Lithium Ion Batteries Exports by Country

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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.

International sales of lithium ion batteries exports by country totaled US$2.8 billion in 2017.

Overall, the value of lithium ion batteries exports rose by an average 29.7% for all exporting countries since 2013 when lithium ion batteries shipments were valued at $2.2 billion. Year over year, exported lithium ion batteries appreciated by 13.1% from 2016 to 2017.

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 $22.4 billion during 2017. That dollar amount reflects a 70.8% improvement since 2013.

Among continents, Asian countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported lithium ion batteries during 2017 with shipments valued at $1.7 billion or 58.4% of overall lithium battery exports. In second place were European exporters at 23.7% while 17.6% of worldwide lithium ion batteries shipments originated from North America.

Smaller percentages came from Africa (0.2%), Oceania (0.12%) then Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean (0.06%).

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for lithium ion batteries is 850650. For comparative purposes, 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 2017.

  1. Singapore: US$432.2 million (15.2% of total ion batteries exports)
  2. United States: $414 million (14.6%)
  3. China: $316.5 million (11.2%)
  4. Hong Kong: $289.6 million (10.2%)
  5. Indonesia: $222.3 million (7.8%)
  6. Japan: $203.3 million (7.2%)
  7. Germany: $167.6 million (5.9%)
  8. France: $97.7 million (3.4%)
  9. Netherlands: $88.2 million (3.1%)
  10. Belgium: $83.1 million (2.9%)
  11. South Korea: $65.1 million (2.3%)
  12. Israel: $59.2 million (2.1%)
  13. United Kingdom: $57.2 million (2%)
  14. Canada: $52.2 million (1.8%)
  15. Poland: $38.7 million (1.4%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 91.2% of global lithium ion batteries exports in 2017 by value.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing ion batteries exporters since 2013 were: Israel (up 3,216%), Poland (up 201%), China (up 102.1%) and Netherlands (up 58.2%).

Three countries incurred declines in their exported ion batteries sales namely Canada (down -45.9%), United Kingdom (down -21.3%) and France (down -5%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for lithium ion batteries during 2017. 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$215.1 million (net export surplus up 67.6% since 2013)
  2. Singapore: $185.1 million (up 5.8%)
  3. Japan: $147.8 million (up 59%)
  4. China: $71.7 million (reversing a -$27.6 million deficit)
  5. Israel: $44.4 million (reversing an -$11.5 million deficit)
  6. United States: $35.3 million (down -54.6%)
  7. France: $25.0 million (down -37.4%)
  8. South Korea: $24.2 million (down -28.3%)
  9. Belgium: $15.6 million (up 8%)
  10. Hong Kong: $7.1 million (reversing a -$20.5 million deficit)
  11. Tunisia: $1.3 million (reversing an -$855,000 deficit)
  12. Montenegro: $140,000 (reversing a -$62,000 deficit)
  13. Mozambique: $22,000 (reversing a -$317,000 deficit)
  14. Tajikistan: $2,000 (no 2013 data)
  15. Saint Helena: $1,000 (down -75%)

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 2017. 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. Malaysia: -US$151.6 million (net export deficit up 201.2% since 2013)
  2. India: -$150 million (up 270.5%)
  3. Mexico: -$98.5 million (up 12.9%)
  4. United Kingdom: -$81.5 million (up 276.2%)
  5. Italy: -$56.9 million (up 72.7%)
  6. Ireland: -$52.9 million (up 8.8%)
  7. Switzerland: -$47 million (up 164.7%)
  8. Saudi Arabia: -$35.1 million (up 474%)
  9. Russia: -$31.9 million (up 37.8%)
  10. Thailand: -$21.7 million (down -55.7%)
  11. United Arab Emirates: -$20 million (up 5.3%)
  12. Canada: -$19 million (reversing a $33.8 million surplus)
  13. Australia: -$17.7 million (up 1.2%)
  14. Spain: -$16.6 million (up 130.8%)
  15. Denmark: -$15.8 million (up 22.6%)

Malaysia has the highest deficit in the international trade of lithium ion batteries. In turn, this negative cashflow confirms arduous Malaysian 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.

