Automotive Ceramics Market - Forecast(2024 - 2030)

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Automotive Ceramics Market Overview

The Automotive Ceramics Market size is estimated to reach US$3.1 billion by 2027 after growing at a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period 2022-2027. The rising preference for ceramics components in automotive vehicles over metal alloys for weight reduction and enhanced durability acts as a significant driving factor in the automotive ceramics market. According to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), global passenger car production increased from 55,834,456 units in 2020 to 57,54,295 units in 2021. The Covid-19 outbreak disturbed the functioning and growth of the market due to the closure of automotive production and a halt in manufacturing, logistics disruptions and supply chain issues. However, with recovery and an established base for the automotive sector post-pandemic, the applications of automotive ceramics are rising, thereby offering major demand in the market. Thus, the automotive ceramics industry is anticipated to rise and contribute to the automotive ceramics market size during the forecast period.

Report Coverage

The “Automotive Ceramics Market Report – Forecast (2022-2027)” by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments in the Automotive Ceramics Industry.

By Material: Titanate Oxide (TiO), Alumina Oxide (Al203), Zirconia Oxide (Zr02) and Others.
By Application: Valve Sensors, Vehicle Exhaust Systems, Glow Plugs, Electronic Components, Spark Plug Insulators, Sensors, Lighting Systems, Fluid Seals and Others.
By End-use Industry: Passenger Vehicles (PV), Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV), Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCV) (Trucks and Buses) and Others.
By Geography: North America (the USA, Canada and Mexico), Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia and Rest of APAC), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Rest of South America), Rest of the World [Middle East (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel and Rest of the Middle East) and Africa (South Africa, Nigeria and Rest of Africa)].

Key Takeaways

  • Asia-Pacific dominates the Automotive Ceramics Market, owing to its growing government initiatives toward electric vehicle development and production in APAC, thereby boosting the growth of the automotive ceramics industry.
  • The growing automotive sector, majorly passenger vehicles segment offers flourishing demand in the automotive ceramics industry for various applications in engine parts, electronic components, ceramic bearings, sensors and others, thereby contributing to the automotive ceramics market size.
  • The demand for alumina oxide ceramics is rising due to its advantageous features over zirconia, titanate oxide and others for cost-effectiveness, thermal efficiency and mechanical features, thereby boosting the growth in the market.
  • However, the rising prices for automotive ceramics such as zirconia oxide, titanate oxide and others, create a major challenge in the automotive ceramics market.

Figure: Automotive Ceramics Market Revenue Share, By Geography, 2021 (%)
Automotive Ceramics Market
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Automotive Ceramics Market Segment Analysis – by Material

Alumina oxide held the largest Automotive Ceramics Market share in 2021 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Alumina oxide ceramics have high demand compared to other types such as zirconia oxide, titanate oxide and others due to their advantageous features such as outstanding electrical insulation, thermal shock resistance and cost-effectiveness. Due to such superior advantages of alumina oxide over other types, it is increasingly used in automotive vehicles for sensors, electronic components, lighting systems and thermal barrier coatings to enhance fuel efficiency and lightweight vehicle body. The alumina oxide ceramics work for the thermal efficiency in the vehicle; thereby are preferable for various automotive applications. Thus, with the rise in demand and preference for alumina ceramics in the automotive industry owing to its excellent advantages compared to other types, alumina oxide ceramics hold dominance and major growth prospects in the automotive ceramics industry during the forecast period.

Automotive Ceramics Market Segment Analysis – by End-use Industry

The Automotive Industry segment held a significant Automotive Ceramics Market share in 2021 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Automotive ceramics has a wide range of applications for the passenger vehicles (PV) segment in seating, ceramic bearings, interior components and others. The passenger vehicles segment is rapidly growing due to high demand for lightweight cars, increasing production for electric motor vehicles, high demand for two-wheelers, three-wheelers and others as transport sources and rising preference among the middle-class segment. For instance, according to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), global passenger car production increased from 55,834,456 units in 2020 to 57,54,295 units in 2021. According to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), the total motor vehicles produced globally were 79.1 million units, which increased by 1.3% in 2021 compared to 2020. Thus, with rising passenger vehicle production and demand, the applications of advanced automotive ceramics for insulation rings, interior components, valves and others are anticipated to rise, thereby boosting the demand in the market and providing significant growth in the passenger vehicles segment during the forecast period.

