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Battery Raw Materials Market

Battery Raw Materials Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report, by Type, by Material Type : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031

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Author's: Prakhar Jain | Eswara Prasad
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Battery Raw Materials Market Research, 2031

The global battery raw materials market size was valued at $47.5 billion in 2021, and battery raw materials industry is projected to reach $87.1 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2022 to 2031.

Battery raw materials are the starting material in the upstream battery production. They mainly consist of lithium, nickel, and cobalt among others. These metals are mined by major mining companies before being processed in to metal compounds and precursors. Battery metal precursors are used for making electrolytes and anodes. Lithium can be mined from close to 100 different mineral ores; however, spodumene, lepidolite, petalite, amblygonite, and eucryptite are the five main sources of lithium metal. In addition, there are sources of obtaining battery raw materials such as brines.

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The annually growing electric vehicle market, ongoing surge in consumer electronics market for smartphones and laptops owing to rising consumer incomes, and increase in demand for energy storage systems in power generation and utilities segments are driving the battery raw materials market growth. The global electric vehicle (EV) market is gaining from the global trend of shifting toward renewable energy from conventional fuels, which has further strengthened its presence in the mainstream automotive industry. Increase in demand for batteries in various industries as backup power supply, as energy storage systems in the power generation and renewable power station have driven the market growth. Increase in demand for EV’s and consumer electronics across the globe has positive impact on the demand for battery raw materials market. The above-mentioned factors are expected to provide ample battery raw materials opportunities during the forecast period.

New manufacturing plants and development centers are being constructed where there is a huge demand for batteries, which led to more demand for battery raw materials development. In addition, battery manufacturers are expected to collaborate with battery metal suppliers to strengthen the supply of battery metals that are projected to face a shortage in the future.

North America region is second largest market of battery raw materials. U.S. as a most advanced technological country has high application of lithium sulfur batteries in various fields.  U.S. is also a major manufacturer of lithium batteries. Canada is a country with low temperature all the year so fuel-based vehicles and heat systems require huge number of raw materials. Hence, lithium sulfur batteries are mostly used here in recreation vehicles (RV), marine and other electronic applications. Mexico is one of the most rapidly developing country due to the presence of highly advanced neighbor such as the U.S. and increase in government policies to adopt EVs in transportation sector and the usage of energy storage devices in the power transmission and distribution sector. The U.S. government has been proactive in the growth of the U.S. electric vehicle market. In April 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy announced new research funding opportunities on three EV charging related topics to boost EV adoption. A $10 million was funded to develop new technologies and designs to significantly reduce the cost of electric vehicle supply equipment for DC fast charging that will be needed in large number to support high volumes of EVs. In addition, $20 million was funded to accelerate the adoption of commercially-available plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and support infrastructure through community-based public-private partnerships. Furthermore, a $4 million funding to encourage new programs to increase workplace EV charging regionally or nationally to increase the feasibility of PEV ownership for consumers in underserved communities. The above factors are expected to drive the growth of the battery raw materials market during this forecast period. 

The global battery raw materials market forecast is segmented on the basis of type, material type, and region.

On the basis of type, it is segmented into lithium ion, lead acid, and others. Furthermore, lithium-ion segment is further classified into electric vehicles, consumer electronics, industrial, and others. Lead acid segment is categorized into automotive, industrial and others. On the basis of material type, the market is segmented into cathode, anode, electrolyte, separator, and others.

Region wise, the market is studied across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Presently, Asia-Pacific accounts for the largest battery raw materials market share, followed by North America, and Europe.

The major companies profiled in this report include Asahi Kasei Corporation, BASF SE, ECOPRO, Entek International, Johnson Matthey plc., LG Chem Ltd, NEI Corporation, Showa Denko K.K., Targray Technology International Inc., Toshiba Corporation, Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd., 3M, Nichia Corporation, Valence Technology, Inc., Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Celgard, LLC, and Nippon Denko Co., Ltd. Additional growth strategies such as expansion of storage capacities, acquisition, partnership and research & innovation in the optimization and improvement in efficiency of the battery have led to attain key developments in the global battery raw materials market trends.

Battery Raw Materials Market by Type

The lithium-ion segment dominates the global battery raw materials market. Lithium-ion battery consists of lithium as a core to generate electricity needed by the products. Lithium is a soft, white, and lustrous alkali metal. Lithium materials used in battery production consist of various lithium compounds such as Lithium hydroxide, Lithium carbonate, Lithium fluoride, and Lithium chloride. Lithium has lowest density of all metals and reacts with water. It is most widely used in battery applications for mobile phones, laptop, digital camera, electric vehicle, robots, and power grid storage. Rapid growth of the electric vehicle industry boosts the demand for Li-ion batteries, which propels the growth of the battery raw materials market. Li-ion battery is the rapidly adopted battery type, owing to its lightweight and high consumer acceptance, which drive its demand, thereby augmenting the market growth. The advantages offered by Li-ion battery such as its high energy density, low maintenance, low self-discharge, and lightweight are the key factors, which draw the attention of consumers, thus fueling the market growth.

Battery Raw Materials Market by Material Type

The cathode segment dominates the global battery raw materials market. Cathode material in the battery is the major component, which determines the energy density of the cell. The energy density is measured using cell capacity. The selection of cathode materials depends on various factors such as cell voltage, capacity, energy & power capabilities, cycle life and operating temperature. Various materials are used in the cathode of a lithium-ion battery such as cobalt, manganese, phosphate, nickel cobalt manganese, lithium iron phosphate, and others. Enhanced reliability and compatibility of lithium batteries have led to increase in the demand for cathode materials. Furthermore, increase in applications of lithium-ion battery has driven the market growth. The development of superior lithium and lead acid batteries with higher capacity and better management systems is expected to drive the market. The above-mentioned factors will provide ample opportunities for the development of the market during the forecast period.

