Macroeconomics[ edit ] In macroeconomicsdemand management is the art or science of controlling aggregate demand to avoid a recession. Demand management at the macroeconomic level involves the use of discretionary policy and is inspired by Keynesian economicsthough today elements of it are part of the economic mainstream. Demand management was widely adopted in the s to s, and was for a time successful.
Lithium Mining Salt Flats Source: Apex The lithium triangle above encompasses much of the known world supply. It is a critically important region for supplying the growing demand part of the lithium equation by a battery-hungry world.
Here, salt flats straddle three countries: Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina. SQM is the largest lithium producer in the world and the primary focus of this third article in the series. The latter producer was reviewed in the second article in the series. The term giant is not used lightly as indicated below.
Awad, Executive Director, Wealth Chile stated that, "Chile produced the second-highest amount of lithium globally in The Atacama Salar in Chile produces the highest grade lithium brine in the world.
Can Supply Meet Growing Demand Once, the debate question was, is there enough lithium to power mobile devices like laptops, phones and power tools? But now, the big question is can the future demand for lithium battery power be met? Joe Lowry, an expert on the lightest metal, expects demand to nearly triple by Supply is lagging, which has pushed up the price.
Annual contract prices for lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide doubled inaccording to Industrial Minerals, a journal.
This is attracting investors to the "lithium triangle. The mineral-rich brines provide high-quality proven reserves the markets seek.
That and a friendly investment environment, proximity to ports, and the cheapest production costs have created a massive global supply source that is widely coveted.
The chart below for reflects SQM dominance that surpasses other countries in foreign investments. Australia also produces considerable lithium. However, it must refine it from ore, a more costly process.
Perhaps this accounts for less foreign investment there. Bear in mind that Argentina and Bolivia have resources equal to Chile, but at present, they lag behind in investment. But it is fair to say that Argentina is hastening to gain ground. Expect foreign investment and a friendlier business environment there as demand continues to ramp up and the perception of foreign corruption diminishes.
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Investors continue to weigh the demand side of the equation with some recent headwinds that SQM has had to deal with. The news is fluid, and the balance may easily shift in SQM's favor. The Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning (IBF)-est.
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