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It Is Expected That China’s Lithium Carbonate Output Will Amount to 45,000 Tons and Its Designed Production Capacity Will Surpass 60,000 Tons By 2010

July 22, 2008

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/e89a13/global_china_lit) has announced the addition of the “Global & China Lithium Carbonate Industry Report, 2008-2010 (Updated Version)” report to their offering.

Lithium is the lightest metal in nature. Lithium with extremely high strategic value is widely applied in such traditional industries as battery, ceramics, glass, aluminum, lubricant and refrigerating agent, as well as in emerging application domain like nuclear and photoelectric industry. Lithium carbonate as the basic material for the production of lithium metal and other lithium salts is the most important lithium product. Other industrial lithium products basically are its downstream products.

China is one of the countries with the largest lithium reserves in the world. China’s proven lithium reserves (converted into pure lithium) have reached 3.35 million tons, meaning China ranks the third in terms of salt lake brine lithium reserves and ranks the fourth in terms of lithium ore resources. China’s prospective reserves of lithium resources will be more substantial.

From a global perspective, the most important application of lithium carbonate products in 2007 covered the four major industries of battery, glass, ceramics and lubricant, taking up the proportions of 25%, 12%, 10% and 8% respectively, of which the application in lithium battery sector had the fastest growth. In terms of the demand of downstream industries for lithium carbonate, the demand proportions of such traditional industries as glass, ceramics, lubricant and pharmacy to the total tended downward, although their absolute value still grew. In addition, the demand ratios of emerging industries increased rapidly.

In 2007, the global lithium carbonate demand was 93,000 tons, up 7.4% year on year. The CAGR in the recent ten years is over 7%, showing a robust growth. Chile, China and Argentina are the top three countries in terms of production capacity of lithium carbonate. In 2007, the three countries met 94% of the world’s total demand of lithium carbonate. Of the three countries, China saw the fastest growth in its lithium carbonate production capacity and its share in the global lithium carbonate market increased to 26% in 2007 from 21% in 2006.

China’s demand for lithium carbonate has grown rapidly. Starting from 2008, China’s production capacity of lithium carbonate has entered a releasing period. It is expected that China’s lithium carbonate output will amount to 45,000 tons and its designed production capacity will surpass 60,000 tons by 2010, when China will become a net exporter of lithium carbonate.

This report, composed of seven parts, makes analysis and forecast of the following aspects: overview of lithium carbonate industry, supply and demand of global & China lithium carbonate market, China lithium carbonate import and export, price trend of lithium carbonate products, competition pattern of lithium carbonate industry, major lithium carbonate manufacturers, and opportunities and risks in lithium carbonate industry.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Overview of Lithium Carbonate Industry

2. Supply and Demand of Global & China Lithium Carbonate Market

3. China Lithium Carbonate Import & Export

4. Price Trend and Forecast of Lithium Carbonate Products

5. Competition Pattern of Lithium Carbonate Companies

6. China and Foreign Major Lithium Carbonate Manufacturers

7. Opportunities and Risks in China Lithium Carbonate Industry

Selected Charts

Main Parameters and Product Characteristics of Lithium Carbonate

Global Proven Lithium Reserves and Distribution

Composition of Global Proven Lithium Reserves

List of China Major Brine Lithium Resources

List of China Major Lithium Ore Resources

List of Major Brine Lithium Resources in Foreign Countries

List of Major Lithium Ore Resources in Foreign Countries

Global Market Share of Main Lithium Carbonate Production Countries

Product Chain of Lithium Carbonate Industry

Characteristics of Main Processing Techniques of Lithium Carbonate

Technical Route of Main Lithium Carbonate Processing Techniques and Comments

Relationship between China Lithium Carbonate Consumption and GDP, 2002-2007

Structure of Downstream Demand for Lithium Carbonate, 2007

Ratios of Global Lithium Carbonate Downstream Demand by Sector, 2004-2007

Changes in Ratios of Global Downstream Industry Demand for Lithium Carbonate, 2004-2007

