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Cylindrical lithium battery prices remain stable

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:cylindrical lithium? batter cells? lithium polymer cell?

The prices of cylindrical lithium battery cells for noteboks for January this year has not changed. According to EnergyTrend, this is because manufacturers' production cut strategies are starting to take effect. Manufacturers have also adjusted their production and have stocked up components in January in response to the fewer workdays of February and this has stabilized the prices of cylindrical lithium battery cells.

In 2011, the total production of cylindrical battery cells amounted to 1.5 billion units. However, due to the capacity reduction in 4Q11, EnergyTrend estimated the production to decrease to 1.3 billion units in 2012; the downsizing has successfully stabilized the cylindrical lithium battery cells' prices.

Lithium battery prices

Source: EnergyTrend

Lithium polymer cell capacity increases
Due to the tablet PC and smartphone's strong sales, 2011 was a fruitful year for the lithium polymer battery cell industry. The cell capacities, whose small size catering to the consumer-based products' needs, has been increasing in order to meet the high demand. Lithium polymer cell's production is expected to increase from 450 million units in 2011 to 600 million units in 2012, representing a 33 percent growth, which will help balance the supply and demand in 2012.

EnergyTrend indicates that if the consumer electronic product makers focus more on a certain specification and size as opposed to several specifications , the industry will have a better chance to reach a balanced supply and demand. Many OEM and ODM makers have gradually unified the amount of specifications they manufacture, while ultrabooks will be the new focus of competition. On account of the decreasing number of new products, demand for different lithium battery specification requests is expected to be simplified and be minimized over time.

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