GVR Report cover Aluminum Casting Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Aluminum Casting Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Process (Die Casting, Permanent Mold Casting), By Application (Transportation, Industrial, Building & Construction), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

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  • Number of Pages: 125
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Report Overview

The global aluminum casting market size was valued at USD 86.92 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.0% from 2022 to 2030. The increasing use of aluminum in automobiles owing to its high strength and lightweight is likely to drive the market over the coming years. Nearly 30-40% of aluminum is being used per lightweight vehicle every year and is likely to reach 70% over the coming years owing to stringent regulations on reducing fuel emissions across the globe. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the global sales of lightweight vehicles reached 17.385 million units in May 2019. Thus, increasing demand for lightweight vehicles on account of soaring environmental pollution, rising disposable incomes, and changing lifestyles of consumers is anticipated to boost the demand for aluminum casting.

 U.S. Aluminum Casting Market size, by process, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

Increasing demand for general utility and sports utility vehicles is anticipated to drive product demand in the U.S. For instance, according to the automotive consultancy firm, LMC Automotive, the U.S. is likely to have more than 90 mainstream SUV models by 2023. Moreover, automobile manufacturers in the country are under increasing pressure to meet the regulatory requirements pertaining to the environmental impact of vehicles. As per Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), passenger cars are required to reach a fuel economy target of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2026 owing to the increasing emission of greenhouse gases, which, in turn, is anticipated to augment market growth.

The application scope of aluminum casting is widening to agricultural equipment, construction equipment, mining equipment, and other heavy-duty machinery. The growth in these types of machinery is largely attributed to developing economies such as India and Brazil, where there is a high need for modernizing equipment to attain greater levels of productivity and efficiency. India is among the largest manufacturers of farm equipment like tractors, tillers, and harvesters. Tractor sales in the country are expected to grow by nearly 8.0% from 2018 to 2022, thereby driving the market.

On the flip side, factors such as high prices of aluminum casting machinery, along with high investments in technological advancements in aluminum casting, are likely to hamper the market growth. Moreover, strict rules and guidelines laid down by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the European Environment Agency regarding harmful emissions into the environment during the casting process are likely to hinder market growth in the coming years.

Process Insights

The die casting segment accounted for the largest volume share of over 50.0% in 2021 owing to the rising demand for aluminum casting products in the automotive sector. Die casting is used to manufacture various auto parts such as engines, cylinders, gears, and flywheels, which are used in high-end vehicles to mass-produce vehicles. This is owing to factors such as the low cost of die casting and strict CO2 emission laws being laid down around the world.

Aluminum die casting is further segmented into pressure die casting and others. The distinct characteristics offered by pressure die casting such as smooth surface finish, easy filling of cavity, strong mechanical properties, and tighter dimension tolerance are expected to assist segment growth, especially in the automotive sector. The others category includes vacuum and squeeze die casting.

Permanent mold casting is a process to manufacture a large number of cast products using a single mold structure that is made from high-temperature withstanding materials, such as cast iron and die steel. The finished product from permanent mold casting has a superior finish with high dimensional tolerance, which makes it suitable for the manufacturing of motorsport and recreational vehicle components.

Rising demand for motorcycles, especially in the U.S., is likely to drive the demand for permanent mold casting over the coming years. As per data published by the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in 2018, the new registration of 600cc or fewer motorcycles increased from 58.3 thousand units in 2013 to 63.4 thousand units in 2017. Thus, steady demand from the motorcycle segment is likely to offer ample opportunities for manufacturers of aluminum permanent mold casting in the near future.

Application Insights

The transportation application segment accounted for the largest revenue share of over 55.0% in 2021. The growth is attributed to the increasing demand for lightweight vehicles and aircraft globally. Sports vehicle is among the most lucrative segments in the lightweight vehicle sector. The popularity of sporting events, rallies, and races in North America and Europe continue to drive the demand for sports vehicles, thereby boosting the demand for aluminum casting.

The growth in the transportation segment is also supported by increasing demand for aircraft as aluminum cast products are used in manufacturing jet or aircraft engines. A study published by Airbus in 2018 stated that the demand for new aircraft is estimated to reach nearly 39,000 over the next 10 years. Rising demand for new aircraft is likely to propel the need for new jet engines, thereby positively influencing the market growth.

