Metal Powder Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Production, Consumption, Revenue, Company Analysis and Forecast 2020-2027

Published Date : Dec 2020 | No. of Pages : 250 Pages | Category : Chemical and Material

The global Metal Powder market size is expected to be worth around US$ 9.6 billion by 2027, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports.

The global Metal Powder market size was valued at US$ 5.6 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% during forecast period 2020 to 2027.

Growth Factors

Increasing demand for medical products, constant automotive production, and high consumer potential in Southeast Asian countries, India, and China are anticipated to drive the demand for finished parts manufactured using metal powder.

The press and sinter technology segment dominated the market with a volume share of over 93.0% in 2019. Press and sinter, also commonly known as sintering, is a widely adopted technology in the automotive sector. Numerous companies have now started using sintered gears in transmission instead of forged gears. As per the European Union, forged gears are one of the key reasons behind emissions from vehicles. This has increased the penetration of sintered gears in automotive. It has been also found that mass balancer produced using a sintering process helps to reduce the weight of the vehicle and improve efficiency.

Report Highlights

Ferrous was the largest segment in 2019 and accounted for a volume share of over 88.0% in 2019. The ferrous segment includes metal powders consisting of all types of steel and their alloys, iron, and alloying elements, such as nickel, molybdenum, and chromium. Steel is one of the cheapest forms of metal in additive manufacturing. It can also be used in a mixture with other metals, such as bronze.

The emerging interest in titanium implants in the healthcare industry is expected to support the segment growth. Companies such as Novax DMA and CEIT Biomedical Engineering have ventured into the manufacturing of titanium-based medical implants to address deformations in the human skull, bones, and vertebrae.

Press and sinter was the largest technology segment with a volume share of over 92.0% in 2019. Press and sinter is a conventional powder metallurgy process. It is economic and produces near-net-shape components. It involves thermal treatment or compaction at a temperature lower than the melting point of metal to produce a green compact.

Metal injection molding (MIM) has been gaining significant importance in the components manufacturing industry for the last 20 years. Similar to press and sinter, this process relies on the shaping and sintering of metal particles. This method can manufacture a high volume of complex-shaped parts with high manufacturing precision. The MIM process includes various steps, such as mixing or preparation of feedstock, injection molding, binder removal, and sintering.

The automotive segment accounted for the largest volume share of 70.0% in 2019. The automotive industry is one of the leading consumers of metal powder, wherein various parts are manufactured using press and sinter, additive manufacturing (AM), hot isostatic pressing (HIP), and metal injection molding (MIM) processes. Press and sinter process dominates the automotive application segment in terms of auto parts manufacturing. However, other processes such as AM, HIP, and MIM are observing faster penetration compared to the press and sinter.

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected the automotive industry by creating disruptions in high volume manufacturing in Europe, auto parts exports in China, and closure of assembly lines in India and the U.S. In terms of demand, manufacturers were affected by the shutdown of manufacturing activities and the limited supply of vehicle parts. In terms of supply, a drop in vehicle sales and the lowering of working capital have been observed. For instance, as per the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), passenger vehicle sales in India observed a decline of 78.6% from April to June 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.

The Asia Pacific accounted for the largest volume share of 33.5% in 2019. The region witnessed the highest demand for metal powder in 2019, primarily from the automotive and aerospace industries. The presence of small- and medium-sized component manufacturers for press and sinter products and growing demand for metal powder for additive manufacturing are expected to drive the market in the region.

In terms of revenue, North America is projected to expand at a growth rate of 6.0% from 2020 to 2027. The increasing popularity of electric and hybrid vehicles has primarily decreased the demand for various sintered parts in transmissions and engines in the region. However, powder forging technology is projected to provide lucrative opportunities for market vendors in the coming years. 

In March 2020, iron powder shipments witnessed a y-o-y decline of 19.1% in North America. As per the local government regulations, numerous companies observed temporary closure of the non-essential businesses in the first half of 2020. 

Key Players

  • MolyWorks Materials Corporation

  • Advanced Technology & Materials Co., Ltd.


  • Hoganas AB


  • Rio Tinto Metal Powders

  • Rusal

  • Sandvik AB

  • CRS Holdings Inc. 

  • Liberty House Group

Market Segmentation

  • Material Outlook 

    • Ferrous

    • Non-ferrous

  • Technology Outlook

    • Press & Sinter

    • Metal Injection Molding

    • Additive Manufacturing

    • Others

  • Application Outlook

    • Automotive

    • Aerospace & Defense

    • Healthcare

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook

    • North America

      • The U.S.

    • Europe

      • Spain

      • Germany

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

The Metal Powder market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Metal Powder market for the base year 2019 and the forecast between 2020 and 2027. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Metal Powder market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Metal Powder market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Metal Powder market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Metal Powder capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Metal Powder by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Metal Powder market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2016 to 2027. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Metal Powder market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Metal Powder market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Metal Powder industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

The Metal Powder market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Metal Powder market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Metal Powder market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Metal Powder market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Metal Powder. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Metal Powder. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Metal Powder are as follows:

  • Historic Year: 2016-2019
  • Base Year: 2020
  • Forecast Year 2020 to 2027

Reasons to Purchase this Report:

- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
- Regional and country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

Market Size Estimation

Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the global market size for company, regional division, product type and application (end users).

The market estimations in this report are based on the selling price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). Market share analysis, assigned to each of the segments and regions are achieved through product utilization rate and average selling price.

Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.

All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub-segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or others factors are accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Vision Research Reports and presented in this report.

Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation

After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation. Extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub-segments listed in this report.

Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources occupies approximately 25% of data sources, such as press releases, annual reports, Non-Profit organizations, industry associations, governmental agencies and customs data, and so on. This research study includes secondary sources; directories; databases such as Bloomberg Business, Wind Info, Hoovers, Factiva (Dow Jones & Company), TRADING ECONOMICS, and avention; Investing News Network; statista; Federal Reserve Economic Data; annual reports; investor presentations; and SEC filings of companies.

Primary Sources

 In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers, etc.

The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2016-2019) and forecast (2020-2027);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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