Production and reserves data for minerals used in renewable energy technologies

Global production and reserves data for minerals used to build renewable energy technologies – wind turbines, solar panels and lithium-ion batteries. The data is cross referenced against the 2017 RGI scoring to identify the governance of countries with reserves of the minerals.

Data includes:

  • Production and reserves data for the following minerals: bauxite, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, indium, iron ore, lead, lithium, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, platinum group metals, rare earth, silicon, silver, titanium (ilmenite), zinc.

  • Smelter capacity and production data for: aluminium

  • Refinery production data for: alumina, iron and steel

  • Data taken from the World Bank report: “The Growing Role of Minerals and Metals for a Low Carbon Future”

  • The source for the data is the United States Geological Survey

This dataset was used in the NRGI blog "In a Low-Carbon Future, Better Mineral Governance Could Power Development" found here.

Data and Resources

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Year 2015
Country (ISO 3-letter code)
Author World Bank
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