Batteries in China

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Growth will be driven by a continuing shift toward higher-value secondary batteries, rising Chinese ownership of high-drain electronics, and expanding motor vehicle and electronics production.

Demand in China to rise 13% annually through 2016

Demand for batteries in China is forecast to increase 13.0 percent annually to ¥259.4 billion in 2016. Growth will be driven by a continuing shift in the product mix toward higher-value secondary batteries, rising ownership of high-drain electronic products by Chinese consumers, and expanding production of motor vehicles and electronics. The export of battery containing products -- in particular cellular phones, laptop computers, and other portable devices -- will further spur battery demand in China.

Secondary batteries to outpace primary types

Demand for secondary batteries in China is projected to rise at a strong doubledigit annual rate through 2016. Rechargeable lithium batteries will post the strongest growth, primarily driven by their superior performance attributes -- such as a higher power density ratio and longer product lifespan -- compared to competing chemistries. The expanding range of applications, continuing technological innovation, and decreasing prices will further boost gains. Lead-acid batteries will remain the largest segment, accounting for over half of the secondary battery market total in 2016. The transportation equipment market will be principally responsible for advances in secondary battery demand. Demand in this market will benefit from expanding production and a growing park of electric bicycles, motorcycles, and motor vehicles. The portable devices battery market will increase nearly 12 percent annually through 2016. Gains will be supported by rising consumer electronics production and increasing exports.

Alkaline batteries to remain key primary type

Sales of primary batteries will increase at a strong but slower annual rate than secondary batteries through 2016. Alkaline batteries will further strengthen their dominance in the primary battery market and continue to post the fastest gains at the expense of zinc-based battery demand growth. Alkaline batteries are favored for their greater power and longer lifespan than zinc-carbon/ chloride batteries. The consumer market will continue to be the dominant outlet for primary battery sales in China in 2016. Demand for primary batteries in the consumer segment will be fueled by increasing production of and domestic demand for home entertainment and portable devices and the introduction of new primary battery-powered portable devices.

China maintains trade surplus in batteries

China maintains a trade surplus in batteries, with exports accounting for nearly 24 percent of battery shipments in 2011. About 11 percent of demand was satisfied by imports -- down from about 22 percent in 2006 -- highlighting the increasing self-sufficiency of the Chinese battery market. The majority of imported batteries feature more advanced technology, such as rechargeable lithium, while exported batteries generally include lower-cost products such as zinc-carbon/chloride, alkaline, and nickel-based batteries.

Study Scope

This industry study, Batteries in China, presents historical demand data for 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by product and market. The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 40 industry participants.

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  1. Batteries in China

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $221.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $162.00

      1. Table | BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (billion yuan)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,545.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Economic Overview

        $383.00

        1. 3.2.1 Recent Economic Performance

          $131.00

        2. 3.2.2 Economic Outlook

          $232.00

          1. Table | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF CHINA

      3. 3.3 Population Patterns

        $141.00

        1. Table | POPULATION OF CHINA (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Personal Income & Expenditure Trends

        $88.00

        1. Table | CONSUMER INCOME & EXPENDITURES IN CHINA (billion yuan)

      5. 3.5 Industrialization & Manufacturing Trends

        $152.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED IN CHINA (billion 2010 yuan)

      6. 3.6 Currency Exchange Rates

        $142.00

        1. Table | CHINESE CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES, 2001-2011 (yuan per foreign currency)

      7. 3.7 Government Spending & Investment Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | GOVERNMENT SPENDING & INVESTMENT IN CHINA (billion yuan)

      8. 3.8 Motor Vehicle Outlook

        $235.00

        1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS IN CHINA

        2. 3.8.1 Motor Vehicles in Use

          $82.00

        3. 3.8.2 Motor Vehicle Production Trends

          $82.00

        4. 3.8.3 Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Outlook

          $96.00

      9. 3.9 Electrical & Electronics Sector Outlook

        $98.00

        1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT PRODUCTION IN CHINA (billion yuan)

