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Automotive Lightweight Materials Market by Material Type (Metals, Composites, & Plastics), Application (Structural, Powertrain, Interior, Exterior, & Others), Manufacturing Process, Vehicle Type, and by Region - Global Trends and Forecast to 2019

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: April 2015
Report Code: AT 3364

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The global automotive lightweight materials market in automotive applications, has recorded significant growth over the past few years. This growth is estimated to continue in the foreseeable future due to stringent emission reduction regulations. The high consumption rate of lightweight materials by the automotive industry drives the market for these materials.

The global automotive lightweight materials market is estimated to grow at a promising rate of 13.53% from 2014 to 2019 owing to growth in global vehicle production and sales volume. In the automotive lightweight materials market structural application was estimated to be the largest market with a market share of about 37%, in terms of value, in 2014. With the emission norms becoming stringent with every passing year, the automobile manufacturers are compelled to use the lightweight materials to ensure that their vehicles meet the necessary emission requirements and also improve the efficiency of the vehicle. There are various other factors which have also increased the use of lightweight materials in automobile manufacturing such as the need for improved fuel economy, increasing demand for enhanced driving experience, increasing vehicle performance, & greater power requirements from the consumers.

Asia-Oceania is estimated to be the largest market, in terms of volume, for automotive lightweight materials. China, Japan, and India are the main contributors to the automotive lightweight materials market in Asia-Oceania. Several lightweight material manufacturers/suppliers are expanding in Asia-Oceania to cater to the sizable demand for vehicles in the region. In the North American region, the U.S. accounted for the largest share of the automotive lightweight materials market in 2014. However, in coming years, developing regions such as Asia-Oceania (including emerging economies such as China and India) are projected to form new revenue-generating pockets for market players. Economic development, sizable population, increasingly stringent emission regulations, growing awareness about eco-friendly systems, and benefits of better fuel efficiency are the key factors driving the growth of the automotive lightweight materials market in this region.

This report classifies and defines the automotive lightweight materials market size, in terms of volume and value. It provides a comprehensive analysis and insights (both, qualitative and quantitative) into automotive lightweight materials. It highlights potential growth opportunities in the coming years, while also reviewing the market drivers, restraints, growth indicators, challenges, market dynamics, competitive landscape, and other key aspects with respect to automotive lightweight materials. Along with a quantitative analysis, the report covers qualitative aspects such as value chain analysis, and PEST analysis for the global automotive lightweight materials market.

The key players in the automotive lightweight materials market have also been identified and profiled. Some of the key players are ArcelorMittal S.A. (Luxemburg), Toray Industries Inc. (Japan), Novelis Inc. (U.S.), Bayer AG (Germany) and ThyssenKrupp AG (Germany). The major strategies adopted by these market players are geographic expansion and mergers & acquisitions.

Scope of the Report

The global lightweight material market is analysed in terms of volume (thousand metric ton) and value ($million) for the below mentioned applications, material types, and regions & respective major countries.

  • By Geography
    • Asia-Oceania
    • Europe
    • North America
    • RoW
  • By Application
    • Structural
    • Powertrain
    • Interior
    • Exterior
    • Other Application
  • By Material Type
    • Metals
      • High Strength Steel (HSS)
      • Aluminum
      • Other Metals
    • Composites
      • Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP)
      • Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP)
    • Plastics

Additional Customizations Available

  • Automotive Lightweight Materials Market for Two-Wheelers
    • Fuel Tank
    • Body Frames
    • Engine Components
    • Brakes & Wheels
    • Other Components
  • Automotive Lightweight Materials Market, By Application Components
    • Structural Components
    • Powertrain Components
    • Interior Components
    • Exterior Components
  • Who Supplies Whom
  • Additional Companies

Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, by Application, 2014-2019 ($Million)

