Improved lithium batteries have allowed the commercialization of entire new classes of portable products, including laptop computers, cellular phones, and tablet computers. Further, the latest generation includes very large cells suitable for powering vehicles or storing significant amounts of utility power as well as very small thin-film cells capable of powering micro-electromechanical systems. Near-term growth in this market is being driven by increased research and development spending, stabilization of the consumer products market, and growing acceptance of electric and hybrid electric vehicles.
BCC Research provides an in-depth analysis of the global lithium battery markets through its report Lithium Batteries: Markets and Materials. According to the report, this market was valued at almost $6.5 billion at the wholesale level in 2008 and is expected to reach $11 billion in 2013. BCC Research projects the market to grow to $13.4 billion by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4% from 2013 to 2018.
Use this report to:
- Gain an overview of the market for lithium batteries and materials.
- Analyze market trends, with data from 2012, estimates for 2013, and projection of compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the period 2013 to 2018.
- Examine details about the six commercial and developmental lithium battery types, nearly 30 commercialized electrode couples, and more than 1,000 specific designs.
- Review coverage of the global primary and secondary markets that provides the basis for a detailed analysis of lithium battery materials technology.
- Identify the following sectors in the lithium batteries market portable products, medical products, implantable, not implantable, stationary applications, military/aerospace, and automotive and motive power; and in materials, electrode materials and active elements, lithium battery electrolytes, and battery separators.
This report provides a unique analysis of the global lithium battery and associated materials market, and will be of interest to manufacturers and users of these batteries. In addition, this study will be especially useful to material miners, compounders, and fabricators. It also will be valuable to those involved in battery development and marketing, as well as those offering competing power sources.