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About three-fourths of world 's cobalt, a metal required for the manufacture of batteries for electric motor vehicles, is produced by
(a) Argentina
(b) Botswana
(c) the Democratic Republic of the Congo
(d) Kazakhstan



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The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the primary global producer of cobalt, accounting for approximately 70% to 75% of the world's cobalt production. The country's rich reserves and favorable mining conditions have made it a significant player in the global cobalt market. Cobalt is a critical component in the production of lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles, making the Democratic Republic of the Congo a key supplier for the growing electric vehicle industry.


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