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Global Automotive Catalytic Converter Market 2017-2021

Global Automotive Catalytic Converter Market 2017-2021

About Automotive Catalytic Converter

An automotive catalytic converter is a device that is placed inside the tailpipe of a vehicle. The device controls the amount of toxic pollutants being released from the exhaust pipe. It consists of precious metals (platinum and palladium) that catalyze (accelerate the rate of) redox reaction (an oxidation and a reduction reaction) that converts harmful exhaust gases to less toxic gases. Concerns regarding rising levels air pollution and increase in the emission of greenhouse gases by internal combustion engine vehicles are leading to the stricter adoption and development of automotive catalytic converters.Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automotive catalytic converter market to decline at a CAGR of (4.41%) during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive catalytic converter market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Automotive Catalytic Converter Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Continental Emitec
  • Faurecia
  • Magneti Marelli
  • Tenneco
Other prominent vendors
  • BASF
  • Bekaert
  • Calsonic Kansei
  • Eberspächer
  • Katcon
  • MAHLE
  • Wuxi Longsheng
Market driver
  • Increasing motorization in emerging countries
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Market challenge
  • Increased wages in China to restrict production of automotive catalytic converters
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Market trend
  • High flow automotive catalytic converter
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Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Releases

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Automotive Catalytic Converter Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automotive catalytic converter market: Continental Emitec, Faurecia, Magneti Marelli, and Tenneco.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: BASF, Bekaert, Calsonic Kansei, Eberspächer, Katcon, MAHLE, and Wuxi Longsheng.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is high flow automotive catalytic converter. A high flow catalytic converter is an advanced vehicle exhaust treatment system that limits the flow of emissions at a much faster pace than conventional automotive catalytic converters. This catalytic converter also increases the vehicle's performance without increasing the amount of emissions. It is made of a stainless steel outer shell for increasing its durability and for working in harsh climates.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is increasing motorization in emerging countries. Passenger cars account for a larger share of the automotive catalytic converter market. An increase in the sales of passenger cars would lead to an increased demand for automotive catalytic converter units. Emerging countries, namely China and India, have a lesser penetration of automotive as compared with the developed economies of the US and Europe. Therefore, car OEMs are concentrating on effectively penetrating the passenger car markets in emerging countries.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is increased wages in China to restrict production of automotive catalytic converters. Reduced cost of manufacturing increases the profits of the manufacturers. Therefore, manufacturers of commodity items choose locations for establishing manufacturing units based on the wage rates paid in the local labor market. The increased wages would lead companies to restrict the production of units and ultimately affect their profits. Increased wages also add to the cost of the final product, leading OEMs to source automotive catalytic converters at higher prices.

Companies Mentioned

Continental Emitec, Faurecia, Magneti Marelli, Tenneco, BASF, Bekaert, Calsonic Kansei, Eberspächer, Katcon, MAHLE, and Wuxi Longsheng.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Main components of automotive exhaust systems
      • Table Types of automotive catalytic converters
      • Table Conversion of gases in automotive three-way catalytic converter
      • Table Schematic representation of an automotive catalytic converter
  • Market landscape
    • Global automotive catalytic converter market
      • Table Segmentation of automotive catalytic converter market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive catalytic converter market 2016-2021 (millions of units)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global automotive catalytic converter market by application
      • Table Global automotive catalytic converter market by application
      • Table Global automotive catalytic converter market by application 2016-2021 (millions of units)
      • Table Global automotive catalytic converter market by application 2016-2021 (% share)
    • Global automotive catalytic converter market in passenger cars segment
      • Table Global automotive catalytic converter market in passenger cars segment 2016-2021 (millions of units)
    • Global automotive catalytic converter market in LCVs segment
      • Table Global automotive catalytic converter market in LCVs segment 2016-2021 (millions of units)
    • Global automotive catalytic converter market in MHCVs segment
      • Table Global automotive catalytic converter market in MHCVs segment 2016-2021 (millions of units)
  • Geographic segmentation
    • Global automotive catalytic converter market by geography
      • Table Global automotive catalytic converter market by geography 2016 (% share)
      • Table Global automotive catalytic converter market by geography 2016-2021 (millions of units)
      • Table Global automotive catalytic converter market by geography 2016-2021 (% share)
    • Automotive catalytic converter market in APAC
      • Table Automotive catalytic converter market in APAC 2016-2021 (millions of units)
    • Automotive catalytic converter market in Americas
      • Table Automotive catalytic converter market in Americas 2016-2021 (millions of units)
    • Automotive catalytic converter market in EMEA
      • Table Automotive catalytic converter market in EMEA 2016-2021 (millions of units)
  • Key leading countries
    • Key leading countries in global automotive catalytic converter market
      • Table Key leading countries
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Internet users by region 2016 (% share)
    • Market challenges
      • Table Major precious metals used in automotive catalytic converter
      • Table Prices of precious metals used in automotive catalytic converters in APAC and Americas 2016
      • Table Labor cost per unit in China compared with US 2003-2018 (% of the US labor cost per unit)
  • Market trends
    • High flow automotive catalytic converter
    • Catalytic converters for CNG vehicles
    • Spread of advanced Euro emission standards (Euro 5 and Euro 6)
    • Growing popularity of fuel-efficient cars
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Continental Emitec
      • Table Continental Emitec: Products offered
      • Table Continental Emitec: Recent developments
    • Faurecia
      • Table Faurecia: Business segmentation by revenue from OEMs 2016 (% share)
      • Table Faurecia: Business segments
      • Table Faurecia: Business segmentation by geography 2016 (% share)
      • Table Faurecia: Recent developments
    • Magneti Marelli
      • Table Magneti Marelli: Product offerings
      • Table Magneti Marelli: Recent developments
    • Tenneco
      • Table Tenneco: Business segmentation
      • Table Tenneco: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table Tenneco: Business segmentation by geography 2016 (% share)
      • Table Tenneco: Recent developments
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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