Global and China Automotive Lightweight (Materials) Industry Report, 2019-2025
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As an effective way to improve dynamic performance, reduce fuel consumption and cut emissions, lightweight holds the trend for automotive sector across the world.

Global automobile lightweight market sustained a CAGR of roughly 10% between 2013 and 2018, being worth approximately RMB1 trillion in 2018. The ever stricter demanding of countries on automobile fuel consumption will help automobile lightweight industry develop steadily, at a CAGR of over 5% from 2019 to 2025.

As a big automobile manufacturer and seller worldwide, China’s automobile lightweight market soared by 8.2% year on year to RMB340 billion (or virtually one-third of the global total) in 2018, which will expectedly show the CAGR of 7%-10% during 2019-2025. As well as a need to ease tight supply of crude oil and environmental pollution, wider use of new energy vehicles also fuels automobile lightweight demand. 

Automobiles become lighter by way of using lightweight materials (now the mainstream in market) or advanced process or optimizing structure. Lightweight materials include high-strength steel, aluminum alloys, magnesium alloys and carbon fiber composites. China’s development plan for lightweight technology involves the following: development priorities should be given to ultra high-strength and advanced high-strength steel technologies in the short term, on third-generation automotive steel and aluminum alloy technologies in the midterm and to magnesium alloy and carbon fiber composite technologies in the long run.

In China, high-strength steel and aluminum alloys currently find the broadest application among automotive lightweight materials. In 2018, they together commanded more than 85% of the Chinese market, of which aluminum alloys with high unit price occupied the most, over 60% in the year. 

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High-strength steels: mature technology, low production cost, light weight and high safety. In 2018, automotive high-strength steel market was worth RMB68 billion or so, a figure projected to outnumber RMB100 billion in 2025. Major world-renowned manufacturers include: ArcelorMittal, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal (NSSM), SSAB, JFE, ThyssenKrupp and POSCO; in China, key makers are Baosteel, WISCO, Ansteel and Panzhihua Iron & Steel, among which WISCO sweeps 50% shares in the Chinese market.

Aluminum alloys: sizable lightweight effect, reasonable technology roadmap, lower cost, and other merits. Big-name brands already apply a lot of aluminum alloy wheel hubs, aluminum alloy bodies, all-aluminum engines, and aluminum alloy transmission housings in their car models of differing classes. New energy vehicle companies take lightweight as their top priority and often use aluminum alloys, considering that battery, motor and control system add weight. It is predicted that China’s automotive aluminum alloy market will be value at least RMB300 billion in 2025, compared with around RMB225 billion in 2018. More demand for aluminum alloys will be from vehicle body and chassis, and new energy vehicle aluminum alloy battery housings will be a new contributor.

Foreign aluminum alloy manufacturers are typically Ryobi, Ahresty and Georg Fischer, which remain professional and very competitive with large scale; main Chinese companies are Ningbo Xusheng Auto Technology Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Asia-Pacific Light Alloy Technology Co., Ltd. and Guangdong Hongtu Technology (holdings) Co., Ltd.. Generally speaking, Chinese companies are mostly small-sized and scattered, and the market desires to be concentrated with tremendous room for growth.

Magnesium alloys: poor corrosion resistance, flammability, high cost and other demerits. Magnesium alloys are used not so widely as aluminum alloys in automobiles. They are often found in interiors, wheel hubs and powertrains. In 2018, China’s automotive magnesium alloy market was worth about RMB20 billion. As yet, key local producers are comprised of Nanjing Yunhai Special Metals Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Wanfeng Auto Wheel Co., Ltd. and Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Co., Ltd., among which Nanjing Yunhai Special Metals Co., Ltd. leads the market. 

Carbon fiber composites: application of carbon fiber composites in automobiles is still in its infancy in China. Such expensive materials are often utilized in racing cars, supercars and other luxury cars, and seldom used in general civilian cars. In 2018, China’s automotive carbon fiber composites market was valued at RMB20 billion. Carbon fiber composites will become increasingly widespread if production cost is lowered as they well outperform steel, magnesium and aluminum in reducing automobile weight.

The following are highlighted in the report:
20120114.gifAutomotive lightweight (definition, technology, development opportunities, etc.);
Global automotive lightweight industry (scale, status quo in major countries, development trends, etc.);
20120114.gifChina automotive lightweight industry (prospects, market size, market structure, development trends, etc.);
20120114.gifAutomotive lightweight materials (high-strength steel, aluminum alloy, magnesium alloy and carbon fiber composites) (application, market size, etc.);
20120114.gifAutomotive lightweight (lightweight chassis, body and components) (application, market size, competitive pattern, etc.);
20120114.gif12 aluminum alloy manufacturers, 4 high-strength steel makers, 4 carbon fiber composites producers and 4 magnesium alloy manufacturers (operation, lightweight material business, etc.).