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

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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RankExporter2017 Exported Lithium Ion Batteries% World Total
1.SingaporeUS$432.2 million15.2%
2.United States$414 million14.6%
3.China$316.5 million11.2%
4.Hong Kong$289.6 million10.2%
5.Indonesia$222.3 million7.8%
6.Japan$203.3 million7.2%
7.Germany$167.6 million5.9%
8.France$97.7 million3.4%
9.Netherlands$88.2 million3.1%
10.Belgium$83.1 million2.9%
11.South Korea$65.1 million2.3%
12.Israel$59.2 million2.1%
13.United Kingdom$57.2 million2%
14.Canada$52.2 million1.8%
15.Poland$38.7 million1.4%
16.Malaysia$35.2 million1.2%
17.Mexico$32.5 million1.1%
18.Switzerland$22.2 million0.8%
19.Czech Republic$21.7 million0.8%
20.Romania$16.7 million0.6%
21.Taiwan$12 million0.4%
22.Sweden$12 million0.4%
23.Italy$10.9 million0.4%
24.Norway$10.4 million0.4%
25.Hungary$10.1 million0.4%
26.Vietnam$8.9 million0.3%
27.Denmark$6.9 million0.2%
28.Austria$6.3 million0.2%
29.Spain$4.6 million0.2%
30.Slovakia$3.8 million0.1%
31.Australia$3.1 million0.1%
32.Thailand$2.8 million0.1%
33.Lithuania$2.6 million0.1%
34.Russia$2.4 million0.1%
35.Tunisia$2.4 million0.1%
36.United Arab Emirates$2.4 million0.1%
37.South Africa$2 million0.1%
38.India$1.8 million0.1%
39.Luxembourg$1.7 million0.1%
40.Oman$1.3 million0.05%
41.Slovenia$1.1 million0.04%
42.Philippines$1 million0.04%
43.Chile$990,0000.03%
44.Ukraine$972,0000.03%
45.Finland$970,0000.03%
46.Ireland$790,0000.03%
47.Saudi Arabia$777,0000.03%
48.Greece$642,0000.02%
49.Latvia$626,0000.02%
50.Portugal$548,0000.02%
51.Estonia$533,0000.02%
52.Turkey$526,0000.02%
53.New Zealand$339,0000.01%
54.Egypt$297,0000.01%
55.Croatia$294,0000.01%
56.Brazil$228,0000.01%
57.Montenegro$201,0000.01%
58.Pakistan$183,0000.01%
59.Costa Rica$148,0000.01%
60.Mozambique$119,0000.004%
61.Kuwait$118,0000.004%
62.Colombia$113,0000.004%
63.Bulgaria$86,0000.003%
64.Serbia$82,0000.003%
65.Belarus$78,0000.003%
66.Algeria$58,0000.002%
67.Zambia$49,0000.002%
68.Kazakhstan$45,0000.002%
69.Panama$43,0000.002%
70.Kenya$42,0000.001%
71.Côte d'Ivoire$33,0000.001%
72.Barbados$32,0000.001%
73.Ecuador$29,0000.001%
74.Macao$29,0000.001%
75.Laos$25,0000.001%
76.Argentina$22,0000.001%
77.Georgia$21,0000.001%
78.Iceland$20,0000.001%
79.North Korea$20,0000.001%
80.Guatemala$19,0000.001%
81.Azerbaijan$14,0000.0005%
82.Peru$14,0000.0005%
83.Malta$12,0000.0004%
84.Sierra Leone$11,0000.0004%
85.Tajikistan$9,0000.0003%
86.US Minor Outlying Is$8,0000.0003%
87.Dominican Republic$8,0000.0003%
88.Iran$6,0000.0002%
89.Morocco$6,0000.0002%
90.Curaçao$5,0000.0002%
91.Cyprus$5,0000.0002%
92.Bangladesh$5,0000.0002%
93.Macedonia$5,0000.0002%
94.Papua New Guinea$4,0000.0001%
95.Mauritius$4,0000.0001%
96.Jamaica$3,0000.0001%
97.Zimbabwe$3,0000.0001%
98.Sri Lanka$3,0000.0001%
99.Swaziland$3,0000.0001%
100.Trinidad/Tobago$2,0000.0001%
101.Brunei Darussalam$2,0000.0001%
102.Ghana$2,0000.0001%
103.Honduras$2,0000.0001%
104.Moldova$2,0000.0001%
105.Namibia$2,0000.0001%
106.Jordan$1,0000.00004%
107.Saint Helena$1,0000.00004%
108.Greenland$1,0000.00004%
109.Guinea$1,0000.00004%
110.Haiti$1,0000.00004%
111.El Salvador$1,0000.00004%
112.Congo$1,0000.00004%
113.Cocos (Keeling) Is$1,0000.00004%
114.Myanmar (Burma)$1,0000.00004%
115.Armenia$1,0000.00004%
116.Bahrain$1,0000.00004%
117.Bosnia/Herzegovina$1,0000.00004%
118.Uganda$1,0000.00004%
119.Syria$1,0000.00004%
120.Uruguay$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 June 8, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on June 8, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on June 8, 2018

Wikipedia, Lithium-ion battery. Accessed on June 8, 2018

Alibaba, Supplier information for lithium ion batteries. Accessed on June 8, 2018