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E-Scrap and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) E-Scrap Market (E-Scrap Source Type - Household Appliances, IT and Telecommunication Products, and Entertainment Devices; PCB E-Scrap Type - Telecommunications Circuit Cards, Network Communications Boards, Circuit Packs, PC Motherboards, and Smartphones; Material Recovered (PCB E-Scrap) - Ferrous Components, Metals, and Precious Metals) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 - 2026

Global E-Scrap and PCB E-Scrap Market: Snapshot

With advancements in technology, the demand for electronic and electrical equipment has risen dramatically. Persistent innovations in electronic and electrical technologies have further shortened the use-life of electronic and electrical products. This has enhanced the generation of e-waste or waste from electronic and electrical equipment. E-waste primarily comprises laptops, computers, mobile phones, television sets, and other electrical or electronic household appliances.

The market for e-scrap is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 5.6% by volume during the forecast period from 2016 to 2026. On the other hand, the global printed circuit board (PCB) e-scrap market was valued at 1.46 million tons in 2015 and is expected to reach 3.14 million tons by 2026, expanding at a CAGR of 7.3% from 2016 to 2026. The global e-scrap market was valued at 43.7 million tons and US$55.34 bn in 2015.
 

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Household Appliances Likely to Remain Dominant Source of E-scrap

The global e-scrap and printed circuit board (PCB) e-scrap market has been segmented on the basis of production source of e-scrap, type of PCB e-scrap, and material extracted from PCB e-scrap. Based on source of e-scrap, the market is classified into household appliances, IT and telecommunication products, entertainment devices, and others. In 2015, e-waste produced from household appliances accounted for the maximum share of the global e-waste market, at around 45% of the volume of the overall e-scrap and printed circuit board (PCB) e-scrap market. Moreover, the segment is expected to show sustainable growth throughout the forecast period due to high usage of various types of electronic equipment in household application in terms of units.

In terms of PCB e-waste type, the market is segmented into telecommunication circuit cards, network communication boards, circuit packs, PC motherboards, and others. In 2015, the telecommunication circuit cards segment held the largest volume share of around 33% and a value share of 43% in the overall PCB e-scrap market. Moreover, it is expected to dominate the market throughout the forecast period.

In terms of material extracted from PCB e-scrap, the market is segmented into ferrous components, metals (copper, aluminum, tin), and precious metals (gold, silver, palladium). In 2015, the metals segment including copper, aluminum and tin held the largest volume share of around 63% and value share of 78% in the overall e-scrap and PCB e-scrap market in 2016.

China Market’s Growth Likely to Drive Asia Pacific E-scrap Market

Geographically, Asia Pacific is the largest market for e-scrap and PCB e-scrap. Asia Pacific is also expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period. China, India, Japan, Australia, and South Korea are among the major markets for e-scrap and printed circuit board (PCB) e-scrap in the Asia Pacific region. The Asia Pacific market was valued at US$18.3 bn in 2016 and is expected to rise to US$33.5 bn by 2026 at a sturdy CAGR of 6.2% in the 2016-2026 forecast period. China is the leading national market for e-scrap and PCB e-scrap in Asia Pacific and is bettered only by the U.S. as to its share in the global e-scrap and PCB e-scrap market.

The e-scrap market in North America is also projected to show moderate growth during the forecast period, but Europe held the second-largest volume share in the global e-scrap and PCB e-scrap market in 2016. The e-scrap market in Europe, valued at US$12.8 bn in 2016, is growing rapidly and is expected to maintain its growth due to growth of the manufacturing industry and rising demand for electronic equipment from households in this region.

Moreover, the e-scrap market in Latin America and the Middle East and Africa is anticipated to witness sustainable growth in the near future, with the Middle East and Africa market for e-scrap and PCB e-scrap likely to exhibit a solid 5.8% CAGR in the 2016-2026 forecast period. The major factor fuelling the market’s growth in these regions is the rising adoption of electronic equipment and mobile phones in countries such as Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Israel, and Turkey. 