1. Automotive Lightweight
1.1 Definition
1.2 Technologies
1.3 Development Opportunities

2. Global Automotive Lightweight Industry
2.1 Industry Analysis
2.2 Development in Major Countries
2.2.1 USA
2.2.2 Japan
2.3 Development Tendencies

3. China Automotive Lightweight Industry
3.1 Development Environment
3.1.1 Economy
3.1.2 Policy
3.2 Market Situation
3.3 Competitive Landscape
3.4 Development Trends

4. Automotive Lightweight Materials
4.1 High Strength Steel Sheet
4.1.1 Use in Automotive Lightweight
4.1.2 Market Size of High Strength Sheets for Automobiles
4.2 Aluminum Alloy
4.2.1 Use in Automotive Lightweight
4.2.2 Market Size of Aluminum Alloys for Automobiles
4.3 Magnesium Alloy
4.3.1 Use in Automotive Lightweight
4.3.2 Market Size of Magnesium Alloys for Automobiles
4.4 Carbon Fiber Composites
4.4.1 Use in Automotive Lightweight
4.4.2 Market Size of Carbon Fiber Composites
4.4.3 Market Size of Carbon Fiber Composites for Automobiles

5. Automotive Lightweight Application
5.1 Lightweight of Chassis
5.1.1 Chassis Lightweight Process
5.1.2 Penetration of Aluminum Alloy Chassis
5.1.3 Aluminum Alloy Chassis Market Size
5.1.4 Competitive Pattern of Aluminum Alloy Chassis Market
5.2 Lightweight of Vehicle Body
5.3 Lightweight of Parts

6. Aluminum Material Manufacturers
6.1 Ningbo Xusheng Auto Technology Co., Ltd.
6.1.1 Profile
6.1.2 Operation
6.1.3 Aluminum Material Business
6.1.4 Development Strategy
6.2 Guangdong Hongtu Technology (Holdings) Co., Ltd.
6.2.1 Profile
6.2.2 Operation
6.2.3 Aluminum Material Business
6.3 Guangdong PaiSheng Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.
6.3.1 Profile
6.3.2 Operation
6.3.3 Aluminum Material Business
6.4 Dongguan Eontec Co., Ltd.
6.4.1 Profile
6.4.2 Operation
6.4.3 Aluminum Material Business
6.5 Guangdong Wencan Die Casting Co., Ltd.
6.5.1 Profile
6.5.2 Operation
6.5.3 Aluminum Material Business
6.6 IKD Co., Ltd.
6.6.1 Profile
6.6.2 Operation
6.6.3 Aluminum Material Business
6.7 Zhejiang VIE Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
6.7.1 Profile
6.7.2 Operation
6.7.3 Aluminum Material Business
6.8 Bethel Automotive Safety Systems Co., Ltd.
6.8.1 Profile
6.8.2 Operation
6.8.3 Aluminum Material Business
6.9 Saint Jean
6.9.1 Profile
6.9.2 Operation
6.9.3 Aluminum Material Business
6.10 Ryobi
6.10.1 Profile
6.10.2 Operation
6.10.3 Aluminum Material Business
6.11 Ahresty
6.11.1 Profile
6.11.2 Operation
6.11.3 Aluminum Material Business
6.12 Georg Fischer
6.12.1 Profile
6.12.2 Operation
6.12.3 Aluminum Material Business

7. High Strength Steel Manufacturers
7.1 Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (Baosteel)
7.1.1 Profile
7.1.2 Operation
7.1.3 High Strength Steel Business
7.2 Wuhan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (WISCO)
7.2.1 Profile
7.2.2 Operation
7.2.3 High Strength Steel Business
7.3 Nippon Steel Corporation
7.3.1 Profile
7.3.2 Operation
7.3.3 High Strength Steel Business
7.4 SSAB

8. Carbon Fiber Composite Manufacturers
8.1 Toray
8.1.1 Profile
8.1.2 Operation
8.1.3 Carbon Fiber Business
8.1.4 Business in China
8.2 Teijin
8.2.1 Profile
8.2.2 Operation
8.2.3 Carbon Fiber Business
8.2.4 Business in China
8.3 Jiangsu Hengshen
8.3.1 Profile
8.3.2 Operation
8.3.3 Customers and Suppliers
8.3.4 Carbon Fiber Business
8.4 Jilin Tangu Carbon Fiber
8.4.1 Profile
8.4.2 Operation
8.4.3 Customers and Suppliers
8.4.4 Carbon Fiber Business

