Carbon Fiber Composites Market

Global Carbon Fiber Composites Market Research Report Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2024-2032: By Matrix Material (Carbon Matrix, Polymer Matrix, Ceramics Matrix, Metal Matrix, Hybrid Matrix), By End Use Industry (Automotive, Aerospace, Sports & Leisure, Marine Applications, Wind Turbines, and Civil Engineering), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)

Chemical & Material | January 2024 | Report ID: EMR00542 | Pages: 301

The global carbon fiber composites market was valued at USD 21.58 billion in 2023 and is estimated to reach approximately USD 37.41 billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2024 to 2032.

As a cutting-edge material in numerous industries, the carbon fiber composites industry has experienced tremendous growth. These composites are characterized by their remarkable strength, low weight, and corrosion resistance. They are made up of carbon fibers inserted in a matrix, usually resin. Applications include sports equipment, automotive, aircraft, and renewable energy. Carbon fiber composites are becoming essential for improving performance, sustainability, and fuel efficiency as the market for strong, lightweight materials grows. Due to continuous improvements in production techniques, the market is expected to grow in the future, stimulating innovation and propelling a paradigm change in a variety of industries towards high-performance materials.




Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2023)

21.58 Bn

Projected Market Value (2032)

37.41 Bn

Base Year


Forecast Years

2024 - 2032

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Matrix Material, By End Use Industry, & Region

Segments Covered

By Matrix Material, By End Use Industry, & Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and the Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Global Carbon Fiber Composites Market Dynamics

Strong growth in the market for carbon fiber composites is a result of consumers' growing need for materials that are both strong and lightweight. Propelled by the quest for fuel efficiency and performance optimization, they have been widely adopted in the aircraft, automotive, and sporting goods industries. Expanding applications in developing industries, cost savings, and technological improvements in production processes all contribute to market expansion. Constraints include complicated recycling procedures and expensive manufacturing expenses. The market's future is anticipated to be shaped by ongoing R&D projects and a growing emphasis on sustainability, with an emphasis on overcoming obstacles and promoting innovation.


Global Carbon Fiber Composites Market Drivers

  • Rising Lightweight Material Demand

An industry-wide paradigm change toward improving performance, sustainability, and efficiency is what's driving the rising need for lightweight materials. The demand for lighter substitutes grows as sectors like aerospace and the automotive industry work to reduce pollutants and improve fuel economy. Because they combine low weight and great strength, lightweight materials such as carbon fiber composites offer an appealing alternative. This helps achieve overall sustainability goals in addition to increasing transportation energy efficiency. Furthermore, the growing trend of lightweight materials is supported by the need for them in several industries, such as consumer goods and construction, where resource optimization and durability are prioritized.

  • High Strength-to-Weight Ratio

Superior strength-to-weight ratio materials, such as carbon fiber composites, make it possible to design lightweight and incredibly durable structures and components. This characteristic plays a critical role in industries including aerospace, automotive, and athletic goods by facilitating increased fuel efficiency, increased agility, and greater overall performance. The ability to save weight while preserving strength is a primary force behind technological and design breakthroughs, impacting the broad use of materials that provide this highly desired combination.



  • High Production Costs

High production costs are a result of complex manufacturing processes that use specialized equipment, complex curing processes, and precursor materials. The material's competitiveness in price-sensitive markets is limited since these expenses are frequently transferred to end users. The upfront costs associated with modern production facilities also make matters more financially difficult. The comparatively high production costs of carbon fiber composites impede their wider integration and create a hurdle to reaching widespread commercial viability in a variety of applications, as companies search for cost-effective alternatives.

  • Limited Raw Material Availability

These specialized inputs are essential to the manufacturing of carbon fibers, therefore supply chain interruptions can occur. Production consistency can be impacted and supply shortages can result from variables like natural disasters, geopolitical unrest, and price swings for raw materials. In addition to impeding the scalability of carbon fiber composite production, this limitation highlights the necessity of diversifying the source of raw materials in order to reduce risks and promote market resilience and stability.



  • Electric Vehicle (EV) Market Growth

The need for lightweight materials is growing as the automobile sector shifts to more environmentally friendly modes of transportation. Thanks to their excellent strength-to-weight ratio, carbon fiber composites provide an intelligent way to improve energy efficiency and increase the range of electric vehicles. The vehicle's overall performance and battery efficiency both benefit from the weight reduction. Carbon fiber composites, which are positioned as a crucial facilitator for the progress of electric mobility, are in line with this growing market, fostering a mutually beneficial partnership between the two sectors.

  • Wind Energy Expansion

The need for bigger, more effective wind turbine blades is rising as the wind energy industry expands. Because of their remarkable strength and lightweight nature, carbon fiber composites provide a tactical edge for building longer, more robust blades. This lowers energy prices while also increasing the wind turbines' overall efficiency. Carbon fiber composites have distinct properties that make them an important material for improving wind energy's capabilities and sustainability, opening up a sizable industry.


Segment Overview

  • By Matrix Material

Based on matrix material, the global carbon fiber composites market is divided into carbon matrix, polymer matrix, ceramics matrix, metal matrix, and hybrid matrix. The polymer matrix category dominates the market with the largest revenue share in 2023. Polymer matrix composites are widely utilized in the automotive, maritime, and construction industries because they are lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and offer superior impact resistance. They are also easy to produce.