 Global Aluminum Casting Market share, by application, 2021 (%)

In the industrial application segment, construction equipment is likely to observe strong growth in the years to come owing to rigorous infrastructure development across the globe. Asia Pacific has observed a surge of Chinese construction equipment manufacturers such as XCMG and Sany in this segment over the past decade, which is likely to result in steady demand for aluminum casting products.

The building and construction segment is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of 3.3% in terms of volume from 2022 to 2030 owing to the increasing use of aluminum casting products in houses. Aluminum casting can be employed in various applications such as roofing, door handles, windows, and curtain walling. The rising replacement of iron and steel due to changing consumer preferences and the benefits of aluminum, such as lightweight and aesthetic appeal, are anticipated to drive the market over the coming years.

Regional Insights

The Asia Pacific region held the largest volume-based share of over 44.0% in 2021 owing to the rapidly expanding manufacturing sector in China and India. Automakers are shifting or expanding their production facilities in these countries owing to the low labor cost and government policy support, such as 100% FDI allowed under automatic route for auto components. As of December 2018, Continental, a Germany-based automaker, invested USD 25.65 million in setting up a premium surface materials facility in Pune, India with a production capacity of 5 million square meters.

In North America, demand for lightweight vehicles is anticipated to grow at a healthy rate over the coming years on account of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It was announced with an intention to achieve the objective of 54.5 mpg fuel efficiency in two phases by 2025. This is forcing automotive players to achieve a 25% reduction in the weight of the car body, which, in turn, is likely to boost the demand for aluminum casting over the coming years.

Europe emerged as the second-largest regional market in 2021 owing to its established automotive sector, supported by stringent regulations on reducing CO2 emissions. Euro 6c with real driving emissions (RDE) and Euro 6b emission standards along with World Harmonized Light Vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP) is likely to boost the demand for lightweight materials such as aluminum in the region, which, in turn, is anticipated to augment market growth over the coming years.

In Russia, growing product demand for agricultural equipment is anticipated to drive the market. The country has observed a growth of more than 20% in terms of agricultural output over the last five years. Thus, the steadily growing agriculture sector in the country is likely to boost the need for efficient agricultural equipment, thereby positively influencing the demand for aluminum casting over the coming years.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

With ease in restrictions, many companies resumed their operations by adhering to safety protocols. For example, in May 2020, RUFFINI S.A. resumed switching on the melting tower to restart the production of cast components post 30 days of shutdown owing to COVID-19. The manufacturing and mining operations have begun as the government of various countries have eased lockdowns and restrictions. Thus, the growth in the end-use industries is expected to augment the demand for aluminum casting products.

The market is competitive and is likely to expand on account of the growing penetration of aluminum castings in EVs. For instance, in September 2020, Tesla announced the installation of aluminum casting machines for the production of chassis at a German plant, for increasing its EV production. This enables the company to leverage the market growth. Some prominent players in the global aluminum casting market include:

  • Walbro

  • Alcoa Corporation

  • Consolidated Metco, Inc.

  • BUVO Castings

  • RDW Wolf, GmbH

  • Georg Fischer Ltd.

  • Dynacast

  • GIBBS

  • Ryobi Limited

  • Martinrea Honsel Germany GmbH

  • Bodine Aluminum

  • Alcast Technologies

  • Endurance Technologies Limited

  • Aluminum Corporation of China Limited

Aluminum Casting Market Report Scope

Report Attribute

                                     Details

Market size value in 2022

USD 90.98 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 135.20 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 5.0% from 2022 to 2030

Market demand in 2022

16,663.2 kilotons

Volume forecast in 2030

22,163.9 kilotons

Growth rate

CAGR of 3.4% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation

2021

Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million, volume in kilotons, and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, volume forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Process, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; France; Italy; Russia; China; Japan; India; South Korea; Brazil; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Walbro; Alcoa Corporation; Consolidated Metco, Inc.; BUVO Castings; RDW Wolf; GmbH; Georg Fischer Ltd.; Dynacast; GIBBS; Ryobi Limited; Martinrea Honsel Germany GmbH; Bodine Aluminum; Alcast Technologies; Endurance Technologies Limited; Aluminum Corporation of China Limited

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue and volume growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global aluminum casting market report on the basis of process, application, and region:

  • Process Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Die Casting

      • Pressure Die Casting

      • Others

    • Permanent Mold Casting

    • Others

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Transportation

    • Industrial

    • Building & Construction

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • Italy

      • France

      • Russia

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

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