Cathode Material Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Cathode Material Market is segmented by Battery Type (Lead Acid, Lithium-Ion, and Others), Material (Lithium Iron Phosphate, Lithium Cobalt Oxide, Lithium-Nickel Manganese, Lithium Manganese Oxide, Lithium Cobalt Nickel Aluminum Oxide, Lead Dioxide, and Others), Application (Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Power Tools, Energy Storage and Others) and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe and Rest of the World)

Cathode Material Market Snapshot

Cathode Material Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >6 %

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Market Overview

The market for cathode material is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 6% globally during the forecast period. Cathode materials are used as voltage limiting and energy limiting electrodes in batteries. Cathode materials are widely used in lithium-ion batteries for energy storage and commonly used batteries have cathode materials as a major component. The growing product application in the automotive and electronic sector has been driving the market growth.

However, the stringent safety regulations for batteries through storage and transportation and unfavorable conditions arising due to the COVID-19 outbreak are anticipated to pose a challenge in the growth of the cathode materials market during the forecast period.

The evolving research and technological advancement in cathode material and efficient electrolytes which could enhance their overall performance in terms of stability, charge density, and durability offer great opportunities for the anti-ice coating market over the next five years.

Asia-Pacific region dominates the market, owing to growing application of cathode material in automotive industry, which augment the demand for cathode material.

Scope of the Report

The cathode material market report include:

Battery Type
Lithium Iron Phosphate
Lithium Cobalt Oxide
Lithium-Nickel Manganese Cobalt
Lithium Manganese Oxide
Lithium Nickel Cobalt Aluminium Oxide
Lead Dioxide
Others (Sodium Iron Phosphate, Oxyhydroxide, and Graphite)
Consumer Electronics
Power Tools
Energy Storage
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of the World
South America
Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Automotive Industry to Dominate the Market

  • The automotive sector stands to be the dominating segment owing to the extensive consumption of cathode material in batteries in vehicles.
  • Increasing demand for fuel and reduction in the price of Li-ion batteries has also encouraged automobile manufacturers to invest more in electric vehicles.
  • Initiatives beneath Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) like electric vehicle initiative and shifting preference from fuel energy to battery energy due to CO2 emission regulations are likely to drive the consumption of cathode material in the near future.
  • Asia-Pacific have been registering strong growth in the utilization of cathode material in consumer electronics, renewable energy and automotive industry, which is expected to drive the market over the forecast period.
  • All the aforementioned factors are expected to drive the cathode material market during the forecast period.
Cathode Material Market Revenue Share

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific region stands to be the governing market for cathode material. Factors, such as growing need for energy, high demand for battery energy systems and increasing battery consumers in countries like China, India, South Korea, Japan, and Vietnam, etc. are expected to propel the market growth.
  • Increasing application of battery in many industries including automotive, consumer electronics, power tools, and energy system storage is expected to propel the demand for cathode materials. The increasing adoption of electric vehicles in countries like China is also expected to contribute to the demand for cathode material.
  • Beneficial attributes of lithium-ion batteries like high energy density, discharge capabilities, and fast charge and growing market for smart devices and other consumer electronics in countries like China, India, and Vietnam, etc.
  • Furthermore, growing projects and aggressive investments by countries like China and India in renewable energy is expected to drive the cathode material market in the region.
  • Hence, all such market trends are expected to drive the demand for cathode material market in the region during the forecast period.
Cathode Material Market Regional Trends

Competitive Landscape

The global cathode material market is fragmented in nature with a number of players operating in the market. Some of the major companies are Johnson Matthey, Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd, Targray Technology International, BASF SE and Umicore amongst others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing demand from Automotive and Electronic Sector

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Safety Issues with Transportation and Storage

      2. 4.2.2 Unfavorable Conditions Arising Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porters Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Battery Type

      1. 5.1.1 Lead-Acid

      2. 5.1.2 Lithium-Ion

      3. 5.1.3 Others

    2. 5.2 Material

      1. 5.2.1 Lithium Iron Phosphate

      2. 5.2.2 Lithium Cobalt Oxide

      3. 5.2.3 Lithium-Nickel Manganese Cobalt

      4. 5.2.4 Lithium Manganese Oxide

      5. 5.2.5 Lithium Nickel Cobalt Aluminium Oxide

      6. 5.2.6 Lead Dioxide

      7. 5.2.7 Others (Sodium Iron Phosphate, Oxyhydroxide, and Graphite)

    3. 5.3 Application

      1. 5.3.1 Automotive

      2. 5.3.2 Consumer Electronics

      3. 5.3.3 Power Tools

      4. 5.3.4 Energy Storage

      5. 5.3.5 Others

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 Rest of the World

        1. South America

        2. Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%)/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 3M

      2. 6.4.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.4.3 Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd

      4. 6.4.4 Johnson Matthey

      5. 6.4.5 LG Chem

      6. 6.4.6 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 POSCO

      9. 6.4.9 Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd

      10. 6.4.10 Targray Technology International

      11. 6.4.11 TODA KOGYO CORP.

      12. 6.4.12 Umicore

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Advancement in Cathode Material and Efficient Electrolyte

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Cathode Material Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Cathode Material Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Johnson Matthey, Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd, Targray Technology International, BASF SE , Umicore are the major companies operating in Cathode Material Market.

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