Stainless Steel Industry Overview

The global stainless steel market size was valued at USD 104.23 billion in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9% from 2022 to 2030. 

The private and public investments in infrastructure, as well as residential housing, is likely to provide a boost to the stainless steel demand. Stainless steel (SS) is an important material in industrial applications such as building & construction, infrastructure, railways, automotive & transportation, and process industries. SS has a unique edge over carbon steel as it has a combination of properties such as pliability, strength, corrosion resistance, aesthetic properties, low maintenance cost, and average product life cycle. These properties along with increasing penetration in numerous applications are anticipated to drive the market growth.

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The U.S. stainless steel market is expected to be driven by the demand for mechanical, chemical, and energy applications. These applications are diversified such as tubular in the oil industry; heat exchangers, heat vessels, & boilers in power plants; furnace plants; and components in processing machinery of pulp & paper, chemicals, and food & beverage industries.

Building & construction is one of the important applications of stainless steel. The segment accounted for a volume share of 11.3% of overall U.S. demand. For structural purpose, SS products are used in beams, columns, and general architectural applications. It is used in railings, roofing, lifts, staircases, swimming pool shades, canopies, and atriums among others.

In November, the U.S. government introduced USD 2 trillion plan for infrastructure. It includes heavy fund allocation for repair and renovation of bridges, highways, EV charging facilities, airports, water infrastructure, communication networks, high-speed Internet, clean energy & environment, and carbon reduction. This plan is likely to assist the SS demand for structural applications in infrastructure and construction.

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  • Carbon Steel Market - The global carbon steel market size was valued at USD 887.7 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 3.4% from 2020 to 2027. Increasing focus on infrastructure development particularly in Asia Pacific countries is projected to drive the consumption of carbon steel products over the coming years. The Asia Pacific is likely to attract nearly 50% of infrastructure investment over the coming years.
  • Steel Market - The global steel market size was valued at USD 861.64 billion in 2019 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.6% from 2020 to 2025. Growing popularity of pre-engineered metal buildings and lightweight building materials to foster energy savings has been a key driver of the industry. The transition from conventional casting processes to novel technologies using recycled metals is another key driving factor for the industry.

Stainless Steel Market Segmentation

Grand View Research has segmented the global stainless steel market based on the grade, product, application, and region:

Stainless Steel Grade Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

  • 200 series
  • 300 series
  • 400 series
  • Duplex series
  • Others

Stainless Steel Product Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

  • Flat
  • Long

Stainless Steel Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

  • Building & Construction
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Consumer Goods
  • Mechanical Engineering & Heavy Industries
  • Others

Stainless Steel Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Central & South America
  • Middle East & Africa

Market Share Insights

  • February 2021: Jindal Stainless announced a capex plan for its Odisha stainless steel plant worth Rs. 2000-3000 crore (~ USD 261.8-392.7 million) over the next few years.

Key Companies profiled:

Some prominent players in the global stainless steel market include

  • Acerinox S.A.
  • Aperam Stainless
  • ArcelorMittal
  • Baosteel Group
  • Jindal Stainless
  • Nippon Steel Corporation
  • Outokumpu
  • POSCO
  • ThyssenKrupp Stainless GmbH
  • Yieh United Steel Corp.

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