Global and China Lithium Iron Phosphate ((LiFePO4) Material and Battery Industry Report, 2012-2015
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In 2012, global lithium iron phosphate industry continued enjoying a strong development momentum. Regionally speaking, however, the growth of lithium iron phosphate industry claimed severe differentiation. In regions beyond China, since the EV industry, the biggest lithium iron phosphate battery consumption market, developed not as well as expected, industrial players are confronted with the risk of withdrawing from the market or even bankrupting as a result of increasingly growing loss. At the same time, in contrast, counterparts from Chinese mainland and Taiwan witnessed smooth development, thanks to mature lithium battery industry as well as developed EV industry. Thus, the lithium iron phosphate industry is increasingly shifting to mainland China and Taiwan.

In recent years, there have been a great many of enterprises embarking on the lithium iron phosphate business in mainland China. Coupled with constant capacity expansion, China’s lithium iron phosphate capacity continued rising. Owing to the fact that new comers lag behind in terms of production technology, product quality and production stability, both their real output and sales volume are well below the designed capacity. Equipped with strong technical force reserves and a great many of patents, Taiwanese enterprises featuring larger production scale are more competitive in the market.

Lithium Iron Phosphate Sales Volume in China, 2007-2012 (ton)

In 2012, China lithium iron phosphate battery market pattern made little change, claiming that lithium iron phosphate battery products makers failed to see explosive growth as previous years which signaled rational development tendency. In addition, the cardinal number of EV in China is relatively small, so the absolute amount is not large despite output spurt. Therefore, the EV industry has yet to become a strong pillar to spur on the demand for lithium iron phosphate battery products. In contrast, energy saving and communication fields are would-be lithium iron phosphate battery consumption market with huge potential. And it is only a matter of time before this becomes a reality. In general, the lithium iron phosphate battery industry is at the pre-boom stage and has yet to be full-fledged.

The report touches on status quo of global and China lithium iron phosphate material and battery industry, highlights three trans-national enterprises including A123 Systems, Valence and Phostech, four Taiwanese ones such as Formosa, ALeees, Tatung Fine Chemicals and Hirose Tech as well as 22 mainland Chinese industrial players like Pulead Technology Industry Co., Ltd, Shenzhen Bei Terui New Energy Material Co., Ltd, Tianjin STL Energy Technology Co., Ltd. and BYD.

A123 Systems, the industrial leader worldwide, is one among two enterprises in the world possessing key lithium iron phosphate patents. However, due to bleak market environment and poor management, the company had long been at a loss, yielding a fast-growing deficit until Jan.2013 when it was took over by Wanxiang Group.

Formosa is a well-known Taiwanese lithium iron phosphate producer that offers a large part of its products for customers from Chinese mainland. In 2011, it was the runner-up among lithium iron phosphate suppliers targeting mainland China when it comes to market share. In 2012, the company’s lithium iron phosphate capacity hit 4,800 t/a after capacity expansion, making it possible to become the largest lithium iron phosphate producer in Taiwan. And Formosa is projected to increase its capacity, of corporate planning, to 12,000 t/a by 2014 in an aim to become a would-be largest lithium iron phosphate producer the world over.

BYD boasts the largest lithium iron phosphate battery maker in China. But the aggressive development policy in past two years shouldered much of the blame for its exacerbating profitability. After the rock bottom in 2012, the profitability of the company turned around in 2013Q1, with the net income surging by 188.9% year-on-year to RMB156 million. In 2013, the company’s sales volume of lithium battery-powered EV is estimated to record 8,000, a targeted year-on-year rise of 233.3%.

1. Overview of LiFePO4 Battery
1.1 Overview
1.1.1 Definition
1.1.2 Merits and Demerits
1.2 Industry Chain

2. Market of LiFePO4 Materials in China and Worldwide
2.1 Global Market
2.1.1 Market Position
2.1.2 Sales Volume
2.1.3 Competition Pattern
2.2 Chinese Market
2.2.1 Regional Distribution
2.2.2 Sales Volume
2.2.3 Major Enterprises
2.3 Price of LiFePO4 Materials
2.4 Patent Barriers of LiFePO4 Materials
2.4.1 Dispute on Patent
2.4.2 Latest Development

