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Automotive Ceramics Market

Automotive Ceramics Market

Automotive Ceramics Market Share & Trends Analysis, By Type (Functional Automotive Ceramics, Structural Automotive Ceramics), By Material (Alumina Oxide, Titanate Oxide, Zirconia Oxide Automotive Ceramics), By Application & By Region - Global Insights to 2031

Automotive Ceramics Market

Market Outlook for Automotive Ceramics

The market for automotive ceramics experienced steady growth until 2020, closing in at approximately US$ 2 Bn amid high deployment across several automotive allied industrial domains, most notably across electronics manufacturing. A new forecast by Fact.MR anticipates demand for automotive ceramics to expand 1.4X from 2021 to 2031.

Key Points Covered in Automotive Ceramics Industry Analysis:

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts (2016-2031)
  • Key Drivers and Restraints Shaping Market Growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand Share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Automotive Ceramics and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

Automotive Ceramics Market Insights: Historical Trends from 2016-2020 Vs Future Market Outlook for 2021-2031

According to Fact.MR - a market research and competitive intelligence provider, from 2016 to 2020, automotive ceramics sales expanded at a CAGR of over 4%, attributed to extensive uptake across the automotive electronics domain. As emission standards toughen, consumers are opting for sustainable alternatives, including electric vehicles, which also elevated prospects.

As per Fact.MR’s insights into the automotive ceramics market, amidst the COVID-19 crisis, sales were estimated at nearly US$ 2 Bn during FY 2020-21. Imposition of mandatory lockdowns slowed expansion prospects, as key automotive companies temporarily ceased production. Adjusting for this downswing, prospects have been revised for the market to expand at a CAGR of 5% from 2021 to 2031.

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How is Increasing Deployment of Electronics Nudging Automotive Ceramics Demand?

As technological advancements penetrate the global automotive industry, manufacturers are incorporating numerous electronic systems to streamline overall driving experiences for vehicle owners. Electronic systems such as in-car entertainment systems, radio, ignition, telematics and computers are becoming increasingly mainstream.

Modern electric cars rely on power electronics for the main propulsion motor control, as well as managing the battery system. Future autonomous cars will rely on powerful computer systems, an array of sensors, networking, and satellite navigation, all of which will require electronics. Hence, sales of automotive ceramics are bound to incline significantly.

Why are Implementation of Strict Vehicle Emission Norms Catalyzing Demand for Automotive Ceramics?

As greenhouse gas emission levels increase at an alarming rate, governments worldwide are attempting to rein in these harmful emissions, majority of which are generated from excessive automotive usage. In an effort reduce greenhouse gases, emission control regulations are becoming stringent, prompting vehicle manufacturers to introduce fuel-efficient automobiles.

For instance, the European Union is actively endorsing the Euro 6 emission standard since 2014. For a diesel car to be Euro 6 compliant, it should not emit more than 80 mg/km of NO­x gases, while a petrol car can emit no more than 60 mg/km. From 2025, the Euro 7 standards would be applicable. Such tough legislations are compelling auto manufacturers to incorporate automotive ceramics and enhance vehicular performance.

automotive ceramics market by FactMR

Country-wise Analysis

How Lucrative is the U.S Market for Automotive Ceramics?

As per Fact.MR, the automotive ceramics industry forecast for the U.S appears bright, surpassing US$ 450 Mn in 2020, accounting for almost 30% revenue. A series of anticipated positive developments in automotive technology is likely to drive future expansion in the region.

Some of these developments include the introduction of self-driving vehicles, enhanced connectivity, electrification, shared mobility and artificial intelligence to name a few, which are motivating the establishment of numerous start-up companies, which are expected to invest heavily in high grade automotive ceramics for their manufacturing processes.

What are the Prospects for Future Automotive Ceramics Sales across China?

China is forecast to register heightened sales of automotive ceramics, expanding at over 8% CAGR through 2031. As per Fact.MR’s automotive ceramics industry research, a valuation exceeding US$ 500 Mn by 2031-end is projected for the Chinese market.

The International Trade Administration estimates that China continues to remain the world’s largest vehicle market, both in terms of annual sales and manufacturing output, with domestic production likely to reach 35 Mn units by 2025. Hence, manufacturers are augmenting in high-grade ceramics for numerous automotive internal and external components.

