Demand In China Wear Plates Market Is Expected To Increase At 7.3% CAGR By End 2031- FMI

China is expected to continue to dominate the global wear plate market in terms of production and growth. As per FMI, China is expected to hold a substantial market share owing to the increasing application in iron and steel market. The global wear plate market is expected to register year-on-year growth of 5.1% in 2021, reaching US$ 6.9 Bn by the end of 2021. Wear plates are used in a variety of end-use sectors to assure the long-term safety of the equipment.

China is considered to be the global leader in mining and ore processing, processed petroleum, cement, coal, chemicals, metals, and fertilizer production. Expansion of these industries will aid the wear plate demand over the coming decade. As per the study, demand in China wear plate market is expected to increase at a CAGR of 7.3% throughout the forecast period.

According to Future Market Insights (FMI), the wear plate market is projected to reach a valuation of US$ 6.95 Bn in 2021. Rise in mining and construction activities across the globe is expected to push the sales of wear plates. On account of this, the sales are expected to increase at 6.3% CAGR, surpassing US$ 12.82 Bn over the forecast period of 2021 and 2031.

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Wear plates are used in many industrial tools as they are used to prevent damage or abrasion to expensive equipment. Rise in industrialization and heavy use of wear plates in diverse end use sectors is one of the factor driving the sales of the wear plates.

Consequently, wear plates manufacturers are focusing on providing high quality products with long term warranty for these parts. This is accelerating the growth in wear plates market.

Regionally, North America is estimated to dominate the global wear plate market due to expansion of mining, power generation and off- road heavy equipment industries.

Growing safety concerns in mining, chemicals, and steel & aluminum mills sectors has also increased the use of wear plates across India, China, the U.S. and Germany.

“With advent of automation in the mining, chemicals, and other industrial equipment, several key players are aligning the production of advanced and sustainable wear plates to sustain their positions in the market. Besides this, increasing application of these wear plates in mining sector will boost the market” says an FMI analyst. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Based on region, North America is expected to account for 22.8% share for wear plates market in 2021.
  • In terms of material, austenitic stainless steel segment is expected to hold the highest market share, exhibiting growth at a CAGR of 6.4% in the global wear plates market.
  • By thickness, 20- 25 mm sized wear plates are highly sought-after, expanding at a CAGR of 7.0% in the global market.
  • By end use, mining industry is expected to dominate the market, registering year-on-year (Y-o-Y) growth of 5.0% by 2021

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Competitive Landscape
Leading players operating in the wear plates market include ArcelorMittal, SSAB, Outokumpu, Nippon Steel Corporation, Thyssenkrupp, EMSCO, Ergotem USA, NeoNickel, Brown Mc Farlane, Hoverdale, Castolin GmbH, ASGCO, and PGI Steel among others.

To gain a competitive edge in the market, key players are focusing on research and development for enhancing their product portfolio. They are also focusing on expanding their production facilities for higher revenue.

Meanwhile, some of the other players are investing in strategic collaborations, mergers and acquisitions to expand their global footprint. For instance:

  • In Jan. 2021, Nippon Steel Corporation (Nippon Steel) has launched ZAM-EX, highly corrosion- resistant coated steel sheets for overseas markets. The company sells highly corrosion resistant coated steel sheets for overseas markets under the new brand name, ZAM®-EX
  •  In 2021, SSAB and Peab will collaborate on a high-quality, fossil-free steel. Peab is the first construction company to acquire fossil-free steel from SSAB for its projects as a result of this relationship. Together, the two firms will look into future possibilities for the fossil-free steel might help the building industry lower its carbon impact.