Global and China Lithium Carbonate Industry Report, 2008-2010 (3rd Edition)
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Lithium is the lightest metal and widely applied in the sectors such as battery, ceramics, glass, aluminum, lubricant and refrigerating agent, as well as the nuclear and photoelectric, and the lithium carbonate is the basic material for the production of lithium metal.

China is one of the countries with the largest lithium reserves in the world. China's proven lithium reserves (convert into pure lithium) have reached 3.35 million tons, ranking the 3rd place in the world in terms of salt lake brine lithium reserves , and the fourth place in terms of lithium ore resources. And China's prospective reserves of lithium resource are more substantial.

Global Proven Lithium Reserves by Region 
Source: An Abundance of Lithium, 2008
Note: The reserves in the above chart are converted into the value of lithium metal, and the figures are not included the unproven reserves.

The same as the year of 2007, in the world, the sectors consumed the most of lithium carbonate in 2008 were battery, lubricant, ceramics and glass, with a proportion of 27%, 12%, 9% and 8% respectively, while the proportion in 2007 was 25%, 12%, 10% and 8% respectively. The lithium carbonate consumption by the battery sector has further increased, while the consumption was a bit down by the traditional sectors like ceramics.

By the end of 2008, the global lithium carbonate demand was 95,400 tons, up 2.9% year on year, and the CAGR for global lithium carbonate demand in the past ten years was over 7%. Chile, China and Argentina were the top three countries in terms of lithium carbonate production capacity, and they were together satisfied 94% of global lithium carbonate demand. Especially the China, its global market share increased to 26% in 2007 from 21% in 2006, but the figure declined to 24% in 2008 as a result of natural disasters.

China's demand for lithium carbonate has also grown rapidly. Starting from 2008, China entered a releasing period of lithium carbonate productions. It is expected that China's lithium carbonate output will reach 45,000 tons and its designed production capacity will surpass 60,000 tons by 2010.

China’s Lithium Carbonate Demand Growth, 2005-2010E  
Source: ResearchInChina

1. Global & China Lithium Carbonate Industry
1.1 Overview
1.2 Global & China Reserves, Distribution and Exploitation of Lithium Resources
1.2.1 Reserves and Distribution of Global Lithium Resource
1.2.2 Reserves and Distribution of China Lithium Resource
1.2.3 Global Exploitation of Lithium Resources
1.3 Lithium Carbonate Industry Chain 
1.4 Processing Techniques of Lithium Carbonate
1.5 Evolution of Global Lithium Carbonate Industry Pattern 

2. Global & China Lithium Carbonate Supply and Demand
2.1 Major Influencing Factors of Lithium Carbonate Industry Development
2.1.1 Economic Development Level
2.1.2 Downstream Demand
2.1.3 Growth Driving Forces 
2.2 Supply and Demand 
2.2.1 Global Lithium Carbonate Demand and Forecast
2.2.2 Global Lithium Carbonate Supply and Forecast
2.3 Supply and Demand of Lithium Carbonate in China 

3. China Lithium Carbonate Import & Export 
3.1 Overview 
3.2 China Lithium Carbonate Import Price & Export Price 

4. Global & China Lithium Carbonate Price 
4.1 Global Lithium Carbonate Price Analysis 
4.2 China Lithium Carbonate Price Analysis. 2008-2010 

5. Competition Analysis 
5.1 Global Lithium Carbonate Industrial Concentration Degree 
5.2 Core Competitiveness Comparison of Global Key Players  
5.2.1 Quality Comparison of Global Major Exploited Salt Lake Brine 
5.2.2 Processing Technique Comparison and Cost Comparison 
5.3 Key Players in China 

6. Key Player Analysis 
6.1 SQM 
6.1.1 Company Profile 
6.1.2 Production Capacity and Output 
6.1.3 Production Flow 
6.1.4 Revenue Structure 
6.1.5 Lithium Carbonate Sales 
6.1.6 Development Prospect 

6.2 FMC
6.2.1 Company Profile
6.2.2 Production Capacity and Output 
6.2.3 Business Related to Lithium Carbonate
6.2.4 Revenue Structure
6.2.5 Lithium Carbonate Sales 
6.2.6 Development Prospect 

6.3.1 Company Profile
6.3.2 Production Capacity and Output 
6.3.3 Revenue Structure
6.3.4 Development Prospect 

6.4 CITIC Guoan Group 
6.4.1 Company Profile
6.4.2 Production Capacity and Output 
6.4.3 Existing Problems of Lithium Carbonate Projects 
6.4.4 Revenue Structure
6.4.5 Development Prospect 

