Companies in this industry manufacture primary (disposable) batteries and storage (rechargeable) batteries for consumer, automotive, and industrial use. Major US companies include East Penn Manufacturing, Energizer, EnerSys, and Exide Technologies; leading companies based outside the US include Foxlink (Taiwan), GP Batteries (Hong Kong), GS Yuasa (Japan), and Johnson Controls (Ireland).
The global battery market is expected to reach more than $310 billion by 2027, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.1% from 2020 to 2027, according to Grand View Research. An increase in the use of consumer electronics powered by rechargeable batteries, as well as demand for electric vehicles, is expected to drive revenue growth.
The US battery manufacturing industry includes about 230 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $10 billion.
Demand depends primarily on the level of activity in the automotive and electronic sectors of the economy.?Personal income?drives new battery purchases in consumer goods, and consumer usage levels drive demand for replacement batteries. Large companies have?economies of scale?in purchasing. Smaller producers compete by focusing on?specialized products?and?customer service. The US industry is highly concentrated: the 50 largest firms account for more than 95% of revenue.
Imports account for about 60% of the US market for batteries; leading sources are Japan, China, South Korea. US-manufactured batteries are exported primarily to Canada and Mexico. Exports total about 45% of US production.
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Major product categories are storage batteries (about 60% of industry revenue) and primary batteries (about 30%). Other products include battery parts,
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