      10. 3.10 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $98.00

      11. 3.11 The Twelfth Five-Year Plan

        $106.00

    4. 4 TECHNOLOGY

      $1,286.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $120.00

      2. 4.2 Basic Electrical Properties

        $105.00

      3. 4.3 Battery Construction & Operation

        $98.00

      4. 4.4 Conventional Battery Chemistries

        $204.00

        1. 4.4.1 Zinc-Carbon/Zinc-Chloride

          $82.00

        2. 4.4.2 Alkaline

          $82.00

        3. 4.4.3 Lead-Acid

          $82.00

        4. 4.4.4 Nickel-Cadmium

          $82.00

        5. 4.4.5 Others

          $82.00

      5. 4.5 Advanced Battery Chemistries

        $424.00

        1. 4.5.1 Lithium

          $150.00

        2. 4.5.2 Nickel-Metal Hydride

          $82.00

        3. 4.5.3 Zinc-Air

          $82.00

        4. 4.5.4 Rechargeable Alkaline

          $82.00

        5. 4.5.5 Others

          $104.00

      6. 4.6 Fuel Cells & Other Alternative Sources of Power

        $247.00

        1. 4.6.1 Fuel Cells

          $115.00

          1. Table | FUEL CELL DEMAND IN CHINA BY MARKET (million yuan)

        2. 4.6.2 Other Sources of Power

          $107.00

      7. 4.7 Smart Batteries

        $88.00

        1. Table | SMART BATTERY DEMAND IN CHINA (million yuan)

    5. 5 BATTERIES OVERVIEW

      $578.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $138.00

        1. Table | BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (billion yuan)

      2. 5.2 Pricing Patterns

        $129.00

        1. Table | BATTERY PRICING IN CHINA (yuan per unit)

      3. 5.3 International Environment

        $309.00

        1. 5.3.1 World Outlook

          $83.00

        2. 5.3.2 Foreign Trade

          $155.00

          1. Table | CHINESE FOREIGN TRADE IN BATTERIES (million yuan)

          2. Table | CHINESE FOREIGN TRADE IN PRIMARY BATTERIES (million yuan)

          3. Table | CHINESE FOREIGN TRADE IN SECONDARY BATTERIES (million yuan)

    6. 6 PRIMARY BATTERY PRODUCTS

      $946.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $149.00

        1. Table | PRIMARY BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million yuan)

      2. 6.2 Alkaline Batteries

        $162.00

        1. Table | ALKALINE BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million yuan)

      3. 6.3 Zinc-Carbon/Chloride

        $120.00

        1. Table | ZINC-CARBON/CHLORIDE BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million yuan)

      4. 6.4 Primary Lithium

        $129.00

        1. Table | PRIMARY LITHIUM BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million yuan)

      5. 6.5 Other Primary Batteries

        $386.00

        1. Table | OTHER PRIMARY BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million yuan)

        2. 6.5.1 Silver Oxide

          $84.00

          1. Table | SILVER OXIDE BATTERY DEMAND IN CHINA

        3. 6.5.2 Zinc-Air

          $118.00

          1. Table | ZINC-AIR BATTERY DEMAND IN CHINA

        4. 6.5.3 Specialty & All Other Primary Batteries

          $131.00

          1. Table | SPECIALTY & ALL OTHER PRIMARY BATTERY DEMAND IN CHINA

    7. 7 PRIMARY BATTERY MARKETS

      $691.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $101.00

        1. Table | PRIMARY BATTERY DEMAND IN CHINA BY MARKET (million yuan)

      2. 7.2 Consumer Primary Battery Market

        $336.00

        1. Table | CONSUMER PRIMARY BATTERY MARKET IN CHINA (million yuan)

        2. 7.2.1 Entertainment Devices & Home Appliances

          $82.00

        3. 7.2.2 Toys & Games

          $82.00

        4. 7.2.3 Lighting

          $82.00

        5. 7.2.4 Photography Equipment

          $82.00

        6. 7.2.5 Other Consumer Applications

          $82.00

      3. 7.3 Industrial Primary Battery Market

        $92.00

        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL PRIMARY BATTERY MARKET IN CHINA (million yuan)

