Battery Materials Market Research Report - Forecast till 2030

Battery Materials Market: Information by Type (Cathode, Anode, Electrolyte, Separator and Others), Batter Type (Lithium-Ion, Lead-Acid, Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd) and Others), Application (Portable Devices, Automotive, Electronics Items, Power Storages and Others) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa) - Forecast Till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/0989-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 140 pages

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Battery Materials Market Overview


The battery materials market is expected to see substantial growth USD 62 billion in the coming years by registering a CAGR of 8.75% in the forecast 2030.


Some of the primary drivers currently driving the global battery materials market are the growing electric vehicle market, the increased use of consumer electronics like smartphones and laptops, and collaborative development between miners and battery makers. Lithium-ion batteries are widely used in the automotive, industrial, and consumer electronics industries. The need for cathode battery materials has surged due to Li-ion batteries. The battery materials market will grow as demand for various batteries and battery materials grows.


Environmental concerns over metal mining are a big concern in the battery materials business, as this could stymie the acquisition of additional mine sites. The battery materials market is being driven by heavy expenditures in automotive, electronics, and ESS worldwide, particularly in APAC. Furthermore, automotive firms' government assistance, a solid manufacturing base, and increased expenditures in electric vehicles are propelling the battery materials market globally. In this market, there is currently a demand for low-cost batteries; producers choose cost-effective and high-performing materials.


Covid-19 analysis


The covid-19 pandemic, which started in China, is now spread all over the countries. To fight covid-19, the government is taking safety measures. The imposition of lockdown and social distancing guidelines is affecting the supply of products in all businesses. It also has a significant impact on the supply chain in the battery materials market. The energy sector is facing difficulty in production due to a shortage of labor, due to which the shipping process delays, therefore the delay in the projects, research, and development. A huge decline can be seen in the product sales and production rate of batteries. Export-import restrictions lead to a lack of availability of materials for the battery. The major manufacturers of battery materials in China announced that production delays. In many industries, the production works are at a halt. Due to the production difficulties amidst covid-19, the battery materials market trends are decreasing. The key players are trying to increase the battery materials market demand by taking the necessary steps.


Competitive landscape


The major regions in the battery materials market are:



  • 3M (US), BASF SE (Germany)

  • DowDuPont (US)

  • Celgard, LLC (US)

  • Solvay (Belgium)

  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan)

  • Entek (UK)

  • Ecopro (South Korea)

  • Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd (Japan) Nippon Denko Co., Ltd (Japan)


Market Dynamics



  • Drivers in the battery materials market


Rapid development in the automotive sector will propel the demand for electric vehicles across the globe. As a result, increasing demand for electric vehicles will drive the battery materials market size. According to the investment bank UBS, By 2025, 20% of all new cars sold across the world will be electricThe demand for electric vehicles due to zero-emission has also increased. The government rules regarding tax and subsidies, a registration on electric vehicles is favoring the battery materials market. The demand for electric vehicles will rise more to reduce carbon emission and fast-charging stations, and it will have a positive impact on the battery materials market. Additionally, increasing demand for consumer electronics will boost the growth of the battery materials market. The increased production of electronics products such as computers, laptops, Mobiles, TV and other devices will propel the market. The advancement of technology will also play a crucial role in increasing the demand of the battery materials market.



  • Opportunities for battery materials market


Currently, the focus is increasing on the adoption of recycled LI-ION batteries, and it will bring great opportunities for the market. For example, Fortum is a clear source of energy provider, and it recycles over 80% of Li-ion materials and improves the battery value across industries and vehicle applications. The recycling method involves a chemical preparation method that requires rare materials, and therefore, the focus on the recycling process will bring opportunities for the battery materials market. Companies are also investing in the development of efficient battery technologies that are likely to generate opportunities for the battery materials market.



  • Restraints in the battery materials market


Poor infrastructure that doesn’t support charging may delay the launch of electric vehicles. And it will hamper the battery materials market growth. The electric vehicles companies can’t launch vehicles unless there is proper charging infrastructure, as it will be difficult for the customer to charge the vehicle. The major key players are trying to come up with solutions to increase the market growth.



  • Challenges in the battery materials


The underdeveloped regions are not used to advanced technology and electric vehicles; as a result, it will be a big challenge for the battery materials market. The key players are trying their best to overcome the challenges and increase the demand for the battery materials market.



  • Cumulative growth analysis


There are many factors that are boosting the demand of the battery materials market. As a result, the battery materials market will grow at a healthy CAGR rate of 8.46% during the forecast period.


Market segmentation



  • By type


On the basis of type, the battery materials market is segmented into cathode, anode, separator, electrolyte, and others. The cathode is further divided into lithium Cobalt oxide, lithium manganese oxide, lithium iron phosphate, lithium nickel cobalt aluminum oxide, and lithium nickel manganese oxide. Anode is again segmented into natural graphite, artificial graphite, and others. Cathode dominated the market in 2019 and had the highest battery materials market share, and it is expected to hold the highest share of the market in the forecast period.



  • By battery type


On the basis of battery type, the battery materials market is segmented into Li-ion, lead-acid, nickel-metal hydride, Ni-cd and others. The Li-ion segment is expected to dominate the segment due to the increasing demand for Li-ion for electric vehicles. It is also used on electronic devices because it has a tint memory effect, high energy density, and low self-discharge. It has wide application in automotive, electronics, Industries, and others. The rising demand for lead-acid batteries is due to their properties such as reliability, high tolerance to abuse, ease of purchase, tolerance to overcharging, and ability to produce high currents. The lead-acid batteries will see substantial growth during the forecast period.



