LG Chem Leads Peers by EV Battery Cobalt Deployed in 2019 H1

Oct. 2, 2019

Just five cell suppliers responsible for over 75% of all cobalt deployed

As supplier of NCM cells to Hyundai-Kia, Renault, Audi, Jaguar, Chevrolet, and others, LG Chem deployed more cobalt in passenger EV batteries in 2019 H1 than all of its peers globally, commanding a 21% market share, ahead of CATL, Panasonic and BYD, according to a new report from Adamas Intelligence, titled ‘State of Charge: EVs, Batteries and Battery Materials‘.

CATL more than quadrupled its cobalt deployment year-over-year, doubling its share of global passenger EV battery cobalt consumption to 19% in 2019 H1 from a less imposing 8% in 2018 H1.

On the contrary, Panasonic’s cobalt deployment increased just 35% in 2019 H1 versus 2018 H1, leading its share of global battery cobalt consumption to drop to 15% from 21% the year prior.

Collectively, among the 40+ cell suppliers currently active in the global EV market, just five (LG Chem, CATL, Panasonic, BYD and Samsung SDI) were responsible for over 75% of the passenger EV battery market’s consumption in 2019 H1.

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This report is a must read for anyone with a professional interest in the EV industry or looking to learn more about the forces driving the fast-moving battery and battery materials supply chains.


In this biannual ‘State of Charge’ report, we provide an informative overview of the global EV market’s performance over the past half-year (in this case “2019 H1”) and its implications on the ever-evolving battery and battery materials supply chains.

This overview draws on research and data available to clients through our subscription-based monthly reports and web-based trackers.

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