Automotive Composites Market Size & Share, by Fiber (Glass, Carbon, Natural); Resin (Thermostat, Thermoplastic); Application Area (Exterior, Interior, Structural & Powertrain); Manufacturing Process (Compression Molding, Injection Molding, Resin Transfer Molding); Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, HCVs, LCVs) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

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  • Published Date: Feb 10, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2035

Automotive Composites Market size is expected to cross USD 20 Billion by the end of 2035, growing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of automotive composites was over USD 12 Billion. The growth of the automotive composites market is primarily attributed to the expansion of the automotive industry in recent industry, rising fuel costs, and need for more fuel, and an increasing number of vehicles on conventional technology. Further, the global automotive industry is expected to reach approximately USD 9 trillion by 2030.

Composites are being heavily utilized in the automotive industry for reducing the weight of automobiles. These automotive composites are the preferred material in applications of exterior and interior. Thus, the high employment rate in the automotive industry is forecasted to increase the utilization of car composites owing to their excellent dimensional stability, highly resistant, high tensile strength, chemical, and abrasion resistance are estimated to propel the growth of the automotive carbon fiber composites market. In the fiscal year 2018, the Indian automotive industry employed approximately 2 million people.

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Automotive Composites Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • High Number of Vehicles on the Road Owing Increasing Purchases - With the recent urbanization, people are propelled to own a vehicle to fulfill their needs and requirements. This trend has led to a high number of vehicles on the roads. The increased number of vehicles is anticipated to bring lucrative growth opportunities in the automotive composites market in the assessment period. By the end of the first quarter of 2022, it was estimated that approximately 2 billion vehicles were on roads across the globe. Out of these, around 1 billion were estimated to be passenger cars.
  • Burgeoning Population with Increasing Middle Income – A growing population with middle income is projected to raise the adoption of vehicles, which, in turn, is expected to raise the sales of automotive composites in the upcoming years. According to World Bank, the total population with middle income in the world rose from 5.51 billion in 2015 to 5.86 Billion in 2021.
  • High Sales and Demand of Luxury Cars with Increasing Spending Capacity – The global sales of luxury cars are estimated to rise to 200K vehicles in 2026, a rise from 190K vehicles in 2022.
  • Rapid Production of Vehicles with Rising Demand for More Vehicles – As per the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), the global sales of vehicles augmented to 56,398,471 units in 2021 from 53,917,153 units in 2020. Whereas, the global production of vehicles was calculated to be 57,054,295 units in 2021, an increase from 55,908,989 units in 2020.
  • Rising Fuel Use with Growing Vehicle Count Across the World – As per the 2021 data of the Energy Information Administration, the total consumed motor gasoline in the United States was 134.83 billion gallons which is 369 million gallons for one day.


  • Growth in Recycling Challenges
  • High Processing and Manufacturing Costs of Composites
  • Development of Low-Cost Technologies
  • The use of high price composites has a significant place in the automotive which is replaced by low-cost composites. The rising advancements in low-cost technologies will hamper market growth. The increasing commercialization of cheap composites has a negative impact on the automotive composites market.

Automotive Composites Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2022)

USD 12 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

USD 20 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)
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Automotive Composites Segmentation

Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, HCVs, LCVs)

The automotive composites market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by vehicle type into passenger cars, HCVs, LCVs, and others. Out of these, the passenger cars segment is attributed to garner the highest market share by 2035, owing to its high demand by the swelling population, increasing R7D activities to improve the scope of automotive composites, and growing preference for composites in the exterior of cars and vehicles. International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) stated that 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.

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

        By Fiber

  • Glass
  • Carbon
  • Natural

        By Resin

  • Thermostat
  • Thermoplastic

        By Application

  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Structural & Powertrain
  • Others

       By Manufacturing Process

  • Compression Molding
  • Injection Molding
  • Resin Transfer Molding
  • Others

        By Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Cars
  • HCVs
  • LCVs
  • Others

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Automotive Composites Industry - Regional Synopsis

Asia Pacific Market Forecast

The Asia Pacific region automotive composites market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 on the back of increased demand for vehicles among the population. The total production of vehicles in the region was 46,732,785 units in 2021, a rise from 44,276,549 units in 2020. Similarly, the total sales in the region were 42,663,736 units in 2021, a rise from 40,322,544 in 2020 as per statistics released by the International Organization of Motor Vehicles. In addition, the presence of major key players and leading exporters and importers of vehicles in the region is expected to offer growth opportunities for the automotive composites market growth in the forecast period. In 2021, China exported around 402,000 commercial vehicles and 1.6 million passenger vehicles.

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Companies Dominating the Automotive Composites Landscape

    • Teijin Group
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    • Toray Industries, Inc.
    • RTP Company
    • Plasan Carbon Composites, Inc.
    • Owens Corning
    • Solvay SA
    • UFP Technologies, Inc.
    • BASF

In the News

  • Teijin Group along with Fujitsu Limited launched a joint project to realize a blockchain-based commercial platform for enhancing the environmental value of recycled materials for manufacturers.

  • SGL CARBON SE is all set to enhance its operations in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, by introducing new production processes for fiber-based composites in order to ramp up its production.

Author Credits:  Harshita Srivastava, Saima Khursheed

  • Report ID: 656
  • Published Date: Feb 10, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035.

The growth in recycling challenges along with high processing and manufacturing cost of composites and increased costs of raw materials are expected to hamper the growth market.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are Teijin Group, SGL CARBON SE, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Toray Industries, Inc., RTP Company, Plasan Carbon Composites, Inc., Owens Corning, Solvay SA, UFP Technologies, Inc., BASF, and others.

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.

The market is segmented by fiber, resin, application, manufacturing process, vehicle type, and by region.

The passenger cars segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.
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