The import value of manganese dioxide power cells and batteries decreased to 128 million in the past year, despite continuous growth between 2014 and 2017. The export value of these items also saw a decline, amounting to 38.3 million British pounds.
Lithium batteries have proved to be the most sought-after primary battery in recent years as measured by import growth rate. The import and export values of said items has seen a strong increase, especially in 2017 and remained strong in 2018.
As for the accumulator market, the import value of lead-acid electric accumulators has reached 419.8 million British pounds in 2018, and export value for said items has been steadily increasing in the past five years.
The most prominent growth rate in the accumulator market concerned the import of lithium-ion batteries, with import value in 2018 being roughly six times as high as in 2012. The export value of lithium-ion accumulators had also seen a rapid increase, although not as high as import value.