Global Carbon Fiber Market was Valued at USD 3.38 billion in 2019, Observing a CAGR of 11.0% during 2020–2025

Published Date: Mar, 2020

The global carbon fiber market was valued at USD 3.38 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.0% during the forecast period. Carbon fiber being a high strength fiber with comparatively lightweight are increasingly used in applications such as sports products, automotive, aerospace, wind turbines blade, pressure vessels and so on. For industrial grades of carbon fiber, manufacturing costs can vary between USD10 to USD25 per kilogram depending on the type and quality of fiber produced.

Carbon fiber with large number of technological advancements and additional features that has increased the demand of these fibers in various emerging market. As a result, companies are adopting new strategies on expand their presence in the market. In January 2020, Hexel signed a merger agreement with Woodward, Inc., an aircraft and industrial parts maker to form an integrated system provider for the aerospace and industrial sectors.

Continuous carbon fiber accounted the largest share in the carbon fiber market in 2019

On the basis of product type, the market is subdivided into continuous, long and short. Of all the product types, the continuous carbon fiber accounted foremost share in the carbon fiber market due to offer high tensile strength as compared to other fiber types. These fibers can be combined with all thermoset and thermoplastic resin systems. These fibers exist in the form of packets also known as tows. The number of fibers in a tow varies, however, it is typically in the thousands or tens of thousands.

Geography Insight

Geographically, Asia Pacific is the largest carbon fiber market as in the region the largest producer as well as consumer of the carbon fiber derivatives. In addition, expanding the geriatric population, escalating government emphasis on funding and R&D initiatives, and mounting number of industries leading to surging consumption carbon fiber in APAC region.

Competitive Insight

Some of the key players operating in the global carbon fiber market are Toray Industries, SGL Group, Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., Teijin Limited, Hexcel Corporation, Dowaksa, Solvay, Formosa Plastics Corporation, Jiangsu Hengshen Co. Ltd., Hyosung, Kureha, and ELG Carbon Fibre.

Key Takeaway from the Report:

  • Among all the raw material, the PAN based segment captures 90% market share in terms of revenue in 2019 and is expected to grow at the fastest rate in the market.
  • Of all fiber type, the virgin accounted foremost share in the carbon fiber market in current year however, the trend will change by next decade as recycled carbon fibers are rapidly growing.

The Report Offers:

  • Historical market estimate for the years 2015–2019 and forecast for the years 2020–2025
  • Insight on current market trends, market dynamics, key opportunities and major challenges in the industry
  • Market insights by in-depth segmentation with industry dynamics.
  • Competitive analysis and benchmarking of the industry leaders and their product offerings
  • Profiles of leading players and innovators, their financial overview and product portfolio
  • Analysis of key industry trends and recent developments
  • Value chain analysis and distribution channel analysis with opportunity assessment
  • Market share analysis of major players

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The report provides the market value for the base year 2019 and a yearly forecast till 2025 in terms of volume (Kiloton) and revenue (USD Million). The report segments the global carbon fiber market on the basis of product type, raw material, modulus, fiber type, application, end use, and region.

Global Carbon Fiber Market Coverage

Product Type Insight and Forecast 2015-2025

  • Continuous
  • Long
  • Short

Raw Material Insight and Forecast 2015-2025

  • PAN based
  • Pitch Based
  • Rayon Based

Fiber Type Insight and Forecast 2015-2025

  • Virgin
  • Recycled

Modulus Insight and Forecast 2015-2025

  • Standard
  • Intermediate
  • High

Application Insight and Forecast 2015-2025

  • Composite
    • Prepreg
    • Woven Fabric
    • Molding Compound
  • Non-Composite

End Use Insight and Forecast 2015-2025

  • Aerospace & Defence
  • Automotive
  • Wind Energy
  • Sporting Goods
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Pipes & Tanks
  • Marine
  • Others

Geographical Segmentation

Carbon Fiber Market by Region

North America

  • By Product Type
  • By Raw Material
  • By Modulus
  • By Fiber Type
  • By Application
  • By End Use
  • By Country – U.S., Canada, and Mexico


  • By Product Type
  • By Raw Material
  • By Modulus
  • By Fiber Type
  • By Application
  • By End Use
  • By Country – Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Poland, and Rest of Europe

Asia-Pacific (APAC)

  • By Product Type
  • By Raw Material
  • By Modulus
  • By Fiber Type
  • By Application
  • By End Use
  • By Country – China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and Rest of Asia-Pacific

Rest of the World (RoW)

  • By Product Type
  • By Raw Material
  • By Modulus
  • By Fiber Type
  • By Application
  • By End Use
  • By Country – Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, U.A.E., and Other Countries