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These countries are driving lithium production

The largest lithium reserves are found in Latin America and Australia. Of the top ten countries with the largest concentration of lithium reserves, Chile tops the list, with 9.2 million metric tons (obtained from brines.)

This country is driving lithium production
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To read the article, see “Lithium mining: How new production technologies could fuel the global EV revolution,” April 12, 2022.