Battery Raw Materials Market by Region

Asia-Pacific segment dominated the global battery raw materials market. Owing to huge demographic of consumers for electronic products and automotive in this region is a major factor driving the demand for battery raw materials market. Presently, a major share of battery material value chain is dominated by China. Battery anodes and cathodes are imported from Chinese and Japanese manufacturers across the globe. In order to emerge as a key player in decarbonization, emerging country such as India needs to focus on vertical integration of battery materials which starts from domestic sourcing to battery packing. Government incentives and favorable policies need to be implemented. Moreover, a political conflict between the two countries increases the risk of import restrictions which means shortage of key battery materials. In addition, India looks to reduce its fuel import dependency over the next few years. Such conditions are conducive for the local battery manufacturers and research institutes, thus boosting the battery raw materials market. The above-mentioned policies and investments are major factors driving the growth of the market in this region during the forecast period.

Impact of Covid-19 on Global Battery Raw Materials Market

The global COVID-19 pandemic has a negative impact on the battery raw materials market. This market has experienced lower than anticipated demand across all regions compared to pre pandemic levels. The global market exhibited a decline in 2020 compared to 2019, due to shutdown of various industrial manufacturing facilities and close down of various power generation projects across the globe.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has adversely impacted the market growth due to shutdown of manufacturing industries and decline in utilization of consumer electronics such as portable gadgets. Furthermore, the initiatives taken by the government to curb the spread of pandemic such as lock down had a great impact over the material supply. However, during the second half of the pandemic, there was a sudden surge in the demand for consumer electronics such as laptops, smart phones and other gadgets that were used to do work online. The increase in concept of work from home led to increase in demand for portable electronic gadgets during the pandemic period.

The government initiatives to develop renewable power generation have boosted the demand for batteries for the energy storage, which led to increase in demand for battery raw material market.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the battery raw materials market analysis from 2021 to 2031 to identify the prevailing battery raw materials market opportunities.
  • The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • In-depth analysis of the battery raw materials market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
  • Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global battery raw materials market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.

Battery Raw Materials Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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Market Size By 2031

USD 87.1 billion

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Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.3%

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Forecast period

2021 - 2031

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Report Pages

350

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By Type
  • Lithium-Ion
    • Application
      • Electric vehicles
      • Consumer Electronics
      • Industrial
      • Others
  • Lead-acid
    • Application
      • Automotive
      • Industrial
      • Others
  • Others
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By Material Type
  • Cathode
  • Anode
  • Electrolyte
  • Separator
  • Others
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, France, Italy, UK, Spain, Rest Of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest Of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Rest Of LAMEA)
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Key Market Players

ASAHI KASEI CORPORATION, TARGRAY TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL INC., Celgard, LLC, Nichia Corporation, ENTEK INTERNATIONAL, Johnson Matthey plc, BASF SE, Nippon Denko Co, Ltd, 3M, TOSHIBA Corporation, showa denko k.k., Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd., ECOPRO, Valence Technology, Inc., LG Chem Ltd, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, NEI CORPORATION

Analyst Review

According to CXO Perspective, the global battery raw materials market is expected to witness increased demand during the forecast period, due to surge in demand for lithium-based batteries, owing to surge in sales of electric vehicles and consumer electronics across the globe.  Electric vehicle supply chain will look to secure the supply of critical battery materials such as Lithium and Nickel. Moreover, there will be proactive research into battery technology to develop new battery materials and refining processes. On the other hand, the global battery raw materials market is also expected to witness growth during the forecast period, owing to increased incomes and internet penetration.

The battery raw material is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Among the analyzed regions, Asia-Pacific is expected to account for the highest revenue in the market throughout the forecast period, followed by North America, Europe, and LAMEA.

Author Name(s) : Prakhar Jain | Eswara Prasad
Frequently Asked Questions?

Increase in adoption of electric vehicles and surge in demand for consumer electronics are the key factors boosting the Battery raw materials market growth.

The market value of Battery raw materials in 2031 is expected to be $87.1 billion

Asahi Kasei Corporation, BASF SE, ECOPRO, Entek International, Johnson Matthey plc., LG Chem Ltd, NEI Corporation, Showa Denko K.K., Targray Technology International Inc., Toshiba Corporation, Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd., 3M, Nichia Corporation, Valence Technology, Inc., Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Celgard, LLC, and Nippon Denko Co., Ltd.

Automotive industry is projected to increase the demand for Battery raw materials Market

The global battery raw materials market is segmented on the basis of by type, material type, and region. On the basis of type, it is segmented into lithium ion, lead acid, and others. Furthermore, lithium-ion segment is further classified into electric vehicles, consumer electronics, industrial, and others. Lead acid segment is categorized into automotive, industrial and others. On the basis of material type, the market is segmented into cathode, anode, electrolyte, separator, and others. Region wise, the market is studied across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA

Rapid development in the renewable energy sector is the Main Driver of Battery raw materials Market.

During the second half of the pandemic, there was a sudden surge in the demand for consumer electronics such as laptops, smart phones and other gadgets that were used to do work online. The increase in concept of work from home led to increase in demand for portable electronic gadgets during the pandemic period.

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Battery Raw Materials Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031