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Rechargeable (Secondary) Batteries

Rechargeable (Secondary) Batteries

Growth in the US rechargeable battery market will average 5.3 percent annually through 2020, reaching $14.2 billion. Gains will be driven by strong hybrid and electric vehicle output, as wells as an increasing preference for lithium-based batteries in this application. In addition, increasing demand for more powerful, longer lasting, and lighter batteries in portable electronics will promote value gains.

This report segments the US rechargeable battery industry by chemistry and market. Data is provided in million US dollars.

Secondary battery chemistries include:
Lead-acid
Rechargeable lithium
Nickel-metal hydride
Nickel-cadmium

Lead-acid will remain the largest of these in 2020, accounting for 65 percent of the market total. The fastest growth will be for rechargeable lithium, driven by the rising popularity of electric vehicles and trends away from nickel-metal hydride in hybrid vehicle applications.

Major rechargeable battery markets include:
Motor vehicles
Portable devices
Motive power
Backup power supplies
Other markets

Motor vehicles was the leading market in 2015, accounting for 55 percent of demand. The most rapid gains through 2020 are forecast for smaller, niche markets, primarily on the strong of increasingly popular electronic cigarettes and torrid anticipated advances in the nascent energy storage system market. Motive power will also see strong gains through 2020, supported by by increases in nonresidential fixed investment, mining activity, and the elderly population (which will help spur demand for battery-powered mobility vehicles).

This study includes sales data for industry participants such as C&D Technologies, Crown Battery, East Penn Manufacturing, Exide Technologies, EnerSys, General Motors (GM), LG Chem, Johnson Controls International, Panasonic, Saft Groupe, Sony, Tesla Motors, Trojan Battery, US Battery Manufacturing, and Wanxiang Group. In addition, the industry has seen a number of notable acquisitions and divestitures in recent years.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table US RECHARGEABLE BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Economic Environment
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
      • Cyclical Trends
        • Table RECHARGEABLE BATTERY MARKET, 2005-2015
        • Table CHART II-1 BATTERY MARKET, 2006-2015
      • Long-Term Trends
    • Fixed Investment Outlook
      • Table NONRESIDENTIAL FIXED INVESTMENT
    • Personal Income & Expenditure Outlook
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
    • Government Spending & Investment Outlook
      • Table GOVERNMENT SPENDING & INVESTMENT
    • Durable Goods Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table DURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS
    • Motor Vehicle Outlook
      • Table MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS
    • Electrical & Electronic Sector Outlook
      • Table ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
    • Legal & Regulatory Environment
    • Recycling
  • TECHNOLOGY
    • General
    • Rechargeable Battery Chemistries
      • Lead-Acid
      • Lithium
      • Nickel-Cadmium
      • Nickel-Metal Hydride
      • Other
        • Table SELECTED OTHER RECHARGEABLE BATTERY TYPES
    • Portable Electronic Devices
      • Table SELECTED PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE DEMAND
    • Hybrid/Electric Vehicles
      • Table HYBRID/ELECTRIC VEHICLE MARKET TRENDS
      • Table COMPARISON OF HYBRID & ELECTRIC POWERTRAIN TYPES
    • Fuel Cells & Alternative Sources of Power
      • Fuel Cells
      • Other Sources of Power
  • OVERVIEW
    • Rechargeable Battery Supply & Demand
      • Table RECHARGEABLE BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Rechargeable Battery Shipments
      • Table RECHARGEABLE BATTERY SHIPMENTS BY TYPE
    • US Foreign Trade in Rechargeable Batteries
      • Table RECHARGEABLE BATTERY FOREIGN TRADE
      • Imports
        • Table CHART IV-1 US RECHARGEABLE BATTERY IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2015
      • Exports
        • Table CHART IV-2 US RECHARGEABLE BATTERY EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 2015
    • World Rechargeable Battery Outlook
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PRICING PATTERNS
      • Table CHART IV-3 SELECTED BATTERY PRICE DEFLATORS, 2005-2025
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table RECHARGEABLE BATTERY DEMAND BY PRODUCT TYPE
      • Table CHART V-1 RECHARGEABLE BATTERY DEMAND BY CHEMISTRY, 2005-2025
      • Table CHART V-2 RECHARGEABLE BATTERY DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY PRODUCT
    • Lead-Acid Batteries
      • Table LEAD-ACID BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-3 LEAD-ACID BATTERY DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2015
      • Table CHART V-4 LEAD-ACID BATTERY DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY PRODUCT
      • Starting/Lighting/Ignition
        • Table STARTING/LIGHTING/IGNITION LEAD-ACID BATTERY DEMAND
      • Non-SLI
        • Table NON-SLI LEAD-ACID BATTERY DEMAND
    • Rechargeable Lithium Batteries
      • Table RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Lithium-Ion
      • Lithium-Polymer
    • Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries
      • Table NICKEL-METAL HYDRIDE BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Nickel-Cadmium Batteries
      • Table NICKEL-CADMIUM BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Other Rechargeable Batteries
      • Table OTHER RECHARGEABLE BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Nickel-Hydrogen
      • Rechargeable Zinc-Air
      • Sodium-Metal Halide
      • Sodium-Sulfur
      • Exotic & All Other
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table RECHARGEABLE BATTERY DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART VI-1 RECHARGEABLE BATTERY DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
      • Table CHART VI-2 RECHARGEABLE BATTERY DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY MARKET
    • Motor Vehicle Market
      • Table MOTOR VEHICLE RECHARGEABLE BATTERY DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-3 MOTOR VEHICLE BATTERY DEMAND, 2005-2025
      • Table CHART VI-4 MOTOR VEHICLE BATTERY DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY APPLICATION
      • Conventional OEM
        • Table CONVENTIONAL OEM RECHARGEABLE MOTOR VEHICLE BATTERY DEMAND
      • Conventional Replacement
        • Table CONVENTIONAL REPLACEMENT MOTOR VEHICLE RECHARGEABLE BATTERY DEMAND
      • Hybrid/Electric Vehicles
        • Table HYBRID/ELECTRIC VEHICLE RECHARGEABLE BATTERY DEMAND
    • Portable Device Market
      • Table PORTABLE DEVICES RECHARGEABLE BATTERY DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-5 PORTABLE DEVICES BATTERY DEMAND, 2005-2025
      • Table CHART VI-6 PORTABLE DEVICES BATTERY DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY APPLICATION
      • Portable Computers
        • Table PORTABLE COMPUTER RECHARGEABLE BATTERY DEMAND
      • Smart & Other Mobile Phones
        • Table SMART & OTHER MOBILE PHONE RECHARGEABLE BATTERY DEMAND
      • Power Tools
        • Table POWER TOOL RECHARGEABLE BATTERY DEMAND
      • Other Portable Devices
        • Table OTHER PORTABLE DEVICES RECHARGEABLE BATTERY DEMAND
    • Motive Power Market
      • Table MOTIVE POWER RECHARGEABLE BATTERY DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-7 MOTIVE POWER BATTERY DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2015
      • Table CHART VI-8 MOTIVE POWER BATTERY DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY APPLICATION
      • Industrial & Mining Vehicles
      • Recreational & Personal Mobility Vehicles
      • Other Motive Market
    • Backup Power Supply
      • Table BACKUP POWER SUPPLY RECHARGEABLE BATTERY DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-9 BACKUP POWER SUPPLIES BATTERY DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2005-2025
      • Table CHART VI-10 BACKUP POWER SUPPLIES BATTERY DEMAND: ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY APPLICATION
      • Industrial
      • Telecommunications & Other
    • Other Markets
      • Table OTHER RECHARGEABLE BATTERY MARKETS
      • Table CHART VI-11 OTHER BATTERY DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
      • Table CHART VI-12 OTHER BATTERY DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY MARKET
      • Marine
      • Mowers, Tractors, &Industrial Trucks
      • E-Cigarettes
      • Energy Storage Systems
      • Motorcycles
      • All Other
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table US RECHARGEABLE BATTERY SALES BY COMPANY, 2015
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VII-1 US RECHARGEABLE BATTERY MARKET SHARE, 2015
      • Lead-Acid Batteries
        • Table CHART VII-2 US LEAD-ACID RECHARGEABLE BATTERY MARKET SHARE, 2015
      • Non-Lead Acid Rechargeable Batteries
        • Table CHART VII-3 US NON-LEAD ACID RECHARGEABLE BATTERY MARKET SHARE, 2015
    • Research & Product Development
      • Table RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SPENDING PATTERNS: SELECTED RECHARGEABLE BATTERY MANUFACTURERS, 2013-2015
    • Manufacturing
      • Table CAPITAL SPENDING PATTERNS: SELECTED RECHARGEABLE BATTERY MANUFACTURERS, 2013-2015
    • Marketing
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Distribution
    • Financial Requirements
    • Mergers, Acquisitions, &Industry Restructuring
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Participating Companies

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