Global battery demand will increase 4.8 percent annually through 2012. China will record the largest gains and surpass the US as the largest market. Consumer battery demand will outperform the market as a whole. Non-lead-acid secondary battery market gains will outpace demand for primary and lead-acid secondary batteries.
This study analyzes the $71 billion world battery industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by battery chemistry (e.g., conventional, advanced, fuel cells), battery product (e.g., primary, secondary), market (e.g., consumer, automotive, industrial), world region and for 32 countries.
The study also considers market environment variables, evaluates company market share and profiles 37 industry players, including Johnson Controls, SANYO Electric, and Exide Technologies.