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Global Lithium ReservesUSGSRoskill Reserves
CountryReserves
(tonnes Li)
Reserve base
(tonnes Li)
(tonnes Li)
USA38,000410,0002,703,000
Argentina--6,000,000
Australia170,000260,000190,000
Austria--113,000
Bolivia-5,400,0005,500,000
Brazil190,000910,00050,000
Canada180,000360,000151,000
Chile3,000,0003,000,0006,800,000
China540,0001,100,0005,400,000
Finland--13,000
Ireland--6,000
Israel--2,500
Portugal--10,000
Russia--81,000
Serbia--957,000
Spain--72,000
Zimbabwe23,00027,000-
World Total
(rounded)
4,141,00011,467,00028,048,500

   Source: USGS and Roskill 2008 Report