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Abrasives - Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts 2019 - 2029

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  • 120 Pages
  • February 2024
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5025292
The Abrasives Market size is estimated at USD 47.34 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 66.83 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of greater than 5% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Key Highlights

  • COVID-19 negatively impacted the market in 2020. However, the market is estimated to have reached pre-pandemic levels and is expected to grow steadily.
  • The expanding usage of abrasives in the construction and automotive sectors will likely fuel the demand for abrasives during the forecast period.
  • On the other hand, the stringent regulations on silica abrasives are likely to hinder the market. Significant investment in research and development activities will likely offer market growth opportunities.
  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period owing to its growing development in major countries such as India, China, and Japan.

Abrasives Market Trends

Increasing Use in the Aerospace and Automotive Sectors

  • The automotive sector is one of the major users of abrasives. As the demand for light and fuel-efficient automobiles has increased, such high-performance automobiles are being developed using bonded abrasive grinding tools for different applications.
  • Abrasive grinding operations are used extensively in the automotive industry to manufacture several driveline, suspension, body, and chassis components.
  • Moreover, abrasive products are mainly used in the aerospace sector for the cutting and polishing of various castings in the manufacture of steam turbines, the strong grinding of the roots of turbine blades, and the polishing of the blade airfoil.
  • Bonded abrasives are widely used in the aerospace industry. Abrasives in the aerospace industry are required for removing discoloration, removing rust and paint, deburring, fine sanding, finishing, blending, lacquer retouching, scuffing, surface treatment, flatting, polishing, weld preparation, and structuring.
  • According to the Organization Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles (OICA), around 85.01 million vehicles were produced in 2022, witnessing a growth rate of 5.99% compared to 80.205 million vehicles in 2021, thereby indicating an increased demand for acrylonitrile from the automotive industry. In 2022, around 60 million passenger cars were manufactured, which was nearly 7.35% compared to 2021.
  • Additionally, the rising production of electric vehicles is likely to enhance the market demand for the Electric Vehicle segment. According to the EV Volumes, electric vehicle (EVs) sales reached 10.522 million units in 2022, registering a growth rate of 55% compared to 2021. As per the World Economic Forum (WEF), nearly 4.3 million new battery-powered EVs (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) were sold in the first half of 2022. In addition, BEV sales grew by 75% on the year and PHEVs by 37%.
  • Furthermore, the aerospace industry is experiencing stagnant growth owing to the strengthening of passenger travel demand. The backlog of new aircraft orders and the constant resurgence of business aircraft might add to the growth of the aerospace industry.
  • According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the revenue for commercial airlines was valued at USD 727 billion in 2022, registering a growth rate of 43.6% Y-o-Y. Furthermore, the payment is expected to reach USD 779 billion by the end of 2023. Such factors are likely to increase the demand for flexible hoses as aerospace parts manufacturing is likely to grow.
  • Moreover, according to the Boeing Commercial Outlook 2023-2042, the demand for new commercial jets by 2042 is expected to reach 42,595 units, valued at USD 8 trillion. The fleet is expected to double to 48,600 aircraft by 2042, expanding by 3.5% annually. Airlines are expected to replace about half of the fleet with new, more fuel-efficient models.
  • Therefore, owing to the above factors, the growing automotive and aerospace industry will likely increase the demand for abrasives in the coming years.

The Asia-Pacific Region is Expected to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the abrasives market in the future. The rising construction, automotive, aerospace, and electronics industries are contributing to the massive demand in the market.
  • China's growth is fueled mainly by rapid expansion in the residential and commercial building sectors and the country's expanding economy. China is encouraging and enduring a continuous urbanization process, with a projected rate of 70% by 2030. As a result, increased building activity in nations like China is projected to fuel the region's adhesive industry. All such factors tend to increase the demand for abrasives across the region.
  • Furthermore, South Korean builders' overseas building orders surpassed USD 30 billion for the third consecutive year in 2022, owing to strong demand from Asia, North America, and the Pacific Ocean regions.
  • In South Korea, the government has outlined its plan to execute large-scale redevelopment projects to supply 830,000 housing units in Seoul and other cities by 2025. From the planned construction, Seoul will get 323,000 new houses, and 293,000 will be built near Gyeonggi Province and Incheon. Major cities like Busan, Daegu, and Daejeon will also benefit with 220,000 new houses in 4 years.
  • Moreover, the Indian electronics industry is one of the fastest-growing industries globally. The domestic electronics manufacturing sector is expanding at a steady rate, owing to favorable government policies, such as 100% foreign direct investment (FDI), no requirement for industrial licenses, and the technological transformation from manual to automatic production processes.
  • According to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the Indian electronics manufacturing industry is expected to reach USD 520 billion by 2025. Electrical and electronics production in India is expected to increase rapidly due to government initiatives with policies, such as Make in India, National Policy of Electronics, Net Zero Imports in Electronics, and Zero Defect Zero Effect, which offer a commitment to growth in domestic manufacturing, lowering import dependence, energizing exports, and manufacturing, like the “Make in India” program to make the country self-reliant.​
  • Moreover, in the aerospace sector, according to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the country's aviation industry is expected to witness INR 35,000 crore (~USD 4.99 billion) investment in the next four years.
  • Hence, owing to the factor above, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the abrasives market during the forecast period.

Abrasives Industry Overview

The abrasives market is partially fragmented in nature. Some of the major players in the market include Saint Gobain, 3M, Klingspor India Pvt Ltd, sia Abrasives Industries AG, and CUMI, among others (in no particular order).

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increasing Use In the Aerospace and Automotive Sector
4.1.2 Growing Metal Manufacturing and Fabrication Industry
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Stringent Regulations on Usage of Abrasives
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value)
5.1 Material
5.1.1 Natural Abrasives
5.1.2 Synthetic Abrasives
5.2 Type
5.2.1 Bonded Abrasives
5.2.2 Coated Abrasives
5.2.3 Super Abrasives
5.3 End-user Industry
5.3.1 Metal Manufacturing
5.3.2 Electronics
5.3.3 Construction
5.3.4 Automotive and Aerospace
5.3.5 Medical
5.3.6 Oil and Gas
5.3.7 Other End-user Industries (Industrial and Agriculture)
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.2 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.4.3 Europe Germany United Kingdom Italy France Rest of Europe
5.4.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa Saudi Arabia South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa
6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Market Ranking Analysis
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 3M
6.4.2 Abrasive Technology Inc.
6.4.3 ARC Abrasives Inc.
6.4.4 CUMI
6.4.5 Fujimi Incorporated
6.4.6 Deerfos
6.4.7 Klingspor AG
6.4.8 Robert Bosch Gmbh
6.4.9 Saint-Gobain
6.4.10 SAK Abrasives Limited
6.4.11 Sia Abrasives Industries AG
6.4.12 Tyrolit - Schleifmittelwerke Swarovski AG & Co K.g.
7.1 Growing Research And Development Activities
7.2 Increasing Demand From Medical Sector

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • 3M
  • Abrasive Technology Inc.
  • ARC Abrasives Inc.
  • CUMI
  • Fujimi Incorporated
  • Deerfos
  • Klingspor AG
  • Robert Bosch Gmbh
  • Saint-Gobain
  • SAK Abrasives Limited
  • Sia Abrasives Industries AG
  • Tyrolit - Schleifmittelwerke Swarovski AG & Co K.g.