Stainless Steel Market: Forthcoming Developments and Opportunities Insights

The global stainless steel market size was valued at USD 204.07 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach a valuation of USD 217.59 billion in 2024. The market is expected to reach USD 342.07 billion by 2032 with a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period. Stainless steel is made of various components such as chromium, nitrogen, and molybdenum. Rapid growth in the automotive industry is set to drive the market growth. Rising technological advancements in the steel due to increasing carbon emissions is also driving the demand for the steel. Fortune Business Insights™ shares this information in its report titled “Global Stainless Steel Market, 2024-2032.

List of Key Players Profiled in the Market Report: –

  • Acerinox S.A (Spain)
  • Aperam Stainless (Luxembourg)
  • ArcelorMittal (Luxembourg)
  • Baosteel Group (China)
  • Jindal Stainless (India)
  • Nippon Steel Corporation (Finland)
  • Outokumpu (Finland)
  • POSCO (South Korea)
  • ThyssenKrupp Stainless GmbH (Germany)
  • Yieh United Steel Corp (Taiwan)


Cold Rolled Flat Segment To Dominate Due To Its Highly Ductile Nature

On the basis of product type, the market is divided into cold rolled flat, hot plate & sheet, cold bars & wire, hot bars & wire rod, and others. The cold rolled flat segment dominated and is set to have fastest growth as it is highly ductile in nature. Hot plate & sheet is also referred to as structural steel and is projected to be the second-largest as it can be cut and welded to manufacture a more complicated product.

Metal Products Segments Led The Market Due To Growing Consumer Disposable Income

On the basis of application, the market is classified into metal products, electrical machinery, engineering, construction, automotive parts, and others. The metal products segment is set held the largest share in 2022 due to growing consumer disposable income and rising adoption of metals in utensils and medical accessories.

Report Coverage

The report provides a detailed analysis of the top segments and the latest trends in the market. It comprehensively discusses the driving and restraining factors and the impact of COVID-19 on the market. Additionally, it examines the regional developments and the strategies undertaken by the market’s key players.

Drivers and Restraints

Growth In The Automotive Industry To Drive Market Growth

Growth in the automotive industry is anticipated to drive the stainless steel market growth. Stainless steel is used in the automotive industry due to its corrosion, high strength, and heat resistance properties. Increasing technological advancement in the automotive industry and rising innovation in electric vehicles will contribute to product adoption. Rising product consumption due to its characteristics in the construction industry to drive the market growth.  

However, presence of substitute products, such as aluminum, galvanized steel, carbon steel, and engineered plastics can hamper the market growth.

Regional Insights

Increasing Demand For The Product in China to Drive Market Growth In Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific is set to lead in the global stainless steel market share due to rapid development in the infrastructure and increasing number of technological developments. The market reached the valuation of USD 136.91 billion in the year 2022 with China being the fastest growing country in the region.

Europe region is driven by rapid growth in the automotive industry and technological advancements. About 45%-50% of steel is being used in the automotive exhaust systems which is further creating demand for stainless steel.

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Competitive Landscape

Key market players are ThyssenKrupp Stainless GmbH, Nippon Steel Corporation, ArcelorMittal, and Acerinox S.A. The market players have been production capacity expansion, product development, mergers & acquisitions, and market collaborations. In April 2021, Sandvik and BEAMIT Group collectively launched Osprey 2507 super-duplex stainless-steel powder which can be used for additive manufacturing with excellent durability and corrosion resistance properties.

Key Industry Development

  • March 2024- Jindal Stainless Ltd and New Yaking Pte. Ltd. announced the collaboration for construction, development, investment, and operation of a Nickel Pig Iron smelter facility situated in Indonesia. The company will secure 49% stake with USD 157 million as an investment. This Nickel will be used for the production of stainless steel.

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