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Category-wise Insights

Why is Demand for Functional Ceramics Emerging the Strongest?

By type, functional automotive ceramics demand is projected to grow at over 5% CAGR by 2031, surpassing US$ 1 Bn. Automotive ceramics are experience high usage across engine & exhaust systems, electronics, internal parts and a host of other functionalities.

Manufacturers such as Advanced Ceramic Materials (ACM) offer a broad range of functional ceramics for automotive brakes, shock absorbers and engines respectively. The company manufactures ceramics from carbon fibers and zirconia.

Will Alumina Oxide Automotive Ceramics Remain Most Preferred?

As per Fact.MR’s automative ceramics industry survey, sales of alumina oxide ceramics are anticipated to remain dominant. The segment accounted for more than 40% revenue in 2020.

Alumina oxide ceramics are the most widely used material, as it possesses superb characteristics, including high electrical insulation, enhanced mechanical strength and high wear & mechanical resistance. Moreover, alumina oxide ceramics help reduce fuel consumption by over 30%.

Are Heaviest Applications Anticipated for Automotive Electronics?

Fact.MR’s automotive ceramics sales forecast anticipates a healthy growth trajectory across the electronics segment, expanding at almost 5% CAGR until 2031.

Automotive engineers and designers use ceramic electronic substrates and components to provide better reliability, environmental performance, engines, transmission, chassis, safety, driver assistance, passenger comfort and infotainment systems and modules.

Competitive Landscape

Prominent players are reliant on designing automotive ceramics aimed at reducing overall weight of vehicles. Additionally, extensive R&D activities are being undertaken for manufacturing ceramics for automotive electronics among other expansion strategies.

  • For instance, CeramTec GmbH offers a broad range of silicate ceramics for automotive engineering and lighting technology. These ceramics are widely deployed for producing halogen and xenon headlights, as they continuously emit high amounts of UV light.
  • Likewise, Corning Inc. offers the MACOR® high-tech glass ceramics which are non-porous and virtually impervious to electricity and heat. These are especially deployed by NASA for over 200 distinctly shaped components in hinge points, windows and doors for the Space Shuttle orbiter series.

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Report Scope



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value & ‘000 Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • GCC
  • South Africa

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Type
  • Material
  • Application
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • 3M Company
  • CeramTec GmbH
  • CoorsTek Inc.
  • Corning Inc.
  • Dyson Technical Ceramics Ltd.
  • Elan Technology
  • IBIDEN Co. Ltd.
  • Kyocera Corporation
  • McDanel Advanced Ceramic Technologies LLC
  • Morgan Advanced Materials Plc.
  • NGK Insulators Ltd.
  • Saint Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories


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Key Segments Covered in Market Study

  • Type

    • Functional Automotive Ceramics
    • Structural Automotive Ceramics
  • Material

    • Alumina Oxide Automotive Ceramics
    • Titanate Oxide Automotive Ceramics
    • Zirconia Oxide Automotive Ceramics
    • Other Material Automotive Ceramics
  • Application

    • Automotive Ceramics for Engine Parts
    • Automotive Ceramics for Exhaust Systems
    • Automotive Ceramics for Electronics
    • Automotive Ceramics for Other Applications

- FAQs -

The global automotive ceramics market has reached a value of nearly US$ 2 Bn.

Sales of automotive ceramics are likely to expand at 5% CAGR through 2031.

From 2016 to 2020, sales of automotive ceramics expanded nearly 2X.

Stringent emission regulation norms by governments are prompting manufacturers to include high-grade ceramics to check vehicular performance.

Automotive ceramics are anticipated to experience high sales in the manufacturing of electronic components.

The U.S., China, Japan, Canada, and Germany are expected to remain the frontrunners in automotive ceramics sales.

Automotive ceramics sales in the U.S. accounted for almost 30% of global market share.

Alumina oxide-based automotive ceramics yielded over 40% revenue as of 2020.

CoorsTek Inc., IBIDEN Co. Ltd., Corning Inc., Kyocera Corporation, Saint Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories, and Morgan Advanced Chemicals are prominent manufacturers of automotive ceramics.

By type, function ceramics shall remain preferred, surpassing US$ 1 Bn by 2031.

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