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Lithium Product Suite

The greatest depth and breadth of lithium market analysis available today

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Uncover potential opportunities with a comprehensive analysis of the lithium industry

Lithium market has experienced significant growth, propelled by increasing demand for electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries, and other renewable technologies. Our in-depth analysis helps you understand the lithium industry, identify potential growth opportunities, and mitigate risks effectively, enabling you to make sustainable and profitable decisions.

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Features and workflows

Explore the intricacies of the lithium market and changes throughout the supply chain with our detailed cost analysis and comprehensive market outlooks, both short-term and long-term

Key features of Wood Mackenzie's Lithium Product Suite:

  • Asset-level profiles include cost profiles and cost curves covering existing lithium mines, brines, processing facilities and future projects
  • Detailed analysis of the lithium market, including outlooks for capacity, production, long-term supply, demand, and price forecasts
  • Expert insights into battery chemistry and technological advancements
  • Utilise integrated EV and energy storage forecasts to predict lithium demand 
  • Stay informed with regularly published reports and insights

Wood Mackenzie's Lithium Product Suite provides data on:

Lithium Market Service

  • Strategic Planning Outlook: Comprehensive view of global and regional markets for the next 30 years, with data and analysis to 2050.
  • Investment Horizon Outlook: Analysis of the investment landscape and market implications for current and anticipated investments for the next 10 years, with data to 2050.
  • Short-Term Outlook: Monthly market outlook on supply, demand, trade, and price forecasts for the next 2 years. 
  • In-depth analysis of forecast demand, lithium supply, products, the impact of new technologies or government regulation, and trends in end-use markets  


Lithium Cost Service

  • Detailed asset reports and summaries covering mine and brine assets, expansions and projects under evaluation and development. 
  • Asset coverage for lithium mine and brine assets,  plants converting spodumene concentrates and carbonate feedstocks into refined lithium.  
  • Analyse and benchmark lithium assets with our industry cost curves. 
  • Access granular data and input custom commodity prices, feedstock assumptions and inflation by cost segments.
  • Flex future cost analysis within the cost curve, asset profile and benchmarking tools. 


Stay informed 

  • Access to tailored insights into key market themes and our global team of Wood Mackenzie analysts.

Wood Mackenzie's Lithium Product Suite enables a number of key workflows including:

  • Gather accurate market intel and granular data on lithium mine and brine operations, plants converting spodumene concentrates and carbonate feedstocks into refined products
  • Screen, identify and assess potential assets or companies for acquisition.
  • Conduct valuation appraisal, financial modelling, and cost-benefit analysis. 
  • Benchmark against industry peers and develop strategies to improve competitive positioning. 
  • Analyse cost structures and resource allocation to inform strategic planning and enhance overall business strategies. 

Why choose WoodMac's Lithium Product Suite?

People: Our global team of experts has modelled hundreds of scenarios to provide comprehensive analyses of the metals and mined commodities sectors while integrating coverage of the energy ‘decarbonisation’ story.  

Integrated: Our integrated analysis takes a unique approach, providing a comprehensive overview of the interdependencies between battery raw materials, and base metal commodities.

Granularity: Our data is built from the bottom up and available through our portal and tools. Access insights into the cost makeup of the entire lithium supply chain and operating costs associated with production.

Breadth: Our market outlooks offer insights into lithium market fundamentals and provide a comprehensive understanding of the market landscape.

Transparency: Analysis and commentary on macroeconomic trends, supply, demand and price fundamentals to help you answer complex questions on lithium across different stages of the supply chain from mine to brine, intermediates and refined lithium products to first- and end-use markets.

Frequently asked questions

Here you’ll find answers to the most common questions you may have on Wood Mackenzie's Lithium Product Suite. If you have any other questions, get in touch.

Designed for a diverse range of professionals and organisations in the lithium industry seeking reliable data, analysis, insights, and tools to navigate the complexities of the landscape. This includes lithium mine owners and operators, battery manufacturers, investment analysts, fund managers, commodity traders, commercial strategists, business development managers, supply chain and procurement managers. 

Our comprehensive coverage of the lithium market includes an in-depth analysis of forecast demand and supply. This analysis, along with our market outlooks, product trends, and the impact of new technologies or government regulation, provides a reliable and accurate understanding of the lithium market for the EV and energy storage supply chain.

Our Lithium Cost Services also encompass operational mines, brine facilities, and plants that process spodumene concentrates and carbonate feedstocks into refined lithium products.

With Lithium Product Suite, you can:

  • Examine the dynamics between different lithium sources (brine vs. hard-rock) to understand how the upfront CapEx versus OpEx trade-off impacts an investment return, for example, when considering a new lithium extraction project.

  • Compare growth rates and forecast demand for supply sources such as mineral conversion and brine production.

  • Gain a deep understanding of the crucial cost drivers of producing different lithium products, equipping you with the knowledge to navigate the industry's challenges. 

  • Uncover where significant differences lie with our comprehensive and detailed cost breakdowns of key operating costs, including labour, utilities, fuel, regents and maintenance, providing you with the information you need to make profitable decisions.

Get in touch

Whether you’re looking for attractive new opportunities, evaluating existing projects or widening your research base in a specific segment, our experts are on hand to guide you through which aspects of our world-leading lithium research and analysis will work best for you.

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