Which Country Exports the Most Primary Cells and Primary Batteries in the World?

Batteries And Accumulators May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2016, the amount of battery exported worldwide stood at 208K tonnes, shrinking by -6.5% against the previous year figure. Overall, battery exports continue to indicate a deep reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when export increased by 5% year-to-year. Global battery export peaked of 397K tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, battery exports stood at $7.6B in 2016. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +1.6% from 2007 to 2016; however, the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. Global battery export peaked of $8.2B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Battery Exporting Countries in the World

1. Indonesia (463.6 million USD)

2. Germany (334.4 million USD)

3. United Kingdom (180.5 million USD)

4. France (123.4 million USD)

5. Poland (115.8 million USD)

6. Netherlands (113.5 million USD)

7. Czech Republic (79.5 million USD)

8. Sweden (54.7 million USD)

9. Spain (31.8 million USD)

10. United Arab Emirates (25.8 million USD)

11. Guatemala (19.6 million USD)

12. Brazil (13.5 million USD)

Battery Exports By Country

Indonesia (60K tonnes) represented the main exporting country with an export of around 60K tonnes, which finished at 29% of total exports. It was distantly followed by Poland (22K tonnes), the UK (17K tonnes), United Arab Emirates (13K tonnes), the Netherlands (12K tonnes), and Germany (11K tonnes), together making up 36% share of total battery exports. France (7K tonnes), Guatemala (6.4K tonnes), Czech Republic (5.9K tonnes), Spain (4.3K tonnes), Sweden (4.1K tonnes), and Brazil (3.9K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

From 2007 to 2016, average annual rates of growth with regard to battery exports from Indonesia stood at -2.5%. At the same time, the Netherlands (+39.1%), France (+6.0%), the UK (+5.7%), Sweden (+4.2%), Poland (+3.3%), and Spain (+2.0%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, the Netherlands emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +39.1% from 2007-2016. Czech Republic experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, United Arab Emirates (-4.7%), Guatemala (-9.0%), Brazil (-10.3%), and Germany (-13.2%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Germany (13%), Indonesia (7%), Guatemala (4%), United Arab Emirates (3%), and Brazil (3%) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the global exports, while Poland, the UK, and the Netherlands saw its share reduced by -2.7%, -3.1%, and -5.4% from 2007 to 2016, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Indonesia ($464M), Germany ($334M) and the UK ($181M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2016, with a combined 13% share of global exports. These countries were followed by France, Poland, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Sweden, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Guatemala and Brazil, which together accounted for a further 8%.

Czech Republic (+8.0% per year) experienced the highest rates of growth with regard to the battery exports, among the main exporting countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Battery Export Prices By Country

In 2016, the average export price for battery amounted to $36 per kg, picking up by 2% against the previous year. In general, battery export price continues to indicate a strong expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when it surged by 22% year-to-year. Global battery export peaked in 2016, and is expected to retain its growth in the near future.

There were significant differences in the average export prices amongst major exporting countries. In 2016, the country with the highest export prices was Germany ($31 per kg), while United Arab Emirates ($2,033 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of battery export prices was attained by Germany (+13.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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