Lithium Ion Batteries Exports by Country

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Global sales from lithium ion batteries exports by country amounted to US$2.5 billion in 2016.

Overall, the value of lithium ion batteries exports were up by an average 25.8% for all exporting countries since 2012 when lithium ion batteries shipments were valued at $2 billion. Year over year, exported lithium ion batteries appreciated by a modest 0.8% from 2015 to 2016.

To put into perspective the metrics for exported lithium ion batteries, consider that exports of battery chargers and other accumulators for ion batteries amounted to $17.8 billion during 2016. That dollar amount equals a 54.5% improvement since 2012.

Among continents, Asian countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported lithium ion batteries during 2016 with shipments valued at $1.5 billion or 59.2% of overall lithium battery exports. In second place were European exporters at 23% while 17.4% of worldwide lithium ion batteries shipments originated from North America.

Due to their high-energy density, tiny memory impact and low self-discharge rate, lithium ion batteries are one of the most common types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics.

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for lithium ion batteries is 850650. The code prefix is 850760 for lithium-ion accumulators and chargers.

Lithium Ion Batteries Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of lithium ion batteries during 2016:

  1. China: US$366.7 million (14.6% of lithium ion batteries exports)
  2. United States: $346.7 million (13.8%)
  3. Singapore: $298.4 million (11.8%)
  4. Hong Kong: $238.5 million (9.5%)
  5. Japan: $197.5 million (7.8%)
  6. Indonesia: $190.8 million (7.6%)
  7. Germany: $147.1 million (5.8%)
  8. France: $93.5 million (3.7%)
  9. Belgium: $79.2 million (3.1%)
  10. South Korea: $78.4 million (3.1%)
  11. Netherlands: $70.7 million (2.8%)
  12. Canada: $64.9 million (2.6%)
  13. Israel: $55.9 million (2.2%)
  14. United Kingdom: $45.3 million (1.8%)
  15. Malaysia: $26.1 million (1%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 91.3% of global lithium ion batteries exports in 2016 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing lithium ion batteries exporters since 2012 were: Israel (up 2,046%), Malaysia (up 262.9%), China (up 195.2%) and Indonesia (up 75.8%).

Four countries posted declines in their export sales of lithium ion batteries were: United Kingdom (down -40.6%), Canada (down -33.3%), United States (down -7%) and France (down -2%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for lithium ion batteries during 2016. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the surplus between the value of each country’s exported lithium ion batteries and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. Indonesia: US$174.5 million (net export surplus up 71.5% since 2012)
  2. China: $149.7 million (reversing a -$53 million deficit)
  3. Japan: $147 million (up 10.3%)
  4. South Korea: $45.5 million (up 45.1%)
  5. Israel: $38.2 million (down -555.1%)
  6. United States: $36.2 million (down -59.2%)
  7. France: $27 million (down -43.1%)
  8. Singapore: $23.7 million (down -17.7%)
  9. Hong Kong: $20 million (reversing a -$53.3 million deficit)
  10. Belgium: $14.6 million (up 16.3%)
  11. Canada: $12.5 million (down -66.7%)
  12. Vietnam: $10.8 million (reversing a -$1.6 million deficit)
  13. Bulgaria: $1.5 million (reversing a -$1.5 million deficit)
  14. Brunei Darussalam: $696,000 (reversing a -$978,000 deficit)
  15. Tunisia: $209,000 (reversing a -$457,000 deficit)

Indonesia has the highest surplus in the international trade of lithium ion batteries. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms Indonesia’s strong competitive advantage for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for lithium ion batteries during 2016. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the deficit between the value of each country’s purchases of imported lithium ion batteries and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. Mexico: -US$97.2 million (net export deficit up 12.9% since 2012)
  2. Malaysia: -$66.6 million (up 3.1%)
  3. India: -$58.8 million (up 7.9%)
  4. United Kingdom: -$58.7 million (up 2.3%)
  5. Ireland: -$47.9 million (up 3.6%)
  6. Italy: -$46.9 million (up 44.5%)
  7. Switzerland: -$43 million (up 179%)
  8. Russia: -$24.8 million (up 15.8%)
  9. United Arab Emirates: -$24.5 million (up 93.3%)
  10. Thailand: -$20.4 million (down -87.3%)
  11. Philippines: -$16.6 million (up 420.8%)
  12. Spain: -$16.4 million (up 1,576%)
  13. Hungary: -$16 million (up 1,131%)
  14. Australia: -$15.6 million (down -15.3%)
  15. Austria: -$14.8 million (up 79.8%)

Mexico has the highest deficit in the international trade of lithium ion batteries. In turn, this negative cashflow confirms arduous Mexican competitive disadvantages for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for countries supplying lithium ion batteries thus helping to satisfy the powerful demand from US businesses and consumers.

Companies

Lithium Ion Batteries Exporting Companies

Below are the largest global companies that supply lithium ion batteries. Shown within parenthesis is the country where the company is headquartered.

