Welding Consumables Market Overview:
Global Welding Consumables Market was valued at $12,405 million in 2016, and is expected to reach at $18,286 million by 2023, registering a CAGR of 5.7% from 2017 to 2023. Welding is a reliable, precise, high-tech, and cost-effective method for joining materials, such as metals and alloys, efficiently in various manufacturing industries. These consumables are flux & filler materials used in welding industry and are generally used in arc welding processes.
These consumables liquify while joining metals and assist in producing a firm joint. They also shield molten weld from atmospheric contaminants. Steel, aluminum, copper, ilmenite, nickel, and rutile are some of the raw materials utilized in production of welding consumables. Rise in consumption of steel coupled with revival of construction industry in the U.S. is expected to boost the demand for welding consumables during the forecast period. The key players have adopted strategies, such as mergers and acquisitions, to meet large demand from emerging economies.
Automotive Production, 2010-2016 (In Millions)
The above figure indicates that total number of vehicles produced per year has increased. This continuous rise in automotive production globally is anticipated to provide significant potential for market growth as welding consumables are utilized in manufacturing of automotive parts.
The global welding consumables market is driven by rapid growth in automotive & transportation and construction sector, increase in the number of applications across various end-user industries utilizing different types of welding techniques, rise in global energy infrastructure investment, and surge in use of welding consumables for maintenance & repair purposes. Asia-Pacific is expected to show highest growth rate from 2017 to 2023, owing to rapid urbanization & industrialization, especially in the emerging economies such as China and India. In addition, government investments in energy industry and foreign direct investments (FDI) in thermal and wind sectors are expected to boost the market growth. However, sluggish adoption of advanced welding technologies in emerging economies, environmental impact of welding consumables, slow growth of aerospace & defense and shipbuilding industries, and customer price sensitivity hinder the market growth. Conversely, growth in requirement for welding automation technology in fabrication is anticipated to boost the growth of welding consumables market in the near future. In the developed countries, need for welding automation technology utilized in fabrication is increasing due to dearth of skilled labor and high labor cost. In addition, India, China, and Middle East, are projected to be the key growth regions for the welding consumables market.
The global welding consumables market is segmented based on type, end-user industry, welding technique, and geography. Based on type, it is classified into stick electrodes, solid wires, flux cored wires, and SAW wires & fluxes. On the basis of end-user industry, it is categorized into aerospace & defense, automotive & transportation, construction, energy, heavy machinery, shipbuilding, and process & others. Based on welding technique, it is divided into arc welding, resistance welding, oxy-fuel welding, laser-beam welding, and others. Geographically, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
Top Investment Pocket
The flux cored wires segment is the most significant by type segment in the global market, and is expected to be the first preference for new entrants due to their high deposition rate, efficiency in delivering work, and production of clean & strong welds. In addition, growth in preference for flux cored wires in the construction and shipbuilding industry is anticipated to boost the demand for these wires globally.
India is expected to grow at a significant CAGR of 7.7% during the forecast period due to increase in construction activities and growth in automotive & transportation sector. In addition, rise in demand for semi-automatic & automatic welding production systems increase the demand for welding consumables. South Korea welding consumables market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period. In addition, remarkable success of welding intensive industries, such as shipbuilding and automotive & transportation, have boosted South Korean welding consumables market. Korean vehicle manufacturers utilize various strategies to increase their share in the global automotive space and the region is projected to witness growth in welding consumables revenue due to large number of orders placed for shipbuilding industry in the next couple of years.
South Korea Welding Consumables Market, 2015-2023
The key players operating in this market include Colfax Corporation, Fronius International GmbH, Hyundai Welding Co., Ltd., Illinois Tool Works Inc., Kemppi Oy., Obara Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, The Lincoln Electric Company, Tianjin Bridge Welding Materials Group Co., Ltd., and Voestalpine Bhler Welding GmbH.
The other key market players in the value chain include Ador Welding Ltd., Arcon Welding Equipment, LLC., AV Weldtech Pvt Ltd., Anand Arc Ltd., D & H Welding Electrodes (India) Ltd., Denyo Co., Ltd., EWAC Alloys Ltd., GEE Limited, INOX Air Products Private Limited, Ketan Corporation, Praxair Incorporated, Precision Weldarc Limited, Shanghai Baoxuan Metal Products Co., Ltd., The Linde Group, Welmet Technologies Private Limited, and Yenitek Corporate Group.
- This report provides a quantitative & qualitative analysis of the current market trends and estimations from 2016 to 2023 to identify the prevailing market opportunities in the different application segments.
- Market trends of major countries in each region are mapped according to anticipated market revenue.
- Top investment pockets highlight the opportunities in the most lucrative application segment.
- Comprehensive analysis of the factors that drive and restrict the market growth is provided.
- An in-depth analysis of different regulations within the market is provided.
- Key manufactures of welding consumables are profiled and their recent developments are listed.
Welding Consumables Market Key Segments:
- Stick Electrodes
- Solid Wires
- Flux Cored Wires
- SAW Wires & Fluxes
By End-user Industry
- Aerospace & Defense
- Automotive & Transportation
- Heavy Machinery
- Process & Others
By Welding Technique
- Arc Welding
- Resistance Welding
- Oxy-fuel Welding
- Laser-beam Welding
- Others (Ultrasonic Welding and Thermochemical Welding)
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- South Africa
- Rest of LAMEA