      4. 7.4 Government Primary Battery Market

        $82.00

        1. Table | GOVERNMENT PRIMARY BATTERY MARKET IN CHINA (million yuan)

      5. 7.5 Health Care & Other Primary Battery Markets

        $97.00

        1. Table | HEALTH CARE & OTHER PRIMARY BATTERY MARKETS IN CHINA (million yuan)

    8. 8 SECONDARY BATTERY PRODUCTS

      $1,452.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $157.00

        1. Table | SECONDARY BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million yuan)

      2. 8.2 Lead-Acid Batteries

        $383.00

        1. Table | LEAD-ACID BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million yuan)

        2. 8.2.1 Starting/Lighting/Ignition

          $105.00

          1. Table | STARTING/LIGHTING/IGNITION BATTERY DEMAND IN CHINA (million yuan)

        3. 8.2.2 Non-SLI

          $137.00

          1. Table | NON-SLI LEAD-ACID BATTERY DEMAND IN CHINA (million yuan)

      3. 8.3 Rechargeable Lithium Batteries

        $326.00

        1. Table | RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million yuan)

        2. 8.3.1 Lithium Ion

          $83.00

        3. 8.3.2 Lithium Polymer

          $82.00

      4. 8.4 Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries

        $150.00

        1. Table | NICKEL-METAL HYDRIDE BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million yuan)

      5. 8.5 Nickel-Cadmium Batteries

        $132.00

        1. Table | NICKEL-CADMIUM BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million yuan)

      6. 8.6 Other Secondary Batteries

        $305.00

        1. Table | OTHER SECONDARY BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million yuan)

        2. 8.6.1 Nickel-Hydrogen

          $82.00

        3. 8.6.2 Rechargeable Alkaline

          $82.00

        4. 8.6.3 Rechargeable Zinc-Air

          $82.00

        5. 8.6.4 Sodium-Sulfur

          $82.00

        6. 8.6.5 All Others

          $88.00

    9. 9 SECONDARY BATTERY MARKETS

      $1,763.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $128.00

        1. Table | SECONDARY BATTERY DEMAND IN CHINA BY MARKET (million yuan)

      2. 9.2 Transportation Equipment Secondary Battery Market

        $746.00

        1. Table | TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SECONDARY BATTERY MARKET IN CHINA (million yuan)

        2. 9.2.1 Electric Bicycles & Motorcycles

          $149.00

          1. Table | ELECTRIC BICYCLES & MOTORCYCLES SECONDARY BATTERY MARKET IN CHINA (million yuan)

        3. 9.2.2 Traditional Motor Vehicles

          $95.00

          1. Table | TRADITIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE SECONDARY BATTERY MARKET IN CHINA

        4. 9.2.3 Low-Speed Vehicles

          $132.00

          1. Table | LOW-SPEED VEHICLE SECONDARY BATTERY MARKET IN CHINA (million yuan)

        5. 9.2.4 ICE Motorcycles

          $82.00

          1. Table | ICE MOTORCYCLE SECONDARY BATTERY MARKET IN CHINA (million yuan)

        6. 9.2.5 Hybrid-Electric & Electric Vehicles

          $180.00

          1. Table | HYBRID-ELECTRIC & ELECTRIC VEHICLE SECONDARY BATTERY MARKET IN CHINA (million yuan)

      3. 9.3 Portable Devices Secondary Battery Market

        $432.00

        1. Table | PORTABLE DEVICES SECONDARY BATTERY MARKET IN CHINA (million yuan)

        2. 9.3.1 Personal Communications Devices

          $97.00

          1. Table | PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES SECONDARY BATTERY MARKET IN CHINA (million yuan)

        3. 9.3.2 Portable Computers

          $87.00

          1. Table | PORTABLE COMPUTER SECONDARY BATTERY DEMAND IN CHINA (million yuan)

        4. 9.3.3 Power Tools

          $82.00

          1. Table | POWER TOOLS SECONDARY BATTERY MARKET IN CHINA (million yuan)

        5. 9.3.4 Other Portable Devices

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER PORTABLE DEVICES SECONDARY BATTERY MARKET IN CHINA (million yuan)

