Green Steel Market

Green Steel Market By Production Technology (Molten Oxide Electrolysis, Electric Arc Furnace) By Energy Source (Wind Energy, Solar Energy) By End-User (Automotive & Transportation, Building and Construction, Electronic Industrial Equipment) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2023-2031

Manufacturing & Construction | March 2023 | Report ID: EMR0057 | Pages: 215

The global green steel market size was estimated at USD 196.84 million in 2022 and it is projected to hit around USD 6,24,415.85 million by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 124% between 2023 and 2031.

Green steel industry demand has risen in the last year as a result of innovative branded products launched by steelmakers in Europe and the United States that provide consumers with a carbon-efficient alternative while utilizing available capacities. Green steel is being purchased by public and private steel buyers in the construction, automotive, and metal products sectors. This includes the First Movers Coalition and CEM Industrial Deep Decarbonization initiatives.

According to the World Steel Association, the production of 1860 million tonnes of steel released approximately 1.85 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. Green steel production has increased as a result of rising industrial emissions from various steel products, prompting organizations to form alliances and strategies with private steelmakers.

Furthermore, because green steel is produced entirely from renewable sources such as green hydrogen, the burgeoning R&D in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) and hydrogen-powered automobiles has a positive impact on green steel technological advancement. Furthermore, some Asian countries, such as China, South Korea, New Zealand, and others, are currently using FCEVs made by Toyota, Hyundai, and others. They also plan to use green hydrogen in their vehicles in the coming years, fueling global green steel growth.

Impact of COVID-19:

COVID-19 has harmed the global green steel industry, particularly in the power and energy sectors. The pandemic also had an impact on steel product export and import in all regions, resulting in a decrease in green steel supply. Green steel demand fell by about 12%-14% during the COVID-19 period.

Steel consumption has decreased during the pandemic, according to current green steel demand conditions in the majority of developing countries. Several large industries involved in green steel manufacturing have faced numerous challenges.

The post-pandemic scenario, on the other hand, has already increased both technological advancement and the green transition. Following COVID-19, developing economies like China are expected to accelerate the normalization of economic activity across sectors. This will increase demand for green steel products as well as imports of green steel.


Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2022)

196.84 million

Projected Market Value (2031)

6,24,415.85 million

Base Year


Forecast Years

2023 - 2031

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Production Technology, By Energy Source, By End-User & By Region

Segments Covered

By Production Technology, By Energy Source, By End-User & By Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2031

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and 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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Delivered as an attached PDF and Excel through email, according to the purchase option.


Market Dynamics:

Market Drivers

Increasing CO2 emissions Over the last decade, total carbon dioxide emissions from the steel and iron sector have increased, owing primarily to increases in steel consumption and the energy required for production. Significant CO2 emissions reductions are required to achieve the Net Zero Scenario. Carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced in the short term primarily through increased energy efficiency and scrap collection, allowing for more scrap-based production.

Significant reductions in emissions intensity will necessitate the implementation of new technologies such as electricity-based production, hydrogen utilization, and CCUS. Green Steel initiatives are expected to reduce CO2 emissions.

Green steel is expected to play an important role in assisting nations around the world in meeting their long-term development goals and lowering their carbon footprints. Green steel is essential for reducing countries' reliance on energy imports, protecting the environment, and meeting the world's growing energy demands. Furthermore, the production of steel emits a significant amount of CO2. As a result, governments around the world are expanding decarbonization strategies and promoting green steel, particularly in industries such as automotive and construction.

Market Restraints

The primary challenge in the global green steel market has been a lack of understanding of carbon accounting calculations, as forecasting the levels of carbon tax during the manufacturing process is extremely difficult. This, in turn, is delaying the process of recognizing green steel, despite the fact that only a small percentage of Northern European companies will be producing fossil-fuel-free steel by 2022.

SMS groups and other industries have developed a few digital tools. Nonetheless, companies have found it difficult in recent years to quantify the number of CO2 emissions from various processes of a complete manufacturing unit. As a result, market development is hampered when original equipment manufacturers are unable to demonstrate emission-free products.

Market opportunities

  • Growing demand for sustainable products: With the increasing concern for the environment and the need for sustainable products, there is a growing demand for green steel. Companies that can offer sustainable steel products are likely to have a competitive advantage.
  • Government support: Governments around the world are supporting the shift towards green steel production. They are providing incentives and funding for companies that are investing in sustainable steel production methods. This support creates a favorable environment for the growth of the green steel market.
  • Technological advancements: The development of new technologies and innovative methods of producing green steel is creating new opportunities for companies to enter the market. These technologies are enabling companies to produce green steel more efficiently and at a lower cost.
  • Partnership opportunities: Collaboration between companies in the green steel market is likely to increase, as companies seek to share knowledge and resources to develop new products and processes. This collaboration can create new opportunities for companies to enter the market or expand their presence.
  • Increased investment: The green steel market is attracting increasing investment from venture capitalists and other investors. This investment is driving the growth of the market and creating new opportunities for companies to develop and scale their operations.

Regional Analysis

Europe is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR between 2023 and 2032. The steel industry, according to the European Commission, accounts for approximately 5% of CO2 emissions in the region and 7% globally, which is a significant concern that must be addressed in order to meet carbon emission targets. To address this, the European Union is implementing a long-term strategy aimed at achieving a climate-neutral Europe by 2050, which will benefit the region's green steel market.

In accordance with this, many steel manufacturers in Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Norway, and other countries are implementing effective clean steel-making solutions to support carbon-neutral targets.

North America is also a hugely profitable market for green steel in the region. In recent years, the green steel industry in the United Kingdom has grown as a result of increased investments and offtake partnerships among new companies to meet new business strategies.

Competitive Landscape

Some of the main manufacturers of Green Steel Market are:

  • Deutsche Edelstahlwerke
  • SSAB
  • Salzgitter AG
  • JSW Steel
  • ArcelorMittal
  • H2GreenSteel
  • Hesteel Group
  • Liberty Steel Group
  • Nucor
  • Voestalpine

Key Benefits of the Report

  • This study presents an analytical depiction of the Green Steel industry along with current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to market key drivers, restraints, and opportunities, along with detailed analysis of the Green Steel Market share.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the Green Steel Market's growth scenario.
  • Porter's five forces research demonstrates the market power of suppliers and buyers.
  • The report provides a detailed Green Steel market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in the coming years.


Green Steel Market Report Segmentation



By Production Technology

  • Molten Oxide Electrolysis
  • Electric Arc Furnace

By Energy Source

  • Wind Energy
  • Solar Energy

By End-User

  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Building And Construction
  • Electronic Industrial Equipment

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

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The Report Answers Questions Such As:

  • What is the potential opportunity for the Green Steel Market.
  • What are the major drivers, restraints, and opportunities of the Green Steel Market.
  • What is the market share of the leading segments and sub-segments of the Green Steel Market in the forecast period (2023-2031).
  • How is each segment of the Green Steel Market expected to grow during the forecast period.
  • What is the expected revenue to be generated by each of the segments by the end of 2031.
  • What are the key development strategies implemented by the key players to stand out in this Green Steel Market.
  • What is the preferred business model used for building Green Steel Market.
  • Which area of application is expected to be the highest revenue generator in the Green Steel Market during the forecast period.
  • Which end-user segment is expected to be the highest revenue generator in this industry during the forecast period.
  • What is the potential of Green Steel Market in the emerging countries during the forecast period.


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