Global and China Lithium Carbonate Industry Report, 2014
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Global lithium carbonate output grew by 10.57% year on year to 144,400 tons in 2013, and, driven by downstream demand, will maintain an upward momentum, with an estimated AAGR of around 10% over the next couple years, above 200,000 tons in 2017.

Lithium carbonate is primarily used in lithium battery, which accounted for 29% of lithium carbonate application in 2014. In recent years, the development of electric vehicle (EV) posed new requirements on lithium battery and lithium carbonate, and the demand has kept rising. In 2014, the demand for lithium carbonate from global EV approximated 16,000 tons, 10% or so of total demand, and is projected to hit 27% in 2017. In addition to EV, the development of the industries such as consumer electronics, grid energy storage, mobile base stations and UPS will also stimulate the demand for lithium carbonate.

Although it is the world’s second largest lithium resources state, taking up 26.92% of global reserves, China has limited capacity and supply and relies heavily on imported products, due to lower level of production technology. The apparent consumption of lithium carbonate in China was 50,500 tons in 2013, with 27% imported, and is expected to reach 53,000 tons in 2014, with degree of dependence on imported products falling slightly to 24%.

The Chinese EV market has developed rapidly in 2014, with 33,206 vehicles sold in the first nine months, surging by 363% from the same period of 2013. The demand for lithium carbonate from EV in China will stand at around 2,000 tons in 2014, making up 3.9% of total demand. As the market size expands, the share for EV’s demand for lithium carbonate is expected to rise to 13.6% in China in 2017.

By methods of lithium extraction, the Chinese lithium carbonate suppliers can be divided into two categories: one is the companies that produce lithium from ores, represented by Sichuan Tianqi Lithium Industries, Galaxy Lithium, Ganfeng Lithium, and Luxiang Co., Ltd; the other is the companies that adopt means of extracting lithium from brine, including mainly Qinghai CITIC Guoan Technology, Tibet Mineral Development, Qinghai Salt Lake Industry and Tibet Urban Development and Investment. At present, China’s technological level of extracting lithium from brine is limited, and capacities of relevant companies are far lower than designed ones, with a slowing release of capacities. The companies employing method of extracting lithium from ores occupy a larger market share.

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Tianqi Lithium Industries is the largest supplier of lithium carbonate in China, with industrial and battery lithium carbonate capacities totaling 8,000 tons. The company produced 8,574.50 tons and sold 8,603.84 tons of lithium carbonate in 2013. During 2013-2014, the company acquired 65% equity in Talison Lithium (Australia) (with lithium carbonate capacity of 20,000 tons), 100% stake in Galaxy Lithium (with capacity of 17,000 tons) and 20% stake in Tibet Shigatse Zhabuye Lithium High-Tech Co., Ltd. Combined with the capacity that has not reached designed level, Tianqi Lithium Industries will, with total capacity of 48,000 tons, catch up with global lithium carbonate giant SQM in 2015.

Ganfeng Lithium, the second largest supplier of lithium carbonate in China, boasts lithium carbonate capacity of 4,000 tons for the time being, which will rise to 10,000 tons after 10,000t lithium salt project reaches designed capacity. In 2014, Ganfeng Lithium expanded to upstream and downstream simultaneously, obtaining 80% stake in Mariana Lithium Brine project in Salta Province, Argentina and spending RMB400 million to acquire 100% equity of Shenzhen Mbell Electronics Co., Ltd. Seen from development pattern, Ganfeng Lithium is improving its layout in lithium battery industry, and is expected to gain development opportunities in new energy vehicle field.

Global and China Lithium Carbonate Industry Report, 2014 by ResearchInChina focuses on the following:
20120114.gifGlobal distribution of lithium ores, lithium carbonate supply and demand, market pattern, companies’ capacity construction, and industry forecast for 2014-2017;
20120114.gifDistribution of lithium ores, lithium carbonate supply and demand, competitive landscape, import & export, price and industry forecast for 2014-2017 in China;
20120114.gifDevelopment of lithium battery market and growth in demand for lithium carbonate from EV;
20120114.gifDevelopment of major global and Chinese suppliers of lithium carbonate, including resources, capacity, output & sales volume, operation, latest construction projects and business forecast.