3. Industry of LiFePO4 Battery in China
3.1 Supply
3.2 Demand
3.2.1 Electric Car
3.2.2 Electric Tools
3.2.3 Electric Bicycle
3.2.4 Energy Storage Equipment
3.2.5 Communication Industry

4. Key LiFePO4 Materials Manufacturers
4.1 A123 Systems
4.1.1 Profile
4.1.2 Operation
4.1.3 Subsidiaries in China
4.2 Valence
4.2.1 Profile
4.2.2 Operation
4.2.3 Latest Products
4.2.4 Subsidiaries in China
4.3 Phostech
4.3.1 Profile
4.3.2 LiFePO4 Business
4.3.3 Phostech in China
4.4 Formosa Energy & Material Technology Co., Ltd.
4.4.1 Profile
4.4.2 Operation
4.4.3 Capacity
4.5 ALeees
4.5.1 Profile
4.5.2 Operation
4.5.3 LiFePO4 Material Business
4.5.4 Development Dynamic in 2011-2012
4.6 Tatung Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.
4.6.1 Profile
4.6.2 LiFePO4 Business
4.7 Hirose Tech Co., Ltd.
4.7.1 Profile
4.7.2 Operation
4.7.3 Capacity
4.7.4 Competition Vantage
4.8 Tianjin STL Energy Technology Co., Ltd.
4.9 Pulead Technology Industry Co., Ltd.
4.9.1 Profile
4.9.2 Subsidiaries
4.9.3 LiFePO4 Battery Business
4.9.4 Project under Construction
4.10 Shenzhen Bei Terui New Energy Material Co., Ltd
4.10.1 Profile
4.10.2 Operation
4.10.3 Strategy
4.11 HeFei GuoXuan High-Tech Power Energy Co., Ltd.
4.11.1 Profile
4.11.2 Operation
4.11.3 Market Expansion
4.11.4 Innovation of Technology & Business Model
4.11.5 Strategy
4.12 Hunan Shanshan Toda Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
4.12.1 Profile
4.12.2 Revenue Structure
4.13 Xinxiang Huaxin Energy Materials Co., Ltd.
4.14 ShenZhen TianJiao Technology Development Ltd.
4.14.1 Profile
4.14.2 Operation
4.14.3 Linyi Gelon Battery Material Co., Ltd.
4.15 Yantai Zhuoneng Battery Material Co., Ltd.
4.15.1 Profile
4.15.2 Operation
4.15.3 Main Clients
4.15.4 R&D Projects in 2011-2012
4.16 NanoChem Systems (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
4.17 Xinxiang Chuangjia Power Supply Material Co., Ltd.
4.18 Hunan Haorun Technology Co., Ltd.

