Automotive Fabrics Market

Automotive Fabrics Market by Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Trucks, Buses & Coaches) & Application (Floor Coverings, Upholstery, Safety Belts, Pre-assembled Interior Components, Tires, Airbags) - Global Forecast to 2029

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In terms of value, the automotive fabrics market is estimated to grow from USD 40.5 billion in 2024 to USD 51.4 billion by 2029, at a CAGR of 4.9%. One of the major reasons for making a positive outlook for the automotive fabrics market is the evolving lifestyle across worldwide, mounting popularity for esthetic vehicles with comfort and safety. Also, technological advancements in the automotive fabric industry are pushing the market. Due to these reasons, the consumption of automotive fabrics has grown significantly.

Automotive Fabrics Market

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Automotive Fabrics Market

Market Dynamics

Driver: Rising safety measures in automotive application

The automobile sector is undergoing a considerable transition towards increased safety protocols, which is anticipated to propel the need for automotive fabric. With safety regulations becoming more stringent worldwide, automotive manufacturers are prioritizing the integration of advanced safety features into vehicles to enhance occupant protection. Automotive fabric plays a crucial role in this regard, as it is utilized in various safety components such as airbags, seat belts, and headrests.  Furthermore, as autonomous driving technologies advance, the demand for novel fabric materials with extra safety features like impact absorption and injury reduction has increased.

Restraints : Availability of substitute

The availability of substitute materials like natural leather is indeed posing a challenge to the demand for automotive fabric in certain segments of the market. Natural leather has long been favored in automotive interiors for its luxurious feel, durability, and aesthetic appeal.  The creation of substitute materials, which have an eco-friendly advantage and resemble leather in appearance and feel, has been prompted by the increased focus on sustainability and environmental issues. The automotive industry is seeing a rise in the use of these alternatives, which have a reduced environmental impact and are frequently more affordable to produce, like recycled materials and synthetic leather (sometimes referred to as faux leather or vegan leather). As a result, the availability of these substitute materials is restricting the demand for traditional automotive fabric.

Opportunities: Increasing production of different types of vehicles

The increasing production of different types of vehicles presents a significant opportunity for the automotive fabric market. As the automotive industry continues to expand, driven by factors such as population growth, urbanization, and rising disposable incomes across the globe, there is also a corresponding increase in the demand for vehicles. This includes passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, heavy trucks, buses, and specialty EVs. Each of these vehicle types requires a diverse range of automotive fabrics for interior upholstery, seating, carpeting, headliners, and other components. Moreover, with the trend towards customization and personalization in vehicle interiors, there is a growing need for a wide variety of fabric options to cater to diverse consumer preferences. As such, the increasing production of different vehicles not only fuels the overall demand for automotive fabric but also creates new opportunities for fabric manufacturers to innovate and develop new and unique products catering to specific vehicle types and market segments.

Challenges: Strict HAP emission regulations monitoring automotive fabric market

The strict enforcement of Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) emissions laws presents a major obstacle for the automotive fabric sector. Global regulatory agencies are putting greater pressure on automakers to meet tighter emissions regulations as environmental worries grow. The reduction of harmful emissions from a variety of vehicle components, including interior materials like automobile fabric, is mandated by these laws. The challenge for automotive fabric manufacturers is to create goods that not only satisfy the industry's strict performance and safety standards, but also adhere to ever-tougher emissions rules. Adopting different manufacturing techniques and materials to meet these standards frequently results in higher production costs and technological challenges.

Automotive Fabrics Market Ecosystem

Prominent companies in this market include well-established, financially stable manufacturers of automotive fabrics. These companies have been in business for a while and have a broad range of products, cutting-edge technologies, and robust international sales and marketing networks. Prominent companies in this market include Autoliv Inc, (Sweden), Lear Corporation (US), Toray Industries (Tokyo), Hyosung Corporation (South Korea), Teijin Limited (Japan), Indorama Ventures Public Company (Thailand), Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan), Toyobo Co., Ltd (Japan), Toyota Boshoku Corporation (Japan), SEIREN Co. Ltd. (Japan), and Suminoe Textile Co., Ltd. (Japan) and among others.