  • By application


On the basis of application, the battery materials market is divided into portable devices, power storages, electronic items, automotive, and others. The increasing adoption of batteries in electronic devices will drive the growth of the overall battery materials market. This is due to the new products, growing population, the rising purchasing power of people, and change in lifestyle. Also, the government across the world focusing on the proper utilization of electronic devices. Automotive is responsible for this highest market share.


Regional analysis


The major regions in the battery materials market are North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. The Asia Pacific was responsible for the highest battery materials market account to the battery materials market analysis. This was due to the growing demand if the electronics industry in this region. Apart from that improved economic conditions, high incomes and low electronics cost is driving the market in this region. Asia Pacific will register the highest CAGR in the forecast period as well. Europe is also showing rapid growth due to the rising automotive sector in this region. The North American region is expected to register a great CAGR during the forecast period due to the presence of advanced consumer technologies. The automotive sector in the US will also play a major role in driving the battery materials market demand in this region. The market in Latin America will see positive growth due to Industrialization. The market in the Middle East and Africa will show moderate growth due to economic development


Recent developments


December 2021-General Motors has joined hands with POSCO Chemical for a joint venture with respect to lithium-ion battery materials, especially Cathode Active Material (CAM). This joint venture will entail construction of a processing factory in North America for critical battery materials to be added t General Motor’s Ultium electric vehicle platform.
The cathode active materials will then be supplied to GM and LG Chem's LG Energy Solution joint venture called Ultium Cells, which will develop batteries for electric vehicles. Cathode active materials represent close to 40% of the total cost of battery cells. The company is planning to focus on battery material innovations, with the aim to foster the adoption rate of EVs across the globe.

December 2021-NEO Battery Materials Ltd. introduces 3 major types of silicon anode active materials, namely NBMSiDE-P200, NBMSiDE-C100, as well as NBMSiDE-P100, and is planning to start the production of these battery materials by 2022-end.
Securing the product pipelines of these silicon anode materials will allow NEO to respond quickly and more efficiently to the numerous requirements of battery materials compatible within the lithium-ion battery cell system.
In May 2019, Umicore and Glencore declared that they are on a long-term agreement for the supply of cobalt to Umicore’s battery materials value chain.


British multinational speciality chemicals and sustainable technologies company Johnson Matthey (JM) recently revealed that the it had obtained licence under the intellectual property of CAMX. This will allow JM to access the GEMX platform for nickel processing primarily for lithium-ion batteries manufacturing.


BASF is setting up its EV battery materials facility in Harjavalta, Finland to serve the European market. Reportedly, the new facility will be constructed adjacent to Russian nickel and palladium mining and smelting company Nornickel’s nickel and cobalt refinery.


Report overview


The battery materials market report is based on the quantitative and qualitative analysis of the market. This Report highlights the battery materials market outlook on market overview, covid-19 analysis market Dynamics, and analysis of the market. Furthermore, it discusses the regional analysis, competitive landscape, and recent developments.

Recent Development


Feb 2022 Northvolt, a battery manufacturer, has announced plans to develop its third production facility in Sweden. Northvolt has previously formed a deal with Volvo Cars to build a battery facility in Gothenburg, Sweden. The new unit will be built at the Kvarnsveden paper mill in Borlange. Last year, it was shut down by Stora Enso Oyj. This will be the company's third manufacturing facility, designed to address the expanding demand for electric vehicles. Much of the current facilities and infrastructure will be reused and refurbished, according to Northvolt. The companies have signed a statement of intent to proceed with the deal, with a definitive agreement expected in the coming months.


Feb 2022 This week, the US announced a "significant investment in a local production of essential minerals and commodities," including measures to enhance lithium and other battery-related supply chains. The Department of Energy (DoE) recently announced a loan-based funding commitment of $3 billion for upstream battery supply chain initiatives.


Segmental table


By Type



  • Cathode

  • Anode 

  • Electrolyte

  • Separators

  • Others


Battery type



  • Lithium-ion (Li-ion),

  • Lead-acid, 

  • Nickel metal hydride (Ni-Mh),

  • Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd), 

  • Others.


Application



  • Portable devices

  • Automotive

  • Electronics items

  • Power storages

  • Others



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 62 billion 2030
  CAGR   8.75% 2030
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2021 to 2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Type, Battery Type, Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   3M (US), BASF SE (Germany), Entek (UK), Ecopro (South Korea), Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd (Japan), DowDuPont (US), Celgard, LLC (US), Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan), Solvay (Belgium), and Nippon Denko Co., Ltd (Japan).
  Key Market Opportunities

  • Technological innovations in the Li-Ion batteries
  • Increasing emergence of battery technology
  •   Key Market Drivers

  • Surging demand for consumer electronics and portable electronics products
  • The rising investment for electric & hybrid vehicles


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    Battery materials market would grow with a CAGR of 8.75% during the forecast period of 2021 to 2030.

    Stringent safety measures and lack of infrastructure can hold back the battery materials market growth.

    The Asia Pacific market has the scope to register the maximum market growth.

    End user industries like automotive, portable devices, power storages, electronics items, are expected to trigger maximum growth for the battery materials market.

    Players like BASF SE (Germany), 3M (US), Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd (Japan), DowDuPont (US), Entek (UK), Solvay (Belgium), Ecopro (South Korea), Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan), Celgard, LLC (US), and Nippon Denko Co., Ltd (Japan) are slated to trigger growth for the battery materials market.