5. Key LiFePO4 Battery Manufacturers
5.1 BYD
5.1.1 Profile
5.1.2 Operation
5.1.3 LiFePO4 Battery Business
5.1.4 Application Case of Iron Battery of BYD
5.2 China BAK Battery
5.2.1 Profile
5.2.2 Operation
5.2.3 Revenue Structure
5.2.4 R&D
5.2.5 LiFePO4 Battery Business
5.3 Tianjin Lishen Battery Joint-Stock Co., Ltd.
5.3.1 Profile
5.3.2 Operation
5.3.3 More Investment in Motive Power Battery
5.3.4 LiFePO4 Battery Business
5.4 Shenzhen Mottcell Battery Technology Co., Ltd.
5.4.1 Profile
5.4.2 Operation
5.4.3 History of LiFePO4 Battery
5.4.4 Application Case
5.5 Wanxiang EV Co., Ltd.
5.5.1 Profile
5.5.2 Application Case
5.5.3 Competitive Edge
5.6 CENS Energy-Tech Co., Ltd.
5.6.1 Profile
5.6.2 Application Cases of LiFePO4 Batteries
5.7 Hipower New Energy Group Co., Ltd.
5.7.1 Profile
5.7.2 LiFePO4 Battery Business
5.8 Crown Shuo (Suzhou) New Energy Co., Ltd.
5.8.1 Profile
5.8.2 Operation
5.8.3 Projects in 2012
5.9 Pihsiang Energy Technology
5.9.1 Profile
5.9.2 Competitive Edge
5.9.3 Investment in 2011-2012
5.10 Qingdao Hongnai New Energy
5.11 Huanyu Power Source Co., Ltd.
5.11.1 Profile
5.11.2 LiFePO4 Battery Business
Classification of Motive Power Battery
Performance of All kinds of Lithium Batteries
Industry Chain of LiFePo4 Battery
Consumption Proportion of Cathode Material for Lithium Batteries in the World, 2007-2012
Sales Volume of LiFePo4 and Its Proportion of Cathode Material around the World, 2007-2012 
Three Major Industrial Bases for Lithium Battery Cathode Materials in China
Sales Volume of LiFePo4 and Its Proportion of Cathode Material in China, 2007-2011 
Capacity of Key LiFePo4 Materials Manufacturers in China, 2011-2015
Capacity of Key LiFePo4 Materials Manufacturers in Taiwan, 2011-2015
Sales Volume of Lithium Irion Phosphate in China and Beyond, 2007-2012 
Key LiFePo4 Battery Manufacturers in China
Market Size Forecast of LiFePo4 Battery Used in Electric Car in China
EV/HEV Output in China, 2004-2013 
Electric Tool Output in China, 2009-2015E
Electric Bicycle Output in China, 2004-2015
Wind Power/PV Installed Capacity in China, 2006-2012
Number of Newly-Built Communiation Base Stations, Inventories and Demand for Batteries in China, 2006-2012
History of A123Systems
Revenue and Gross Profit of A123Systems, FY2007-FY2012 
Revenue of Subsidiaries of A123Systems in China 
Project Investment of Changzhou Gaobo, 2005-2008
Revenue and Net Income of Valence, FY2008-FY2012 
Operation of Valence’s Subsidiaries in China
History of Phostech
Distribution of Global Customers of Phostech
Patents of Formosa Energy & Material Technology, 2009-2012
Capacity of Formosa Energy & Material Technology, 2009-2014
Sales Volume of LiFePO4 Material of Aleees, 2010-2012
History of LiFePo4 R&D of Tatung Fine Chemicals
LiFePo4 Materials and Cells Developed by Tatung Fine Chemicals
Revenue of Tatung Fine Chemicals, 2009-2015 
Monthly Revenue from LiFePO4 Material Business of Tatung Fine Chemicals, 2011 
Finanical Status of Hirose, 2009-2012 
LiFePO4 Capacity Planning of Hirose Tech, 2012-2017 
Lithium Iron Phosphate Capacity of STL, 2006-2015E
Lithium Iron Phosphate Cathode Material Capacity of Pulead Technology Industry, 2007-2013 
Major Production Bases of Shenzhen BTR
Net Income of Shenzhen BeiTerui, 2008-2015 
LiFePo4 Development of BeiTerui
Revenue and Net Income of GuoXuan High-Tech, 2009-2012 
Marketing of Guoxuan High-Tech Major Products
Lithium Battery Business of Ningbo Shanshan, 2012
Revenue and Net Income of Hunan Shanshan, 2009-2015. 
Cathode Material Sales Volulume of Hunan Shanshan Toda Advanced Materials, 2009-2012 
Main lithium Iron Phosphate Products of Hunan Shanshan
Capacity of Main Products of Xinxiang Huaxin
History of Tianjiao Technology
Capacity of Main Products of TianJiao Technology, 2012
Revenue and Net Income of Tianjiao Technology, 2008-2015E
Revenue of Yantai Zhuoneng Battery Material and Its Capacity from Lithium Iron Phosphate Business, 2011-2014E 
Major Customers of Yantai ZhuoNeng Battery Material
Capacity of Lithium Iron Phosphate Manufactuers in China (Including Taiwan), 2012 
Revenue and Net Income of BYD, 2008-2015
Revenue Breakdown of BYD by Product, 2012
Sales Volume of F3DM of BYD, 2010-2012
Revenue of China BAK, FY2009-FY2015
Revenue of China BAK by Product, FY2009-FY2012 
Revenue of China BAK by Region, FY2009-FY2012 
Revenue Structure of BAK by Region, FY2009-FY2012
R&D Costs and % of Total Revenue of China BAK, FY2010-FY2012 
Revenue of Tianjin Lishen, 2008-2015 
History of LiFePo4 Battery of Shenzhen Mottcell
Patents of Shenzhen Mottcell Battery Technology, 2009-2013 
LiFePo4 Battery Application of CENS Energy-Tech
HiPower New Energy Group
Development History of LiFePo4 Battery Business of Pihsiang Energy Technology

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