Carbon Fiber Market to Reach US$11.2 Billion by 2026: IndustryARC

Carbon Fiber Market to Reach US$11.2 Billion by 2026: IndustryARC
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Carbon Fiber Market size is forecast to reach $11.2 billion by 2026, after growing at a CAGR of 11.5% during 2021-2026. Growing demand for lightweight products from aerospace & defense, automotive, and wind energy industries and minimizing carbon emissions are driving the market growth.

Carbon Fiber Market size is forecast to reach $11.2 billion by 2026, after growing at a CAGR of 11.5% during 2021-2026. Carbon fiber is a high strength, low weight, high stiffness, conductive to electricity, and is one of the most corrosion and heat resistant material. Whereas, the growing building and construction sector in the emerging country is also driving the market growth. As carbon fiber is used primarily in the strengthening and reinforcement of concrete, steel, timber, and masonry. Furthermore, increasing demand for carbon fiber composite in consumer electronics has made the products lighter and thinner, and more textured is likely to drive the market growth. The Carbon Fiber Market report by IndustryARC covers complete analysis of the market, its major segments, growth factors, trends, drivers and challengers, key players and more.


Competitive Landscape:

The top 5 players in the Carbon Fiber industry are –

1. MakerBot Industries LLC

2. SGL Carbon SE

3. Solvay S.A

4. Hengshen Co., Ltd.

5. DowAksa Advanced Composites Holding B.V.


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Segmental Analysis:

1. Polyacrylonitrile Based (PAN) segment held the largest share of more than 65% in the carbon fiber market in 2020. The PAN based component offers various benefits like low density, high strength, high modulus, high-temperature resistance, wear resistance, corrosion resistance, fatigue resistance, creepage resistance, electric conduction, heat conduction, and far-infrared radiation.

2. Europe held the largest share of more than 40% in the carbon fiber market in 2020. With countries such as UK, France, and Germany are driving the market growth.

3. Continuous tow segment held the largest share of more than 60% in the carbon fiber market in 2020. Continuous tow is the most widely used tow, due to its weight, compatibility with resins, and various range of sizing available for optimal processing.

4. As per International Council on Clean Transportation report in 2020, there were 1.8 million units of EV in Europe, out of which 564,000 units registered in 2019. With Germany & Norway having the largest share in the market. Furthermore, the growing wind energy sector across the regions also fuel the market growth.

5. According to a 2019 report released by Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), in 2018 American aerospace & defense industry export amounted for $151 billion, out of which $131.5 billion were from civil aviation and the total revenue in 2018 was $929 billion, which was an increase from $865 billion in 2017 with a growth of 4.17%.

6. Aerospace and Defense segment held the largest share of more than 25% in the carbon fiber market in 2020. Airbus A350 XWB, JSF, F18 E/F, A380, Eurofighter Typhoon, Global Express, Airbus A400M, V22 Osprey, Boeing 787, and GEnx Engines are some of the end products where these composites are used and are ideal for the growth of the market.


Report Coverage

Report Attributes


By Raw Material

Polyacrylonitrile Based, Pitch Based, and Others 

By Application

Composite, Non-Composite, Molding Compound, Woven Fabric

By End User

Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Sporting Goods, Energy and Power, Building & Construction

By Geography

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and Rest of World


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Market Drivers and Challenges:

1. Increasing use of carbon fiber in Sports & Fitness Industry: With Carbon Fibers high-strength and light-weight characteristics, they are being widely used in the manufacturing sports equipment.

2. Increase in demand from Clean Energy Sector: With the world government focusing on environmental issues, an increase in investment in wind energy is favorable for the growth of the market.

3. High Cost & Availability of Substitutes: High cost of carbon fiber is a major concern associated with the market growth.

4. Emergence of COVID 19: The pandemic has severely hindered the growth of carbon fiber market, as the automotive, and aviation industry are facing slow growth due to travel restriction, slowing demand for spare parts as maintenance in reduced, passengers stop traveling, customers postponing delivery of new aircraft and no discretionary spending by consumers.


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