Batteries: United States

This report forecasts US battery demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total battery shipments are segmented by rechargeable and single-use types. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: lead-acid, rechargeable lithium, other rechargeable batteries, alkaline, and other single-use batteries. Total demand is also segmented by application as follows: motor vehicles, portable devices, and other applications.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand and total shipments are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, legal and regulatory factors, and alternative power sources. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products, applications, and shipments; discusses market drivers and constraints; identifies substitute products when applicable; and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product, application, and shipment segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US market, as well as their market share. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 30-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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