The automotive textiles market size was estimated at USD 28,919.6 million in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.2% from 2022 to 2030. Growth in automobile production coupled with the increasing focus on safety devices is expected to propel the market growth during the forecast period.
The COVID-19 pandemic had a huge influence on the automotive sector, resulting in a considerable drop in automobile sales and a shortfall of raw materials. Furthermore, the loss of automobile manufacturers throughout the world has had an impact on the automotive fabric industry. Manufacturers have begun to diversify their businesses by producing PPE kits, face masks, and protective shields.
The market for automotive textiles is reaching pre-COVID levels, with a strong growth rate predicted during the projection period, owing to the economic recovery in most emerging countries. The frequent suspension of public transportation networks, along with the virus's highly infectious nature, fueled demand for passenger automobiles, resulting in a need for automotive textile goods.
Increased consumer preference in the U.S. for more modern automotive textiles that offer an appealing look to automobiles and increasing technical breakthroughs in the automotive sector are likely to boost revenue growth in the area. Furthermore, as the need for more efficient and cost-effective automotive textiles grows in various nations across the globe, the U.S. automotive textile market is predicted to expand on account of the above-mentioned factor.
Concerns about the environmental effect of toxins emitted during the manufacture of lightweight automotive textiles, as well as vehicle safety, are likely to drive market growth. Furthermore, the presence of major players in the U.S. is expected to increase the demand for premium and luxury textiles in car interiors and fast urbanization.
The woven textiles product segment led the market and accounted for more than 39.1% share of the global revenue in 2021. This increase can be attributed to robust demand and growing urbanization & industrialization. In addition, numerous government programs encouraging the use of woven textiles rather than synthetic fibers are expected to improve market demand for automobile textiles in the near future.
The non-woven textile segment is projected to register a CAGR of 3.1% in terms of value during the forecast period. This increase can be attributed to an increase in automobile production, leading to robust product demand. The usage of composites is expected to increase as it offers better mechanical properties in comparison to woven types.
Composite textiles are predicted to be the fastest-growing automotive textile product segment, and it is expected to expand at a CAGR of 3.7% during the forecast period, owing to their better mechanical properties in comparison to other automotive textiles. The demand for composites is expected to be driven by the Asia Pacific region.
The other segment is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 3.5% during the forecast period, owing to an increase in disposable income and rising living standards in various developing countries. In addition, the demand for other automotive textiles is also expected to increase by the growing industrialization & urbanization.
The upholstery application segment led the market and accounted for more than 55.7% of the global revenue share in 2021. Upholstery dominated the North American automotive textiles application market, owing to higher market penetration, which is related to the growing popularity of automotive textiles in the upholstery application. The demand for automotive textiles in tire applications, as a result of the rising production and sales of autonomous vehicles with highly automated driving capabilities for tire manufacturing, is predicted to fuel the revenue growth in this application category.
The safety devices application segment is projected to register a CAGR of 3.8% in terms of value during the forecast period. This increase has been attributed to the increase in the amount of textile used in in-vehicle safety standards. Safety rules requiring the installation of airbags, seat belts, and anti-lock brake systems in every vehicle have a favorable impact on the automobile business.
Key automotive textile applications include safety devices and engine components. EU and EEA member states have emission standards which include Euro-VI petrol and diesel norms to govern light and commercial passenger vehicle emissions, which are anticipated to have a positive impact on automotive textile demand in engine components.
Asia Pacific region led the market and accounted for over 47.9% share of global revenue in 2021. Increased population, urbanization, and key players extending their operations in these regions are some of the factors that would support the growth of the automotive textile market throughout the forecast period. Moreover, there have been stricter vehicular rules and standards regarding the use of airbags and safety belts. North America will also continue to demonstrate profitable growth throughout the forecast period due to strict government vehicular regulations throughout the country.
Europe region is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 2.6% during the forecast period owing to the increasing gains from rising usage of automotive textiles in upholstery applications with growing industrialization and urbanization. The expansion will be encouraged by the massive manufacture of automobiles. During the forecast period, the UK market is expected to grow significantly.
Middle East region accounted for a 2.9% share of global revenue in 2021. This is due to increased demand owing to expanding middle-class income people, and rising demand for passenger cars in developing countries.
The market is characterized by the presence of various small- and large-scale players, resulting in a moderate level of concentration in the market. To serve a larger customer base, they are also trying to expand their product portfolio by focusing on developing cost-effective composites with enhanced properties.
A large number of manufacturers are focused on backward integration to keep the product quality under control. The industry participants emphasize expanding their product portfolio by developing innovative solutions and cheaper products with superior properties to cater to the increasing consumer demand. Some prominent players in the global automotive textiles market include:
Toyota Boshoku Corporation
International Textile Group
Suminoe Textile Co. Ltd.
CMI Enterprises Inc.
ASGLAWO Technofibre GmbH
Sage Automotive Interiors, Inc.
Reliance Industries Limited
Auto Textiles S.A.
Global Safety Textile GmbH
SMS Auto Fabrics
Market size value in 2022
USD 29.78 billion
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 38.47 billion
CAGR of 3.2% from 2022 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2017 - 2020
2022 - 2030
Volume in kilo tons, revenue in USD million, and CAGR from 2022 to 2030
Volume forecast, revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Product, application, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; and Middle East & Africa
U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; Spain; UK; Italy; France; China; Japan; India; South Korea; Brazil
Key companies profiled
Lear Corporation; Johnson Controls; Acme Mills; Aunde SA; Toyota Boshoku Corporation; International Textile Group; Borgers AG; Dupont; Autotech Nonwovens; Suminoe Textile Co. Ltd.; CMI Enterprises Inc.; ASGLAWO Technofibre GmbH; Sage Automotive Interiors, Inc.; Baltex Inc.; Reliance Industries Limited; Auto Textiles S.A.; SMS Auto Fabrics; Autoliv Inc.
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the Automotive Textiles market based on product, application, and region:
Product Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million; 2017 - 2030)
Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million; 2017 - 2030)
Regional Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million; 2017 - 2030)
Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
b. The global automotive textiles market size was estimated at USD 28,919.6 million in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 29.78 billion in 2022.
b. The global automotive textiles market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 3.2% from 2022 to 2030 to reach USD 38.47 billion by 2030.
b. Woven product segment dominated the market and accounted for more than 39.10% share of the global revenue in 2021. Woven textiles find significant applications in automotive interiors. Enhancement in the car models along with rising demand for comfort inside the vehicles is expected to fuel the utilization of the product in car seats.
b. Some of the key players operating in the automotive textiles market include Lear Corporation, Johnson Controls, Acme Mills, Aunde SA, Toyota Boshoku Corporation, International Textile Group, Borgers AG, Dupont, Autotech Nonwovens, Suminoe Textile Co. Ltd., CMI Enterprises Inc., ASGLAWO Technofibre GmbH, Sage Automotive Interiors, Inc., Baltex Inc., Reliance Industries Limited, Auto Textiles S.A, SMS Auto Fabrics, Autoliv Inc.
b. Growth in automobile production and favorable safety regulations are expected to drive the growth. Other factors such as rapid urbanization and industrialization in the emerging economies are also expected to witness significant growth over the next eight years. Such a growing trend in automotive applications offers ample opportunities for industry participants.
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