High Strength Steel Market Size Report, Trend, COVID19 Impact, Industry Outlook, Derive Growth, Share, Revenue
The global high strength steel market size is projected to reach USD 54.07 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period. Increasing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) worldwide is expected to emerge as a crucial growth determinant for this market, states Fortune Business Insights™ in its report, titled “High Strength Steel Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA), Dual Phase (DP), Transformation Induced Plasticity (TRIP), Martensitic (MS), and Others), By Application (Automotive; Building & Construction; Mechanical & Heavy Equipment; Rail, Aviation & Marine; and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027”. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), in 2019, global EV sales reached 2.1 million, surpassing 2018 levels and boosting the world EV stock to 7.2 million. EV car sales registered 40% year-on-year increase, accounting for 2.6% of the total global car sales in 2019. HSS has emerged as a promising technology for EVs as this steel lowers the weight of the car, while providing superior strength and enhanced protection. Moreover, HSS also serves as an excellent battery protector for EVs owing to its high strength and low weight. Furthermore, advanced HSS such as SSAB’s cold formable Docol® improve vehicle performance, making them more fuel-efficient and lower emissions.
Multiple Benefits of HSS in Construction to Stoke Adoption
High strength steel offers a wide array of advantages to the construction industry. According to the Australian Steel Institute (ASI), the high-yield stress and tensile strength of HSS can be leveraged to increase design stresses, which can potentially reduce the required plate thickness and lower deadweight. The ASI estimates that savings ranging between 28% and 38% are possible if high strength steel is deployed for primary building columns in large structures. This advanced steel variant also provides superior durability and strength to withstand tectonic activities. For example, in New Zealand, where seismic activities are common, purlins, beams, and rafters made from ultra-high strength tensile steel are extensively used to counter the devastating effects of earthquakes in the regions. Thus, expanding utilization of HSS in the construction industry is likely to fuel the high strength steel market growth in the near future.
Dynamic Growth in Automotive Manufacturing to Augment the Asia Pacific Market
Asia Pacific led the high strength steel market share in 2019 and is expected to retain its dominant position during the forecast period owing to the dynamic expansion of the automotive industry, especially in China. Heavy equipment manufacturing and construction activities in India will further propel the regional market, while advancements in e-mobility in Japan and South Korea are anticipated to boost adoption of HSS.
In Europe, the demand for high strength steel is slated to rise on account of rapid uptake of electric and hybrid vehicles, stoked by the stringent emission norms in the region. The market in North America will be mainly driven by the high consumption advanced steel products in automotive and equipment manufacturing industries in the United States.