全球鋰市場 (各類型產品、各用途、各地區) :趨勢與預測 (2015年∼2020年)
Global Lithium Market - Segmented by Product Type, Applications, and Geography - Trends and Forecasts (2015-2020)
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|全球鋰市場 (各類型產品、各用途、各地區) :趨勢與預測 (2015年∼2020年) Global Lithium Market - Segmented by Product Type, Applications, and Geography - Trends and Forecasts (2015-2020)|
|出版日期: 2016年01月01日||內容資訊: 英文||
The Global Lithium Market has been estimated at XX.XX metric tons in 2014 and is projected to reach XX.XX metric tons by 2020, at a CAGR of XX.XX% during the forecast period from 2014 to 2020. Lithium, a silver-white appearance soft metal, is the lightest in the periodic table. It reacts immediately when it comes in contact with air and water. Apart from the aforementioned properties, the metal also exhibit following properties such as extremely high co-efficient of thermal expansion, viscosity modifier in glass melts, highest electrochemical potential compared to other metals, and catalytic and fluxing characteristics, in turn being used in numerous applications. Lithium is used in the form of metals, compound, and alloys.
Although lithium is widely distributed on earth, it does not occur in elemental form, owing to its high reactivity. Lithium is a rare metal and is found in continental brines, hard rock minerals, and clays in various parts of the world, but in very low concentrations. Presently, high-grade lithium ores and brines are the commercial source of lithium production.
Lithium, owing to its excellent electrochemical potential, catalytic characteristics, and light weight, is becoming an integral part of various commercial and industrial sectors. In the Global Lithium market report, we have taken the following major applications into consideration: Batteries, Air Treatment, Frits, Medical, Metallurgy, Ceramics, Glass-Ceramics, Polymers, Nuclear, Lubricating Greases, Aluminium Smelting, and Others. The Batteries segment accounted for XX.XX% share of the Global Lithium market in 2014.
This market is driven by a number of factors, such as accelerating demand for lithium-ion batteries from the electrical vehicles segment, growing usage and demand from portable consumer electronics (batteries), and rising demand from glass-making industry. However, this market faces certain drawbacks, such as high investment costs, and failure of new lithium start-ups. The aforementioned factors may act as a roadblock to the growth of the market.
The market has also been geographically segmented on consumption and production basis. In terms of consumption in 2014, China led the market with a share of XX.XX%. China has second highest reserves of lithium in the world and combined with the restrictive lithium export policies enacted by the government; the consumption is consistently increasing in the country. Additionally, with the growing environmental concerns, the consumers are shifting towards the electric vehicles, which in turn is increasing the demand for lithium-ion batteries (used to power electric vehicles), consequently increasing the consumption of lithium. Furthermore, with the consistent economic development, the financial status of the middle class consumers has increased, as a result, their demand for portable electronic products such as laptops and smartphones has increased, in turn increasing the consumption of lithium in the country. In terms of production, we have considered following countries: Australia, China, Chile, Argentina, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Portugal, and Unites States.
Furthermore, the shifting focus towards usage in aerospace and defense sector and adoption of green tires manufactured from lithium solutions will offer numerous opportunities in the growth of the Global Lithium market. Some of the major companies dominating this market are FMC Lithium, Avalon Rare Metals, Orocobre, Albermarle Corp., Western Lithium, and Galaxy Resources.