March 2019: Today, Adroit Market Research published a market research study on “Lithium-ion Battery Materials Market Trends By Anode Materials (Lithium-titanate battery (LTO), Lithium-Iron Phosphate (LFP) Battery, Lithium-Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt-Oxide (Li[NiMnCo]O2) Battery, Lithium-Manganese-Oxide (LiMn2O4)) Battery, Lithium Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide (LiNiCoAlO2) Battery, and Lithium-Cobalt-Oxide (LCO) Battery), By Cathode Materials (Natural Graphite, Synthetic Graphite, and Others), By Application (Automotive, Grid Energy Storage, Consumer Electronics, and Others), By Region and Forecast, 2018-2025”. The study on the global lithium-ion battery materials market study deals with the qualitative as well as quantitative aspects. Additionally, the global lithium-ion battery materials market share has been covered for the abovementioned segments for a historical time period between 2015 and 2017 and an annual forecast period from 2018 and 2025.
The global lithium-ion battery materials industry is projected to reach USD 26.45 billion by 2025 driven primarily by the end-user industries such as automotive and consumer electronics. The lithium-ion battery is witnessing the highest growth amongst all the battery type and is expected to show a similar trend over the estimated period. Lithium-ion battery chemistry is already competing comprehensively with traditional battery type, such as lead-acid battery type. Furthermore, currently, lithium-ion battery accounts for 60%-70% of the total battery market and is projected to reach 80% by the end of 2025.
The global lithium-ion battery market stood around 50 GWh a decade ago and is estimated to surpass 250 GWh by the end of 2025. Falling prices of the lithium-ion cell have made this battery type the primary choice of many automotive and consumer electronics manufacturers across the globe. Furthermore, high rivalry in this market is expected to lower the price in terms of cost per kilowatt hour (kWh) which will add in the growth of lithium-ion battery materials market.
Lithium-ion battery material market that was primarily predominant by consumer electronics segments, such as mobile phones, portable PC’s, tablets, and power tools is now witnessing a paradigm shift to automotive, such as EV's, HEV’s, and PEV’s. Automotive segment dominated the application market lithium-ion battery material in 2017 and is estimated to reach 48% by the end of 2025, growing at the fastest CAGR. Grid energy storage is also expected to witness lucrative growth over the foreseeable future, particularly in the telecom sector. Consumer electronics is projected to witness optimistic growth owing to demand portable energy storage devices from economies, such as China, India, and Japan.
In terms of region, Asia Pacific dominated the global lithium-ion battery material market share in 2017. Asia Pacific accounted for a market revenue share of 82.8% in the year 2017 and is estimated to be the global leader by the end of 2025. With China dominating the battery production and taking control of intermediary stages in the lithium battery supply chain, no wonder Asia Pacific dominating the global battery production. At present, China holds nearly 75% cathode materials, 63% of anode materials, 75% of electrolyte supply and 40% separators share in the global lithium-ion battery material market.
Leading lithium-ion battery manufacturers are Samsung SDI, LG Chem, SONY, ATL, Tesla, Sanyo, Lishen, Coslight, BYD, Maxell, BAK, NEC, and GS Yuasa. Additionally, battery component suppliers play an important role in the global lithium-ion battery materials industry.
Key segments of the global lithium-ion battery materials market
Material Overview, 2015-2025 (USD Million)
- Lithium-cobalt-oxide battery (LCO)
- Lithium-iron-phosphate battery (LFP)
- Lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt-oxide battery (NMC)
- Lithium-manganese -oxide battery (LMO)
- Lithium-nickel-cobalt-aluminum-oxide battery (NCA)
- Lithium Titanate Battery
- Natural graphite
- Synthetic graphite
Application Overview, 2015-2025 (USD Million)
- Grid Energy Storage
- Consumer Electronics
- Panasonic Corporation
- Asahi Kasei Corporation
- Sumitomo Corporation
- Toray Industries, Inc.
- LG Chem
- Showa Denko K.K.
- Kureha Corporation
- Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
- Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
- Targray Technology International, Inc.
- Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited