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Global Lithium Market with Focus on Lithium-ion Batteries: Industry Analysis & Outlook (2018-2022)

Global Lithium Market with Focus on Lithium-ion Batteries: Industry Analysis & Outlook (2018-2022)

Lithium is a silver-white colored soft metal that belongs to the alkali metal group. Lithium is the lightest element known and has strong electrochemical potential. It is highly reactive element making it flammable and potentially explosive when exposed to air and water and is usually stored in mineral oil to preserve it from corrosion and tarnish.

Lithium has a number of unique properties including high electrochemical reactivity, a low thermal expansion coefficient and high specific heat capacity. These properties allow lithium to be used in a wide range of industrial applications, including ceramics, lubricants, and glass, but the largest (and highest growth segment) of the global lithium market is its use in the manufacture of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Lithium is also used in mental health in the form of lithium carbonate, which is a common medication for bipolar disorder to stabilize mood swings caused by illness.

Lithium-ion batteries have become the most important application of lithium and storage technology in the areas of portable and mobile applications (e.g. laptops, cell phones, smartphones, tablets, power tools, medical devices electric bicycles, electric cars).

The global lithium market is expected to grow in future due to decreasing lithium-ion battery costs, growth in energy storage system, growth in electric vehicles market, increasing demand for traditional market, strong growth of lithium-ion batteries and favorable lithium pricing. Key trends in this market include government support, new lithium projects and technological advancements in lithium-ion batteries. However, there are some factors which can hinder the growth of lithium market which includes ageing, charging time and safety issues.

The report “Global Lithium Market with Focus on Lithium-ion Batteries: Industry Analysis & Outlook (2018-2022)” by Koncept Analytics provides an extensive research and detailed analysis of the present market along with future outlook. The report discusses the major growth drivers and challenges of the market, covering Australia, Argentina and Chile region along with the global market. The report profiles the key players in the market including Albemarle Corporation, SQM, FMC Corporation and Orocobre Limited.


