Where does lithium come from today?

Most of the world’s lithium comes from lithium containing mineral deposits in Australia or from underground salt brines in South America. Most Australian lithium spodumene concentrate is shipped to China to make lithium chemicals, and China currently manufactures approximately 83% of the world’s lithium hydroxide volume today. As the EV supply chain takes shape, it is important that America develop its own lithium resources to reduce our dependence on foreign sources and create a domestic supply chain for the new economy.