Lithium world mine production (2016 estimates) by USGS

  1. Australia 14,300 MT
  2. Chile 12,000 MT
  3. Argentina 5,700 MT
  4. China 2000 MT
  5. Zimbabwe 900 MT
  6. Portugal 200 MT
  7. Brazil 200 MT

World total (rounded) 35 000 MT

World production in Lithium Carbonate Equivalent (LCE) – (Lithium to LCE conversion factor is 5.323) based on USGS data (2016 estimates)

  1. Australia 76,119 MT
  2. Chile 63,876 MT
  3. Argentina 30,341 MT
  4. China 10,646 MT
  5. Zimbabwe 4,791 MT
  6. Portugal 1065 MT
  7. Brazil 1065 MT

World total (rounded) 185 000 MT

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