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China: Lithium Carbonate Market 2022

Lithium Carbonate Market Size in China

In 2020, the Chinese lithium carbonate market increased by X% to $X, rising for the sixth consecutive year after two years of decline. Overall, consumption saw significant growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market reached the maximum level in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in years to come.

Lithium Carbonate Production in China

In value terms, lithium carbonate production soared to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production recorded a significant increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Lithium carbonate production peaked in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

Lithium Carbonate Exports

Exports from China

In 2020, overseas shipments of lithium carbonates increased by X% to X tonnes, rising for the second consecutive year after two years of decline. Overall, exports posted resilient growth. As a result, exports reached the peak and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, lithium carbonate exports skyrocketed to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, exports showed a prominent increase. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports reached the maximum in 2020 and are likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

Exports by Country

South Korea (X tonnes), Japan (X tonnes) and the U.S. (X tonnes) were the main destinations of lithium carbonate exports from China, together comprising X% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2020, the biggest increases were in South Korea, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest markets for lithium carbonate exported from China were South Korea ($X), Japan ($X) and the U.S. ($X), together comprising X% of total exports.

The U.S. saw the highest growth rate of the value of exports, among the main countries of destination over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the average lithium carbonate export price amounted to $X per tonne, declining by -X% against the previous year. In general, the export price, however, continues to indicate mild growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 an increase of X% against the previous year. The export price peaked at $X per tonne in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was the U.S. ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to South Korea ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to the U.S., while the prices for the other major destinations experienced mixed trend patterns.

Lithium Carbonate Imports

Imports into China

Lithium carbonate imports into China soared to X tonnes in 2020, growing by X% compared with the previous year. Over the period under review, imports recorded significant growth. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Imports peaked in 2020 and are likely to see steady growth in the near future.

In value terms, lithium carbonate imports rose significantly to $X in 2020. In general, imports continue to indicate significant growth. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports attained the peak figure at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2020, Chile (X tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of lithium carbonate to China, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, lithium carbonate imports from Chile exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Argentina (X tonnes), threefold.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from Chile stood at +X%.

In value terms, Chile ($X) constituted the largest supplier of lithium carbonate to China, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Argentina ($X), with a X% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of value from Chile stood at +X%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2020, the average lithium carbonate import price amounted to $X per tonne, shrinking by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the import price showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 when the average import price increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average import prices reached the peak figure at $X per tonne in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, import prices failed to regain the momentum.

Average prices varied noticeably amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Argentina ($X per tonne), while the price for Chile amounted to $X per tonne.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Argentina.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Base Year Historical Period Forecast Period Units
2021 2007-2021 2022-2030 US$, Tonnes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for lithium oxide, hydroxide and carbonate in the world?
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China constituted the country with the largest volume of lithium oxide, hydroxide and carbonate consumption, accounting for 34% of total volume. Moreover, lithium oxide, hydroxide and carbonate consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Chile, twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Japan, with a 12% share.
What are the largest producers of lithium oxide, hydroxide and carbonate in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of in 2021 were China, Chile and Australia, together accounting for 80% of global production. These countries were followed by Argentina, the United States, the Netherlands and Russia, which together accounted for a further 17%.
What are the leading suppliers of lithium oxide, hydroxide and carbonate to China?
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In value terms, Chile and Argentina appeared to be the largest lithium oxide, hydroxide and carbonate suppliers to China.
What are the leading importers of lithium oxide, hydroxide and carbonate from China?
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In value terms, South Korea, Japan and the United States constituted the largest markets for lithium oxide, hydroxide and carbonate exported from China worldwide, together comprising 94% of total exports.
What is the average export price for lithium oxide, hydroxide and carbonate in China?
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In 2021, the average export price for lithium oxide, hydroxide and carbonates amounted to $10,278 per tonne, picking up by 9% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for lithium oxide, hydroxide and carbonate in China?
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The average import price for lithium oxide, hydroxide and carbonates stood at $5,807 per tonne in 2021, surging by 11% against the previous year.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the lithium carbonate market in China. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


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Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in China
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
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MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2012–2021
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2012–2021
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2012–2021
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2021
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2012–2021
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2021
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2021
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