9. Magnesium Alloy Manufacturers
9.1 Zhejiang Wanfeng Auto Wheel Co., Ltd.
9.1.1 Profile
9.1.2 Operation
9.1.3 Magnesium Alloy Business
9.2 Chongqing Boao Magnesium & Aluminum Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
9.2.1 Profile
9.2.2 Magnesium Alloy Business
9.3 Nanjing Yunhai Special Metals Co., Ltd.
9.3.1 Profile
9.3.2 Magnesium Alloy Business
9.4 Dewei Co.,Ltd.
9.4.1 Profile
9.4.2 Operation
Ways for Automotive Lightweight
Major Technologies Enabling Automotive Lightweight
European Technology Roadmap for Automotive Lightweight
China’s Technology Roadmap for Automotive Lightweight
Proportion of Passenger Car Weight Reduction and Energy Efficiency Improvement
Oil Consumption Limit of ICE-Vehicle in China, America, Japan and Europe, 2015/2020/2025
Global Automotive Lightweight Market Size, 2015-2025E
China’s Policy on Oil Consumption of Passenger Cars
Changes in China’s Subsidy Policy, 2017-2019
Endurance Mileage of New Energy Vehicle in China, 2017-2018
China’s Goals for Automotive Lightweight, 2020/2025E
Automobile Sales Volume in China, 2005-2019
China Passenger Car Lightweight Market Size, 2017-2025E
China Passenger Car Lightweight Market Structure, 2018/2025E
China’s Import and Export of Magnesium Alloy, 1992-2018
Examples of Lightweight CFRP Automotive Parts
Carbon Fiber Application Cases and Suppliers of Global Automakers
Expansion of Major Global Carbon Fiber Producers in Automobile Industry, 2011-2019
Cases of Carbon Fiber Applied in Automotive Field
Effect of Mass Reduction after the Use of Magnesium Alloy in Auto Parts
Marketing Network of Ningbo Xusheng Auto Technology
Revenue and Net Income of Ningbo Xusheng Auto Technology, 2015-2019
Revenue Structure (by Business) of Ningbo Xusheng Auto Technology, 2017-2018
Revenue Structure (by Region) of Ningbo Xusheng Auto Technology, 2017-2018
Customer Structure of Ningbo Xusheng Auto Technology, 2018
Gross Margin of Ningbo Xusheng Auto Technology, 2013-2018
Aluminum Castings of Ningbo Xusheng Auto Technology
Average Value of Xusheng Auto Technology’s Supplies for Every Tesla Car, 2014-2018
Ningbo Xusheng Auto Technology’s Deposit from Tesla, 2013-2018
Ningbo Xusheng Auto Technology’s Manufacturing Capacity of Components for Automakers, 2018
Capacities under Construction of Ningbo Xusheng Auto Technology, 2019
Revenue and Net Income of Guangdong Hongtu Technology (Holdings), 2015-2019
Revenue and Net Income of Guangdong PaiSheng Intelligent Technology, 2015-2019
Revenue and Net Income of Dongguan Eontec, 2015-2019
Revenue and Net Income of Guangdong Wencan Die Casting, 2015-2019
Revenue and Net Income of IKD, 2015-2019
Revenue and Net Income of Zhejiang VIE Science & Technology, 2015-2019
Revenue and Net Income of Bethel Automotive Safety Systems, 2015-2019
Revenue and Net Income of Saint Jean, 2018
Revenue (by Region) of Ryobi, 2018
Main Operations of Ryobi
Revenue and Net Income of Ahresty, 2018
Revenue and Net Income of Georg Fischer, 2018
Revenue and Net Income of Baoshan Iron & Steel, 2015-2019
Revenue and Net Income of Wuhan Iron & Steel, 2015-2019
Global Layout of Toray
Revenue and Net Income of Toray, FY2010-FY2018
Revenue Structure of Toray by Division, FY2017-FY2018
Revenue of Toray by Region, FY2017-FY2018
Net Sales and Operating Income of Toray's Carbon Fiber Division, FY2010-FY2018
Revenue Structure of Toray's Carbon Fiber Division by Application, FY2012-FY2018
Carbon Fiber-related Investment Projects of Toray, FY2017-FY2018
Progress of Toray's GR Projects
Toray’s Companies in China
Global Presence of Teijin
Revenue and Net Income of Teijin, FY2010-FY2018
Revenue Structure of Teijin by Division, FY2017-FY2018
Key Products of Material Business Group
Revenue of Teijin’s Material Business Group, FY2016-FY2018
Revenue Structure of Teijin by Region, FY2018
Revenue and Net Income of Jiangsu Hengshen, 2013-2018
Revenue Structure of Jiangsu Hengshen by Product, 2013-2018
Revenue from Top 5 Customers and % of Total Revenue of Jiangsu Hengshen, 2013-2018
Procurement from Top 5 Suppliers and % of Total Procurement of Jiangsu Hengshen, 2013-2018
Revenue and Net Income of Jilin Tangu Carbon Fiber, 2013-2018
Carbon Fiber Precursor Sales Volume of Jilin Tangu Carbon Fiber, 2013-2018
Revenue and Net Income of Zhejiang Wanfeng Auto Wheel, 2015-2019
Revenue and Net Income of Nanjing Yunhai Special Metals, 2015-2019
Revenue and Net Income of Dewei, 2015-2019

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