Automotive Lightweight Materials Market

Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 16)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered in the Report
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 20)
    2.1 Research Data
    2.2 Secondary Data
           2.2.1 Key Secondary Sources
    2.3 Data From Secondary Sources
    2.4 Primary Data
           2.4.1 Sampling Techniques & Data Collection Methods
           2.4.2 Primary Participants
    2.5 Factor Analysis
           2.5.1 Introduction
           2.5.2 Demand Side Analysis
                    2.5.2.1 Impact of GDP on Commercial Vehicle Sales
                    2.5.2.2 Urbanization vs. Passenger Cars Per 1,000 People
                    2.5.2.3 Infrastructure: Roadways
           2.5.3 Supply Side Analysis
                    2.5.3.1 Increasing Vehicle Production in Developing Countries
           2.5.4 Influence of Other Factors
    2.6 Market Size Estimation
    2.7 Data Triangulation
    2.8 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 34)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 39)
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Key Opportunities in the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Market
    4.3 Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Growth, By Country (‘000 Units)
    4.4 Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Market, By Material ($Million)
    4.5 Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Market, By Region, 2019 ($Million)
    4.6 Global Automotive Lightweight Composites Material Market, By Vehicle Type, 2014 vs. 2019 ($Million)
    4.7 Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Market, By Application, 2014 ($Million)

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 44)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Manufacturing Process
           5.2.2 By Material
           5.2.3 By Application
           5.2.4 By Region
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Government Regulations and Mandates Pertaining to Fuel Efficiency and Emissions
                    5.3.1.2 Increasing Number of Vehicles
                    5.3.1.3 Improved Vehicle Performance
                    5.3.1.4 Major Automakers Partnering With Lightweight Material Suppliers
                    5.3.1.5 Growing Demand Coupled With Material Innovations in the Automotive Industry
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Safety and Technological Constraints
                    5.3.2.2 High Cost of Lightweight Materials
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Shifting Focus Towards Electric Vehicles
                    5.3.3.2 Upcoming Regulations in Emerging Economies
           5.3.4 Challenge
                    5.3.4.1 Maintaining A Balance Between Performance, Cost and Weight Reduction
    5.4 Burning Issue
           5.4.1 Using Lightweight Materials in Low-End Passenger Cars and HCVS

6 Automotive Lightweight Materials, By Manufacturing Process (Page No. - 57)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Manufacturing Process
           6.2.1 Extrusion
           6.2.2 Stamping
           6.2.3 Forging
           6.2.4 Casting
           6.2.5 Open Molding
           6.2.6 Closed Molding
           6.2.7 Forming

7 Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Market, By Application* (Page No. - 62)
(*The Chapter Covers Lightweight Materials Market for Applications By Material Type Such as Metals, Composites, and Plastics)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Structural
    7.3 Powertrain
    7.4 Interior
    7.5 Exterior
    7.6 Other Applications

8 Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Market, By Material Type* (Page No. - 74)
(*The Chapter Covers Lightweight Materials Market for Materials Such as HSS, Aluminum, GFRP, and CFRP By Their Consumption in Vehicle Type Such as Passenger Car, Light & Heavy Commercial Vehicles and By Region)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Metals
           8.2.1 High-Strength Steel (HSS)
           8.2.2 Aluminum
           8.2.3 Other Metals
    8.3 Composites
           8.3.1 Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP)
           8.3.2 Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP)
    8.4 Plastics

9 Automotive Lightweight Materials Market, By Region* (Page No. - 94)
[*The Chapter Covers Lightweight Materials Market Data By Material Type (Metals, Composites, and Plastics)]
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Market Analysis, By Region
           9.2.1 North America
                    9.2.1.1 U.S.
                    9.2.1.2 Canada
                    9.2.1.3 Mexico
                    9.2.1.4 Pest Analysis
                               9.2.1.4.1 Political Factors
                               9.2.1.4.2 Economic Factors
                               9.2.1.4.3 Social Factors
                               9.2.1.4.4 Technological Factors
           9.2.2 Europe
                    9.2.2.1 U.K.
                    9.2.2.2 Germany
                    9.2.2.3 France
                    9.2.2.4 Pest Analysis
                               9.2.2.4.1 Political Factors
                               9.2.2.4.2 Economic Factors
                               9.2.2.4.3 Social Factors
                               9.2.2.4.4 Technological Factors
           9.2.3 Asia-Oceania
                    9.2.3.1 China
                    9.2.3.2 Japan
                    9.2.3.3 India
                    9.2.3.4 South Korea
                    9.2.3.5 Pest Analysis
                               9.2.3.5.1 Political Factors
                               9.2.3.5.2 Economic Factors
                               9.2.3.5.3 Social Factors
                               9.2.3.5.4 Technological Factors
           9.2.4 RoW
                    9.2.4.1 Brazil
                    9.2.4.2 Russia
                    9.2.4.3 Pest Analysis
                               9.2.4.3.1 Political Factors
                               9.2.4.3.2 Economic Factors
                               9.2.4.3.3 Social Factors
                    9.2.4.4 Technological Factors

