The increasing use of raw materials due to economic growth around the world is having an impact on our environment. Lithium in particular is gaining in importance as an industrial mineral due to the increased use of lithium8ion batteries and accumulators. However, it is being used in a wide array of application, like in glass and ceramics, batteries, cement production, lubricating greases and others. Hence, this thesis set out to develop a material flow analysis for the applications and quantities of lithium in the EU for the year 2014. As a result, conclusions about the potential for recycling and a circular economy for lithium will be drawn.