1 Overview of Lithium Carbonate
1.1 Definition
1.2 Application and Product Type
1.3 Industry Chain
1.4 Production Technology

2 Development of Global Lithium Carbonate Industry
2.1 Global Distribution of Lithium Resources 
2.2 Supply
2.3 Demand
2.4 Competitive Landscape

3 Development of China Lithium Carbonate Industry 
3.1 Distribution of Lithium Resources
3.2 Production
3.3 Consumption
3.4 Development Status Quo
3.5 Competitive Landscape
3.6 High-purity Lithium Carbonate

4 Import & Export of Lithium Carbonate in China 
4.1 Overview
4.2 Import
4.2.1 Import Volume and Value
4.2.2 Source of Imports
4.3 Export
4.3.1 Export Volume and Value
4.3.2 Export Destinations

5 Production Costs and Prices
5.1 Costs of Lithium Carbonate
5.1.1 Lithium Extracted from Ores
5.1.2 Lithium Extracted from Salt Lake Brine
5.2 Prices and Trend

6. Chinese Lithium Battery Market
6.1 Overview
6.2 Industry Chain
6.3 Output
6.4 Production Technology
6.5 Demand for Lithium Battery from EV
6.5.1 Global EV Market 
6.5.2 Chinese EV Market
6.5.3 Demand for Lithium Carbonate

7. Major Global Companies
7.1 SQM
7.1.1 Profile
7.1.2 Operation
7.1.3 Capacity
7.1.4 Sales Volume
7.1.5 Development Trend
7.2 Rockwood
7.2.1 Profile
7.2.2 Operation
7.2.3 Lithium Carbonate Business
7.3 FMC
7.3.1 Profile
7.3.2 Operation
7.3.3 Lithium Carbonate Business
7.4 Galaxy Resources
7.4.1 Profile
7.4.2 Lithium Carbonate Business
7.5 Orocobre
7.5.1 Profile
7.5.2 Lithium Carbonate Business
7.6 Simbol Mining
7.6.1 Profile
7.6.2 Lithium Carbonate Business
7.7 Sentient
7.7.1 Profile
7.7.2 Lithium Carbonate Business
7.7.3 Enirgi
7.8 Nordic Mining
7.8.1 Profile
7.8.2 Lithium Carbonate Business

