Carbon Steel Market

Carbon Steel Market by Product Type, Application, Distribution Channel, By Region & By Country Forecast – Future Market Insights 2022 to 2030

The market is expected to create incremental $ opportunity of US$ 310.7 Mn by 2030

Category: Chemicals & Materials ID: CVC-10104-CH Format: PDF Pages: 285

Carbon Steel Market Overview

According to ChemView Consulting’s most recent study on the carbon steel industry, the market has been estimated to reach value of US$ 980.8 Bn in 2022 and is forecast to reach US$ 1,291.5 Bn by 2030, witnessing a magnitude of CAGR 3.5% in between 2022 and 2030.

The market growth outlook has been subjected to an array of certain macro-economic and industry factors, including urbanization, construction and infrastructure spending, GDP growth, trade activities, transportation sector growth, etc.

Carbon steel is utilized in a wide range of sectors, including transportation and automation, in construction and infrastructure, shipbuilding and machinery and equipment manufacturing. Low carbon steel is widely used in fence construction, whereas mild and medium carbon steel is utilized in bridge and building structure construction.

What are the factors influencing the growth of the Carbon Steel Market?

The rise of the carbon steel business is inextricably linked to the expansion of applications in industries such as automotive and construction. Construction industry has experienced significant growth in the past several years, further the outlook is anticipated to continue positively for the projection period, which will create ample growth opportunities for the market.

Construction and infrastructure sector has remained stable despite market turmoil. Carbon steel infrastructure investments are increasing in the present climate. Construction projects in India and ASEAN are expected to keep demand for materials such as beams, angles, wire rods, and bars stable, increasing market development.

Repair and rehabilitation are expected to account for a large share of overall spending, with carbon steel materials accounting for a key share of the demand. In the coming years, several manufacturers are going to focus on carbon steel recycling to meet expanding market size by minimize emissions to assure long-term sustainability.

What are the regional Insights of the Carbon Steel Market?

In 2021, Asia Pacific had the largest market share of about 66%, and it is likely to grow at a substantial rate for the rest of the forecast period. Shipbuilding development in recent years and increasing output from the construction and automobile industries are likely to contribute to rising commodity demand. According to projections, carbon steel sales in China to grow at a 6.2% yearly pace between 2022 and 2030. The quick rise of the application has increased the country’s market demand projection.

The United States is estimated to remain another key potential market, creating significant incremental dollar opportunities in between this assessment year and the next. Due to the significant presence of application segments and several significant competitors, the product is being consumed quickly. Market actors in the country are maintaining a constant supply of goods.

Why does Low Carbon Steel play an Important in the Carbon Steel Market?

Low carbon steel has hardness, machinability, ductility, toughness, and weldability and are available at low cost. Automobile industry makes use of it. Panels, nails, wire, structural steel, pipe, sheet steel, structural alloy, and LTCS vessels under structural pressure steel, pipe, sheet steel, structural alloy, and LTCS are used as high-temperature, heavy-duty carbon steel that can tolerate high temperatures. There are also mechanical and thermal loads. Carbon steel is used in a wide range of other applications as well.

What are the opportunities exist in the Carbon Steel Market?

Governments of developing nations are legislating and investing significantly in infrastructure development plans and initiatives to enhance the connectivity and to create boom in their economy. Infrastructure development id going to enhance the demand for carbon steel which are also significantly consumed in grown and developed regions such as, North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. The government funds infrastructure development initiatives to promote economic growth. These developments enhance the market’s demand for carbon steel. As a result, the growing emphasis on infrastructure development presents attractive prospects for the carbon steel market to grow throughout the forecast period.

Who are the key market participants of the Carbon Steel Market?

The carbon steel market is somewhat fragmented, with various local players present in the market especially in China. These market players utilize multiple marketing methods to increase their market share, including new product launches, investments, alliances, and mergers and acquisitions. Businesses are also investing in the creation of better products. They are also concentrating on competitive pricing. Further key players are investing in geographical expansions to increase their consumer reach.

  • In February 2020, Koppers Carbon Chemical Company Ltd was bought by Nippon Steel Corporation (KJCC).
  • In May 2022, China’s Sinosteel is to invest $700 million in the Lobi iron ore project in Cameroon on the west coast of Central Africa.

The scope of the research includes Global Carbon steel market players as mentioned below,

  • HBIS Group
  • Baosteel Group
  • ArcelorMittal
  • Nippon Steel Corporation
  • AK Steel Corporation
  • NLMK
  • Evraz plc
  • United States Steel
  • JFE Steel Corporation
  • Hitachi Ltd.
  • Ansteel Group Corporation
  • Tata Steel
  • Thyssenkrupp AG
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • Hyundai Steel

The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessments by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides an in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators, and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

Market Report Highlights:

  • Detailed overview of the parent market
  • Changing market dynamics in the industry
  • In-depth market segmentation
  • Historical, current, and projected market size in terms of volume and value
  • Recent industry trends and developments
  • Competitive landscape
  • Technology landscape
  • Strategies of key players and products offered
  • Potential and niche segments, geographical regions exhibiting promising growth
  • A neutral perspective on market performance
  • Must-have information for market players to sustain and enhance their market footprint.

Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.

Key Segments:

By Grade:

  • Low-Carbon steel
  • Medium-Carbon steel
  • High-Carbon steel
  • Ultra-High-Carbon steel

By Form:

  • Cold Rolled Steel
  • Hot Rolled Steel

By Application:

  • Basic and Perforated Sheets
  • Pipes & Tubes
  • Angle
  • Beams & Bars
  • Channels
  • Normal Plates and Floor Plate

By End Use:

  • Transportation
  • Automotive
  • Railways
  • Aerospace
  • Building & Construction
  • Heavy Engineering and Industrial Equipment
  • Shipbuilding & Marine
  • Consumer Appliances
  • Cutting Tools
  • Others

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)
Research ScopeDetails
Forecast Period2022-2030
Historical Data Available for2017-2021
Market AnalysisUSD Million for Value and Tons for Volume, and CAGR from 2022 to 2030
Key Regions CoveredNorth America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & 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 Grade, Form, Application, End-Use, and Region
Customization scopeAvailable upon Request
Pricing and purchase optionsAvailable upon Request


Carbon Steel Research Scope:

  • The base year of the study is 2021, with a forecast up to 2030. The study presents a macro analysis of the competitive landscape, taking into consideration the concept be new and evolving.
  • We provide deeper insights on a niche segment to provide accurate exclusive information on how you stack against the competitor and industry and help them perceive the long run of the market.
  • The assessment includes the future trends, an outline of the competitive structure, future demand drivers, market challenges, and products analysis.
  • Market drivers, forecast factors, and limitations are evaluated to assess their impact over the forecast period.
  • The report further identifies key growth opportunities, while also detailing key issues and potential threats.

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