Lithium: A year in review

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Tuesday, 02 January 2018

The lithium markets have been experiencing a boom for several years now, since demand has risen from the lithium-ion battery sector. In 2017, prices rose - despite some new capacity coming online - and interest in the mineral peaked.

Industrial Minerals recorded this interest in the importance given to the new Battery Price report, which launched in October 2016, and in the record number of delegates who attended the 2017 9th Industrial Minerals Lithium Supply & Markets conference, held in Montreal, Canada.

The demand driver in lithium is reported...