacies of global lithium mining, spotlighting the key sources – brine and hard rock. It meticulously analyzes market trends and profiles leading players while exploring emerging technologies. Focusing on lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide, the report scrutinizes technical and commercial aspects, incorporating a thorough examination of the policy and regulatory framework for sustainable mining practices. Covering both domestic and international considerations, the study offers region-specific forecasts from 2023 to 2028. The competitive landscape is surveyed, featuring key player profiles, all presented in U.S. dollars for clarity, with conversion rates provided for companies reporting revenues in other currencies. This comprehensive analysis equips stakeholders with a robust understanding of the global lithium mining market.

Anticipating substantial growth, the Asia-Pacific region is strategically positioning itself in the lithium industry to bolster economic development and achieve self-reliance and carbon neutrality in battery manufacturing by 2050. Recognizing the critical importance of investments in the lithium mining sector, efforts are directed toward increasing lithium supply both domestically and internationally. Notably, China, Australia, and Chile currently hold about 90% of lithium exploration permits, prompting expectations for capacity expansions in these regions. However, with a diversification trend in supply chains for reduced risk and enhanced profitability, end-user industries are forging strategic partnerships. For instance, LG Energy Solutions has entered long-term supply agreements for lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide with Compass Minerals and Vulcan Energy, respectively, underscoring the dynamic evolution of the global lithium market.

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Driving forces behind lithium mining: global market's growth comprise:

1.  Rising Sales of EVs- The surge in Electric Vehicle (EV) sales marks a transformative shift in the automotive landscape. With a growing emphasis on sustainability and eco-friendly alternatives, EVs have gained significant traction. Governments worldwide are encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles through incentives, and automotive manufacturers are investing heavily in developing innovative and affordable electric models. This rising trend not only signifies a shift towards cleaner and greener transportation but also reflects the increasing awareness and acceptance of electric mobility among consumers. The ongoing growth in EV sales heralds a promising future for sustainable transportation.

2.  Government Investment in Lithium Mining- Government investments in lithium mining underscore a strategic commitment to secure a vital resource for the growing demand in various industries, especially in the electric vehicle and energy storage sectors. Recognizing the pivotal role of lithium in advancing clean energy initiatives, governments worldwide are allocating funds to boost domestic lithium production. This support aims to reduce dependence on external sources, enhance energy security, and stimulate economic growth. The investments are geared towards developing sustainable mining practices, promoting innovation, and ensuring a stable lithium supply chain to meet the rising global demand for lithium-ion batteries.

3.  Increasing Demand for Consumer Electronics- The increasing demand for consumer electronics reflects a global trend toward technological integration in everyday life. From smartphones to smart home devices, there is a growing appetite for innovative and connected gadgets. This surge in demand is driven by the constant evolution of technology, offering consumers enhanced features, connectivity, and convenience. As we embrace the era of smart living, the demand for consumer electronics is expected to continue its upward trajectory, shaping the way we communicate, work, and entertain ourselves in our interconnected world.

4.  More Economical and Efficient EV Batteries- The pursuit of more economical and efficient Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries is driving significant advancements in the automotive industry. With a focus on enhancing range, reducing charging times, and lowering costs, researchers and manufacturers are continually innovating battery technologies. These improvements not only make electric vehicles more accessible to a broader audience but also contribute to the overall sustainability of transportation. As we witness the ongoing evolution of EV batteries, the future holds promise for more efficient, affordable, and environmentally friendly electric mobility solutions.

5.  Environmentally Friendly Applications of Lithium- Lithium, a versatile and crucial element, is finding increasingly environmentally friendly applications across various industries. From powering electric vehicles to storing renewable energy and even in healthcare technologies, lithium plays a pivotal role in sustainable solutions. Its lightweight and high-energy density properties make it ideal for reducing carbon footprints and promoting cleaner energy alternatives. As we prioritize eco-friendly practices, the versatile applications of lithium contribute significantly to a more sustainable and greener future.

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Report Synopsis        

Report Metrics


Base year considered


Forecast Period considered


Base year market size

$5.2 billion

Market Size Forecast

$9.1 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 10.0% from 2023 to 2028

Segment Covered

By Source Type, Product Type, End Use, and Geographic Region

Regions covered

Asia-Pacific (APAC), South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and North America

Key Market Drivers

•  Rising Sales of EVs

•  Government Investment in Lithium Mining

•  Increasing Demand for Consumer Electronics

•  More Economical and Efficient EV Batteries

•  Environmentally Friendly Applications of Lithium

The Rising Demand for Lithium Mining: Global Markets:

The Rising Demand for Lithium Mining Global Markets. This brief overview captures the essence of the escalating global demand for lithium and its profound impact on various markets. From the energy sector to technological applications, explore the key factors fueling the surge in lithium mining and shaping the dynamics of the global marketplace. Stay tuned for insights into emerging trends and the transformative role lithium plays in driving industries toward a sustainable and electrified future.

Trends and Innovations:

This concise overview encapsulates the dynamic landscape of lithium mining, spotlighting emerging trends and innovations that are shaping the global markets. From sustainable mining practices to technological breakthroughs, the note provides a glimpse into the transformative forces driving the evolution of lithium extraction. Stay tuned for insights into the industry's future, where innovation paves the way for a sustainable and technologically advanced era in lithium mining.

Challenges and Opportunities

Explore the hurdles and prospects that define the landscape of lithium mining on a global scale. From regulatory challenges to the opportunities presented by evolving technologies, this note sheds light on the dualities shaping the industry's trajectory. Stay tuned for insights into the strategic pathways that stakeholders navigate, as challenges are met with innovation and opportunities drive the evolution of lithium mining on the global stage.

This report on the lithium mining: global markets provide comprehensive insights and analysis, addressing the following key questions:

1.  What is the market's expected size and rate of growth?
The market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.0% from $5.2 billion in 2022 to $9.1 billion in 2028.

2.  What are the main elements propelling the market's expansion?
The market is being driven primarily by the growing demand for consumer electronics, government investment in the lithium mining sector, and the rapid growth of electric car sales.

3.  What segments are covered in the market?
The market is divided into three segments: source type, type, and end use. Hard rock and brine are included in the source type segmentation; lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide are included in the type segmentation; batteries, glass & ceramics, lubricants & grease, polymer, flux powder, and others are included in the end-use segmentation.

4.  Which market category will be in the lead by the end of 2028, according on Source type?
By the end of 2028, the brine segment will command the greatest portion of the market due to the abundance of lithium brine deposits in South American nations such as Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile. In fact, Chile alone produces roughly 30% of the world's lithium mining output, with Argentina coming in second with a 5% share.

5.  Which geographic area dominates the market in terms of market share?
Due to the rising demand for Li-ion batteries by the countries in the Asia-Pacific area, the region has the largest market share. Furthermore, China is the world's top manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries.

Some of the Key Market Players Are:

  • SQM S.A.

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