Updated in the last quarter, this report has been extracted from motor industry information and intelligence platform QUBE and provides a comprehensive overview of the global body material trends sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts.

Based on exclusive interviews, primary research and proprietary data this global market study includes:

  • Material use as a percentage of vehicle body weight for the top 14* markets
  • A review of the latest material developments, applications and market trends (including space frames, engine cooling, armour, braking, reinforcing, seating, light-weighting, films, aluminium, carbon fibre, coatings, magnesium, organic materials, plastics and composites, steel and recycling initiatives)  
  • Exclusive interviews with OE suppliers including Isolite Group, Zircotec, Prodrive, JAPIA, Tata Steel, Surface Processing (news and interviews only available in QUBE)
  • Sector PESTER (Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental and Regulatory) analysis
  • Updated profiles of the major materials suppliers including their strategies and prospects
  • Material use forecasts as a percentage of vehicle body weight for the top 14* markets (sectors include steel, iron, aluminium, plastics, glass and other materials)

*The top 14 markets accounting for over 98% of global light vehicle production include:
North America (US, Canada and Mexico) ; Mercosur (Brazil and Argentina); Western Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Finland and Morocco) ; Central Europe (Turkey, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia); Russia; Japan; China; India; Korea; Thailand; Other Asia; Iran; South Africa; Australia.

You can use this materials market report to:

  • Gain a quick overview of the automotive materials sector globally
  • Understand the size and scope of the world's  top 14 markets
  • Hear direct from leading companies on their strategies and plans
  • Review the latest and most significant technological developments
  • Follow the key trends within the sector and what's driving them
  • Spot opportunities and threats in this sector
  • Track key companies' latest activities and prospects
  •  Prepare supply and demand forecasts
  • Produce internal sales plans and forecasts
  • Carry out competitive intelligence