INTERVIEW: Lithium supply will get tighter in 2022, Lithium Americas chief says

By Dalila Ouerghi
Published: Thursday, 15 October 2020

Lithium supply will become tighter in 2022, supporting a significant change in the direction of prices against the backdrop of a surge in demand from the electric vehicles (EV) sector, Jonathan Evans, chief executive officer and president of miner Lithium Americas, has told Fastmarkets.

"We expect a turn in [lithium] prices by mid-2021, and into 2022 and beyond things will take off when supply gets tighter," Evans said.

Lithium Americas is advancing the Cauchari-Olaroz lithium project in northern Argentina in partnership with China’s Gangfeng Lithium.

The project is around 50% complete and, once...

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