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2019 J. Int'l Com. & Econ. 1 (2019)

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                    More Than a Pretty Color:

         The Renaissance of the Cobalt Industry

                      Samantha   DeCarlo   and Daniel  Matthews


       Demand  for cobalt-a major input in the production of lithium-ion batteries
       (LIBs) used in electric vehicles (EVs)-is growing due to recent technological
       advancements and government policies designed to promote the use of EVs. This
       has led major automakers, battery manufacturers, personal electronic device
       companies, and their suppliers to attempt to secure stable supplies and develop
       new sources of cobalt throughout the world. Moreover, the rising demand for
       cobalt has led to global supply constraints, higher prices, and renewed drive in
       battery materials research for potential substitutes for mined cobalt.

Keywords: Cobalt, lithium-ion batteries, supply, chemical, metal, superalloy, China, Democratic
Republic of Congo, DRC

Suggested citation: DeCarlo, Samantha, and Daniel Matthews. More Than a Pretty Color-
The Renaissance of the Cobalt Industry. Journal of International Commerce and Economics. February
2019. http://www.usitc.gov/journals.

This article is the result of the ongoing professional research of USITC staf and is solely meant to represent the
opinions and professional research of its authors. It is not meant to represent in any way the view of the U.S.
Internttional Trade Commission, any of its individual Commissioners, or the United Sttes Government. Please
direct all correspondence to SamaLnthI Defirio and Daniel Matthews, Office of Industries, U.S. Internttional Trade
Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 2(0436, or by email to sMminthandecario@usitc.gov and
daiid.mattthews @usite. gov.

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