Battery Metals Exploration Trends 2018

In 2018, 292 companies budgeted an aggregate US$429.5 million to the exploration for cobalt, lithium, graphite, manganese and vanadium, up 59% from the US$270 million budgeted by 230 companies in 2017. In addition, nickel allocations also benefited in 2018, rising 22% year over year to US$297.8 million.

Allocations for lithium and cobalt have increased the most among all nonferrous commodities covered by S&P Global Market Intelligence's Corporate Exploration Strategies series, collectively rising by 533% since 2015.

Discover battery metals exploration trends and the top exploration budgets in 2018:                                                                  

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