Research and Markets, the company providing market research solutions, has published a report on the lithium battery markets globally and in China titled, "Global and Chinese Consumer Electronic Lithium Battery Industry Report, 2011-2012".
The report commences with an introduction to the lithium battery industry. The consumer electronic lithium battery sector was revolutionized by Japanese makers. With Chinese companies entering the global lithium battery market in 2005, the market was split up between the Chinese, Japanese and South Korean manufacturers. From 2010, South Korean makers have advanced rapidly in this industry while their Chinese counterparts have slowed down. The report presents the geographical pattern of the global Lithium Battery industry and has one chapter dedicated to the Chinese Lithium Battery industry.
The report highlights the important changes that the lithium battery market has undergone. The most significant of these is the rising demand for lithium polymer battery which is an ultra-thin battery marred only by low energy density. The easy-to-manufacture ultra thin lithium polymer batteries are the preferred choice for Ultrabooks and Tablet PCs. These products will find takers among mobile phone manufacturers if their energy density can be improved.
The report provides details about market size and growth prospects. The market volume for lithium batteries for consumer electronics in 2011 was 4,309 million units and is expected to grow to 4,758 million units by end of 2012. The global market value for lithium cells for use in consumer electronics in 2011 was USD 8,499 million which is envisaged to rise to USD 9, 627 million by end of 2012. The report also touches upon market trends for lithium battery cathodes and anodes.