The availability of mineral raw materials and their secure and sustainable supply is essential for the German economy. As a major industrial nation with resource-intensive processing industries and only limited domestic mine production, Germany is dependent on imports.

This commodity risk assessment is an update of the report published in 2017 and presents a comprehensive review of the lithium market, its status quo and potential future supply up until 2030. Published by the German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA, as part of the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)), DERA Rohstoffinformationen aim to improve market transparency, thus supporting companies in their quest to identify potential price and supply risks and ultimately assist with mitigation strategies.

You can download the study in German on the DERA Website: