Lithium Compound Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2017-2022



Lithium is a soft and silver-white alkali metal, commonly present in the soil, plants, animals and human body. It is generally extracted from ores and mineral springs where it is found in small amounts. It has the lowest density of all the metals and reacts vigorously with water. Lithium is corrosive in nature and burns with a brilliant white flame. It forms numerous organic and inorganic compounds including hydride, oxide, nitride, carbide, hydroxide, etc. These compounds find applications in cooling systems for nuclear reactors, rechargeable batteries, special glasses, glass ceramics, aircrafts, armour plating, bicycle frames, etc. According to IMARC Group’s latest report, titled “Lithium Compound Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2017-2022”, the global lithium compound market reached a volume of 260,500 Tons in 2016.

Lithium-ion batteries are majorly used in portable electronic devices such as electric vehicles, camera, pacemakers, smartphones and watches. Increasing usage for these devices among the consumers has boosted the demand for li-ion batteries in the emerging countries such as China, South Korea, India and Brazil. This acts as the major growth-inducing factor for lithium compounds since they are used in the production of li-ion batteries. Moreover, huge investments in infrastructure developments, renovation of buildings and new housing projects are increasing the demand for glasses and ceramics, thereby influencing the market of lithium compounds. Further, a shift towards electronic vehicles instead of petroleum-based vehicles is facilitating the demand for lithium compounds in the industry. Owing to these factors, the market is expected to reach a volume of 399,800 Tons by 2022, exhibiting a CAGR of more than 7% during 2017-2022.

Lithium Compound Market

The report has segmented the market on the basis of type, wherein lithium carbonate represents the most popular type of lithium compound. It is followed by lithium hydroxide, lithium concentrate, lithium metal, lithium chloride and butyllithium. The market is also segregated on the basis of end-use into batteries, glass and glass ceramics, automotive parts, greases, metallurgy, polymer and air treatment. Amongst these, batteries account for the majority of the total share. Region-wise, the report covers Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. Currently, Asia Pacific dominates the market, accounting for the majority of the global share. The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key global players being SQM, FMC Corporation, Orocobre Limited, Lithium Americas Corp. and Neometals Ltd.

This report provides a deep insight into the global lithium compound market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the lithium compound industry in any manner.

 

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

 

  • How has the global lithium compound market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regions in the global lithium compound market?
  • Which are the popular product types in the global lithium compound market?
  • What are the major end-uses in the global lithium compound market?
  • What are the price trends of lithium compound?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global lithium compound market?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global lithium compound market?
  • What is the structure of the global lithium compound market and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global lithium compound market?
  • How is lithium compound manufactured?

1    Preface
2    Scope and Methodology
    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Properties
    4.3    Key Industry Trends
5    Global Lithium Compound Market
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
        5.2.1    Volume Trends
        5.2.2    Value Trends
    5.3    Price Trends
    5.4    Market Breakup by Type
    5.5    Market Breakup by End Use
    5.6    Market Breakup by Region
    5.7    Market Forecast
    5.8    SWOT Analysis
        5.8.1    Overview
        5.8.2    Strengths
        5.8.3    Weaknesses
        5.8.4    Opportunities
        5.8.5    Threats
    5.9    Value Chain Analysis
        5.9.1    Overview
        5.9.2    Research and Development
        5.9.3    Raw Material Procurement
        5.9.4    Manufacturing
        5.9.5    Marketing
        5.9.6    Distribution
        5.9.7    End-Use
    5.10    Porters Five Forces Analysis
        5.10.1    Overview
        5.10.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.10.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.10.4    Degree of Competition
        5.10.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.10.6    Threat of Substitutes
6    Market Breakup by Type
    6.1    Lithium Carbonate
    6.2    Lithium Hydroxide
    6.3    Lithium Concentrate
    6.4    Lithium Metal
    6.5    Lithium Chloride
    6.6    Butyllithium
    6.7    Other Lithium Compound
7    Market Breakup by End-Use
    7.1    Batteries
    7.2    Glass and Glass Ceramics
    7.3    Automotive Parts
    7.4    Greases
    7.5    Metallurgy
    7.6    Polymer
    7.7    Air Treatment
    7.8    Others
8    Market Breakup by Region
    8.1    Asia Pacific
    8.2    North America
    8.3    Europe
    8.4    Middle East and Africa
    8.5    Latin America
9    Lithium Compound Manufacturing Process
    9.1    Product Overview
    9.2    Raw Material Requirements
    9.3    Manufacturing Process
    9.4    Key Success and Risk Factors
10    Competitive Landscape
    10.1    Market Structure
    10.2    Key Players
    10.3    Profiles of Key Players
            10.3.1    SQM
                   10.3.1.1    Company Overview
                    10.3.1.2    Description
                    10.3.1.3    Product Portfolio
                    10.3.1.4    Financials
                    10.3.1.5    SWOT Analysis
            10.3.2    FMC Corporation
                    10.3.2.1    Company Overview
                    10.3.2.2    Description
                    10.3.2.3    Product Portfolio
                    10.3.2.4    Financials
                    10.3.2.5    SWOT Analysis
            10.3.3    Orocobre Limited
                    10.3.3.1    Company Overview
                    10.3.3.2    Description
                    10.3.3.3    Product Portfolio
                    10.3.3.4    Financials
            10.3.4    Lithium Americas Corp
                    10.3.4.1    Company Overview
                    10.3.4.2    Description
                    10.3.4.3    Product Portfolio
            10.3.5    Neometals Ltd
                    10.3.5.1    Company Overview
                    10.3.5.2    Description
                    10.3.5.3    Product Portfolio
                    10.3.5.4    Financials


List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Lithium Compound Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Lithium Compound Market: Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons) 2009-2016
Figure 3: Global: Lithium Compound Market: Sales Value (in Billion US$) 2009-2016
Figure 4: Global: Lithium Compound Market: Price Trend (in US$/Ton) 2009-2016
Figure 5: Global: Lithium Compound Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2016
Figure 6: Global: Lithium Compound Market: Breakup by End Use (in %), 2016
Figure 7: Global: Lithium Compound Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2016
Figure 8: Global: Lithium Compound Market Forecast: Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2017-2022
Figure 9: Global: Lithium Compound Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2017-2022
Figure 10: Global: Lithium Compound Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 11: Global: Lithium Compound Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 12: Global: Lithium Compound Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 13: Global: Lithium Carbonate Market: Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 14: Global: Lithium Hydroxide Market: Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 15: Global: Lithium Concentrate Market: Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 16: Global: Lithium Metal Market: Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 17: Global: Lithium Chloride Market: Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 18: Global: Butyllithium Market: Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 19: Global: Other Lithium Compound Market: Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 20: Global: Lithium Compound Market (Applications in Batteries): Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 21: Global: Lithium Compound Market (Applications in Glass and Glass Ceramics): Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 22: Global: Lithium Compound Market (Applications in Automotive Parts): Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 23: Global: Lithium Compound Market (Applications in Greases): Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 24: Global: Lithium Compound Market (Applications in Metallurgy): Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 25: Global: Lithium Compound Market (Applications in Polymer): Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 26: Global: Lithium Compound Market (Applications in Air Treatment): Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 27: Global: Lithium Compound Market (Other Applications): Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 28: Asia Pacific: Lithium Compound Market: Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 29: North America: Lithium Compound Market: Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 30: Europe: Lithium Compound Market: Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 31: Middle East and Africa: Lithium Compound Market: Sales Volume (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 32: Latin America: Lithium Compound Market: Sales Volume (in Million US$), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 33: Lithium Compound Manufacturing: Process Flow


List of Tables

Table 1: Lithium Compound: General Properties
Table 2: Global: Lithium Compound Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2016 and 2022
Table 3: Global: Lithium Compound Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2017-2022
Table 4: Global: Lithium Compound Market Forecast: Breakup by End-Use (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2017-2022
Table 5: Global: Lithium Compound Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in ‘000 Metric Tons), 2017-2022
Table 6: Lithium Compound: Raw Material Requirements
Table 7: Global: Lithium Compound Industry: Market Structure
Table 8: Global: Lithium Compound Market: Key Players


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