Electronic, automotive, and aerospace components can benefit from metal matrix composites' enhanced strength, stiffness, and thermal conductivity. The goal of hybrid matrix composites is to combine features in a way that works well together, enabling customization according to the needs of individual applications.

  • By End-Use Industry

Based on the end-use industry, the global carbon fiber composites market is segmented into automotive, aerospace, sports & leisure, marine applications, wind turbines, and civil engineering. The aerospace segment dominates the carbon fiber composites market. Carbon fiber composites are widely employed in the aerospace industry to make airplane components. Wings, fuselage sections, and other structural components fall under this category.  The automotive industry is using carbon fiber composites more and more to create lightweight, high-strength components. In the sports and leisure sector, carbon fiber composites are widely used in the production of bicycles, golf clubs, tennis racquets, and fishing rods. Carbon fiber composites are used in the marine industry to build masts, boat hulls, and other structural elements.


Global Carbon Fiber Composites Market Overview by Region

The global carbon fiber composites market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America emerged as the leading region, capturing the largest market share in 2023. There is an acute need for lightweight, high-performance materials in the region's thriving aerospace and automotive industries. The market is also growing as a result of a strong emphasis on technological innovation, lots of R&D, and a solid infrastructure. With a strong presence in the aerospace, automotive, and other critical industries, North America's dedication to sustainability is driving the use of carbon fiber composites in a wide range of applications and solidifying the region's position as a major participant in the worldwide market.

For the forecast period, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to post a significant CAGR. In The region's rapidly developing economy, growing industrialization, and growing investments in vital industries like renewable energy, aircraft, and automobiles are all responsible for this rise. As a result of rising manufacturing capacities, technological developments, and the growing need for lightweight materials, Asia-Pacific is now the center for the adoption of carbon fiber composites. The increased focus on infrastructure development and environmental practices also contributes to the region's carbon fiber composites market's predicted strong growth.



Global Carbon Fiber Composites Market Competitive Landscape

In the global carbon fiber composites market, a few major players exert significant market dominance and have established a strong regional presence. These leading companies remain committed to continuous research and development endeavors and actively engage in strategic growth initiatives, including product development, launches, joint ventures, and partnerships. By pursuing these strategies, these companies aim to strengthen their market position, expand their customer base, and capture a substantial share of the market.

Some of the prominent players in the global carbon fiber composites market include,

  • Toray+Zoltek
  • SGL Carbon
  • Toho
  • MRC
  • Hexcel Corporation
  • Rock West Composites
  • Hengshen
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Fiber Corporation
  • Teijin Limited
  • Solvay, and various others.


Global Carbon Fiber Composites Market Recent Developments

  • In October 2023, Mitsubishi Chemical Group Initiated a Strategic Purchase of CPC, a Prominent Italian Producer of Carbon Fiber Composite Parts for the Automotive Sector.
  • In June 2022, Japanese business Toho Tenax is a member of the Teijin Group. It is a top manufacturer of composite materials and carbon fibers. Products from Toho Tenax are used in a variety of industries, such as sports equipment, automotive, and aerospace.


Scope of the Global Carbon Fiber Composites Market Report

Carbon Fiber Composites Market Report Segmentation



By Matrix Material

  • Carbon Matrix
  • Polymer Matrix
  • Ceramics Matrix
  • Metal Matrix
  • Hybrid Matrix

By End Use Industry

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Sports & Leisure
  • Marine Applications
  • Wind Turbines
  • Civil Engineering


By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

  • Available upon request


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Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:

  • Global Carbon Fiber Composites Market Size and Forecast: To identify and estimate the market size for the global carbon fiber composites market segmented by matrix material, by end use industry, region and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of carbon fiber composites between 2019 and 2032.
  • Market Landscape and Trends: To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the global carbon fiber composites market
  • Market Influencing Factors: To find out the factors which are affecting the sales of carbon fiber composites among consumers
  • Impact of COVID-19: To identify and understand the various factors involved in the global carbon fiber composites market affected by the pandemic
  • Company Profiling: To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.

Intended Audience

  • Industry Associations
  • Investors and Financial Institutions
  • Research and Development Professionals
  • Automotive and Aerospace Industry Professionals
  • Renewable Energy Industry Representatives
  • Construction and Infrastructure Professionals

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Data Collection

Data collection is the process of gathering, measuring, and analyzing accurate and relevant data from a variety of sources to analyze market and forecast trends. Raw market data is obtained on a broad front. Data is continuously extracted and filtered to ensure only validated and authenticated sources are considered. Data is mined from a varied host of sources including secondary and primary sources.

Primary Research

After the secondary research process, we initiate the primary research phase in which we interact with companies operating within the market space. We interact with related industries to understand the factors that can drive or hamper a market. Exhaustive primary interviews are conducted. Various sources from both the supply and demand sides are interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for a report which includes suppliers, product providers, domain experts, CEOs, vice presidents, marketing & sales directors, Type & innovation directors, and related key executives from various key companies to ensure a holistic and unbiased picture of the market. 

Secondary Research

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Market Analysis & size Estimation

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Frequently Asked Questions

On the basis of Geography, the carbon fiber composites market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the world.
According to carbon fiber composites market research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~6.3% over the coming years.
Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2024 - 2032.
North America held the largest share in 2023.
The major players operating in the global carbon fiber composites market include Toray+Zoltek, SGL Carbon, Toho, MRC, Hexcel Corporation, Rock West Composites, Hengshen, Mitsubishi Chemical Fiber Corporation, Teijin Limited Solvay, and various others.

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