Automotive Ceramics Market Size & Share, by Material (Alumina Oxide, Titanate Oxide, Zirconia Oxide); Application (Engine Parts, Exhaust Systems, Electronics); Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2033

  • Report ID: 4493
  • Published Date: Feb 10, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Global Automotive Ceramics Market Definition

Ceramics are more affordable than metals, more durable than plastics, and widely used in the automotive industry for high-complexity automotive component manufacturing in advanced automobile manufacturing. Additionally, ceramic goods are being used more frequently in automotive applications due to their excellent thermal conductivity, strong resistance to chemical corrosion, and electrical insulation across a range of temperatures. Ceramics are employed in parts like heat sensors, emission control systems, and spark plug insulators. Market expansion is anticipated to be aided by the expanding automotive sector and increased demand for lightweight automobiles.

Global Automotive Ceramics Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 2 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2033)

~ USD 3 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa)

Global Automotive Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2033

The global automotive ceramics market is estimated to garner a revenue of ~USD 3 Billion by the end of 2033 by growing at a CAGR of ~6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2033. Further, the market generated a revenue of ~USD 2 Billion in the year 2022. generated a revenue of USD 50 Billion in the year 2022. The primary factor attributed to the growth of the automotive ceramics is attributed to the rapid growth in the automotive industry during the past years. The recent statistics reveal that the global automotive industry is expected to reach approximately USD 9 trillion by 2030.

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Automotive ceramics are being heavily utilized in varied processes in car manufacturing processes owing to their unique properties. As comparative to the conventional materials such as plastic and metal, automotive ceramics are lighter in weight, durable, corrosion-resistant, and other advantages. Owing to this trend, key players are increasing the employment rate in automotive sector that is expected to raise the adoption rate of automotive ceramics in varied purposes. A latest report found that in fiscal year 2018, the Indian automotive industry employed approximately 2 million people.

Global Automotive Ceramics Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growth in Population Across the World - The rapid multiplication of population along with recent modernization is generating the need of vehicles worldwide. Thus, an increase in demand of vehicles is expected to escalate the need of automotive ceramics for increasing the durability, upgrading the looks and enhancing on-road performance. Thus, the rapid growth in the population is expected to fuel the market growth in the assessment period. As per World Bank, it is estimated that the world population stood at 7.84 billion in 2021, an increase from 7.09 billion in 2021. This number is anticipated to rise to 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, as per United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

  • High Number of Vehicles on the Roads – The recent urbanization has led the number of vehicles on the roads to increase. As a result, the utilization of automotive ceramics is expected to also surge considerably. As per the calculations, it was forecasted that were approximately 2 billion vehicles on roads across the globe by the end of first quarter of 2022.

  • Rapid Production Rate of Vehicles - International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), released the global sales of vehicles statistics which revealed that it rose to 56 million in 2021 from 53 million in 2020. Whereas, the global production of vehicles calculated to be 57 million in 2021.

  • • Growing Electric Vehicle Sales and Production - In 2021, one out of every ten new cars sold was an electric vehicle. The rate has increased from one in forty in 2019 and is currently higher. There are 15.9 million electric cars on the road right now.

  • Increasing Need of Luxury Cars - A latest report suggested that the global sales of luxury cars are anticipated to stand at 200K vehicles in 2026, a rise from 190K vehicles in 2022. 


  • Increased Concerns Regarding Capital Intensive Development

  • High Final Costs of the Product

  • Strict Government Limits Regarding Carbon Dioxide Emission - In December 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States (EPA) established new national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions regulations for model years 2023–2026 of passenger cars and light trucks. GHG emissions and other criteria pollutants would be significantly reduced as a result of the final recommendations.

The automotive ceramics market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by vehicle type into passenger cars, commercial vehicles and others. Out of these, the passenger cars segment is attributed to garner the highest market share by 2033, owing to the high demand of personal vehicles by the burgeoning population. International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) stated that the global passenger vehicles sales rose from 53,917,153 units in 2020 to 56,398,471 units in 2021, whereas, the production rose from 55,908,989 in 2020 to 57,054,295 in 2021.

Global Automotive Ceramics Market Regional Synopsis

The Asia Pacific automotive ceramics market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033, owing to the increased demand of vehicles by the growing population. The total production of vehicles in the region was 46 million in 2021, whereas, the total sales in the region was 42 million in 2021 as per statistics released by International Organization of Motor Vehicles. Another factors that are attributed to the increase the utilization of automotive ceramics is the presence of major key players and leading exporters and importers of vehicles in the region. In 2021, China exported around 402,000 commercial vehicles and around 2 million passenger vehicles. Also, the growing Gross Domestic Product (GDP) level along with the rising employment rate and rising income levels are another factors for increased adoption rate of automotive ceramics in the assessment period.

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global automotive ceramics market includes the following segments:

      By Material

  • Alumina Oxide
  • Titanate Oxide
  • Zirconia Oxide
  • Others

      By Application

  • Engine Parts
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Electronics
  • Others

      By Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Cars
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Others

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Global Automotive Ceramics Market

  • KYOCERA Corporation

    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • CeramTec GmbH
  • NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd
  • CoorsTek, Inc.
  • Morgan Advanced Materials plc
  • Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.
  • Ibiden Co., Ltd.
  • Corning Incorporated
  • Murata Electronics North America, Inc.
  • Aearo Technologies LLC.


In the News

  • KYOCERA Corporation has proceeded to acquire the advanced ceramics operations of Friatec, a manufacturer of ceramic and plastic components based in Mannheim, Germany.

  • CeramTec GmbH has launched ROCAR 3D, a new technical ceramics material. The silicon carbide (SiSiC) material for Additive Manufacturing is suitable for the development and production of single or multiple prototypes or components.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 4493
  • Published Date: Feb 10, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Key Questions Answered in the Report

1) What are the major factors driving the growth of the automotive ceramics market?

Ans: The expansion in automotive industry and the increased demand for vehicles is expected to fuel the market growth in the future.

2) What would be the CAGR of automotive ceramics market over the forecast period?

Ans: The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2033.

3) What are the challenges affecting the automotive ceramics market growth?

Ans: The increased concerns regarding capital intensive development along with high final costs of the product and rising governmental policies regarding carbon dioxide emission are expected to hamper the market growth.

4) Which region will provide more business opportunities for growth of automotive ceramics market in future?

Ans: The market in Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

5) Who are the major players dominating the automotive ceramics market?

Ans: The major players in the market are KYOCERA Corporation, CeramTec GmbH, NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd, CoorsTek, Inc., Morgan Advanced Materials plc, Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc., Ibiden Co., Ltd., Corning Incorporated, Murata Electronics North America, Inc., Aearo Technologies LLC., and others.

6) How are the company profiles selected?

Ans: The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

7) What are the segments in the automotive ceramics market?

Ans: The market is segmented by material, application, vehicle type, and by region.

8) Which segment captures the largest market size in vehicle type in the automotive ceramics market?

Ans: The passenger car segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities.


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