      4. 9.4 Motive Power Secondary Battery Market

        $145.00

        1. Table | MOTIVE POWER SECONDARY BATTERY MARKET IN CHINA (million yuan)

        2. 9.4.1 Industrial & Mining Vehicles

          $82.00

        3. 9.4.2 Other Motive Power

          $82.00

      5. 9.5 Backup Power Supply Secondary Battery Market

        $244.00

        1. Table | BACKUP POWER SUPPLY SECONDARY BATTERY MARKET IN CHINA (million yuan)

        2. 9.5.1 Industrial

          $82.00

        3. 9.5.2 Telecommunications

          $82.00

        4. 9.5.3 Utility-Related

          $82.00

      6. 9.6 Government & Other Secondary Battery Markets

        $82.00

        1. Table | GOVERNMENT & OTHER SECONDARY BATTERY MARKET IN CHINA (million yuan)

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,333.00

      1. 10.1 General

        $89.00

      2. 10.2 Industry Composition

        $134.00

        1. Table | REVENUE DATA: SELECTED BATTERY MANUFACTURERS, 2011 (million yuan)

      3. 10.3 Market Share

        $564.00

        1. 10.3.1 Primary Batteries

          $230.00

        2. 10.3.2 Secondary Batteries

          $280.00

      4. 10.4 Research & Product Development

        $82.00

      5. 10.5 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      6. 10.6 Supply Chains

        $91.00

      7. 10.7 Marketing & Distribution

        $113.00

      8. 10.8 Financial Requirements

        $82.00

      9. 10.9 Cooperative Agreements

        $124.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 10.10 Foreign Participation in China

        $82.00

      11. 10.11 Company Profiles

        $4,474.00

        1. 10.11.1 BYD Company Limited

          $140.00

        2. 10.11.2 Camel Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        3. 10.11.3 Celxpert Energy Corporation

          $82.00

        4. 10.11.4 China BAK Battery Incorporated

          $182.00

        5. 10.11.5 China Shoto plc

          $130.00

        6. 10.11.6 Coslight Technology International Group Limited

          $198.00

        7. 10.11.7 Dynapack International Technology Corporation

          $82.00

        8. 10.11.8 Energizer Holdings Incorporated

          $178.00

        9. 10.11.9 EnerSys

          $196.00

        10. 10.11.10 Fengfan Stock Company Limited

          $82.00

        11. 10.11.11 Fujian Minhua Power Source Company Limited

          $82.00

        12. 10.11.12 GP Batteries International Limited

          $254.00

        13. 10.11.13 GS Yuasa Corporation

          $146.00

        14. 10.11.14 Guangdong Zhenglong Battery Industry Company Limited

          $82.00

        15. 10.11.15 Guangxi Wuzhou Sunwatt Battery Company Limited

          $82.00

        16. 10.11.16 Guangzhou Tiger Head Battery Group Company Limited

          $117.00

        17. 10.11.17 Henan New Taihang Power Source Company Limited

          $82.00

        18. 10.11.18 Hi-Watt Battery Industry Company Limited

          $89.00

        19. 10.11.19 Huanyu Power Source Company Limited

          $82.00

        20. 10.11.20 Jiangsu HighStar Battery Manufacturing Company Limited

          $82.00

        21. 10.11.21 Johnson Controls Incorporated

          $190.00

        22. 10.11.22 Panasonic Corporation

          $351.00

        23. 10.11.23 Procter & Gamble Company

          $228.00

        24. 10.11.24 Samsung SDI Company Limited

          $82.00

        25. 10.11.25 SCUD Group Limited

          $143.00

        26. 10.11.26 Shanghai White Elephant Swan Battery Company Limited

          $82.00

        27. 10.11.27 Shenzhen Desay Battery Technology Company Limited

          $120.00

        28. 10.11.28 Simplo Technology Company Limited

          $86.00

        29. 10.11.29 Sony Corporation

          $158.00

        30. 10.11.30 Spectrum Brands Holdings Incorporated

          $154.00

        31. 10.11.31 SUNWODA Electronic Company Limited

          $82.00

        32. 10.11.32 TCL Corporation

          $82.00

        33. 10.11.33 TDK Corporation

          $101.00

        34. 10.11.34 Tianjin Lishen Battery Joint-Stock Company Limited

          $82.00

        35. 10.11.35 Tianneng Power International Limited

          $111.00

        36. 10.11.36 Weihai Wenlong Power Supply Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        37. 10.11.37 Xiamen Three Circles Battery Company Limited

          $82.00

        38. 10.11.38 Zhejiang Mustang Battery Company Limited

          $82.00

        39. 10.11.39 Zhejiang Narada Power Source Company Limited

          $88.00

        40. 10.11.40 Zibo Torch Energy Company Limited

          $82.00

      12. 10.12 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $334.00

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