Potential Explosive Growth Opportunities in Lithium Carbonate Downstream Sectors

Global Lithium Carbonate Demand and Its Growth, 2004-2010

Global Lithium Carbonate Demand, 2004-2010

Global Market Share of Main Lithium Carbonate Producing Countries, 2006-2007

Analysis & Forecast on Global Lithium Carbonate Supply and Demand, 2005-2010

Estimation & Forecast of China Lithium Carbonate Output & Demand, 2005-2010

Growth Trend of China Lithium Carbonate Demand, 2005-2010

Changes in China Lithium Carbonate Supply & Demand Pattern, 2005-2010

China Import and Export Volume of Lithium Carbonate, 2002-2007

Changes in China Import and Export Pattern of Lithium Carbonate, 2002-2007

Price Trend of China Import and Export of Lithium Carbonate, 2004-2007

Trend of Global Average Prices of Lithium Carbonate, 2003-2007

Trend of China Average Prices of Lithium Carbonate, 2002-2007

Analysis and Forecast of China Lithium Carbonate Price Trend, 2002-2010

Global Market Share of Major Lithium Carbonate Manufacturers, 2007

Existing & Planned Production Capacity of Global Key Lithium Carbonate Firms

Output of Global Key Lithium Carbonate Firms and Its Forecast, 2005-2010

Comparison of Salt Lake Quality Exploited by Key Lithium Carbonate Firms

Comparison of Processing Techniques & Cost between Key Lithium Carbonate Companies

Output of Major Lithium Carbonate Manufacturers in China, 2007

SQM Existing and Planned Production Capacity of Lithium Carbonate

Changes in SQM Lithium Carbonate Output and Its Forecast, 2005-2010

SQM Lithium Carbonate Processing Flow Chart

Changes in SQM Revenue, 2003-2007

SQM Revenue by Product, 2007

SQM Revenue by Region, 2007

Changes in SQM Lithium Carbonate Revenue, 2003-2007

Changes in Ratios of SQM Lithium Carbonate Revenue, 2003-2007

FMC Existing & Planned Production Capacity of Lithium Carbonate

Changes in FMC Lithium Carbonate Output and Its Forecast, 2005-2010

FMC Entry to Lithium Carbonate Downstream Sectors

FMC Revenue Structure by Department, 2007

Revenue and Its Growth of FMC Lithium Business, 2003-2007

Changes in Revenue Ratios of FMC Lithium Business, 2003-2007

Chemetall Existing & Planned Production Capacity of Lithium Carbonate

Changes in Chemetall Lithium Carbonate Output of and Forecast, 2005-2010

Changen in Chemetall Revenue, 2003-2007

CITIC Guoan Existing & Planned Production Capacity of Lithium Carbonate

CITIC Guoan Lithium Carbonate Output and Its Forecast, 2005-2010

Total Revenue of CITIC Guoan and Revenue of Qinghai CITIC Guoan, 2005-2007

Tibet Mineral Existing & Planned Production Capacity of Lithium Carbonate

Tibet Mineral Lithium Carbonate Output and Its Forecast, 2005-2010

Tibet Mineral Revenue by Product, 2007

Changes in Tibet Mineral Revenue, 2004-2007

Tibet Mineral Lithium Salt Revenue and Its Ratio to the Total, 2004-2007

Lithium Carbonate Production Capacity of Qinghai Lithium Industry Co., Ltd

Qinghai Lithium Industry Lithium Carbonate Output and Forecast, 2005-2010

Lithium Carbonate Production Capacity of Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Group

Companies Mentioned:

– SQM

– FMC

– CHEMETALL

– CITIC Guoan Group

– Tibet Mineral Development Co., Ltd

– Qinghai Lithium Industry Co., Ltd

– Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Group Co. Ltd

– Sichuan Tianqi Lithium Industries, Inc.

– Xinjiang Lithium Salt Plant

– Sichuan Nike Guorun New Materials Co., Ltd

– Sichuan JiXiang Lithium Co LTD.

– ABA GUANGSHENG LITHIUM CO., LTD

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