US sales of primary and secondary batteries are expected to rise 4.8 percent annually through 2015. Secondary batteries will remain the dominant type and grow the fastest, led by rechargeable lithium batteries such as those used in hybrid and electric vehicles. Primary batteries will be driven by the dominant alkaline segment and by primary lithium batteries.
This study analyzes the $13.2 billion US battery industry. It present historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by product (e.g., alkaline, primary lithium, lead-acid, rechargeable lithium, nickel-metal hydride, nickel-cadmium) and market (e.g., consumer, industrial, government, motor vehicle, portable device, motive power).
The study also considers market environment factors, reviews technology, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 35 industry players, including Johnson Controls, Exide Technologies and Energizer.