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 122)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Competitive Situation & Trends
     10.3 Battle for Market Share: Expansions/Investments Was the Key Strategy
     10.4 Expansions/Investments
     10.5 New Product Launch/New Product Development/New Technology
     10.6 Mergers & Acquisitions/Joint Ventures/ Collaborations/Agreements
     10.7 Supply Contracts

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 131)
(Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments)*
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Bayer AG
     11.3 Arcelormittal S.A.
     11.4 Toray Industries Inc.
     11.5 Novelis Inc.
     11.6 Thyssenkrupp AG
     11.7 ALCOA Inc.
     11.8 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
     11.9 PPG Industries Inc.
     11.10 Owens Corning Corporation
     11.11 Lyondellbasell Industries N.V.

*Details on Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

12 Appendix (Page No. - 160)
     12.1 Available Customizations
             12.1.1 Automotive Lightweight Materials Market, for Two Wheelers
                        12.1.1.1 Introduction
                        12.1.1.2 Market, for Two-Wheelers
                                    12.1.1.2.1 Fuel Tank
                                    12.1.1.2.2 Bodyframes
                                    12.1.1.2.3 Engine Components
                                    12.1.1.2.4 Brakes & Wheels
                                    12.1.1.2.5 Other Components
             12.1.2 Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Market, By Application Components
                        12.1.2.1 Structural Components
                                    12.1.2.1.1 Chassis
                        12.1.2.2 Powertrain Components
                                    12.1.2.2.1 Engine Block
                                    12.1.2.2.2 Engine Manifold
                                    12.1.2.2.3 Oil Pan
                                    12.1.2.2.1 Pistons
                                    12.1.2.2.4 Balance Shaft
                                    12.1.2.2.5 Others
                        12.1.2.3 Interior Components
                                    12.1.2.3.1 Dashboard
                                    12.1.2.3.2 Seating
                                    12.1.2.3.3 Headliner
                                    12.1.2.3.4 Others
                        12.1.2.4 Exterior Components
                                    12.1.2.4.1 Door Panels
                                    12.1.2.4.2 Bumper
                                    12.1.2.4.3 Fender
                                    12.1.2.4.4 Trunk Lid
                                    12.1.2.4.5 Others
             12.1.3 Who Supplies Whom
             12.1.4 Additional Company Profiles
     12.2 Insights of Industry Experts
     12.3 Discussion Guide
     12.4 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     12.5 Related Reports


List of Tables (90 Tables)

