Global Monolithic Ceramics Market: Snapshot

The global monolithic ceramics market is envisaged to increase growth with swelling demand for ceramics in medical applications. Another important factor that could promise growth to the global monolithic ceramics market is the increasing demand for laptops, mobile phones, and electrical devices. Rising number of applications in end-use industries is expected to set the tone for valuable growth in the global monolithic ceramics market. This could be mainly due to increasing awareness about significant characteristics of monolithic ceramics, viz. wear resistance, high temperature resistance, durability, and reliability.

The global monolithic ceramics market is prognosticated to expand at a 7.3% CAGR between 2015 and 2023 to obtain a valuation of US$36.64 bn by the final forecast year.

Market Growth in Electrical and Electronics Industry to Soar with High Use in Capacitors

On the basis of application, the global monolithic ceramics market sees a classification into medical, power, automotive, electrical and electronics, and other segments. Among these, electrical and electronics are foreseen to collect a king’s share of the global monolithic ceramics market. Monolithic ceramics are largely employed in the electrical and electronics industry, especially in capacitors, semiconductors, and electronic components. In the power generation industry, monolithic ceramics are used in the manufacture of turbine blades. Monolithic ceramics are also used in the aerospace industry in the manufacture of engine components and other equipment.

By product, the global monolithic ceramics market is classified into non-oxides and oxides. There are different types of monolithic ceramics used in different applications according to their specific properties. In the automobile industry, certain types of monolithic ceramics are used in alarm security systems and sensors. In the defense industry, monolithic ceramics are used in the manufacture of components for shuttles, weapons, and armors.

Rise of Automotive Industry to Create Broad Scope of Monolithic Ceramics Applications

Regionally, Asia Pacific is prognosticated to gather pace in the global monolithic ceramics market while taking a leading position in terms of revenue share. Expansion of the electrical and electronics industry in the region could help Asia Pacific to dominate the global monolithic ceramics market in the coming years. High demand for monolithic ceramics could also push the growth of the Asia Pacific market. The region is predicted to gain support from blockbuster country-wise markets for monolithic ceramics such as India, Japan, and China. In the near future, monolithic ceramics could find a wide range of applications birthing in the region due to the rise of the automotive industry.

In the recent past, Europe and North America closely followed Asia Pacific in terms of revenue growth. This trend is expected to take shape in the global monolithic ceramics market for the next few years. North America could bank on the power industry and the impressive growth of the U.S. to make its presence known in the global monolithic ceramics market. On the other hand, the U.K., Germany, and France are envisioned to help Europe to stay as a high potential market for monolithic ceramics. However, China was one of the largest suppliers of monolithic ceramics in the past.

The global monolithic ceramics market includes leading players such as Morgan Advanced Materials Plc, CeramTec GmbH, and Kyocera Corporation.

Ceramics that offer features such as fabrication and polycrystalline microstructure without reinforcement are considered as monolithic ceramics. Monolithic ceramics is one of the major types of products of advanced and technical ceramics. Based on the attributes mentioned above, monolithic ceramics are segmented into types such as silicon nitride, zirconium oxide, zirconium carbide, aluminum nitride, silicon carbide, and aluminum oxide. These ceramics are used to enhance lifespan and reliability of the material, and withstand high temperature.

The report provides in-depth analysis and forecast of the monolithic ceramics market on the global and regional level. It includes forecast for the period from 2015 to 2023 in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn). Quantitative data has been derived through extensive secondary research of the global monolithic ceramics market. Secondary sources typically include company websites, relevant magazines, government documents, and press releases. The top-down approach has been adopted to derive the regional numbers from global revenue and volume figures. Furthermore, the bottom-up approach has been employed to derive data for various product segments based on demand for monolithic ceramics in each geographic segment. A combination of top-down and bottom-up approaches helps in validation of the quantitative data of the market. The data was further validated with the help of primary research with industry experts to ensure accuracy of derived numbers.

Detailed analysis of various factors driving the global monolithic ceramics market has been included for astute decision making. Impact of these drivers during the forecast period has been included with data to substantiate research findings. Furthermore, factors restraining market growth have been included for better understanding of the market. Impact of these restraints has been analyzed over the forecast period. The report also comprises various opportunities available for market growth over the next eight years. Opportunities entail untapped or recently explored factors that are anticipated to drive the monolithic ceramics market during the forecast period.

The report includes value chain analysis to help understand the industry thoroughly. Value chain analysis comprises detailed evaluation of the roles of various entities involved in the monolithic ceramics industry, from raw material suppliers to end-users. Various processes employed in the manufacture of monolithic ceramics have been included in the value chain analysis. Porter’s Five Forces model has been employed to determine the degree of competition in the market during the forecast period. Company market share analysis has been included for better understanding of the competitive landscape. Company market share analysis includes the market share of dominant players in 2014, based on their production capacities. Furthermore, market attractiveness analysis has been included to analyze product segments that are expected to be lucrative during the forecast period. This is based on various factors such as market size, growth rate, profitability, raw material procurement, and competition in each product segment.

Based on product type, the monolithic ceramics market has been segmented into oxides and non-oxides. The report comprises detailed analysis of all the segments in the regional and global markets and forecast based on current and future trends in the industry in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn). In terms of region, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Demand for monolithic ceramics in each of its application segment has been analyzed and forecast for a period of eight years.

The report also comprises profiles of leading companies in the monolithic ceramics market. These include Kyocera Corporation, CeramTec GmbH, Morgan Advanced Materials Plc, Saint-Gobain Ceramics Materials, and Zircoa Inc. Various attributes of these companies such as company overview, business strategies, and recent developments form the core of the company profiles section.

This report segments the global monolithic ceramics market as follows:

  • Monolithic Ceramics Market - Product Analysis
    • Oxides
    • Non-oxides
  • Monolithic Ceramics Market - Application  Analysis
    • Electrical & Electronics
    • Automotive
    • Power
    • Medical
    • Others (Including Defense, etc.)
  • Monolithic Ceramics Market - Regional Analysis
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Rest of North America
    • Europe
      • U.K.
      • Spain
      • France
      • Germany
      • Italy
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
      • GCC
      • South Africa
      • Rest of MEA 
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