Our Services

iLiMarkets is a business consulting firm, specialized in the lithium industry, that provides independt and professional advice. The approach of iLiMarkets is unique due to the expertice and background of its team of professionals that includes senior positions in major producers and financial firms. iLiMarkets counts with a vast network across the entire value chain that enables it to offer its clients technical, economic and stategist insights.

Quarterly Lithium Market Report

Market News:
Main news from all across the value chain; OEMS, Cathode producers, brine producers/projects, hardrock producers/projects.

Trade Statistics:
Our visions are supported by our own research and analysis of market statistics, which includes:
Korean and Japanese Imports on the demand side.
On the supply side we follow Chilean, Argentinean, Brazilean, Australian, Russian, American and Chinese exports

EV Lithium Demand Forecast:
Electric Vehicles are the main driver fo the Li Global demand.

5 Year Lithium Demand Outlook:
Lithium forecast by end use and chemical
Deep analysis on EU position in future years

Offtake Agreements and Vertical Integration:
Analysis on recent Offtake agreement activity in the market and equity positions across the value chain.

5 Year Lithium Supply Outlook:
Supply forecast per producer/project/region

Supply Demand Balance:
Lithium Market balance based on the previous analysis.
Lithium Hydroxide market balance analysis

Cost Curve:
Analysis on the cash costs from the different Lithium routes/feedstock possibilites.

Price Forecast:
iLiMarkets´ own view on prices in the long term


Product: Lithium Quartertly Report + Market update calls

Duration: annual subscription

Deliverable: Report in the form of a powerpoint presentation (one per quarter) that shall be presented via telecom or video conference.

Contents: Described above

Monthly up to 2 hours telecom to discuss market.


Market Analysis:
We offer our clients periodical market updates where we provide our own view of the current market conditions and future trends.

Business Strategy:
We assist companies in developing their business strategies to paticipate at different stages of the value chain, including mining, refining and commercialization.

Procurement strategy and negotiation support:
Assisting clients in defining their procurement strategy and supporting them during their contract negotiations.

Offtake Agreements:
Lithium is a niche market, where commercialization is a key component of a successful busniess strategy. We put our experice at disposition of our clients
to assis them in the structuring and negotiations of their offtake agreements.

Fund Raising Support:

Project & Asset Evaluations:
Our team has participated in the evaluation and development of many assets in the lithium industry. We also count with a strong network of technical experts that we bring to provide a comprehensive approach.

M&A Support:
We assist clients in all the stages of a M&A process, including the formulation of the strategy, project evaluation, due dilingence and deal implementation.

Production Process Technology:
Together with our network of process experts, we assist clients in the evaluation and design of process technologies for their assets.

Who we are

Daniel Jimenez
Founding partner of iLiMarkets and one of the leading experts in the lithium market. He worked 28 years at SQM, where he held various positions, including Commercial Senior Vice President for Lithium and Iodine for 10 years. He has pioneered the production and commercialization of lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide to Asia, Europe and North America and was responsible for developing SQM’s global Li commercial offices including opening of offices in Asia. Since September 2019, is a non-executive director at Galan Lithium, An Australian lithium project development company, with a deposit in Argentina. 

José Antonio Merino

Partner, led the business development and M&A unit of SQM until year 2020. He oversaw various transactions for more than US$250M, including the acquisition of the 50% of the MT Holland Li Spodumene project in WA, and divestment of SQM’s stake in the Argentinean brine deposit Cauchari-Olaroz to the Chinese Ganfeng. Before this, he built a successful career in the financial sector, with a particular focus on the natural resources industry, having held positions in investment banking and private equity firms. 

 Martín Sáez 
Head of Research
Head of Research. Economist from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, specialized in Asian affairs. He has built vast expertise analyzing the lithium and iodine indutry in terms of suppy, demand and market trends.


Why us?

iLi Markets  provides a range of mining consultancy services to customers around the globe. Our main customers include companies along the lithium supply chain, mining firms, investment banks, investment funds, public institutions, and private investors.

We provide independent, professional advice on market analysis, mineral economics, strategic purchases and negotiations, portfolio management, mining engineering and processing. Our expertise comes from more than 20 years in the lithium, iodine and other minerals related to new energy.

We are creative and offer both technical and economic insight. Our approach at iLi Markets is unique due to the experience and background of our team of professionals. Although primarily focused on the mining sector, we are available to advise firms operating in other sectors.

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