Table 1 Overview of Emission and Fuel Economy Regulation Specifications for Passenger Cars
Table 2 Impact of Drivers on the Automotive Lightweight Materials Market
Table 3 Impact of Restraints on the Automotive Lightweight Materials Market
Table 4 Impact of Opportunities on the Automotive Lightweight Materials Market
Table 5 Impact of Challenge on the Automotive Lightweight Materials Market
Table 6 Automotive Lightweight Materials: Manufacturing Process and Material Compatibility
Table 7 Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Application,2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 8 Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Application,2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 9 Structural Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type,2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 10 Structural Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type,2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 11 Powertrain Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type,2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 12 Powertrain Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type,2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 13 Interior Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type,2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 14 Interior Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type,2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 15 Exterior Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type,2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 16 Exterior Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type,2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 17 Other Application Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 18 Other Application Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 19 Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type,2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 20 Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type,2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 21 Automotive Lightweight Metals Market Size, By Metal Type,2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 22 Automotive Lightweight Metals Market Size, By Metal Type,2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 23 Automotive Lightweight Metals Market Size, By Vehicle Type,2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 24 Automotive Lightweight Metals Market Size, By Vehicle Type,2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 25 Automotive High-Strength Steel Market Size, By Region, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 26 Automotive High-Strength Steel Market Size, By Region,2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 27 Automotive High-Strength Steel Market Size, By Vehicle Type,2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 28 Automotive High-Strength Steel Market Size, By Vehicle Type,2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 29 Automotive Aluminum Market Size, By Region, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 30 Automotive Aluminum Market Size, By Region, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 31 Automotive Aluminum Market Size, By Vehicle Type, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 32 Automotive Aluminum Market Size, By Vehicle Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 33 Automotive Other Metals Market Size, By Region, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 34 Automotive Other Metals Market Size, By Region, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 35 Automotive Other Metals Market Size, By Vehicle Type, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 36 Automotive Other Metals Market Size, By Vehicle Type,2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 37 Automotive Lightweight Composites Market Size, By Composite Type, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 38 Automotive Lightweight Composites Market Size, By Composite Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 39 Automotive Lightweight Composites Market Size, By Vehicle Type,2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 40 Automotive Lightweight Composites Market Size, By Vehicle Type,2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 41 Automotive CFRP Market Size, By Region, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 42 Automotive CFRP Market Size, By Region, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 43 Automotive CFRP Market Size, By Vehicle Type, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 44 Automotive CFRP Market Size, By Vehicle Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 45 Automotive GFRP Market Size, By Region, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 46 Automotive GFRP Market Size, By Region, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 47 Automotive GFRP Market Size, By Vehicle Type, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 48 Automotive GFRP Market Size, By Vehicle Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 49 Automotive Lightweight Plastics Market Size, By Region, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 50 Automotive Lightweight Plastics Market Size, By Region,2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 51 Automotive Lightweight Plastics Market Size, By Vehicle Type,2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 52 Automotive Lightweight Plastics Market Size, By Vehicle Type,2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 53 Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Region,2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 54 Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Region,2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 55 North America: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 56 North America: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 57 U.S.: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 58 U.S.: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 59 Canada: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 60 Canada: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 61 Mexico: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 62 Mexico: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 63 Europe: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 64 Europe: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 65 U.K.: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 66 U.K.: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 67 Germany: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 68 Germany: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 69 France: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 70 France: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 71 Asia-Oceania: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 72 Asia-Oceania: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 73 China: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 74 China: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 75 Japan: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 76 Japan: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 77 India: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 78 India: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 79 South Korea: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 80 South Korea: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 81 RoW: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Country,2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 82 RoW: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Country,2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 83 Brazil: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 84 Brazil: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 85 Russia: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 (TMT)
Table 86 Russia: Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, By Material Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 87 Expansions/Investments, 2014-2015
Table 88 New Product Launch/New Product Development/New Technology,2014-2015
Table 89 Mergers & Acquisitions/Joint Ventures/Collaborations/Agreements, 2014-2015
Table 90 Supply Contracts & Agreements, 2014–2015
 
 
List of Figures (62 Figures)
 
