Global Battery Market Forecast to Reach USD$144 Billion in 2016

World demand for primary and secondary batteries is forecast to rise 8.5 percent per year to $144 billion in 2016. Batteries are a fast growing market bolstered by the electronics manufacturing segment as well as expanding output and use of motor vehicles.

Business executives seeking consistent economic and market forecasts and interviews with key industry participants, experts and end users will benefit from these three new battery market research reports available from Global Information Inc (GII).

GII also encourages organizations to register for two upcoming Battery Conferences: Lithium Battery Power 2012 and Battery Safety 2012. These events will take place this December in Las Vegas where thousands of top-level industry attendees will hear about breakthroughs in battery chemistries, learn about new applications and more.

World Batteries

From 2006 to 2011, the cost of batteries increased very rapidly. A combination of high raw material costs and the shutdown of most of China’s lead-acid battery capacity at the end of 2011 pushed prices upward. As a result, the value of the battery market in most nations increased rapidly over the 2006-2011 period, and gains through 2016 are generally expected to be slowed by reduced pricing pressure within the battery industry.

This Freedonia industry study, “World Batteries”, presents historical demand data for 2001, 2006 and 2011, plus forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by product, market, world region and for 29 countries. The study also considers key market environment factors, examines battery technology, evaluates company market share and profiles industry competitors, including Panasonic, Johnson Controls, and Exide Technologies.

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Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors: Supercapacitors 2013-2023

Supercapacitors are replacing batteries where such properties as excellent low temperature performance, calendar and cycle life, fast charge-discharge and reliability are more dominant issues than size and weight. Almost everywhere you see next generation electronic and power technology you see supercapacitors and supercabatteries being fitted or planned because of superior performance, cost-over-life and fit-and-forget.

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Supercapacitor / Ultracapacitor Strategies and Emerging Applications 2013-2025

There are more-power-dense versions of the favorite rechargeable batteries – lithium-ion with 70% or so of the rechargeable battery market in 2023. Unfortunately, power dense rechargeable batteries surrender a lot of energy density. It is therefore helpful that more and more energy dense supercapacitors and variants are becoming available, some even matching lead acid batteries and yet retaining excellent power density. This convergence of properties has led to the widespread combination of the two in parallel, particularly in power applications.

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Capacitors: World Markets, Technologies & Opportunities: 2012-2017

This is a detailed global market analysis on the capacitor industry. The study addresses the value, volume and pricing for capacitors by dielectric, including ceramic, aluminum, tantalum, DC film and AC film capacitors, as well as emerging markets in niobium capacitors, carbon supercapacitors and additional dielectrics.

The study also analyzes the volume of capacitor consumption by major end product within each of these segments, including smartphones, standard handsets, notebook computers, tablet computers, desktop computers, LCD TV Sets, automobiles and other consumer and professional equipment, and forecasts the capacitor volume requirements out to 2017.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at

Lithium Battery Power 2012

December 4 – 5, 2012 | Las Vegas, NV USA

Recent significant innovations within lithium-ion batteries have propelled the technology into a position in the marketplace far exceeding recent market survey results. Breakthroughs in new battery chemistries, novel electrode and electrolyte materials, system integration for a vast array of mobile and portable applications, from micro medical devices to high-energy/high-power automotive, have paved the roadmap for an emerging market with unlimited potential.

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Battery Safety 2012

December 6 – 7, 2012 | Las Vegas, NV USA

Widely publicized safety incidents and recalls of lithium-ion batteries have raised legitimate concerns regarding lithium-ion battery safety. Battery Safety 2012 is conveniently timed with Lithium Battery Power 2012 and will address these concerns by exploring the following topics: Application specific battery safety issues affecting battery performance; Major battery degradation and reliability factors; Battery management systems; Commercial cells evaluation and failure analysis; Advances in testing techniques and protocols; High throughput testing, automation and modeling for better safety; and Regulatory issues

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