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The global lithium-ion battery market size was valued at USD 36.90 billion in 2020 and is projected to grow from USD 44.49 billion in 2021 to USD 193.13 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 23.3% during the forecast period. Based on our analysis, the market exhibited a lower growth of about 6.2% in 2020 than 2020 as compared to the average year-on-year growth during 2017-2019. The rise in CAGR is attributable to this market’s demand and growth, returning to pre-pandemic levels once the pandemic is over. The global impact of COVID-19 has been unprecedented and staggering, with the global market witnessing a negative impact on demand across all regions amid the pandemic.
Li-ion battery, also called as LIB, is a rechargeable battery used in laptops, cellphones, and hybrid & electric cars. Li-ion battery usage is growing across various applications owing to its lightweight, high energy density to increase battery life and ability to recharge.
Impact of COVID-19 on Global Lithium-ion Battery Market to Hamper Growth
The COVID-19 pandemic affected growth of this market during 2020. The outbreak of COVID-19 has restricted the supply of batteries. The key battery component is mainly available in Asia Pacific, but the pandemic has over-exposed the dependency of raw materials on the region. Lithium and cobalt serve key functions in battery cathodes and electrolytes. China dominates the production of elements and controls approximately 80% of the global supply chain of these materials. Many countries across the world have imposed travel restrictions, which have impacted the flow of raw materials and many power plants were shut down worldwide, which impacted the market.
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Growing Sales of Electric Vehicles to Mitigate Climate Change
Electric vehicles have reduced the climate impact when compared to internal combustion engines. Government bodies across the globe are approaching a greener and pollution-free mobility as passenger and commercial electric vehicles are changing trends for future transportation, which will certainly boost lithium-ion battery market growth. Electric vehicles companies, such as Tesla, have implemented the usage of these batteries in cars. Europe has strictly imposed emissions regulations & norms and implemented major public electric mobility transportation projects.
Mounting Renewable Energy Projects is Propelling Growth of the Market
The growing interest toward maintaining a clean environment has propelled the growth of renewable energy projects, such as photovoltaic installation and nuclear power plants, and wind energy projects are propelling the growth of li-ion batteries. In addition, the growing acceptance of li-ion batteries equipment in the medical sector is also supporting the growth.
Increased Adoption of Batteries in Power Grid and Energy Storage Systems Play a Key Role in Market
Implementing strict government regulation to regulate rising pollution levels enhances the industries to use these batteries. The power industry is working to produce renewable energy and store it for the future. Low cost, low-self discharge rate, and minimal installation space are some of the key factors driving the adoption of Li-ion batteries in smart grid and energy storage systems. Since these batteries are more resistant to high temperatures, they are ideal for use in remote areas and thermal control applications. For example, in July 2021, Siemens Smart Infrastructure and German Grid Operator company was planning to develop a 100 MW lithium-ion battery storage facility.
Declining Prices of Li-ion Batteries Have Catalyzed Adoption in Various Sector
The major factor restraining the adoption of these batteries from 1990 was its prices. Li-ion batteries contain many components, and the main component of any LIB was its cell, which accounts for 50% of its cost. However, recent developments by LIB manufacturing companies have helped in declining prices of these batteries, which will further reduce in future. The declining prices of components and the adoption of advanced technologies to increase battery capacity are key factors that increase the adoption of lithium-ion batteries.
Growing Demand for Other Batteries is Hindering Market Growth
The increasing demand for other batteries, such as lead-acid batteries, sodium- nickel chloride, flow batteries, and lithium-air batteries, in consumer electronics, electric vehicles, and energy storage systems is projected to hinder the growth of these batteries.
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Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries are Set to Lead Market
Based on type, the market is segmented into lithium cobalt oxide, lithium iron phosphate, lithium nickel cobalt aluminum oxide, lithium manganese oxide, lithium nickel manganese cobalt, and lithium titanate oxide. Lithium cobalt oxide accounted for a major share in 2020 due to its wide adoption in mobile phones, laptops, cameras, and other modern electronic gadgets. Lithium iron phosphate batteries accounted for the fastest-growing segment due to their properties such as long life span, lightweight, and providing excellent safety for products.
Growing Demand for EV or HEVs to Lead Lithium-ion Battery Market
By application, the market is segmented into automotive, consumer electronics, energy storage systems, industrial, and others. The automotive sector is expected to be the dominating application for Li-ion batteries. The rising awareness about the benefits of battery-operated vehicles and increasing prices of petrol and diesel, specifically in Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe, have attracted consumers to these electric or hybrid vehicles. The consumer electronics sector is considered to be the fastest-growing application for lithium-ion batteries. The continuous development in the consumer electronics sector has led to an increase in the adoption of lithium ion batteries in these applications. They offer multiple advantages such as high power capacity, reduced pollution, and increased safety.
Asia Pacific Lithium-ion Battery Market Size, 2020 (USD Billion)
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Geographically, the lithium-ion battery market share is divided into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa.
As per our findings, Asia Pacific dominates the market share during the forecast timeframe. China and Japan are considered the world's largest markets of electric vehicles. The automotive sector is widely adopting li-ion batteries. In addition, the growing demand for smartphones, laptops, and other electronic devices in various other countries, such as China, India, Japan, and Singapore, is expected to increase the market in the region.
North America will showcase strong growth, led by the U.S. The growing sales of consumer electronics & electronics vehicles will contribute to the market size.
The increasing focus of government bodies toward greenhouse gas emissions in the environment in Europe has supported the growth of this market. Several countries in the region, such as Germany, Argentina, France, and others, have set their target of being zero emission of CO2 by 2050. This has boosted the usage of Li-ion batteries in the region. The European Commission and the Batteries European Partnership Association have launched a public-private partnership to encourage research into smart battery technology in Europe.
The Middle East & Africa is expected to observe substantial growth as many countries are going through massive construction activities and cities are developing at a larger scale. This, in turn, leads to the requirement of industrial and construction power tools that use Li-ion batteries. Key nations actively operating in the region are South Africa and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
This market is highly competitive with large number of market players operating in multiple regions. Prominent manufacturers such as Saft Group S.A., BYD Company, LG Chem, and A123 Systems have well established supply chain and distribution network which help these major players to hold prominent position in the market.
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The Lithium-Ion Battery Market report offers qualitative and quantitative insights on lithium-ion batteries and a detailed analysis of market size & growth rate for all possible segments in the market.
Along with this, the report provides an elaborative analysis of market dynamics, emerging trends, and competitive landscape. Key insights offered in the report are advancement in technology for Li-ion batteries by individual segments, recent industry developments such as partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, consolidated SWOT analysis of key players, Porter’s five forces analysis, business strategies of leading market players, macro and micro-economic indicators, and key industry trends.
Value (USD Billion) and Volume (GWh)
By Type, By Application, and By Region
As per the Fortune Business Insights study, the global market was USD 36.90 billion in 2020.
The global market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.3% during the forecast period.
The market size of Asia Pacific was valued at USD 17.10 billion in 2020.
Various industries, such as consumer electronics, automotive, energy storage systems, industrial, marine, defense, and medical, use the product.
The global market is anticipated to reach USD 193.13 billion by 2028.
Based on type, the lithium cobalt oxide segment holds the highest share in the market across the globe.
The top players in the industry are BYD Company, LG Chem, CATL, Samsung SDI, Panasonic Corporation, and Toshiba Corporation.
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