Revenue of the Battery Manufacturing industry will fall at an annualised rate of 1.8% over the five years through 2012-13 to $373.2 million. Battery manufacturers have been feeling the heat from almost every link of the supply chain over the past five years. The price of lead, one of the major inputs in battery manufacturing, skyrocketed over the past five years. Manufacturers were only able to offset part of the rise in metal prices through higher battery prices, which led to price volatility. However, a recovering economy and an increasing number of cars have helped buoy the industry, posting the third consecutive year of revenue growth for the industry.
Companies in this industry manufacture wet cell or dry cell batteries. The majority of batteries manufactured in this industry are batteries for use in motor vehicles and industrial machinery. To a lesser extent, some companies manufacture batteries for use in consumer electronics such as laptops and MP3 players. Disposable batteries, such as AA, are generally imported.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.