Automotive Ceramics Market Segment Analysis – by Geography

The Asia-Pacific region held the largest Automotive Ceramics Market share in 2021 up to 45%. The robust growth of automotive ceramics in this region is influenced by the rising production and development of automotive vehicles and the established base for auto manufacturers in major countries such as China, India, Japan, South Korea and others. According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the total automotive vehicle production in India rose from 22,655,609 units in 2020-21 to 22,933,230 units in 2021-22. According to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, the new vehicle registration in Australia represented an increase of 1.2%with 101,233 units in March 2022 compared to March 2021. According to the China Association of Automotive Manufacturers (CAAM), the production and sales of new energy vehicles reached 1.29 million units and 1.25 million units in quarter 1st of 2022 respectively, showing an increase of 140% year-on-year. With the rise in automotive production and development, the applications of automotive ceramics materials for spark plugs, automotive electronics, engine parts and others are rising, which is boosting the growth of the automotive ceramics industry in the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, the automotive ceramics market is anticipated to grow majorly in the Asia-Pacific during the forecast period.

Automotive Ceramics Market Drivers

Bolstering Growth of the Electric Vehicles Sector:

The electric vehicles sector is growing significantly due to factors such as a rise in subsidies and incentives for electric vehicle promotion, emphasis on zeros emissions of carbon and harmful gases and the latest technological developments. According to the International (IEA), the sales of electric cars tripled in 2021 to reach 3.3 million units compared to the previous years. According to the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) report, India's electric vehicle segment is anticipated to reach 63 lakh per unit mark per year by the year 2027. The EV market is projected to expand at 44% between 2020 and 2037. According to International Energy Agency (IEA), electric car production saw a rapid increase of 43% in 2020 over 2019. Thus, with the rise in production and growth of electric vehicles, the applications of automotive ceramics for battery modules, spark plugs and others are growing, which is boosting the demand in the automotive ceramics industry and driving the market.

Rising Adoption of Advanced Ceramic for Fuel-Efficiency In Vehicles:

The demand for lightweight vehicles and fuel-efficient vehicles is growing rapidly owing to factors such as emphasis on reducing carbon emission, maintenance of fuel efficiency and the limit on harmful gases emitted by high-fuel-consuming vehicles. For instance, under the Net Zero Emission by 2050 scenario, plans for fuel consumption of new light-duty vehicles in 2030 must reach half the value in 2019. Moreover, other regulations mandate that the fuel economy must meet 54.5 miles per gallon in the US by 2025. Thus, with increasing emphasis on fuel efficiency and reduction of carbon emissions, the applications of automotive ceramics in vehicle engine parts, sensors and others are growing to fulfill the lightweight body and fuel efficiency in vehicles, thereby boosting the demand and driving the automotive ceramics industry.

Automotive Ceramics Market Challenge

High Costs of Automotive Ceramics:

The material cost of Automotive Ceramics is high compared to that of other metals and alloys. The manufacturing of automotive ceramics is a costly procedure due to the major impact of the increase in gas prices. The price for titanium oxide ceramics saw an increase due to a rise in raw materials prices. For instance, the Longbai Group announced that starting in January 2022, the sale price of titanium dioxide will rise by RMB 1,000 or US$149/ton to domestic customers and US$150 per ton for international. In addition, Orient Zirconic, a Chinese manufacturer of zirconia ceramic powders, increased the prices by US$447 per ton for zirconium oxychloride and US$1,492.4 per ton for zirconium dioxide products. Thus, with an increase in prices for major ceramic materials due to demand and supply changes, the automotive ceramics industry faces a slowdown and hamper in production trends, thereby facing a major challenge in the market.

Automotive Ceramics Industry Outlook

Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the automotive ceramics market. The top 10 companies in Automotive Ceramics Market are:

  1. Almatis GmbH
  2. Saint-Gobain S.A.
  3. Stanford Advanced Materials and
  4. Ferrotec Corporation
  5. Hoganas AB
  6. International Syalons Limited
  7. CoorsTek
  8. CeramTec
  9. Elan Technology
  10. Venator Materials Plc

Recent Developments

  • In January 2022, the Advanced Nanotech Lab announced the private label manufacture of 9H ceramic coating, 10H ceramic coating and other hybrid variants for the automotive sector in Asia, thereby boosting its product portfolio and demand in the automotive industry.
  • In January 2022, the JGC Subsidiary acquired the ceramics business of SDMC, intending to boost the portfolio in automotive, semiconductors and others, thereby offering major growth for the market.
  • In May 2019, NGK Insulators, Ltd received the 4th Ceramic Grand Prize award for contributing to reducing air pollution through the development of porous advanced ceramic products for applications in the automotive exhaust, thereby offering a major contribution and demand for the automotive sector.

