Lithium: gateway race on

Mining Lithium in Salta, North west Argentina

The struggling South American country – facing rampant inflation of more than 100 per cent per year and various other economic hardships, leading to recent lootings – currently has the world’s third-largest reserves of lithium, with 2.2m tonnes, behind Australia (5.7m tonnes) and Chile (9.2m tonnes) and ahead of China (with 1.5m tonnes), according to figures from Mckinsey&Co.

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