  • Sanyo Electric Co Ltd (Japan)
  • Samsung SDI Co Ltd (South Korea)
  • Anco Macao Commercial Offshore Li (Macau)
  • Black & Decker Suzhou Precision (China)
  • Chervon Limited (Hong Kong)

According to global trading platform Alibaba, the following companies are also sellers of lithium ion batteries located in the country shown within parentheses:

  • China Aviation Lithium Battery Co (China)
  • Guangzhou Geilienergy Electronic Co (China)
  • Masterhold International Co (Taiwan)
  • Shenzhen Honghaosheng Electronics (China)
  • Sun Fat Electric Products (International ) Co Ltd (Hong Kong)


 

Searchable List of lithium Ion Batteries Exporting Countries

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RankExporter2016 Exported Lithium Ion Batteries% World Total
1.ChinaUS$366.7 million14.6%
2.United States$346.7 million13.8%
3.Singapore$298.4 million11.8%
4.Hong Kong$238.5 million9.5%
5.Japan$197.5 million7.8%
6.Indonesia$190.8 million7.6%
7.Germany$147.1 million5.8%
8.France$93.5 million3.7%
9.Belgium$79.2 million3.1%
10.South Korea$78.4 million3.1%
11.Netherlands$70.7 million2.8%
12.Canada$64.9 million2.6%
13.Israel$55.9 million2.2%
14.United Kingdom$45.3 million1.8%
15.Malaysia$26.1 million1%
16.Switzerland$26.1 million1%
17.Mexico$25.9 million1%
18.Poland$20.4 million0.8%
19.Vietnam$19.3 million0.8%
20.Czech Republic$18.2 million0.7%
21.Romania$12.5 million0.5%
22.Italy$11.4 million0.5%
23.Sweden$11.3 million0.4%
24.Taiwan$11.2 million0.4%
25.Norway$11.1 million0.4%
26.Hungary$6.8 million0.3%
27.Denmark$5.3 million0.2%
28.Bulgaria$3.4 million0.1%
29.Australia$3.2 million0.1%
30.Austria$2.9 million0.1%
31.Spain$2.5 million0.1%
32.Tunisia$2.4 million0.1%
33.Lithuania$2.4 million0.1%
34.Philippines$2.1 million0.1%
35.Russia$1.9 million0.1%
36.United Arab Emirates$1.9 million0.1%
37.Slovakia$1.6 million0.1%
38.Thailand$1.5 million0.1%
39.Luxembourg$1.5 million0.1%
40.Brunei Darussalam$1.1 million0.05%
41.Finland$1.1 million0.04%
42.South Africa$1 million0.04%
43.Ireland$949,0000.04%
44.Latvia$787,0000.03%
45.India$767,0000.03%
46.Turkey$706,0000.03%
47.Colombia$701,0000.03%
48.Slovenia$648,0000.03%
49.Saudi Arabia$618,0000.02%
50.Greece$607,0000.02%
51.New Zealand$458,0000.02%
52.Brazil$448,0000.02%
53.Estonia$445,0000.02%
54.Cameroon$357,0000.01%
55.Chile$323,0000.01%
56.Portugal$278,0000.01%
57.Croatia$270,0000.01%
58.Costa Rica$269,0000.01%
59.North Korea$190,0000.01%
60.Egypt$131,0000.01%
61.Guatemala$124,0000.005%
62.Panama$108,0000.004%
63.Belarus$104,0000.004%
64.Oman$98,0000.004%
65.Kuwait$80,0000.003%
66.Kazakhstan$79,0000.003%
67.Ecuador$72,0000.003%
68.Iran$69,0000.003%
69.Serbia$46,0000.002%
70.Argentina$38,0000.002%
71.Togo$34,0000.001%
72.Bahrain$32,0000.001%
73.Macao$28,0000.001%
74.Gabon$27,0000.001%
75.Guyana$25,0000.001%
76.Cyprus$21,0000.001%
77.Myanmar$20,0000.001%
78.Iceland$19,0000.001%
79.Madagascar$15,0000.001%
80.Liberia$14,0000.001%
81.Dominican Republic$14,0000.001%
82.Ukraine$14,0000.001%
83.Uruguay$11,0000.0004%
84.Macedonia$11,0000.0004%
85.Swaziland$11,0000.0004%
86.Peru$9,0000.0004%
87.Trinidad/Tobago$8,0000.0003%
88.Venezuela$8,0000.0003%
89.Morocco$7,0000.0003%
90.El Salvador$7,0000.0003%
91.Barbados$6,0000.0002%
92.Georgia$5,0000.0002%
93.Mozambique$5,0000.0002%
94.Papua New Guinea$5,0000.0002%
95.Namibia$3,0000.0001%
96.Nauru$3,0000.0001%
97.New Caledonia$3,0000.0001%
98.Malta$3,0000.0001%
99.Kenya$3,0000.0001%
100.Somalia$2,0000.0001%
101.Bosnia/Herzegovina$2,0000.0001%
102.Bahamas$2,0000.0001%
103.Azerbaijan$2,0000.0001%
104.Solomon Islands$2,0000.0001%
105.Turkmenistan$2,0000.0001%
106.Afghanistan$1,0000.00004%
107.Botswana$1,0000.00004%
108.Greenland$1,0000.00004%
109.Ethiopia$1,0000.00004%
110.Syria$1,0000.00004%
111.Niue$1,0000.00004%
112.Jordan$1,0000.00004%
113.Mauritius$1,0000.00004%


See also Electronic Circuit Component Exports by Country, Computer Accessories Exports by Country and Computer Device Exports by Country

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on August 22, 2016

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on August 22, 2016

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on August 22, 2016

Wikipedia, Lithium-ion battery. Accessed on August 22, 2016

Alibaba, Supplier information for lithium ion batteries. Accessed on August 22, 2016