Global E-Scrap and PCB E-Scrap Market: Overview

This report aims to provide a comprehensive strategic analysis of the global e-scrap and printed circuit board (PCB) e-scrap market along with volume and growth forecasts for the period from 2014 to 2026. Electronic waste or e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices such as office & IT equipment, handheld devices, large electronic appliances, small household appliances, and others. The others segment comprises lighting products, electric fittings, and automotive equipment. Different IT products contributing to e-waste include computer peripherals, desktop PCs, servers, monitors, cable and accessories, computer mice, hard drives, laptops, gaming devices, keyboards, network devices, circuit boards, media speakers, and computer power supplies. PCBs are used in almost all electronic equipment such as mobile phones, computers, printers, industrial and medical equipment, white goods and televisions and are very difficult to recycle. The primary sources of scrap PCBs are PCB manufacturers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), equipment dismantlers and end-users (individual or corporate)

Global E-Scrap and PCB E-Scrap Market: Research Methodology

This research study on the global e-scrap and printed circuit board (PCB) e-scrap market provides a detailed analysis of e-scrap and printed circuit board (PCB) e-scrap produced of different types from various sources. The report offers an in-depth study of the market drivers, restraints, and growth opportunities. Using these factors, the study identifies various trends prominent in the industry and are expected to influence the market during the forecast period from 2016 to 2026. It includes a comprehensive coverage of the underlying economic and technological factors influencing the e-scrap and printed circuit board (PCB) e-scrap market. It provides the policies and regulations in line with e-waste management across globe in order to highlight the government initiatives therein. The study explains the penetration within each market segment across various geographies, and how these segments have accelerated the growth of the market as a whole.

Global E-Scrap and PCB E-Scrap Market: Segmentation

The global e-scrap and printed circuit board (PCB) e-scrap market is analyzed by segmenting it on the basis of production source of e-scrap, type of PCB e-scrap and material extracted from PCB e-scrap. Based on source of e-scrap, the market is classified into household appliances, IT and Telecommunication products, entertainment devices, and others. The PCB e-scrap type segment covers telecommunication circuit cards, network communication boards, circuit packs, PC motherboards, and others. In terms of material extracted from PCB e-scrap, the global e-scrap and printed circuit board (PCB) e-scrap market is segmented into ferrous components, metals (Copper, Aluminum, Tin), and precious metals (Gold, Silver, Palladium). Geographically, the global market for e-scrap and printed circuit board (PCB) e-scrap has been segmented into five regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (MEA), and South America. The market volume and forecast for each region has been provided for the period from 2014 to 2026 along with the CAGR (%) for the forecast period from 2016 to 2026. The study also includes quantitative analysis of the competitive scenario for major countries/regions belonging to above mentioned regions. The analysis by source type, PCB type, material extracted and regions helps in evaluating the present scenario and growth prospects of the e-scrap and printed circuit board (PCB) e-scrap market over the forecast period from 2016 to 2026.

A set of data with regards to the supply demand scenario have been provided highlighting the supply demand scenario of e-scrap and PCB e-scrap for major countries in the global e-scrap and printed circuit board (PCB) e-scrap market. The report includes the above mentioned information for countries such as - The U.S., Canada, the U.K., Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Russia, Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Australasia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico.

Market Segmentation:

E-Scrap and printed circuit board (PCB) E-Scrap Market, by E-Scrap Source

  • Household Appliances
  • IT and Telecommunication Products
    • Smartphones
  • Entertainment Devices
  • Others

E-Scrap and printed circuit board (PCB) E-Scrap Market, by PCB E-Scrap Type

  • Telecommunications Circuit Cards
  • Network Communication Boards
  • Circuit Packs
  • PC Motherboards
  • Smartphones
  • Others

E-Scrap and printed circuit board (PCB) E-Scrap Market, by Material Recovered (PCB E-Scrap)

  • Ferrous Components
  • Metals (Copper, Aluminum, Tin)
  • Precious Metals (Gold, Silver, Palladium)

E-Scrap Market, by Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
  • South America

In addition, the report provides E-scrap generated, PCB E-Scrap generated, e-scrap recycling rate, demand estimates for e-scrap, demand estimates for PCB e-scrap analysis with respect to the following countries:

  • The U.S.
  • Canada
  • UK
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • France
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • The Netherlands
  • Russia
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Australasia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Kuwait
  • Qatar
  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • Mexico


 
 
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