Lithium Ion Batteries Exports by Country

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Lithium ion batteries exports by country totaled US$15.3 billion in 2015, up by an average 33.2% for all countries that shipped lithium ion batteries over the five-year period starting in 2012. The value of global lithium ion batteries exports rose 7.3% from 2014 to 2015.

Among continents, Asian countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported lithium ion batteries during 2015 with shipments valued at $12.8 billion or 84.1% of total lithium battery exports.

In second place were European Union exporters at 9.1% while 6.3% 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 850760.

Lithium Ion Batteries Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of lithium ion batteries during 2015:

  1. China: US$6.5 billion (42.5% of total lithium ion batteries exports)
  2. Japan: $2 billion (13.3%)
  3. South Korea: $2 billion (13.3%)
  4. Hong Kong: $1.4 billion (9.4%)
  5. United States: $799.4 million (5.2%)
  6. Germany: $474.7 million (3.1%)
  7. Singapore: $363.4 million (2.4%)
  8. Vietnam: $245.3 million (1.6%)
  9. Netherlands: $150.7 million (0.99%)
  10. Austria: $147.4 million (0.97%)
  11. Taiwan: $138.7 million (0.91%)
  12. Mexico: $138.4 million (0.91%)
  13. Slovakia: $131.6 million (0.86%)
  14. Poland: $108 million (0.71%)
  15. United Kingdom: $86 million (0.56%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 96.7% of all lithium ion batteries exports in 2015 (by value).

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing lithium ion batteries exporters since 2012 were: Mexico (up 527.7%), Slovakia (up 428.4%), Taiwan (up 360.8%) and United States (up 230.1%).

Only two countries posted declines in their exported lithium ion batteries sales over the four-year period: Japan (down -11.4%) and South Korea (down -1.7%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for lithium ion batteries during 2015. 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. China: US$3.2 billion (net export surplus up 541.2% since 2012)
  2. South Korea: $1.6 billion (up 1.7%)
  3. Japan: $1.4 billion (down -21%)
  4. Singapore: $223.7 million (up 92.2%)
  5. Slovakia: $93.8 million (up 427.8%)
  6. Taiwan: $46.3 million (up 387.5%)
  7. Indonesia: $17 million (down -78.2%)
  8. Sri Lanka: $6.7 million (up 205.7%)
  9. Bahrain: $1.8 million (down -1,039%)
  10. North Korea: $370 (up 3,264%)
  11. Malta: $330 (down -71.7%)
  12. Cook Islands: $1,000 (down -108.3%)
  13. Anguilla: $1,000 (up from nil in 2012)

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

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for lithium ion batteries during 2015. 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. United States: -US$930.8 billion (net export deficit down -12.6% since 2011)
  2. Germany: -$889.8 million (up 208.3%)
  3. Vietnam: -$439.3 million (up 318%)
  4. France: -$415.3 million (up 200.4%)
  5. Netherlands: -$353.5 million (up 854.2%)
  6. Mexico: -$228.3 million (up 1,540%)
  7. India: -$202.6 million (up 38%)
  8. Hong Kong: -$200.4 million (up 45.6%)
  9. Brazil: -$199.9 million (down -14.5%)
  10. United Kingdom: -$156.1 million (up 290.6%)
  11. Sweden: -$139.4 million (up 482.2%)
  12. United Arab Emirates: -$115.6 million (up 2,999%)
  13. Australia: -$115.2 million (up 38.6%)
  14. Argentina: -$88.7 million (up 29.2%)
  15. Italy: -$75.4 million (up 194.3%)