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1. Automotive Ceramics Market - Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Automotive Ceramics Market - Executive Summary
    2.1 Key Trends by Material
    2.2 Key Trends by Application
    2.3 Key Trends by End-use Industry
    2.4 Key Trends by Geography
3. Automotive Ceramics Market – Comparative analysis
    3.1 Market Share Analysis - Major Companies
    3.2 Product Benchmarking - Major Companies
    3.3 Top 5 Financials Analysis
    3.4 Patent Analysis - Major Companies
    3.5 Pricing Analysis (ASPs will be provided)
4. Automotive Ceramics Market - Startup companies Scenario Premium Premium
    4.1 Major startup company analysis:
        4.1.1 Investment
        4.1.2 Revenue
        4.1.3 Product portfolio
        4.1.4 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Automotive Ceramics Market – Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium Premium
    5.1 Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing Business Index
    5.3 Successful Venture Profiles
    5.4 Customer Analysis – Major companies
6. Automotive Ceramics Market - Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porters Five Force Model
        6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining Powers of Buyers
        6.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
        6.3.4 Competitive Rivalry
        6.3.5 Threat of Substitutes
7. Automotive Ceramics Market – Strategic Analysis
    7.1 Value/Supply Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunity Analysis
    7.3 Product/Market Life Cycle
    7.4 Distributor Analysis – Major Companies
8. Automotive Ceramics Market – by Material (Market size – US$ Million/Billion)
    8.1 Titanate Oxide (TiO)
    8.2 Alumina Oxide (Al2O3)
    8.3 Zirconia Oxide (ZrO2)
    8.4 Others
9. Automotive Ceramics Market – by Application (Market size – US$ Million/Billion)
    9.1 Valve Sensors
    9.2 Vehicle Exhaust System
    9.3 Glow Plugs
    9.4 Electronic Components
    9.5 Spark Plug Insulators
    9.6 Sensors
    9.7 Lighting Systems
    9.8 Fluid Seals
    9.9 Others
10. Automotive Ceramics Market - by End-use Industry (Market Size - US$ Million/Billion)
    10.1 Passenger Vehicles (PV)
    10.2 Vehicles (LCV)
    10.3 Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCV)
        10.3.1 Trucks
        10.3.2 Buses
    10.4 Others
11. Automotive Ceramics Market - by Geography (Market Size - US$ Million/Billion)
    11.1 North America
        11.1.1 the USA
        11.1.2 Canada
        11.1.3 Mexico
    11.2 Europe
        11.2.1 the UK
        11.2.2 Germany
        11.2.3 France
        11.2.4 Italy
        11.2.5 the Netherlands
        11.2.6 Spain
        11.2.7 Belgium
        11.2.8 Rest of Europe
    11.3 Asia-Pacific
        11.3.1 China
        11.3.2 Japan
        11.3.3 India
        11.3.4 South Korea
        11.3.5 Australia and New Zeeland
        11.3.6 Indonesia
        11.3.7 Taiwan
        11.3.8 Malaysia
        11.3.9 Rest of APAC
    11.4 South America
        11.4.1 Brazil
        11.4.2 Argentina
        11.4.3 Colombia
        11.4.4 Chile
        11.4.5 Rest of South America
    11.5 Rest of the World
        11.5.1 the Middle East
   Saudi Arabia
   Rest of the Middle East
        11.5.2 Africa
   South Africa
   Rest of Africa
12. Automotive Ceramics Market – Entropy
    12.1 New Product Launches
    12.2 M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
13. Automotive Ceramics Market – Industry/Competition Segment Analysis Premium
    13.1 Company Benchmarking Matrix – Major Companies
    13.2 Market Share at Global Level - Major companies
    13.3 Market Share by Key Region - Major companies
    13.4 Market Share by Key Country - Major companies
    13.5 Market Share by Key Application - Major companies
    13.6 Market Share by Key Product Type/Product category - Major companies
14. Automotive Ceramics Market – Key Company List by Country Premium Premium
15. Automotive Ceramics Market Company Analysis - Business Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials and Developments
    15.1 Company 1
    15.2 Company 2
    15.3 Company 3
    15.4 Company 4
    15.5 Company 5
    15.6 Company 6
    15.7 Company 7
    15.8 Company 8
    15.9 Company 9
    15.10 Company 10 and more
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