Lithium carbonate price (battery grade, in US dollars) between 2002 and 2021 with price forecast until 2025/2030 © HWS AG / GLP

The figure shows the development of the Lithium carbonate price based on historical/current data between 2002 and 2021.  Also a price range forecast on the basis of different sources until 2030 in USD per tonne of battery grade Lithium carbonate is shown. Based on the interpolation of historical data beyond 2021, maximum prices of up to USD 35,000 per tonne of battery grade Lithium carbonate can be assumed. More conservative calculations by Citi/Citigroup, on the other hand, assume prices of around USD 9,000 per tonne of battery grade Lithium carbonate by 2030. This shows the high volatility of the Lithium carbonate price, which is due in particular to the development of electromobility, the future main buyer of lithium carbonate, which can only be predicted with a high degree of uncertainty.