Automotive Fabrics Market Ecosystem

Based on vehicle type, passenger cars was the largest segment of the automotive fabrics market in terms of value, in 2023.

The demand for automotive fabric in passenger cars remains substantial, driven by several key factors. With respect to both production and sales, passenger cars account for the largest share in worldwide automotive business. Because of this, the vast number of passenger cars that are produced demands a large quantity of automotive fabric for the interiors of these vehicles, which include the seats, door panels, headliners, and carpets. Furthermore, as passenger car purchases become more customized, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing, automakers are investing in premium interior materials like automotive cloth. All these factors drive the market for automotive fabric in the passenger cars segment.

Based on application, floor coverings was the largest segment of automotive fabrics market, in terms of value, in 2023.

The automotive fabric market is experiencing a noticeable demand, particularly in the floor coverings application segment. Floor coverings including carpets and car foot mats play a crucial role in enhancing the comfort, esthetics, and insulation of vehicle interiors. The increasing consumer preference for customized and premium interiors, coupled with the growing trend of luxury and comfort-focused vehicle features, is driving the demand for high-quality automotive floor coverings. Additionally, advancements in automotive floor covering technology have led to the development of materials that offer superior durability, stain resistance, and noise insulation properties, further fueling their popularity.

Asia Pacific accounted for the largest market share for the automotive fabrics market, in terms of value, in 2023.

 Asia Pacific is the largest and fastest-growing region, in terms of both value and volume, during the forecast period. Because electric cars (EVs) frequently demand specialized materials with excellent thermal management features and lightweight characteristics, the shift towards EVs in Asia Pacific is opening up new prospects for automotive fabric manufacturers. Additionally, the region's strict laws governing safety requirements and emissions from automobiles are pressuring automakers to emphasize the use of environmentally friendly and compliant materials, such as automotive textiles. The need for automotive fabric in Asia Pacific is further increased by the existence of significant automotive manufacturing hubs in countries like China, Japan, South Korea, and India, establishing the area as a major growing market in the worldwide automotive fabric industry.

Automotive Fabrics Market by Region

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Key Market Players

Autoliv Inc, (Sweden), Lear Corporation (US), Toray Industries (Tokyo), Hyosung Corporation (South Korea), Teijin Limited (Japan), Indorama Ventures Public Company (Thailand), Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan), Toyobo Co., Ltd (Japan), Toyota Boshoku Corporation (Japan), SEIREN Co. Ltd. (Japan), and Suminoe Textile Co., Ltd. (Japan) among others, these are the key manufacturers that secured major market share in the last few years.

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Scope of the Report

Report Metric


Years considered for the study


Base year considered


Forecast period


Units considered

Volume (Million sq. meter) and Value (USD Million)

Segments Covered

Vehicle Type, Application, and Region

Regions covered

Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South America

Companies profiled

The key players profiled in the report include Autoliv Inc, (Sweden), Lear Corporation (US), Toray Industries (Tokyo), Hyosung Corporation (South Korea), Teijin Limited (Japan), Indorama Ventures Public Company (Thailand), Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan), Toyobo Co., Ltd (Japan), Toyota Boshoku Corporation (Japan), SEIREN Co. Ltd. (Japan), and Suminoe Textile Co., Ltd. (Japan) and others.

This report categorizes the global Automotive fabrics Market based on vehicle type, application, and region.

On the basis of vehicle type, the Automotive fabrics Market has been segmented as follows:
  • Passenger Cars
  • Light Commercial Vehicles
  • Heavy Trucks
  • Buses & Coaches
On the basis of Application, the Automotive fabrics Market has been segmented as follows:
  • Upholstery
  • Airbags
  • Floor Coverings
  • Safety Belts
  • Tires
  • PRIC (Pre-assembled Interior Components)
  • Others
On the basis of region, the Automotive fabrics Market has been segmented as follows:
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Middle East & Arica
  • South America

