SQM will supply lithium hydroxide to Johnson Matthey to manufacture around 500,000 electric vehicle batteries over the next seven years, the Chilean company said in a statement. Between 2021 and 2028, the company will supply the material for the production of electric batteries to Johnson Matthey's plants in Poland and Finland.
Compared to the previous week, the results of retail sales between 5 and 11 April show a sharp decline of 21.6% and without supermarkets the drop is 23.7%, reflecting the effects of a week where the restriction on non-essential goods and delivery was in force, reported the National Chamber of Commerce (CNC). In the previous week, from 29 March to 4 April, the fall was 24.6%, excluding supermarkets.
The unemployment rate between December 2020 and February 2021 reached 10.3%, according to data from the UC Center for Public Policy. This means that 938,324 people were unemployed in this period. The national employment rate reached 51.6%.
The Middle Class Bonus has benefited 1,240,000 people, the government reported. To date, about 130,000 appeals have also been registered. The government expects the number of beneficiaries to reach two million soon.
Winemakers from Europe and South America may enter a golden period of development in the Chinese market, the fifth-largest wine consumer in the world and the largest in Asia, after China imposed anti-dumping duties on Australian wine, leaving a 40% market gap to fill. Since March 28 when China's Ministry of Commerce imposed anti-dumping duties on Australian wine, imports from France, Italy, Chile and other markets into China have accelerated significantly.