Lithium producers looking to ‘maximise the value-add’ in the supply chain

Ahead of the upcoming publication of our report, lithium: Outlook to 2028 16th Edition, analysts David Merriman and Jose Lazuen de Zuloaga share their views with Andrew Scott of Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom on the outlook for lithium and electric vehicles.

”Producers are now looking to maximise the value-add in the supply chain … so looking to move into the production of down-stream products such as lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide in particular”, Merriman says.

”They’re also looking at intermediate products such as lithium sulphate and also speciality spodumene concentrates”.

Jose discusses the push by many countries to create domestic battery markets and the impact from the phasing out of EV subsidies in China.