Recent Developments

  • In June 2023, Autoliv has recently announced that it plans to launch its first motorcycle airbag in 2025. The bag-on-bike airbag is expected to reach the market in Q1 2025, marking a significant expansion of the company's product offerings beyond automotive safety systems. This new product is part of Autoliv's commitment to innovation and safety across various modes of transportation.
  • In October 2022, Lear revealed the introduction of ReNewKnit sueded material intended for seating and door panel use in collaboration with a major global automaker and composed of 100% recycled plastic bottles. The products are spun from polyester yarn and finished with a foam-free, recycled fleece backing to reduce water and energy consumption.
  • In November 2022, Lear acquired InTouch Automation on November 18, 2022, to enhance its seating capabilities and Industry 4.0 strategy by integrating vital technologies for automotive seat production.
  • In November 2019, Toray Industries developed new carbon fibers, which has high tensile modulus and tensile strength. This helped the company to expand its business.
  • In December 2022, Indorama Ventures partnered with Faurecia, a global automotive supplier, to develop a new sustainable and innovative solution called Auraloop. Auraloop is based on polyester and is 100% recyclable, which aims to replace car seat foam. This partnership demonstrates the company's commitment to sustainability and innovation in the automotive fabric market.

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Table of Content
1 Introduction 
    1.1 Objective of the study 
    1.2 Market definition 
    1.3 Market Scope 
           1.3.1 Years considered for the study
           1.3.2 Regions covered
    1.4 Currency 
    1.5 Unit Considered 
    1.6 Stakeholders 
    1.7 Summary of changes 
           1.7.1 Impact of Recession
2 Research Methodology 
    2.1 Research Data 
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
           Key data from secondary sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
           Key data from primary sources
           Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Market Size Estimation 
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Data Triangulation 
    2.4 Growth Rate Assumption/ Growth Forecast 
           2.4.1 Supply Side
           2.4.2 Demand Side
    2.5 Factor Analysis 
    2.6 Assumptions 
    2.7 Limitations 
    2.8 Risk Assessment 
    2.9 Impact of Recession 
3 Executive Summary 
4 Premium Insights 
    4.1 Opportunities in Automotive Fabric Market 
    4.2 Automotive Fabric Market, By Vehicle Type 
    4.3 Automotive Fabric Market, By Application 
    4.4 Automotive Fabric Market, By Fabric Type 
    4.5 Automotive Fabric Market, By Region 
5 Market Overview 
    5.1 Introduction 
    5.2 Market Dynamics 
           5.2.1 Drivers
           5.2.2 Restraints 
           5.2.3 Opportunities
           5.2.4 Challenges
    5.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 
           5.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
           5.3.2 Threat of Substitutes
           5.3.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           5.3.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           5.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
    5.4 Macroeconomic Indicators 
6 Industry Trends 
    6.1 Key Stakeholders and Buying Criteria 
           6.1.2  Buying Criteria
    6.2 Supply Chain Analysis 
           6.2.1 Raw Material
           6.2.2 Manufacturing Process
           6.2.3 Distribution
           6.2.4 End-User
    6.3  Ecosystem Analysis / Market Map 
    6.4 Case Studies 
    6.5  Regulatory Landscape 
           6.5.1 Regulatory Bodies, Government Agencies & Other Organizations
    6.6 Technology Analysis 
           6.6.1 Key Technologies
           Spacer Fabrics in Car Seat Coverings
           Integration of Technical Textiles as Automotive Fabrics
           6.6.2 Complementary Technologies
           Recyclable Microfibers and Bio-based Materials for Enhanced Properties 
    6.7 Trends Disruptions Impacting Customer’s Business 
    6.8 Trade Analysis 
           6.8.1 Import Data
           6.8.2 Export Data
    6.9 Key Conferences & Events In 2024-2025 
    6.10 Pricing Analysis 
           6.10.1 Average Selling Price Trend, By Region
           6.10.2 Average Selling Price Trend of Key Players, by Application
    6.11 Investment and Funding Scenario 
    6.12 Patent Analysis 
           6.12.1 Approach
           6.12.2 Document Type
           6.12.3 Legal Status of the Patents
           6.12.4 Jurisdiction Analysis
           6.12.5 Top Applicants
7 Automotive Fabric Market, By Fabric Type 
    7.1 Introduction 
    7.2 Polyester 
    7.3 Nylon 
