SQM's lithium extraction and production process is different and unique in various aspects, which undoubtedly make it stand out from the rest of the lithium produced in the world.
WHERE is very relevant. SQM's Lithium is produced in Chile.
Where SQM's lithium is produced is an element that adds value to the product due to the stability of the country, its clear rules and level of development. Chile has been a member of the OECD since 1993, and highlighted by The Economist as one of the 21 most complete democracies in the world, according to its Democracy Index. To the above, it is added that Chile is the world leader in mining, considered the best country to invest in unconventional energy according to Bloomberg and that it has the best level of competitiveness compared to the rest of Latin America, as well as the highest human development index of Latin America, and a GDPR of the highest in the region.
Chile's country risk is very low for investors, as is its level of transparency, which places it in the first third worldwide.
These are some of the most relevant attributes that Chile has as a country positioning, and where it stands out in a relevant way over other lithium-producing countries.