United States has the highest deficit in the international trade of lithium ion batteries. In turn, this negative cashflow confirms America’s strong competitive disadvantage 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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RankExporter2015 Exported Lithium Batteries% World Total
1.ChinaUS$6.5 billion42.5%
2.Japan$2 billion13.3%
3.South Korea$2 billion13.3%
4.Hong Kong$1.4 billion9.4%
5.United States$799.4 million5.2%
6.Germany$474.7 million3.1%
7.Singapore$363.4 million2.4%
8.Vietnam$245.3 million1.6%
9.Netherlands$150.7 million1%
10.Austria$147.4 million1%
11.Taiwan$138.7 million0.9%
12.Mexico$138.4 million0.9%
13.Slovakia$131.6 million0.9%
14.Poland$108 million0.7%
15.United Kingdom$86 million0.6%
16.France$82.6 million0.5%
17.Indonesia$62.6 million0.4%
18.Switzerland$51.3 million0.3%
19.Belgium$47.3 million0.3%
20.Czech Republic$38.4 million0.3%
21.Hungary$35 million0.2%
22.Canada$27.4 million0.2%
23.Sweden$22.8 million0.1%
24.Italy$18 million0.1%
25.Malaysia$15.6 million0.1%
26.Denmark$14.7 million0.1%
27.Sri Lanka$8.9 million0.1%
28.Norway$8.3 million0.1%
29.Spain$7 million0.05%
30.Romania$6.8 million0.04%
31.Thailand$6.5 million0.04%
32.Brazil$6.3 million0.04%
33.Finland$5 million0.03%
34.Estonia$4.5 million0.03%
35.Ireland$4.4 million0.03%
36.Australia$3.7 million0.02%
37.Bahrain$2.7 million0.02%
38.Turkey$2.5 million0.02%
39.Israel$2 million0.01%
40.United Arab Emirates$1.8 million0.01%
41.Slovenia$1.6 million0.01%
42.Portugal$1.3 million0.01%
43.Lithuania$1.2 million0.01%
44.South Africa$1 million0.01%
45.Russia$989,0000.01%
46.Malta$840,0000.01%
47.Bulgaria$778,0000.01%
48.Macao$643,0000.004%
49.North Korea$516,0000.003%
50.New Zealand$462,0000.003%
51.India$357,0000.002%
52.Argentina$308,0000.002%
53.Serbia$286,0000.002%
54.Latvia$200,0000.001%
55.Colombia$199,0000.001%
56.Croatia$182,0000.001%
57.Chile$156,0000.001%
58.Saudi Arabia$129,0000.001%
59.Ukraine$115,0000.001%
60.Greece$91,0000.001%
61.Panama$90,0000.001%
62.Peru$79,0000.001%
63.Costa Rica$64,0000.0004%
64.Luxembourg$60,0000.0004%
65.Qatar$54,0000.0004%
66.Tunisia$43,0000.0003%
67.Morocco$42,0000.0003%
68.Cameroon$41,0000.0003%
69.Bosnia/Herzegovina$40,0000.0003%
70.Belarus$37,0000.0002%
71.Nigeria$35,0000.0002%
72.Uruguay$29,0000.0002%
73.Ecuador$26,0000.0002%
74.Senegal$20,0000.0001%
75.Egypt$17,0000.0001%
76.Kazakhstan$16,0000.0001%
77.Kenya$14,0000.0001%
78.Georgia$14,0000.0001%
79.Iceland$14,0000.0001%
80.Cuba$13,0000.0001%
81.Brunei Darussalam$11,0000.0001%
82.Mauritius$11,0000.0001%
83.Moldova$11,0000.0001%
84.El Salvador$10,0000.0001%
85.Guatemala$8,0000.0001%
86.Gabon$7,0000.00005%
87.Macedonia$7,0000.00005%
88.Paraguay$6,0000.00004%
89.Iraq$6,0000.00004%
90.Andorra$6,0000.00004%
91.Cyprus$5,0000.00003%
92.Nicaragua$5,0000.00003%
93.Uganda$5,0000.00003%
94.Papua New Guinea$4,0000.00003%
95.Cambodia$4,0000.00003%
96.Armenia$4,0000.00003%
97.Albania$3,0000.00002%
98.Liberia$3,0000.00002%
99.Montenegro$3,0000.00002%
100.Namibia$2,0000.00001%
101.Zimbabwe$2,0000.00001%
102.Lebanon$2,0000.00001%
103.Honduras$2,0000.00001%
104.Gambia$1,0000.00001%
105.Kyrgyzstan$1,0000.00001%
106.Angola$1,0000.00001%
107.Bolivia$1,0000.00001%
108.Cook Islands$1,0000.00001%
109.Tajikistan$1,0000.00001%
110.Tanzania$1,0000.00001%
111.Venezuela$1,0000.00001%
112.Mali$1,0000.00001%
113.Anguilla$1,0000.00001%


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