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.
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.
E-Scrap and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) E-Scrap Market: Snapshot
With more and more advances in terms of technology, the demand for electrical and electronic equipment has grown drastically. Consistent innovations in the field of electrical and electronics technologies have further cut down the overall life of these products. This has led to more generation of e-waste. E-waste chiefly consists of computers, laptops, television sets, mobile phones, and other household electronic devices.
The global market for e-scrap and printed circuited board e-scrap could be segmented in terms of the different types of source and by type. The global market could also be segmented in terms of geography as well. Such in depth and precise segmentation of the global e-scrap and printed circuited board e-scrap market offered by the report helps in grasping the all-round growth prospects and the future outlook of the different segments of the market and thus, helping the potential buyers to make informed decisions while investing in the market.
The report on e-scrap and printed circuited board e-scrap market provides the analysis and forecast on regional as well as global level. It offers historical data of the year 2015 along with the anticipated data of 2016, and a forecast data up to year 2026 in terms of revenue as well as volume. The report also provide vital driving and impeding factors for the development of the global e-scrap and printed circuited board e-scrap market and their impact on each region over the duration of the given forecast period. The report also offers the value chain analysis of the market with a list of key players. The research report on the global market for e-scrap and printed circuited board e-scrap provides vital growth prospects and key trends and opportunities that may come up in the market over the course of the given forecast period. The research report is the result of in-depth and extensive primary as well as secondary research methodologies backed by crucial market insights offered by the industry professionals.
E-Scrap and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) E-Scrap Market: Trends and Opportunities
The global market for e-scrap and printed circuited board e-scrap is chiefly driven by the increasing number of electronic products in households of urban areas. This growth in products can be attributed to growth in the disposable income of people in these areas. They are generating maximum amount e-waste from which recovering different metals is very important so as to save energy. In addition to this, recycling of this electronic waste also helps in bringing down the burden on the mining sector to provide primary metals.
Sustainable management of resources entails the segmentation of hazardous resources from the electronic waste and the maximum amount recover of vital metals. Thus, the e-waste recycling helps in cutting down the pollution, conserve energy, and cut down greenhouse emissions.
E-Scrap and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) E-Scrap Market: Geographical Segmentation
The global market for e-scrap and printed circuited board e-scrap can be segmented into five key regions depending upon the geography. The key regional segments of the market include North America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and Latin America.
E-Scrap and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) E-Scrap Market: Key Players
Some of the key players plying their trade in the global market for E-scrap and printed circuit board (PCB) e-scrap market include names such as Boliden Group, Dowa Holdings Co. Ltd., Ultromext Ltd., Umicore N.V., and LS-Nikko Copper Inc. among others. These companies are projected to broaden their scrapping facilities to expand their business over the coming years of the forecast period. In addition to this, numerous players in the market are also expected to concentrate on streamlining their management of e-waste to make sure the sustainability of resource management and maximum recovery of the precious metals.
E-Scrap and printed circuit board (PCB) E-Scrap Market, by E-Scrap Source
- Household Appliances
- IT and Telecommunication Products
- Entertainment Devices
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
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
- 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.
- The Netherlands
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa