Global demand for materials used in the manufacture of batteries will rise 3.9 percent annually through 2012. Gains will be driven by strong growth in the production of Li-Ion and Ni-MH batteries. Metals will remain the leading battery material while chemical materials grow the fastest.
This study analyzes the $18.8 billion world battery material industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2012, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by type (e.g., metals, chemicals, carbon/graphite, polymers), application (primary batteries, secondary batteries), world region (e.g., Asia/Pacific, North America, Western Europe) and for 19 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 38 industry players, including Quexco, Doe Run Resources and Exide Technologies.