Air Filter Market for Automotive Industry: Snapshot

An automotive air filter helps extend engine life, as it competently traps dirt and debris that damages the internal parts of an engine such as pistons and cylinders. Engine damage can occur even by a small particle of soil, which may lead to costly repairs. Automotive air filters enable proper air flow to the engine, thus maintaining the air-fuel mixture. They help enhance the emission control system and minimalize ignition problems in the spark plug, which can give rise to serious drivability issues. Proper air flow enables the engine to function perfectly, thereby reducing fuel consumption as well as emissions. These factors are likely to drive the demand for automotive air filters considerably during the forecast period.

Expansion of the global air filter market for automotive can be accredited to the rapid expansion of the automotive industry, constant expansion of vehicle fleet size, rising sales of passenger cars as well as rise in purchasing power of consumers. This rise in demand is estimated to increase in the near future, thereby augmenting the expansion of the air filters market for automotive. Recent decline in the environmental conditions in some regions have raised serious concerns about the environment. Emission from vehicles leads to the production of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, which reduce the quality of the environment. Regulatory bodies are imposing stringent norms on carbon emissions of automotive in order to reduce the carbon emission from automobiles. This, in turn, is anticipated to boost the air filter market for automotive. However, regular replacement and its maintenance and introduction of electric vehicles in certain regions are likely to hamper the air filter market during the forecast period. The global air filter market for automotive is expected to expand at a CAGR of more than 3.5% between 2018 and 2026.

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The global Air filter market for automobiles can be segmented based on filter types, material type, sales channel, vehicle type, and region. Based on the types of automotive air filters, the global market has been segmented into engine air filter and cabin air filter. Considering material type, the air filter market for automotive can be segregated into paper air filter, cotton gauze air filter, foam air filter, and others, which consists of stainless steel and mesh. According to the sales channel, the air filter market for automotive can be classified into OEM and aftermarket. Based on vehicle type, the market can be segmented into passenger, commercial and electric vehicles. The increase in pollution levels and requirement for high efficiency cars are likely to boost the demand for these filters during the forecast period.

In terms of geography, the global air filters market for automotive has been segregated into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East and Africa. In 2017, Asia Pacific held a prominent share of the global air filters market for automotive. The market in Latin America is expected to witness significant expansion, owing to the increase in production of vehicles in counties of Latin America. The key factors that are driving the growth of the market in these regions are an increasing need for efficiency and productivity coupled with the impetus to increase manufacturing activities. The emerging economies in Asia Pacific are focusing more on the implementation of the electric vehicles and are likely to witness moderate growth of engine air filter, as electrical vehicles are expected to abolish the usage of air filters. Increasing production of passenger vehicles, owing to several factors such as lower cost of production, increase in productivity, and safety in operation of vehicles are anticipated to drive the automotive air filters market in the this region between 2018 to 2026.

The air filter for automotive market witnesses the presence of several players, as manufacturing of air filters is not a complicated and expensive affair. Numerous regional players are dominant for particular application and aftermarket segment. Major players operating in the global air filter market for automotive include Sogefi SpA (Italy), MAHLE GmbH (Germany), MANN+HUMMEL GmbH (Germany), A.L. Filter (Israel), Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), Donaldson Company, Inc. (U.S.), North American Filter Corporation (U.S.), Fildex Filters Canada Corporation (Canada), K&N Engineering, Inc. (U.S.), Filtrak BrandT GmbH (Germany), Luman Automotive Systems Pvt. Ltd. (India), ALCO Filters Ltd. (Cyprus), and Siam Filter Products Ltd., Part. (Thailand). Key players are focusing more on mergers and acquisitions with regional players in order to expand their business. Several prominent players are concentrating more on R&D in order to improve the functionality and efficiency of the air filter.

Air Filter Market for Automotive Industry: Overview

This report analyzes and forecasts the market for automotive air filters at the global and regional level. The market has been forecast, based on revenue (US$ Mn) and volume (Million Units), from 2018 to 2026. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global air filter market for automotive. It also covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand for automotive air filters during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the air filter market for automotive at the global and regional level.

The report comprises a detailed price trend analysis, government regulatory scenarios, value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global air filter market for automobile. The Porter’s Five Forces model for the air filter market for automotive has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape in the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein end-users are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.

Air Filter Market for Automotive Industry: Segmentation

The study provides a decisive view of the global air filter market for vehicles by segmenting it in terms of type, vehicle, and region. These segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for automotive air filter in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The report also covers the demand for individual application segments in all regions.

The study includes company profiles of major players operating in the global air filter market for automotive. Key players operating in the air filter market for automotive include Sogefi SpA (Italy), MAHLE GmbH (Germany), MANN+HUMMEL GmbH (Germany), A.L. Filter (Israel), Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), Donaldson Company, Inc. (U.S.), North American Filter Corporation (U.S.), Fildex Filters Canada Corporation (Canada), K&N Engineering, Inc. (U.S.), Filtrak BrandT GmbH (Germany), Luman Automotive Systems Pvt. Ltd. (India), ALCO Filters Ltd. (Cyprus), and Siam Filter Products Ltd., Part. (Thailand). Market players have been profiled in terms of attributes such as competitive landscape, manufacturing footprint, company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments. The market for automotive air filter is primarily driven by rising demand for eco-friendly vehicles.

The report provides the estimated market size of automotive air filter for 2017 and forecast for the next nine years. The global market size of automotive air filter has been provided in terms of revenue and volume. Market numbers have been estimated based on key air filter type, material type, vehicle type, sales channel, and regional segments of air filter market for automotive. Market size and forecast for each major type and vehicle have been provided in terms of global and regional/country markets.

In order to compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a number of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, revenue share for particular business segment, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective, and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights, and recognizing business opportunities.

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, and SEC filings, internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases, national government documents, statistical databases, and market reports, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market, National government documents, statistical databases, and market reports, American Automobile Association, European Automobile Manufacturers Association, Automotive Research Association of India, Organization International des Constructeurs d'Automobile (OICA), Factiva, etc.

Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews, and face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment, and sub-segment across geographies. We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators in order to validate the data and analysis. Primary interviews provide firsthand information on market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, and outlook, etc. These help validate and strengthen secondary research findings. These also help develop the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.

The global air filter market for automotive has been segmented into:

Air Filter Market for Automotive, by Filter Type

  • Engine Air Filter
  • Cabin Air Filter

Air Filter Market for Automotive, by Material Type

  • Paper Air Filter
  • Cotton Gauze Air Filter
  • Foam Air Filter
  • Others (Stainless Steel Mesh, etc.)

Air Filter Market for Automotive, by Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Vehicles
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Electrical Vehicles

Air Filter Market for Automotive, by End-use

  • OEMs
  • Aftermarket

Air Filter Market for Automotive, by Geography: The market is broadly segmented on the basis of geography into:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
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