Recharging: Fluctuations in the price of virgin nonferrous metals will temporarily hamper revenue

In response to the negative health outcomes associated with the improper disposal of battery waste, many governments have enacted legislation that mandates or encourages the recycling of discarded batteries, and demand for services in the Battery Recycling industry has grown in recent years as these regulations have proliferated. At the same time, industry revenue has suffered from declines in the price of virgin nonferrous metals, which have forced operators to lower the prices they charge for recycled metals. However, the price of virgin metals is expected to rebound over the next five years, enabling industry operators to generate significant revenue through the sale of materials recovered during the battery recycling process...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for battery recycling will heighten as environmental legislation expands
  • Due to the recession, many consumers delayed buying new vehicles, which hurt industry revenue
  • State battery recycling legislation will gain further traction, stimulating revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    IBISWorld estimates that there are 156 battery recycling collection centers and processing establishments in the United States in 2017. This figure includes all the collection, sorting, processing and recovery facilities that are directly owned by battery recycling companies. However, this figure excludes the tens of thousands of battery drop-off locations found across the country, such as retail electronics stores and automotive shops, which supply industry operators with a large share of the batteries they collect and process. The location of battery recycling establishments and activity in the United States largely reflects the size and distribution of the overall US population, as well as the distribution of US economic activity. Oth...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Battery Recycling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Battery Recycling Industry are

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Price of nonferrous metals and Per capita disposable income in the Battery Recycling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Battery Recycling Industry?

    Companies in this industry primarily recycle batteries. Industry operators either collect and sort battery waste or process this collected waste for safe disposal and the recovery of valuable materials for sale to downstream manufacturers. Sales of materials recovered from batteries are included in industry revenue calculations, while the sale of products manufactured using these materials as inputs are excluded.

    Industry Products
  • Automotive lead-acid battery recycling
  • Non-automotive lead-based battery recycling
  • Nickel-cadmium battery recycling
  • Lithium-ion battery recycling
  • Nickel-metal hydride battery recycling
  • Primary battery recycling
  • Industry Activities
  • Collecting used batteries
  • Separating used batteries
  • Sorting used batteries
  • Recycling used batteries
  • Processing used batteries
  • Recovering material from used batteries
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Price of nonferrous metals
  • Per capita disposable income
  • New car sales
  • Industrial production index
  • Population

  • Current Performance
  • Primary and secondary batteries
  • Mixed revenue conditions
  • Profit and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Strong demand conditions
  • Composition of recycled batteries
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Battery Recycling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Battery Recycling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Battery Manufacturing
  • Metal Wholesaling
  • Retail Trade
  • Hospitals
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Consumers
  • Recycling Facilities

  • Products & Services
  • Automotive lead-acid battery recycling
  • Non-automotive lead-based battery recycling
  • Nickel-cadmium battery recycling
  • Lithium-ion battery recycling
  • Nickel-metal hydride battery recycling
  • Primary battery recycling
  • Chart: Battery Recycling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Metal wholesalers and distributors
  • Battery manufacturers
  • Metal manufacturers and processors
  • Automotive manufacturers
  • Other
  • Individual consumers
  • Governments
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Battery Recycling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Battery Recycling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Battery Recycling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Battery Recycling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Battery Recycling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Price of nonferrous metals (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Extended Producer Responsibility (Epr)
  • A form of regulation that attempts to force the original manufacturer or retailer of a product to take on the responsibility for the final disposal of this product.
  • Landfill Tipping Fee
  • A fee levied on a quantity of waste deposited at a landfill. Also known as a gate fee.
  • Municipal Solid Waste (Msw)
  • Non-hazardous waste produced by households and commercial and retail operations.
  • Nonferrous Metals
  • Metals that do not contain significant quantities of iron, including zinc, lead, copper and gold.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (Oem)
  • A company that produces parts for use in another company's final product. For example, a car battery manufactured by a company that does not manufacture automobiles.
  • Primary Battery
  • Batteries that cannot be recharged and must be disposed of once depleted.
  • Secondary Battery
  • Batteries that are capable of being recharged, also known as secondary cell batteries.
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