Carbon Fiber Composites Market

Global Carbon Fiber Composites Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment by End-Uses, Matrix Material, Region, and Country – Forecast 2022 – 2032

The market is expected to generate an incremental $ opportunity of US$ 15,916.9Mn between 2022 and 2032

Category: Chemicals & Materials Published Date : October 2022 ID: CVC-00385 Format: PDF Pages: 280

Carbon Fiber Composites Market Size Analysis

According to a recent survey conducted by ChemView Consulting, the Global Carbon Fiber Composites Market grew at a CAGR of 6.8% between 2017-2021 and is estimated to be US$ 13,974.2Mn in 2022. Currently, the market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.9% and is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 29,891.1Mn by 2032 end.

Because of their superior durability, low thermal expansion, and good corrosion resistance, carbon fiber composites are mostly used to make aerospace parts. Additionally, the development of the carbon fiber composites industry will be further accelerated during the projection period by rising aircraft production.

Numerous new materials are being introduced to the market, including Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic (CFRTP). With mass production technologies, advanced CFRTP can be molded in about a minute and is about 40% lighter and 10 times more impact resistant than steel.

Market Dynamic


Growth in the industry will be fueled by ongoing developments in high-tech carbon fiber composites like Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic (CFRTP), as well as their significantly increasing application in high-volume cars. With modern mass production technologies, CFRTP can be molded in approximately a minute, is 40.1% lighter than steel, and has 10 times the impact resistance.

To produce cutting-edge materials that can be employed in high-volume manufacturing cars, automotive manufacturers are actively spending on research and development. The box’s design, which was developed in collaboration with GM and Teijin Limited, has an approximate one-minute molding time, which boosts production rates.


In the upcoming years, difficulties with recycling carbon composites could make distribution less effective. Manufacturers grind or break carbon fibre components at very high temperatures to recover pricey carbon fiber during the recycling process. The cost of the finished product is increased during the extraction process, limiting the market expansion for carbon fiber composites.


Extreme strength, lightweight, corrosion resistance, balanced chemical reactivity, X-ray transparency, thermal conductivity, and a low coefficient of thermal expansion are just a few of the distinctive properties of carbon fiber composites that have made them more relevant in heavy-duty applications. A matrix material is used in various industries for suitable physical, thermal, mechanical, and electrical qualities. Specifically, during the study period, favorable regulatory standards to reduce vehicle emissions are anticipated to support the carbon fiber composites market growth.

Due to their extreme durability, dependability, and ability to withstand harsh marine conditions, carbon fiber composites are widely used in cruisers, racing vessels, and yachts. Carbon fiber composite marine vehicles are more affordable, quicker, and fuel-efficient.

Carbon Fiber Composites Market

Market Segments Covered in Report

By End-Uses:

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Wind Turbines
  • Sports & Leisure
  • Civil Engineering
  • Marine Applications
  • Other End Uses

By Matrix Material:

  • Polymer Matrix Carbon Fiber Composites
  • Carbon Matrix Fiber Composites
  • Ceramics Matrix Carbon Fiber Composites
  • Metal Matrix Carbon Fiber Composites
  • Hybrid Matrix Carbon Fiber Composites

By Region and Country:

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)
  • Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, Rest of Middle East)
  • Africa (South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Rest of Africa)

Segment-Wise Analysis

Why are Polymer Matrix Carbon Fiber Composites increasing in demand globally?

By matrix material, it is anticipated that the market for polymer-based carbon fibers will reach US$ 21 billion by 2032 due to the development of numerous polymers and their extensive use in the aerospace and automotive sectors.

The extensive use of thermosetting polymers in significant aerospace and military applications will result in a CAGR of 6.6% for this type of material up until 2032.

Why Aerospace & Defense is anticipated to surge in the upcoming year?

By 2022, the aerospace & defense segment is anticipated to generate more than 60.8% of total revenue due to the widespread use of these materials in aerospace components such as airframe structures, floor panels, and landing gears.

Aerospace manufacturers can increase aircraft parts’ fatigue and oxidation resistance with the help of carbon fibers, such as Carbon-fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP). Most notably in planes, carbon fiber has been used almost everywhere in aircraft. For instance, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger plane contains 50% composite material by weight, most of which is made of sandwiched or laminated carbon fiber.

Region-Wise Analysis

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

  • Due to strong demand from the region’s aerospace and defense, wind energy, and automotive industries, Europe held the greatest share of the global CF & CFRP market, accounting for 34.0% of its value.
  • The North American carbon fiber composites market is expected to have a market share of 8.1% due to the high concentration of aircraft manufacturers and the growing use of composite materials in aircraft. The regional share is increasing due to increased air passenger traffic, increased global aircraft clamor, and the opening of new air transport routes.

Competition Analysis

To gauge the interest of potential customers and build a larger clientele, market players are utilizing various marketing strategies, including new product launches, geographic expansion, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, and collaboration.

The key developments in the Global Carbon Fiber Composites Market:

  • In December 2021, Hengshen was established in 2007 and had a division in Beijing in addition to its Danyang, China, headquarters. They declared they would produce five composite rear pressure bulkheads (RPB) measuring 5 meters for a Chinese aerospace OEM.

A list of some of the key suppliers present in the market are:

  • Toray+Zoltek
  • SGL Carbon
  • Toho
  • MRC
  • Hexcel Corporation
  • Rock West Composites
  • Hengshen
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Fiber Corporation
  • Teijin Limited
  • Solvay

Report Coverage and Highlights

  • Our comprehensive, data-backed, and facts-oriented report provides niche and cross-sectional analysis at global and country levels.
  • Assessment of the historical (actual data) and current market size (2017-2021), market projections (2022-2032), and CAGR.
  • The market assessment across North America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia & Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa.
  • Competitive tactical intelligence, key strategies adopted by top players, production capacity and company shares analysis, product brand surveys, and export-import analysis
  • Pricing analysis to set and benchmark your current or future offerings across each product type helps you understand whether your pricing strategy is aligned with market expectations and can be compared to market disruptions.
  • Predictions on critical supply and demand trends and technological expertise needed to address operations scalability.
  • Consumer behavior shifts and their implications for players, list of end-users, and their consumption analysis.
  • Key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and emerging trends impacting the market growth.
  • Value chain analysis (list of manufacturers, distributors, end-users, and average profitability margins).
  • Strategic market analysis, recommendations, and future headways on crucial winning strategies.
Research ScopeDetails
Forecast period2022-2032
Historical data available for2017-2021
Market analysisUSD Million for Value and Tons for Volume, and CAGR from 2022 to 2032
Key regions coveredNorth America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa
Key countries coveredUS, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt
Key segments coveredBy End-User, Matrix Material,  and Region
Customization scopeAvailable upon Request
Pricing and purchase optionsAvailable upon Request