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Lithium Shakeup Ahead With Prospect of More China Sales for SQM, More U.S. For FMC

Argentina 54 Chile 96 China 2918 Materials - Metals/Mining 713 Mergers 220 U.S. 5260

Chile’s courts are set to rule on Tianqi Lithium’s purchase of SQM this week from Nutrien. The result could shake up the global lithium supply chain and continues a trend of both miners and buyers (such as auto-makers) attempting to secure ownership of battery components. Chilean exports of lithium carbonate surged 29% on a year earlier in the three months to July 31, with SQM accounting for 60% of the total ahead. SQM’s exports to China (Tianqi’s domestic market) have actually been in decline and accounted for 16% of the total in the past six months from 27% in 2017. American buyers’ sh...

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