1. Market Overview
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Lithium Products & Uses
Table 1: Lithium Products and Their Uses
1.3 Lithium Classification and Conversion Factors
Table 2: Lithium Minerals and Compounds Conversion Factors
1.4 Applications of Lithium
1.5 Types of Lithium Batteries
Table 3: Types of Lithium Batteries
1.6 Components of Lithium-ion Batteries
2. Lithium Market Analysis
2.1 Global Lithium Demand by Volume
Table 4: Global Lithium Demand by Volume (2013-2017)
2.2 Global Lithium Demand Forecast by Volume
Table 5: Global Lithium Demand Forecast by Volume (2018-2022)
2.3 Global Lithium Demand by Application
Table 6: Global Lithium Demand by Application (2017)
2.4 Global Lithium Demand Forecast by Application
Table 7: Global Lithium Demand Forecast by Application (2017-2022)
2.5 Global Lithium Demand by Region
Table 8: Global Lithium Demand by Region (2017)
2.6 Global Lithium Supply by Volume
Table 9: Global Lithium Supply by Volume (2013-2017)
2.7 Global Lithium Supply Forecast by Volume
Table 10: Global Lithium Supply Forecast by Volume (2018-2022)
2.8 Global Lithium Production Share by Region
Table 11: Global Lithium Production Share by Region (2017)
2.9 Global Lithium Reserves by Region
Table 12: Global Lithium Reserves by Region (2017)
2.10 Global Identified Lithium Resources by Region
Table 13: Global Identified Lithium Resources by Region (2017)
3. Lithium-ion Batteries Market Analysis
3.1 Global Lithium-ion Batteries Forecasted Market by Value
Table 14: Global Lithium-ion Batteries Forecasted Market by Value (2017-2022)
3.2 Global Lithium-ion Batteries Forecasted Market by Segment
Table 15: Global Lithium-ion Batteries Forecasted Market by Segment (2020)
3.3 Global Lithium-ion Batteries Forecasted Demand by Volume
Table 16: Global Lithium-ion Batteries Forecasted Demand by Volume (2017-2022)
3.4 Price Trend of Lithium-ion Batteries
Table 17: Decline in Lithium-ion Battery Costs (2013-2017)
4. Regional Lithium Market Analysis
4.1 Australia
4.1.1 Australia Lithium Mine Production
Table 18: Australia Lithium Mine Production (2013-2017)
4.2 Chile
4.2.1 Chile Lithium Mine Production
Table 19: Chile Lithium Mine Production (2013-2017)
4.3 Argentina
4.3.1 Argentina Lithium Mine Production
Table 20: Argentina Lithium Mine Production (2013-2017)
4.4 China
4.4.1 China Lithium Mine Production
Table 21: China Lithium Mine Production (2013-2017)
4.5 Zimbabwe
4.5.1 Zimbabwe Lithium Mine Production
Table 22: Zimbabwe Lithium Mine Production (2013-2017)
4.6 Portugal
4.6.1 Portugal Lithium Mine Production
Table 23: Portugal Lithium Mine Production (2013-2017)
4.7 Brazil
4.7.1 Brazil Lithium Mine Production
Table 24: Brazil Lithium Mine Production (2013-2017)
5. Market Dynamics
5.1 Growth Drivers
5.1.1 Growth in Energy Storage System (ESS)
Table 25: Global New Clean Energy Investment (2013-2017)
5.1.2 Strong Growth in Electric Vehicles Market
Table 26: Global Electric Vehicle Sales (2013-2017)
5.1.3 Increasing Demand for Traditional Market
Table 27: Lithium Demand for Traditional Market (2017-2022)
5.1.4 Strong growth of Lithium-ion Batteries
Table 28: Lithium-ion Batteries Demand (2017/2020)
5.1.5 Favorable Lithium Pricing
Table 29: Lithium Carbonate Price Trend (2013-2017)
5.2 Key Trends & Developments
5.2.1 Political Support for Clean Energy
Table 30: Electric Vehicles Target (2020)
5.2.2 Commencement of Various Lithium Projects
Table 31: Ongoing Lithium Projects (2017)
5.2.3 Technological Advancements in Lithium-ion Batteries
5.3 Challenges
5.3.1 Ageing
5.3.2 Charging Time
5.3.3 Safety Issues
6. Competitive Landscape
6.1 Global Market
6.1.1 Revenue and Market Cap Comparison
Table 32: Key Players - Revenue & Market Cap Comparison (2017)
6.1.2 Lithium Production Comparison
Table 33: Key Players – Production Comparison (2017)
6.1.3 Global Lithium Production by Company
Table 34: Global Lithium Production by Company (2017)
6.1.4 Global Lithium Battery Market by Company
Table 35: Global Lithium Battery Market by Company (2017)
6.1.5 Global Lithium Hydroxide Production Capacity by Company
Table 36: Global Lithium Hydroxide Production Capacity by Company (2017-2020)
7. Company Profiles
7.1 Albemarle Corporation
7.1.1 Business Overview
Table 37: Albemarle Corporation Revenue by Segment (2017)
7.1.2 Financial Overview
Table 38: Albemarle Corporation Revenue and Net Income (2013-2017)
7.1.3 Business Strategies
Table 39: Albemarle Corporation R&D Expenditure (2015-2017)
7.2 SQM
7.2.1 Business Overview
Table 40: SQM Revenue by Segment (2017)
7.2.2 Financial Overview
Table 41: SQM Revenue and Net Income (2013-2017)
7.2.3 Business Strategies
7.3 FMC Corporation
7.3.1 Business Overview
Table 42: FMC Corporation Revenue by Segment (2017)
7.3.2 Financial Overview
Table 43: FMC Corporation Revenue and Net Income (2013-2017)
7.3.3 Business Strategies
7.4 Orocobre Limited
7.4.1 Business Overview
Table 44: Orocobre Limited Revenue by Segment (2017)
7.4.2 Financial Overview
Table 45: Orocobre Limited Revenue and Net Income (2013-2017)
7.4.3 Business Strategies

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