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Global Steel Market to Reach 2.2 Billion Metric Tons by 2026
Steel, one of the most essential engineering materials, is known for its diverse applications in every aspect of human life. Steel is the foundation for a number of industries in general and manufacturing industry in particular.
Market fortunes of finished steel products market depend on health of key end-use markets such as construction sector, automobile and automotive component manufacturing, metal goods fabrication, ship building, machinery manufacturing, oil & gas infrastructure, among others.
In the post COVID-19 period, anticipated increase in construction activity, improvement in manufacturing sector and subsequent rise in demand for and production of a range of machinery, rise in fabrication of metal goods, and renewed demand for and production of transportation solutions, in line with improvement in global economy, will therefore drive demand for finished steel. Ongoing urbanization drive, escalating demand for energy and water are the other major factors promoting growth in the market.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Steel estimated at 1.7 Billion Metric Tons in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of 2.2 Billion Metric Tons by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 4.1% over the analysis period. Construction, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 3.5% CAGR to reach 992 Million Metric Tons by the end of the analysis period.
After a thorough analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Machinery segment is readjusted to a revised 4% CAGR for the next 7-year period. This segment currently accounts for a 18.2% share of the global Steel market. Construction is the largest end-use segment of steel industry.
The state of the construction industry in each geographic region, both new constructions as well as refurbishments, has a heavy bearing on steel consumption. Steel used in the construction segment adheres to standard requirements of high performance, corrosion resistance and fire protection.
The need for manufacturing lightweight and rust-free machinery drives the demand for steel in machinery industry. There is strong demand for high strength steel plates featuring improved weldability, formability and low temperature toughness.
The U.S. Market is Estimated at 79.4 Million Metric Tons in 2021, While China is Forecast to Reach 1.3 Billion Metric Tons by 2026
The Steel market in the U.S. is estimated at 79.4 Million Metric Tons in the year 2021. The country currently accounts for a 4.55% share in the global market. China, the world's second largest economy, is forecast to reach an estimated market size of 1.3 Billion Metric Tons in the year 2026 trailing a CAGR of 4.6% through the analysis period.
Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 1.8% and 2.1% respectively over the analysis period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 3.1% CAGR while Rest of European market (as defined in the study) will reach 1.3 Billion Metric Tons by the end of the analysis period.
China remains the largest regional market for finished steel products, owing to the huge construction and industrial activity in the region, which generates high demand for a range of steel products. Strong pace of economic development, industrialization, rapid urbanization, steady rise in construction activity and robust demand for automobiles among others will help boost demand for steel in developing regions in the post COVID-19 environment.
Transportation Segment to Reach 353.2 Million Metric Tons by 2026
In the global Transportation segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 3.16% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of 209.9 Million Metric Tons in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of 284.8 Million Metric Tons by the close of the analysis period.
China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach 56.8 Million Metric Tons by the year 2026, while Latin America will expand at a 4.8% CAGR through the analysis period.
Key Topics Covered:
II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. MARKET OVERVIEW
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic and Looming Global Recession: 2020 Marked as a Year of Disruption & Transformation
COVID-19 Crisis Induced Demand Erosion Hampers World Steel Industry in 2020
Hit by COVID-19 Outbreak, Steel Industry & Demand Speedily Returning to Normalcy: The Current Scenario
Regional Recovery Scenario
Healthy Prospects for Steel Demand in Developing Countries
Global Market Prospects & Outlook
Critical Importance of Steel in Every Aspect of Human Life to Create Conducive Environment for Future Growth
Properties of Different Types of Steel
A Snapshot of Steel End-Use Sectors
Contraction in Demand across Developed Economies
China Holds the Key for Future Growth of Steel Industry
Steel Demand to Drop in Developing Economies before Notable Recovery in 2021
World Steel Industry: Production, Exports & Imports
Steel Production Soars in 2017-2019 Period
China Remains the Dominant Steel Exporter in 2020
China Becomes the Top Steel Importer
Leading Players in the World Steel Market
Globalization & Rationalization Remain the Core Surviving Strategies for Steel Firms
Steel Firms Emphasize Restructuring of Operations
Moving Closer to Customers: The New Strategic Initiative
Innovations & Product Differentiation Grow in Focus among Vendors
Consolidation Picks up Pace
Recent Market Activity
Wave of Latest Breakthroughs with Potential to Pave Way for Green, Sustainable Steel Economy
Select Innovations & Advancements
2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS
Ansteel Group Corporation Ltd.
China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited
HYUNDAI Steel Company
JFE Steel Corporation
Jiangsu Shagang Group
Nippon Steel Corporation
Shandong Iron and Steel Group Co. Ltd.
Shougang Group Co., Ltd.
Tata Steel Group
Tata Steel Europe Ltd.
thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG
United States Steel Corporation
3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS
Steel Industry Prospects Strongly Reliant on Global Construction Industry Scenario
Prevailing Depressive Scenario in the World Construction Sector Weakens Momentum in the Steel Industry
Current Prospects Remain Lackluster for Steel in Automotive Industry
Ongoing Shift towards Lighter Weight Vehicles to Drive Future Demand for Automotive Steel
Emissions Regulations Landscape in Major Countries/Regions
Steel Vs Aluminum: The Dilemma Continues for Better Lightweight Automotive Material
Critical Importance of Steel in Machinery Manufacturing Augurs Well for Future Growth
High Performance Steel Grades Gain Importance in Machinery Manufacturing
Relevance of Steel in Household Appliances & Metal Goods Domains Bodes Well for Future Growth
Metal Cans: Niche End-Use Segment
Sluggish Trajectory in Oil & Gas Sector to Impede Momentum in the Short-Term
Anticipated Recovery in Oil & Gas Sector in 2021 to Generate Parallel Opportunities to Steel Industry
High Volume Opportunities in Shipbuilding
Carbon Steel Seeks to Widen Addressable Market
Demand for Stainless Steel Gains Momentum
Stainless Steel Continues to Reign Appliances Market
Growing Use Case in Diverse Applications Widens Future Prospects
Demand for Special Long Steel on the Rise
Widening Role of Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) in Steel Production Landscape
Steel Industry Persists with its Energy Conservation Drive
Environmentally Friendly Approach Gains Focus
Steel Scrap Recycling: Robust Approach for Energy Conservation
Population Growth & Urbanization Favor Future Growth in Steel Market
Steel Prices: A Play of Demand and Supply
Sharp Uptick in Demand after COVID-19 Pause Leads to Steel Shortage & Price Hikes
Skyrocketing Steel Prices in US Raise Speculations about Possible Bubble
Steel: An Overview
Steel Manufacturing Process
Refining and Casting
Forming and Finishing
Steel Products (Semi-Finished & Finished)
A Brief Note on Major End-Use Segments
4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE
III. MARKET ANALYSIS
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