Lithium Ion Battery Cathodes: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2019 to 2024

$4400 - Single Copy or $8800 - Web Posting | Report # SH28097272 | 250 Pages | 119 Tables and Figures | 2019
  • Key Topics
  • Cathode
  • Cobalt
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • EV
  • Electric Vehicle
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Drones
  • UAV
  • UUV
  • Power Tools
  • Smart Phone Equipment
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Manganesem
  • Nickel Cobalt Manganesem (NMC)
  • NMC 811
  • NMC 632
  • Lithium Iron PhospNMC 632hate (LFP Manganese
  • Nickel Cobalt Aluminium (NMA)

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts (January 18, 2019) – WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Lithium Ion Battery Cathode Markets: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, worldwide, 2019 to 2024.  The 2019 study has 250 pages, 119 tables and figures.  Worldwide markets are poised to achieve continuing growth as the advantages brought by using new materials are used to decrease the cost of producing lithium ion batteries.  The customization achieved by reducing the quantity of cobalt proportionally inside the cathode is a significant market growth driver.    

Lithium-ion Batteries at $100/kWh Make EVs Cheaper Than Traditional Gas-Powered Vehicles.  As the new cathode technologies are applied to lithium ion batteries, the cost of lithium ion batteries will continue to decrease.  Lithium-ion batteries aim to cost $100/kWh, – a cost that makes EVs cheaper than traditional gas-powered vehicles.  Companies are targeting between $80/kWh and $100/kWh.  Realistically companies will likely approach $100/kWh.  

NMC lithium battery cathode materials are used for electric vehicles.   As the cathode markets develop toward NMC, it is clear the LFP favored by Chinese manufacturers, not suitable for electric vehicles will lose market share.  Current NMC ternary lithium-ion batteries from South Korean and Japanese makers typically employ a ratio of 60% nickel to 20% manganese, and 20% cobalt (6:2:2), but as that ratio moves to 8:1:1 in 2018 and beyond, the cathode is a key element in achieve vast cost efficiencies.

On the basis of product, the market is primarily split into
- Cobalt
- Manganese
- Nickel Cobalt Manganese (NMC)
- Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP)

Worldwide Lithium Ion Battery cathodes have many applications.  On the basis on the end users/application, this report covers

- Electric Vehicles
- Drones, UAV, UUV
- Power Tools
- Smart Phone Equipment
- Consumer Electronics Products
- Other

Worldwide Lithium Ion Battery cathode market at $7 billion market in 2018, is expected to reach $58.8 billion by 2024.     

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Companies Profiled
Market Leaders
  • Sumitomo Metal Mining (SMM)
  • Panasonic
  • BASF
  • Umicore
  • NEI Corporation
  • LG
  • Argonne National Labs
  • Easpring
  • Mitsubishi Chemical
  • Reshine
  • Long Power Systems
  • Targray
  • Toda Kogyo
  • Fujitsu
  • Pulead
  • JFE Chemical
  • Samsung
  • Hitachi Chemical

Report Methodology

This is the 809th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary databases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Author

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing strategies, Internet software, a study of Push to Talk Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, Business Process Management, Servers, Blades, the Mainframe as a Green Machine, and Application Server markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

$4400 - Single Copy or $8800 - Web Posting | Report # SH28097272 | 250 Pages | 119 Tables and Figures | 2019