At present, China's lithium-ion batteries have surpassed lead-acid batteries to become the largest battery category. In 2018, the scale of China's lead-acid batteries was about 160 billion yuan, lithium-ion batteries were about 170 billion yuan, and alkaline batteries were about 40 billion yuan. "At the "2019 China International Lead-acid Battery Summit Forum" held, Liu Yanlong, secretary general of China Chemical and Physical Power Supply Industry Association, said in a speech.


 "Of the lithium-ion batteries, 77 billion yuan is for consumer batteries used in mobile phones, notebooks and other fields. The market in this field is relatively stable, and there will be a few percent growth every year in the next few years." Liu Yanlong said, The fastest growing in recent years is the electric vehicle power battery market, which was about 89 billion yuan in 2018. In addition, energy storage is also an important lithium battery market. Although the current scale is still relatively small, 60% of the new battery energy storage projects use lithium batteries.


Liu Yanlong said that the rapid growth of the lithium battery market has also benefited from the growth of emerging fields such as electronic car keys, highway toll cards, the Internet of Things, wearable devices, and shared bicycles. He pointed out that lead-acid batteries still have a very large market scale in the traditional car start-stop battery market. In addition, in terms of alkaline storage batteries, nickel-cadmium batteries are currently in stable demand in special markets such as subway emergency lights and vehicle and aircraft startup; small nickel-metal hydride batteries have a certain market in cordless phones, household appliances and other fields.


Liu Yanlong said that after 30 years of development, with the efforts of the entire industry, China has become the world's largest battery producer in many battery series, and it is also a major battery exporter. In the future, China will build into a world battery power.


10-19 Liu Yanlong Battery industry chain enterprises have to improve the comprehensive advantages of products


In terms of exports, China exports more than 32 billion batteries each year. In 2018, the export value exceeded 16.3 billion U.S. dollars, a year-on-year increase of 2.3%. Among them, the United States is China's largest export market, with exports in 2018 reaching 2.275 billion US dollars, accounting for 13.88% of China's total battery exports; in addition, Germany and Vietnam are also the main export markets for China's battery industry.


Liu Yanlong said that the power lithium-ion battery market is in great demand, and competition in the industry is becoming increasingly fierce, especially in terms of cost reduction, enterprises in the entire industry chain must overcome difficulties together. At the same time, there is still a certain gap in technology between domestic and foreign companies. As foreign capital accelerates into the Chinese market, the industry will accelerate its reshuffle in the future.


Liu Yanlong also mentioned that in recent years, the pace of smart manufacturing of domestic power batteries has been very fast, and many factories have achieved informatization, unmanned, and visualization, which is an inevitable trend of industrial development. At the same time, he believes that battery companies should attach great importance to the echelon utilization and recycling of batteries, because as a large number of new energy vehicles enter the market, large-scale decommissioned batteries will appear in the future.


Facing the future industrial development situation, Liu Yanlong suggested that battery industry chain enterprises should enhance the comprehensive advantages of their products on the one hand, and strengthen their internal management at the same time. Only in this way can the global competitiveness of China's power battery industry be enhanced. On the other hand, enterprises should seize the opportunity of "One Belt One Road" international cooperation, actively explore foreign markets, and accelerate integration into the global market.