Secondary Battery Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Technology (Lead-acid Battery, Lithium-ion Battery, and Other Technologies (NiMh, NiCD, etc.)), Application (Automotive Batteries (HEV, PHEV, EV), Industrial Batteries (Motive, Stationary (Telecom, UPS, Energy Storage Systems (ESS), etc.), Portable Batteries (Consumer Electronics etc.), and Others (Power Tools Batteries, SLI Batteries, etc.)), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Market Snapshot

Market Summary - Secondary Battery Market
Study Period:

2018- 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific


15.76 %

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Market Overview

The global secondary battery market was valued at USD 87.82 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to reach USD 174.25 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 15.76% during 2021-2026. The outbreak of COVID-19 is expected to hamper the market's growth in the short term due to global economic slowdown and drop in sales of consumer electronics, the market is expected to revive with the widespread availability of a vaccine and opening up of trades and markets across the globe. The market is expected to revive after 2021. Declining lithium-ion battery prices, increasing adoption of electric vehicles are the major factors driving the market during the forecast period. On the other hand, the demand-supply mismatch of raw materials is likely to hinder the market growth.

  • Lithium-ion battery is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period majorly due to its favorable capacity-to-weight ratio. Moreover, other factors boosting LIB adoption include better performance, higher energy density, and decreasing price.
  • The use of artificial intelligence in R&D phase of battery manufacturing is likely to provide huge opportunities for the market studied.
  • Asia-Pacific is expected to be the largest market, with majority of the demand coming from China, Japan, and India, etc. 

Scope of the Report

The secondary battery market report include:

Lead-acid Battery
Lithium-ion Battery
Other Technologies (NiMh, NiCD, etc.)
Automotive Batteries (HEV, PHEV, EV)
Industrial Batteries (Motive, Stationary (Telecom, UPS, Energy Storage Systems (ESS), etc.)
Portable Batteries (Consumer Electronics etc.)
Other Applications (Power Tools Batteries, SLI Batteries, etc.)
North America
South America
Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Lithium-ion Battery Segment to Dominate the Market

  • Among different types of battery technology, lithium-ion battery (LIB) is expected to dominate the global battery market in the later part of the forecast period, majorly due to its favorable capacity-to-weight ratio. Also, other factors that play an important role in boosting the LIB adoption include better performance, higher energy density, and decreasing price.
  • The price of LIB is usually high as compared to the other batteries. Also, leading players in the market have been investing in order to gain economies of scale, and in R&D activities, to improve LIB's performance and price.
  • Lithium-ion batteries have traditionally been used mainly in consumer electronic devices, such as mobile phones, notebook, and PCs, but are increasingly being redesigned for use as the power source of choice in hybrid and the complete electric vehicle (EV) range, owing to factors, such as low environmental impact, as EV does not emit any CO2, nitrogen oxides, or any other greenhouse gases.
  • Currently, China is the largest market for electric vehicles, as the country accounts for around 50% of the global sale in 2019. China is making efforts to reduce the air pollution level in the country, and it is expected to register a high growth rate in the electric vehicle sales, consequently, leading to high demand for LIB.
  • South America accounts for roughly 55-60% of the global lithium resources. As of 2019, identified lithium resources in Argentina 17 million ton and Bolivia 21 million ton were approximately 9 million metric ton each, and 9 million ton in Chile. And in the same year, the global lithium production increased by around 30%, in response to the increased lithium demand for battery applications.
  • Moreover, LIB manufacturing facilities are majorly located in Asia-Pacific, North America, and Europe. Moreover, major market players, such as BYD Company Limited and LG Chem Ltd, have plans to set up new manufacturing facilities in the Asia-Pacific region, primarily in India, China, and South Korea.
Secondary Battery Market - Lithium-ion Battery Prices

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Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific has multiple growing economies with substantial natural as well as human resources, with China and India expected to be major investment hotspots for secondary battery companies in coming years, on account of policy-level support, from the governments for both renewables and Evs, and a growing middle-class population creating demand for consumer electronics.
  • India has been witnessing a surge in manufacturing batteries locally, owing to the government’s thrust on e-mobility. The Government of India aims to achieve 30% electric fleet by 2030. Also, in July 2019, the Government of India announced income tax exemptions for prospective EV buyers and reduced goods and services tax (GST) on EVs from 12% to 5%. Also, in March 2019, the Indian government approved to set up a National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage for driving clean and sustainable mobility initiatives with a five-year phased manufacturing program (PMP) till 2024.
  • Moreover, lithium-ion batteries are being considered as an attractive alternative to the lead acid batteries by the EV owners in the country. Though lithium-ion batteries are expensive compared to lead acid batteries, they have several advantages over lead acid batteries. For instance, in a typical scenario, lead acid batteries have shorter lifespan and need to be replaced every year, are heavy at around 120 kilogram (kgs), and require longer charging time of about 10 hours, for an e-rickshaw application.
  • According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), in 2019, China was the largest electric car market and sold more than 1.10 million electric cars. China is further expected to dominate with 57% share of the global EV market by 2030. The adoption of EVs in the country is further being propelled by the development of charging infrastructure. According to IEA, China aims to deploy 1,200 stations for swapping batteries and 500,000 publicly accessible chargers, in order to serve 5 million EVs by 2020.
  • As of October 2020, Chayora Limited announced that they have begun live operations at its first hyperscale data centre in China. The company also stated that the data centre are featuring up to 25,000 racks and accessing over 300 MVA of power available to serve the company’s hyperscale requirements on its wider Chayora campus, thus creating positive demand for secondary battery market in the region.
  • Therefore, based on the above-mentioned factors, Asia-Pacific is likely to dominate the secondary battery market during the forecast period.
Secondary Battery Market - Growth Rate by Region

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Competitive Landscape

The global secondary market is higly fragmented. Some of the major players include Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited, BYD Co. Ltd, Duracell Inc., EnerSys, and Tesla, Inc.

Recent Developments

  • In February 2020, the Washington State University (WSU) research team has developed a way to address a significant safety issue with lithium metal batteries – an innovation that could make high-energy batteries more viable for next-generation energy storage.​ The team had developed a battery in which they packed selenium disulfide, a non-toxic chemical into a porous carbon structure for their cathode. The group added two additives to the liquid electrolytes typically explored in next-generation lithium batteries.​
  • In June 2020, Volkswagen Group announced making an additional investment of up to USD 200 million in United States solid-state battery specialist, QuantumScape Corporation.​ The goal is to drive forward the joint development of solid-state battery technology. In the future, solid-state batteries are expected to increase range and shorten charging times further significantly.​
  • Li-NMC batteries are the most widely used li-ion battery type. Traditionally equal parts of nickel, manganese, and cobalt are used in li-NMC batteries. The mixture is now moving toward a 5:2:3 formula (5 parts of nickel, 3 parts of manganese, and 2 parts of cobalt). Many companies are focusing on R&D to reduce the cobalt oxide content and increase the nickel content. The major push is toward the adoption of 8:1:1 blend.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions




    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast in USD billion , till 2026

    3. 4.3 Recent Trends and Developments

    4. 4.4 Battery/Raw Material Price Trends and Forecast (in USD per kWh or USD per metric ton), by Major Technology Type

    5. 4.5 International Trade Statistics (Import/Export Data) in USD, by Major Technology Type, by Major Countries

    6. 4.6 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.6.1 Drivers

      2. 4.6.2 Restraints

    7. 4.7 Supply Chain Analysis

    8. 4.8 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.8.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.8.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.8.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.8.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.8.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    9. 4.9 Assessment of COVID-19 Impact on the Industry


    1. 5.1 Technology

      1. 5.1.1 Lead-acid Battery

      2. 5.1.2 Lithium-ion Battery

      3. 5.1.3 Other Technologies (NiMh, NiCD, etc.)

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Automotive Batteries (HEV, PHEV, EV)

      2. 5.2.2 Industrial Batteries (Motive, Stationary (Telecom, UPS, Energy Storage Systems (ESS), etc.)

      3. 5.2.3 Portable Batteries (Consumer Electronics etc.)

      4. 5.2.4 Other Applications (Power Tools Batteries, SLI Batteries, etc.)

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

      2. 5.3.2 Asia-Pacific

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa


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

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 BYD Co. Ltd

      2. 6.3.2 Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited

      3. 6.3.3 Duracell Inc.

      4. 6.3.4 EnerSys

      5. 6.3.5 GS Yuasa Corporation

      6. 6.3.6 Clarios

      7. 6.3.7 LG Chem Ltd

      8. 6.3.8 Panasonic Corporation

      9. 6.3.9 Saft Groupe SA

      10. 6.3.10 Samsung SDI Co. Ltd

      11. 6.3.11 Showa Denko K.K.

      12. 6.3.12 Tesla Inc.

      13. 6.3.13 TianJin Lishen Battery Joint-Stock Co. Ltd

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Secondary Battery Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Secondary Battery Market is growing at a CAGR of 15.76% over the next 5 years.

The Secondary Battery Market is valued at 87.82 Billion USD in 2018.

The Secondary Battery Market is valued at 174.25 Billion USD in 2026.

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

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2019.

  • BYD Co. Ltd
  • Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited
  • Duracell Inc.
  • Tesla Inc.
  • EnerSys

Are the major companies operating in Secondary Battery Market.

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