The global automotive interior materials market was valued at USD 56.26 billion in 2022, and is slated to reach USD 80.08 billion by 2030. The market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4% over the forecast period (2023 – 2030)
The demand for premium automotive interiors is increasing worldwide, and this is driving the automotive interior materials market growth. Demand for premium-grade interiors with superior aesthetic appeal and tactile experience, even for non-premium cars, from consumers is increasing.
The rising sales of premium passenger cars is expected to have a significant impact on the automotive interior materials market. In China, despite a 10% austerity tax on premium vehicles, automotive sales have been strong with premium automobile manufacturers such as Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren, and Maserati. In the U.S., From July through September 2021, Lexus sold 81,093 vehicles, BMW sold 75,619, and Mercedes was way behind with 55,130 sales. This has augmented the automotive interior materials market growth in the aforementioned countries.
Asia Pacific is a lucrative market for automotive interior materials, primarily driven by strong performance of the automobile industry in countries such as India and China. The growth of the transportation sector coupled with a rise in need for transit of consumer goods, people, and raw materials has boosted the automotive interior materials market growth. According to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), sales of cars in China stood at 28.03 million in 2020 and 3.00 million in India. The CAAM also projected automobile sales in China to grow by 5% to reach 29.4 million units in 2017. The boom in sales can be attributed to the favorable sales tax, which was cut from 10% to 5% in 2015. The Asia Pacific Automotive Interior Materials Market was valued at US$ 24.96 billion in 2016 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.28%. in forecast Period ( 2023 – 2030 )
North America and Europe also experienced strong vehicle sales, with the U.S. positioned as the second-largest cars market in the world. In the U.S., the automotive sales in 2021 stood at $1.53 trillion. High dealer incentives, low interest rates on automotive loans, and low gasoline prices have resulted in the growth of automobile industry in the country. Pickup trucks and crossover SUVs witnessed maximum growth in sales. Automakers such as Ford and Chrysler are among the largest customers of automotive interior materials. The Automotive Interior Materials Market was valued at USD 50 billion in 2022 and is forecast to exhibit a CAGR of 3%.
Also, as automotive companies aim to reduce the weight of vehicles to increase fuel economy, leather may be replaced with lighter synthetic fabrics such as wool, silk, carbon fiber, and faux suede. For instance, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes, and Volkswagen use faux leathers, which are similar to leather in both touch and feel. Leather usage is expected to decline in North America and Europe, owing to the strict emission and waste generation regulations prevailing in these regions.
|Base Year:||2022||Market Size in 2022:||USD 56.26 Bn|
|Historical Data for:||2018-2021||Estimated Year:||2023|
|Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR:||4%||Forecast Period:||2023-2030|
BASF SE, Dow Chemical Company, Borgers A.G., Faurecia S.A., Adient Plc, Lear Corporation, Eagle Ottawa, D.K. Leather Corporation Berhad
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Automotive Interior Materials Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic:
The automotive interior materials market will witness a negative and inferior impact during the forecast period owing to the extensive spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, as per Technavio’s pandemic focused research highlights, the market growth is likely to increase compared to 2019. The market is fragmented. Key players in the market have been launching several initiatives and introducing innovative products and services to cater to a larger target audience during the pandemic.
Figure 1. Global Automotive Interior Materials Market Share (2022), By Region
Asia Pacific dominated the global automotive interior materials market in 2022 and is expected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period.
Figure 2: Global Automotive Interior Materials Market Share (2022), By Vehicle Type
Battery recycling is becoming an important long term electric market requirement. By 2025, the global stockpile of spent electric vehicle batteries is anticipated to reach 3.4 million. BASF has in-house recycling know-how and patented innovative steps for battery recycling.
For the consumer electronics show 2023 in Las vegas, the automotive supplier faurecia, a FORVIA group company, is unveiling a new approach to the design and manufacture a automotive seats. Faurecia presenting a modular and sustainable seats.
The acquisition of Eagle Ottawa is another important step in strengthening our core seating business, expanding our component capabilities and accelerating profitable sales growth, “said Matt Simoncini, Lear’s president and CEO.
Dow is showcasing a host of innovative technologies tailored for the sustainable development of the auto sector at automotive world 2022. Which will be hosted at Tokyo Big Sight. This advanced automotive technology show combines multiple exhibitors and conferences covering important topics in the automotive industry.
Major Players in the Global Automotive Interior Materials Market
Global automotive interior materials market is extremely competitive and consolidated with the presence of large players accounting for major shares. Key players in the market include BASF SE., Eagle Ottawa, Borgers A.G., Faurecia S.A, Adient Plc., Lear Corporation, Dow Chemical Company, and DK Leather Corporation Berhad
Automotive interior materials aim at offering comfort to the driver and enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the vehicle. Material of superior quality minimize engine vibrations and act as an effective cabin insulators, thereby enhancing riding experience. The growing consumer demand for premium automotive interior materials and the desire to enhance aesthetic appeal of interiors are projected to propel the global automotive interior materials market growth over the forecast period.
Asia Pacific is the most significant shareholder in the global automotive interior material market and is expected to grow during the forecast period. China is the world’s largest automaker and is a host to numerous domestic and international automotive interior materials companies. The rapid growth in middle-class population, as well as first-time buyers in countries such as India and China that demand mid-size vehicles set terms for the automakers to provide lucrative pricing strategies and improve credit evaluation. players in Asia Pacific extensively use aesthetically appealing automotive interiors that are of low prices that help them serve high performance and economically viable cars and other automobiles to a huge price-sensitive customer base. North America and Europe are also highly lucrative regions for automotive interior materials. High purchasing power of the consumers coupled with demand for premium interiors has boosted the market growth in these regions.
The Automotive Interior Materials Market is segmented on the basis of material type, vehicle type, and region, component. Passenger cars segment is expected to project a rapid growth during the forecast period on account of rising demand for personal transportation in emerging economies such as India, China, and ASEAN. Synthetic leather in material type is expected to gain major traction, as the use of leather declines due to environmental concerns arising from its manufacturing process and consumer sentiment regarding animal cruelty in Europe and North America. However, leather is a dominant material segment in premium passenger cars.
Automotive Interior Materials Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic:
The automotive interior materials market will witness a negative and inferior impact during the forecast period owing to the extensive spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, as per Technavio’s pandemic focused research highlights, the market growth is likely to increase compared to 2019. The market is fragmented. Key players in the market have been launching several initiatives and introducing innovative products and services to cater to a larger target audience during the pandemic
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“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.
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