    7.4 Vinyl 
    7.5 Suede 
    7.6 Others 
8 Automotive Fabric Market, By Vehicle Type 
    8.1 Introduction 
    8.2 Passenger Cars 
    8.3 Light Commercial Vehicles 
    8.4 Heavy Trucks 
    8.5 Buses and Coaches  
9 Automotive Fabric Market, By Application 
    9.1 Introduction 
    9.2 Floor Coverings 
    9.3 Upholstery 
    9.4 Interior Component 
    9.5 Tires 
    9.6 Safety Belts 
    9.7 Airbags 
    9.8 Others 
10 Automotive fabric Market, By Region 
     10.1 Introduction 
     10.2 Asia Pacific 
             10.2.1 Impact of Recession on Asia Pacific
             10.2.2 Asia Pacific Automotive Fabric Market, By Vehicle Type
             10.2.3 Asia Pacific Automotive Fabric Market, By Application
             10.2.4 Asia Pacific Automotive Fabric Market, By Country
               South Korea
               Rest of Asia Pacific
     10.3 North America 
             10.3.1 Impact of Recession on North America
             10.3.2 North America Automotive Fabric Market, By Vehicle Type
             10.3.3 North America Automotive Fabric Market, By Application
             10.3.4 North America Automotive Fabric Market, By Country
     10.4 Europe  
             10.4.1 Impact of Recession on Europe
             10.4.2 Europe Automotive Fabric Market, By Vehicle Type
             10.4.3 Europe Automotive Fabric Market, By Application
             10.4.4 Europe Automotive Fabric Market, By Country
               Rest of Europe
     10.5 South America 
             10.5.1 Impact of Recession on South America
             10.5.2 South America Automotive Fabric Market, By Vehicle Type
             10.5.3 South America Automotive Fabric Market, By Application
             10.5.4 South America Automotive Fabric Market, By Country
               Rest of South America
     10.6 Middle East & Africa 
             10.6.1 Impact of Recession on Middle East & Africa
             10.6.2 Middle East & Africa Automotive Fabric Market, By Vehicle Type
             10.6.3 Middle East & Africa Automotive Fabric Market, By Application
             10.6.4 Middle East & Africa Automotive Fabric Market, By Country
               South Africa
               Rest of Middle East & Africa
11 Competitive Landscape 
     11.1 Introduction 
     11.2 Key Players' Strategies 
     11.3 Market Share Analysis 
             11.3.1 Ranking of Key Market Players, 2023
     11.4 Revenue Analysis (2019-2023) 
     11.5 Company Valuation and Financial Metrics 
     11.6 Brand/Product Comparison 
     11.7 Company Evaluation Matrix: Key Players, 2023 
             11.7.1 Stars
             11.7.2 Emerging Leaders 
             11.7.3 Pervasive Players
             11.7.4 Participants
             11.7.5 Company Footprint: Key Players, 2023
               Company Footprint
               Region Footprint
               Vehicle Type Footprint
               Fabric Type Footprint
               Application Footprint
     11.8 Company Evaluation Matrix: Startups/SMEs, 2023  
             11.8.1 Progressive Companies
             11.8.2 Responsive Companies
             11.8.3 Dynamic Companies
             11.8.4 Starting Blocks
             11.8.5 Competitive Benchmarking: Startups/SMEs, 2023
               Detailed List of Key Start-ups/SMEs
               Competitive Benchmarking of Key Start-ups/SMEs 
     11.9 Competitive Situation & Trends 
             11.9.1 Product Launches
             11.9.2 Deals
             11.9.3 Expansions
             11.9.4 Other Developments
12 Company Profile 
     12.1 Key Players 
             12.1.1 Lear Corporation
               Business Overview
               Products Offered
               Recent Development
               MnM View
             12.1.2 Hyosung Corporation
             12.1.3 TEIJIN LIMITED
             12.1.4 Indorama Ventures Fibers Germany
             12.1.5 Asahi Kasei Corporation
             12.1.6 TOYOBO Co. Ltd.
             12.1.7 Suminoe Textiles Co., Ltd.
             12.1.8 SRF Limited
             12.1.9 Seiren Co. Ltd
             12.1.10 Toyota Boshoku Corporation
     12.2 Startups/SMEs Players 
13 Adjacent & Related Market 
14 Appendix 
     14.1 Discussion Guide 
     14.2 Related Reports 

The study involved four major activities in estimating the market size for automotive fabrics market. Exhaustive secondary research was done to collect information on the market, the peer market, and the parent market. The next step was to validate these findings, assumptions, and sizing with industry experts across the value chain through primary research. Both top-down and bottom-up approaches were employed to estimate the complete market size. After that, the market breakdown and data triangulation procedures were used to estimate the market size of the segments and subsegments.

