Automotive Drive Shaft Market: Introduction
According to the report, the global automotive drive shaft market is projected to reach ~US$ 21 Bn by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of ~2% during the forecast period, owing to an increase in popularity and demand of four wheel drive vehicles among consumers. The global automotive drive shaft market is mature; however, demand for more powerful vehicles and variation in technologies and material is playing a key role in changing the dynamics of the automotive drive shaft market.
Expansion of Automotive Drive Shaft Market
The expansion of the automotive industry across the globe, especially in developing economies such as China, India, and Brazil, is driving the global automotive drive shaft market. The automotive industry in Asia Pacific has been expanding at a notable pace since the last decade. The production of the auto industry has significantly increased in China, and India; additionally, they have made rapid advances in terms of volume production of vehicles, which in turn drives the global automotive drive shaft market. The high focus of automakers on reducing the weight of vehicles in order to enhance their efficiency and lower emission levels, due to enactment of stringent emission laws in most of the countries, is boosting the development of new materials for manufacturing of drive shafts, which in turn is propelling the market for automotive drive shaft.
Regional Analysis of Automotive Drive Shaft market
In terms of region, the global automotive drive shaft market has been segregated into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Asia Pacific held a significant share of the global automotive drive shaft market in 2018, owing to high production of vehicles and rising demand for powerful performance vehicles among rapidly developing economies in the region. The global automotive drive shaft market is directly influenced by vehicle production and increasing penetration of four wheel drive vehicles.
Europe and North America are key markets for the automotive drive axle, owing to production of large number of premium and all-wheel drive vehicles. Countries with extreme cold weather situations in these two regions witness higher demand for four wheel drive vehicles due to their superior performance on icy roads.
Prominent players operating in the global automotive drive shaft market include Advanced Composite Products & Technology Inc., American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc., Bailey Morris Limited, D & F PROPSHAFTS, Dana Limited, GKN Plc., HYUNDAI WIA CORP., IFA Group, JTEKT Corporation, Neapco, Nexteer Automotive Group Ltd., and Wilson Drive Shaft.
Global Automotive Drive Shaft Market: Segmentation
- Automotive Drive Shaft Market, by Drive Shaft Type
- Single Piece
- Automotive Drive Shaft Market, by Drive Type
- Front Wheel Drive
- Rear Wheel Drive
- Automotive Drive Shaft Market, by Drive System
- Two Wheel Drive
- Four Wheel Drive
- Automotive Drive Shaft Market, by Material
- Carbon Fiber
- Automotive Drive Shaft Market, by Vehicle
- Passenger Vehicle
- Commercial Vehicle
- Electric Vehicle
- Automotive Drive Shaft Market, by Region
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East & Africa
- GCC Countries
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- North America
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