6.5 Tibet Mineral Development Co., Ltd
6.5.1 Company Profile
6.5.2 Production Capacity and Output 
6.5.3 Revenue Structure
6.5.4 Lithium Carbonate Sales 
6.5.5 Development Prospect 

6.6 Qinghai Lithium Industry Co., Ltd
6.6.1 Company Profile
6.6.2 Production Capacity and Output 
6.6.3 Development Prospect 

6.7 Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Group Co. Ltd 
6.7.1 Company Profile
6.7.2 Production Capacity and Output
6.7.3 Development Prospect 

6.8 Others 
6.8.1 Sichuan Tianqi Lithium Industries, Inc. 
6.8.2 Xinjiang Lithium Salt Plant
6.8.3 Sichuan Nike Guorun New Materials Co., Ltd
6.8.4 Sichuan JiXiang Lithium Co LTD.

7. Opportunities and Risks 
7.1 Opportunities 
7.2 Risks

Main Parameters and Characteristics of Lithium Carbonate 
Global Proven Lithium Reserves and Distribution 
Global Proven Lithium Reserves Structure 
Major Brine Lithium Resources in China 
Major Lithium Ore Resources in China 
Global Major Brine Lithium Resources 
Global Major Lithium Ore Resources 
Characteristics of Lithium Carbonate Processing Techniques 
Relationship between Lithium Carbonate Consumption and GDP in China, 2002-2007 
Demand Structure of Lithium Carbonate, 2008
Lithium Carbonate Demand Ratio by Applications, 2004-2008 
Global Mobile Phone Sales and Growth, 2001-2009E
Potential Demand of Lithium Carbonate by Applications
Global Lithium Carbonate Demand and Growth, 2004-2010E 
Global Market Share Distribution of Main Lithium Carbonate Producing Countries, 2006-2007 
Global Lithium Carbonate Supply and Demand, 2005-2010E
China Lithium Carbonate Output & Demand, 2005-2010E
China Lithium Carbonate Demand Growth, 2005-2010 
China Lithium Carbonate Import and Export, 2002-2007 
China Lithium Carbonate Import and Export, 2002-2007 
China Lithium Carbonate Import Price and Export Price, 2002-2007 
Global Average Price of Lithium Carbonate, 2003-2007 
Average Price of Lithium Carbonate in China, 2002-2007 
Lithium Carbonate Price in China, 2002-2010E
Global Market Share Distribution of Major Lithium Carbonate Producers, 2008
Existing & Planned Production Capacity of Global Key Lithium Carbonate Producers
Output of Global Key Lithium Carbonate Producers, 2005-2010E 
Comparison of Salt Lake Quality Exploited by Key Lithium Carbonate Producers
Comparison of Processing Techniques & Cost among Key Lithium Carbonate Producers
Output of Major Lithium Carbonate Producers in China, 2007
SQM’s Existing and Planned Production Capacity of Lithium Carbonate 
SQM’s Lithium Carbonate Output and Forecast, 2005-2010E 
SQM’s Lithium Carbonate Process Flow Chart
SQM’s Revenue, 2003-2008
SQM’s Revenue by Product, 2008
SQM’s Regional Revenue, 2007
SQM’s Lithium Carbonate Sales, 2003-2008 
FMC’s Existing & Planned Production Capacity of Lithium Carbonate
FMC’s Lithium Carbonate Output and Forecast, 2005-2010E
FMC’s Revenue Structure by Department, 2008 
Revenue Structure of Specialty Chemicals Department of FMC, 2008
Lithium Revenue and Growth of FMC, 2003-2008
Chemetall’s Existing & Planned Production Capacity of Lithium Carbonate
Chemetall’s Programs on Capacity Expansion, 2008-2020E
Chemetall’s Lithium Carbonate Output and Forecast, 2005-2020E 
Chemetall’s Revenue, 2003-2007 
CITIC Guoan’s Existing & Planned Production Capacity of Lithium Carbonate 
CITIC Guoan’s Lithium Carbonate Output, 2005-2008 
Total Revenue of CITIC Guoan and Revenue of Qinghai CITIC Guoan, 2005-2007 
Tibet Mineral’s Existing & Planned Production Capacity of Lithium Carbonate
Tibet Mineral’s Lithium Carbonate Output and Forecast, 2005-2010E
Tibet Mineral’s Revenue by Product, 2007
Tibet Mineral’s Lithium Salt Revenue, 2004-2007 
Lithium Carbonate Production Capacity of Qinghai Lithium Industry Co., Ltd
Lithium Carbonate Output and Forecast of Qinghai Lithium Industry Co., Ltd
, 2005-2010E
Lithium Carbonate Production Capacity of Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Group

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