Global Lithium Carbonate Market: By Applications (Li-Ion Batteries, Glass & Ceramics, Medical, Lubricants, Metallurgy, Polymers and Others); By Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-pacific and Rest of the world) - Forecasts till 2020
Lithium carbonate is lithium salt of carbonate used widely in processing of metal oxides. Due to its low melting fluxes with silica and other materials it is an essential industrial chemical. Lithium carbonate is the first lithium compound that is extracted from the brines. It is the first compound in the production chain and is building block for other lithium derivatives. Lithium carbonate is used in various applications such as glass & ceramics, aluminum production, pharmaceuticals, and li-ion batteries. Lithium carbonate can be used for both battery grade and technical grade. It is primarily used in li-ion batteries due to improved specific capacity and power density. The advanced technology using lithium-sulfur and lithium-air technologies are used successfully to run portable devices and electric vehicles. The lithium ion and lithium polymer batteries are becoming most important source of power technology. Lithium is used to reduce the melting point of silica used in ovenware glass. In ceramics it is used to give color & shine. Lithium carbonate is also used in adhesives & cements to decrease the setting time.
Lithium carbonate is the largest derivative in the lithium compounds. The segment is growing at a CAGR of 9.06% between 2015 and 2020 in terms of volume. Lithium carbonate is mainly used in glass & ceramics due to low melting fluxes with silica and other materials. Lithium carbonate is used in number of medical application such as usage as a new solvent for stones in the bladder, treatment of bipolar disorder, anti-depressants etc.
Li-Ion Batteries is the largest market for lithium carbonate derivative segment. Existing battery applications comprise watches, cell phones, portable computers, wireless handheld devices, electronic games, calculators, video cameras and handheld power tools. Almost all cellular phones and laptop computers now include lithium batteries because of their advanced energy density and lighter weight than alternatives.
This report aims to estimate the global Lithium Carbonate Market for 2015 and to project the expected demand of the same by 2020. This market research study provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global Lithium Carbonate market. It provides a comprehensive review of major drivers and restraints of the market. The global Lithium Carbonate market is also segmented into major application and geographies.
An in-depth market share analysis, in terms of revenue, of the top companies is also included in the report. These numbers are arrived at based on key facts, annual financial information from SEC filings, annual reports, and interviews with industry experts, key opinion leaders such as CEOs, directors, and marketing executives. A detailed market share analysis of the major players in Global Lithium Carbonate market has been covered in this report. Some of the major companies in this market are SQM (Chile), FMC Corp (U.S.), Albemarle Corp (U.S.), Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd, Sichuan Tianqui (Australia), Talison Lithium Ltd. (Australia), Galaxy Resources (Australia), and others.
Table of Contents
1.1. Analyst Insights
1.2. Market Definitions
1.3. Market Segmentation & Aspects Covered
2. Research Methodology
2.1. Arriving at Global Lithium Carbonate Market
2.2. Market Size Estimation
2.3. Top Down Approach
2.4. Bottom Up Approach
2.5. Demand (Consumption) Side Analysis
3. Executive Summary
4. Market Overview
4.2. Lithium Carbonate Market- Comparison With Parent Market
4.3. Market Drivers & Inhibitors
4.4. Key Market Dynamics
4.5. Demand Side Analysis
5. Global Lithium Carbonate Market, By Application
5.2. Global Lithium Carbonate, By Application
5.3. Li-Ion Batteries
5.4. Glass and Ceramics
6. Global Lithium Carbonate Market, By Geography
6.2.2. South Korea
6.2.4. Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.3. North America
6.4.4. Rest Of Europe
7. Global Lithium Carbonate Competitive Landscape
7.2. Competitive Landscape
7.3. Company Presence in Global Lithium Carbonate Market
7.4. Mergers and Acquisitions
7.5. Venture Capital Funding
8. Company Profile
8.1. Sociedad Quimica Y Minera De Chile (SQM)
8.2. Fmc Corp.
8.3. Albemarle Corp
8.4. Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd
8.5. Sichuan Tianqui
8.6. Talison Lithium Ltd.
8.7. Galaxy Resources
8.8. Orocobre Ltd.
8.9. Canada Lithium Corp.
8.10. Western Lithium USA Corp.
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