Growing: Germany as a battery location

The German battery market grew by over one billion euros between 2011 and 2016, from 1.7 to 2.8 billion euros, which corresponds to an increase of almost 64 percent.

The market for lead-acid batteries grew by more than 20 percent to €1.1 billion. However, almost three-quarters of this growth can be attributed to the high import figures for lithium-ion cells. Since 2011, imports of lithium-ion cells have quadrupled.  

Exports of lithium-ion batteries are also high. Between 2011 and 2016, exports of lithium-ion batteries almost tripled, from 0.2 to over 0.5 billion euros. The reason for this is that lithium-ion batteries are becoming increasingly important in both electric mobility and stationary applications worldwide. The know-how for the production of the finished batteries from lithium-ion cells is in Germany. 

For more information, see our  Batteries fact sheets

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