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Lithium: Production and estimated consumption. Evidence of persistence

Luis Gil-Alana () and Manuel Monge

Resources Policy, 2019, vol. 60, issue C, 198-202

Abstract: Understanding the behavior of the lithium supply and the estimated consumption and flows is important for social and economic development. We focus on estimating persistence and for this purpose, we use techniques based on fractional integration. The empirical results provide evidence of mean reversion for the data corresponding to the global lithium production from 1925 to 2014 but not for U.S. lithium-related series such as production (1900–2008), estimated consumption (1900–2014), imports (1960–2015), and exports (1971–2015).

Keywords: Lithium consumption; Lithium production; Fractional integration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C22 O13 Q21 F01 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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