Secondary Research

Secondary sources used in this study included annual reports, press releases, and investor presentations of companies; white papers; certified publications; articles from recognized authors; and gold standard & silver standard websites such as Factiva, ICIS, Bloomberg, and others. The findings of this study were verified through primary research by conducting extensive interviews with key officials such as CEOs, VPs, directors, and other executives. The breakdown of profiles of the primary interviewees is illustrated in the figure below:

Primary Research

The automotive fabrics market comprises several stakeholders, such as raw material suppliers, end-product manufacturers, and regulatory organizations in the supply chain. The demand side of this market is characterized by passenger cars, buses & coaches, heavy trucks and light commercial vehicles. The supply side is characterized by advancements in technology and diverse application industries. Various primary sources from both the supply and demand sides of the market were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information.

Breakdown of Primary Participants

Automotive Fabrics Market Size, and Share

Note: Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 companies are classified based on their market revenue in 2023, available in the public domain, product portfolios, and geographical presence.

Other designations include consultants and sales, marketing, and procurement managers.

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Lear Corporation

Senior Manager

Autoliv Inc

Innovation Manager

SRF Limited


Glen Raven Inc.

Production Supervisor


Sales Manager

Market Size Estimation

Both top-down and bottom-up approaches were used to estimate and validate the total size of the automotive fabrics market. These methods were also used extensively to estimate the size of various subsegments in the market. The research methodology used to estimate the market size includes the following:

  • The key players in the industry have been identified through extensive secondary research.
  • The supply chain of the industry has been determined through primary and secondary research.
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and verified through primary sources.
  • All possible parameters that affect the markets covered in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to obtain the final quantitative and qualitative data.

Automotive fabrics Market: Bottom-Up Approach

Automotive Fabrics Market Size, and Share

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Automotive fabrics Market: Top-Down Approach

Automotive Fabrics Market Size, and Share

Data Triangulation

After arriving at the overall market size—using the market size estimation processes as explained above—the market was split into several segments and subsegments. To complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics of each market segment and subsegment, data triangulation, and market breakdown procedures were employed, wherever applicable. The data was triangulated by studying various factors and trends from both the demand and supply sides in the automotive fabrics industry.

Market Definition

Automotive fabric refers to the specialized textiles used in the interior and exterior of vehicles, including passenger cars, heavy trucks, buses & coaches, and light commercial vehicles. These fabrics serve various functions in automotive interior, such as providing comfort, durability, and aesthetics. Automotive fabrics are used in applications such as upholstery, headliners, floor coverings, door panels, airbags, safety belts, tires and others. They are designed to withstand the rigors of automotive use, including resistance to abrasion, UV exposure, stains, and other environmental factors. Additionally, automotive fabrics often undergo treatments to enhance their flame retardancy, water resistance, and ease of cleaning, ensuring they meet safety and regulatory standards.

Key Stakeholders

  • Automotive fabrics manufacturers
  • Automotive fabrics suppliers
  • Raw material suppliers
  • Service providers
  • Application sector companies
  • Government bodies

Report Objectives

  • To define, describe, and forecast the automotive fabrics market in terms of value and volume
  • To provide detailed information regarding the drivers, opportunities, restraints, and challenges influencing market growth
  • To estimate and forecast the market size by vehicle type, application, and region
  • To forecast the size of the market for five main regions: Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, South America, and the Middle East & Africa, along with their key countries
  • To strategically analyze micromarkets1 with respect to their growth trends, prospects, and contribution to the overall market
  • To analyze opportunities in the market for stakeholders and provide a competitive landscape for market leaders
  • To analyze competitive developments, such as deals and expansions, in the market
  • To analyze the impact of the recession on the market
  • To analyze the impact of COVID-19 on the market and end-use industries
  • To strategically profile key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies

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