8. Major Chinese Lithium Carbonate Companies
8.1 Sichuan Tianqi Lithium Industries, Inc. 
8.1.1 Profile
8.1.2 Operation
8.1.3 Revenue Structure
8.1.4 Cost Analysis
8.1.5 Output and Sales Volume
8.1.6 Resource Acquisition 
8.1.7 Performance Prediction
8.2 Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Co., Ltd.
8.2.1 Profile
8.2.2 Operation
8.2.3 Lithium Carbonate Business
8.3 Luxiang Co., Ltd.
8.3.1 Profile
8.3.2 Operation
8.3.3 Lithium Carbonate Business
8.3.4 Performance Prediction
8.4 Tibet Mineral Development Co., Ltd.
8.4.1 Profile
8.4.2 Operation
8.4.3 Lithium Carbonate Business
8.4.4 Performance Prediction
8.5 Sichuan Western Resources Holding Co., Ltd.
8.5.1 Profile
8.5.2 Operation
8.5.3 Lithium Carbonate Business
8.6 Qinghai CITIC Guoan Technology Co., Ltd.
8.6.1 Profile
8.6.2 Operation
8.6.3 Lithium Carbonate Business
8.7 Western Mining Co., Ltd.
8.7.1 Profile
8.7.2 Operation
8.7.3 Lithium Carbonate Business
8.8 Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium Co., Ltd.
8.8.1 Profile
8.8.2 Operation
8.8.3 Lithium Carbonate Business
8.8.4 Production Capacity
8.8.5 Expansion of Industry Chain
8.8.6 Performance Prediction
8.9 Tibet Urban Development and Investment Co., Ltd.
8.9.1 Profile
8.9.2 Operation
8.9.3 Lithium Carbonate Business
8.10 Jiangxi Special Electric Motor Co., Ltd.
8.10.1 Profile
8.10.2 Operation
8.10.3 Lithium Carbonate Business
8.11 Xinjiang Lithium Salt Plant
8.12 Sichuan Ni & Co Guorun New Materials Co., Ltd. 
8.13 Sichuan Jixiang Lithium Co., Ltd.
8.14 ABA Guangsheng Lithium Co., Ltd.
8.15 Shanghai China Lithium Industrial Co., Ltd.
Main Applications and Product Types of Lithium Carbonate
Diagram of Product Chain of Lithium Carbonate Industry
Characteristics of Main Lithium Carbonate Production Processes
Lithium Carbonate Production Technology Roadmap
Global Lithium Resource Reserves, 2003-2014
Geographical Distribution of Global Lithium Resources, 2013
Global Lithium Carbonate Output Statistics and Forecast, 2006-2017E
Distribution of Global Lithium Resource Yield, 2012-2013
Demand for Lithium Carbonate from Main Products
Global Downstream Demand for Lithium Carbonate, 2013-2107E
Global Demand for Lithium Carbonate, 2014-2017E
Global Distribution of Lithium Carbonate Capacity
Global Lithium Carbonate Market Pattern, 2013
Capacities of Global Lithium Carbonate Manufacturers, 2014
Primary Lithium Salt Output in China, 2012-2013
Market Share of Major Lithium Carbonate Manufacturers in China, 2013
Capacities of Major Lithium Carbonate Manufacturers in China, 2014
High-purity Lithium Carbonate Capacity of Some Manufacturers in China
Main Spodumene Ores Worldwide
Main Lithium-bearing Salt Lakes Worldwide
Lithium Carbonate Production Costs of Major Global Companies
Purities of Product Extracted from Lithium Ores and Salt Lake Brine
Prices of Industrial Grade and Battery Grade Lithium Carbonate in China, 2012-2014
Global Lithium Market Demand Distribution, 2013-2014
Cost Structure of Lithium-ion Battery
Lithium-ion Battery Industry Chain
Lithium-ion Battery Output in China, 2008-2014
Lithium Battery Output Breakdown in China by Region, 2013-2014
Comparison of Different Lithium-ion Battery Production Processes
Materials Adopted by Main Global Lithium Battery Manufacturers
Performance Comparison of Battery with Various Positive Electrode Materials
Global Electric Vehicle Sales Volume, 2011-2014
China’s Electric Vehicle Sales Volume, 2011-2017E
Demand for Lithium Carbonate from Global and China Electric Vehicles (PHEV+BEV), 2013-2017E
Flow Diagram of SQM’s Lithium Carbonate Production Processes
Financial Indexes of SQM, 2009-2014
Revenue from and Gross Margin of Lithium and Its Derivatives of SQM, 2009-2014
Revenue Contribution of Lithium and Derivatives to SQM, 2009-2013
Lithium Carbonate Capacity of SQM, 2006-2014
Sales Volume and Market Share of Lithium Carbonate Products of SQM, 2006-2013
Revenue and Profit of Rockwood, 2011-2013
Revenue Structure of 2011-2013 by Product, 2013
Revenue Structure of Rockwood by End Market, 2013
Main Lithium Products of Rockwood
Revenue from and Gross Margin of Lithium Products of Rockwood, 2006-2014
Revenue of FMC, 2008-2013
Revenue Structure of FMC by Region, 2013
Revenue Breakdown of FMV by Division, 2013
FMC’s Revenue from Lithium Products, 2006-2013
Lithium Carbonate Downstream Fields into which FMC Marched
Lithium Carbonate Output and Sales Volume in Jiangsu Factory of Galaxy Resources, 2012-2013
Product Sales Volume of Orocobre, 2013-2014
Resources Map of Nordic Mining
Lithium Carbonate Cost Structure of Tianqi Lithium, 2012-2013
Capacity Distribution of Tianqi Lithium, 2014
Revenue and Net Income of Qinghai Salt Lake Industry, 2009-2014
Revenue and Net Income of Luxiang, 2009-2014
Lithium Ores Output, Sales Volume and Inventory of Luxiang, 2012-2013
Revenue and Net Income of Luxiang, 2014-2017E
Revenue and Net Income of Tibet Mineral Development, 2009-2014
Revenue, Operating Costs and Gross Margin of Tibet Mineral Development by Product, 2014H1
Main Business Indicators of Lithium Carbonate Exploitation and Production Companies of Tibet Mineral Development, 2013-2014
Revenue and Net Income of Sichuan Western Resources Holding, 2009-2014
Revenue and Net Income of Qinghai CITIC Guoan Technology, 2009-2014
Revenue and Net Income of Western Mining, 2009-2014
Revenue and Net Income of Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, 2009-2014
Revenue and Gross Margin of Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium by Product and Region, 2013-2014
Production Flow Diagram of Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium’s Products
Revenue from, Costs and Gross Margin of Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium’s Lithium Carbonate Business, 2009-2014
Capacities of Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium’s Products, 2014
Key Projects of Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, 2013-2014
Revenue and Net Income of Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, 2014-2017E
Revenue and Net Income of Tibet Urban Development and Investment, 2009-2014
Capacity Planning of Tibet Urban Development and Investment, 2013-2018E
Revenue and Net Income of Jiangxi Special Electric Motor, 2009-2014
Revenue from and Gross Margin of Jiangxi Special Electric Motor’s Businesses, 2014H1
Projects with Raised Funds of Jiangxi Special Electric Motor
Capacities of Main Products of Xinjiang Lithium Salt Plant
Capacities of Main Products of Sichuan Ni & Co Guorun New Materials
Capacities of Main Products of Sichuan Jixiang Lithium
Capacities of Main Products of ABA Guangsheng Lithium
Capacities of Main Products of Shanghai China Lithium Industrial

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