Figure 1 Automotive Lightweight Materials: Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Research Design
Figure 3 Research Methodology Model
Figure 4 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company, Designation, & Region
Figure 5 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) vs. Commercial Vehicle Production (CVP)
Figure 6 Urbanization vs. Passenger Cars Per 1,000 People
Figure 7 Impact of Growing Road Network on Passenger Car Sales
Figure 8 Significant Growth in Vehicle Production Across the Globe
Figure 9 Micro and Macro Factor Analysis
Figure 10 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 11 Key Countries in the Automotive Lightweight Materials Market ($Million): the U.S. Held the Largest Market Share in 2014
Figure 12 Automotive Lightweight Materials Application Market Snapshot(2014 vs. 2019): the Structural Application Market is Projected to Grow the Most During the Forecast Period
Figure 13 Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Share (Value, $Million),By Region, 2014
Figure 14 North America is the Fastest-Growing Regional Market, By Value ($Million)
Figure 15 Automotive Lightweight Metals are Estimated to Grow at the Highest CAGR of 13.97% in Terms of Value ($Million) During the Forecast Period
Figure 16 Major Opportunities Offered in the Global Lightweight Materials Market
Figure 17 China is Estimated to Witness the Highest Growth During The Forecast Period
Figure 18 Metals Account for the Largest Share, in the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Market
Figure 19 North America is Projected to Hold the Largest Share
Figure 20 The HCV Market Size, is Projected to Grow at the Highest CAGR of 17.35% During the Forecast Period
Figure 21 Lightweight Metals: Structural Application Accounted for the Largest Share in 2014
Figure 22 Market Segmentation, By Manufacturing Process
Figure 23 Market Segmentation, By Material
Figure 24 Market Segmentation, By Application
Figure 25 Market Segmentation, By Region
Figure 26 Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Dynamics
Figure 27 Key Countries: Impact of Regulations on the Lightweight Materials Market
Figure 28 Global Vehicle Production and Vehicle PARC (2012-2019)
Figure 29 Electric Vehicle (EV) Sales, By Region, 2012-2014 (‘000 Units)
Figure 30 Automotive Lightweight Materials Market, By Application,2014 vs. 2019 ($Million)
Figure 31 Automotive Lightweight Materials: Lightweight Metals are Estimated to Be the Largest Market, 2014 vs. 2019 ($Million)
Figure 32 Powertrain: Plastics are Projected to Grow at the Highest CAGR From 2014 to 2019
Figure 33 Composites are Estimated to Lead the Interior Lightweight Materials Market From 2014 to 2019
Figure 34 Composites are Set to Grow at A Rapid Rate in the Exterior Application From 2014 to 2019
Figure 35 Composites to Hold the Largest Market Share, in Terms of Value, in the Other Application Segment From 2014 to 2019
Figure 36 Automotive Lightweight Materials Market, By Material,2014 vs. 2019 ($Million)
Figure 37 Aluminum to Have the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 38 Passenger Cars Dominated in Both Composite Types With Maximum Market Share in 2014
Figure 39 In Terms of Value, HCV Vehicle Segment Shows the Highest CAGR of 17.75% for 2014 to 2019
Figure 40 Automotive Lightweight Materials Market, By Region, Snapshot ($Million)
Figure 41 North America Market Snapshot (2014): Projected to Grow at the Highest CAGR From 2014 to 2019
Figure 42 Asia-Oceania Market Snapshot (2014): Second-Largest Market for Automotive Lightweight Materials
Figure 43 Companies Adopted New Product Development and Launch as the Key Growth Strategy for the Past Five Years (2010-2015)
Figure 44 Toray Industries Inc. & Bayer AG Grew at the Highest Rate From2008 to 2013
Figure 45 Market Evolution Framework - Expansions & New Product Developments Have Fuelled Growth & Innovation From 2011 to 201
Figure 46 Region-Wise Revenue Mix of Top 5 Players
Figure 47 Competitive Benchmarking of Key Players (2008-2013): Toray Industries Proved to Be A Frontrunner With Its Leading Carbon Fiber Product Portfolio
Figure 48 Bayer AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 49 Bayer AG : SWOT Analysis
Figure 50 Arcelormittal S.A.: Company Snapshot
Figure 51 Arcelormittal S.A.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 52 Toray Industries Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 53 Toray Industries Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 54 Novelis Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 55 Novelis Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 56 Thyssenkrupp: Company Snapshot
Figure 57 Thyssenkrupp AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 58 ALCOA Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 59 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC): Company Snapshot
Figure 60 PPG Industries Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 61 Owens Corning Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 62 Lyondellbasell Industries N.V.: Company Snapshot

The automotive lightweight materials market size, in terms of value, is projected to grow at a healthy CAGR of 13.53% to reach $206.8 Billion by 2019.

The automotive industry is currently witnessing a widespread adoption of advanced technologies to increase fuel efficiency, reduce emission levels, and enhance the driving dynamics of the vehicle.

These automotive lightweight materials have evolved from the need to lower the weight of the vehicle, which is achieved by eliminating heavy components. This transition took place due to factors such as stringent emission norms imposed by the European Union and EPA, strict fuel efficiency norms imposed by CAFÉ and other authorities in the European region, various road safety norms, and the highly competitive nature of the automobile market. Companies were prompted to invest extensively in lightweight technologies so as to comply with these norms as well as to reduce production costs and enhance the driving comfort for buyers.

In Europe and North America, automotive lightweight materials have a high penetration rate. The adoption rate of these materials is also growing significantly in the Asia-Oceania region, due to the consumers’ increasing demand for faster and lighter vehicles and the demand for enhanced safety. The growing demand from consumers for fuel-efficient vehicles also results in the increased implementation of lightweight materials in manufacturing vehicles. China, Germany, the U.S., and Japan are expected to be the largest markets for automotive lightweight materials. Developing countries such as India are expected to witness a substantial growth in the demand for these materials from automobile manufactures. The production of automotive lightweight materials is also anticipated to increase in India from 2014 to 2019.

The global automotive lightweight materials market is dominated by lightweight material manufacturers/suppliers such as Bayer AG (Germany), ThyssenKrupp AG (Germany), Novelis Inc. (U.S.), Alcoa Inc. (U.S.), Toray Industries Inc. (Japan), and ArcelorMittal S.A. (Luxembourg).

Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Size, by Material Type, 2014-2019 (TMT)

Automotive Lightweight Materials Market

Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

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