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Global Automotive Oxygen Sensor Market 2017-2021

Global Automotive Oxygen Sensor Market 2017-2021

About Automotive Oxygen Sensor

Automotive oxygen sensors are mainly used for determining the amount of unburnt oxygen in the exhaust gas after combustion. Modern vehicles following emission regulations equivalent to Euro 5 or USEPA emission standards are equipped with oxygen sensors in the exhaust tailpipes to determine the amount of air of fuel required for the next combustion cycle and for determining the effectiveness of the exhaust system of the vehicle. Automotive oxygen sensors detect whether the air-fuel mixture after combustion is lean or rich. If more fuel is used for a combustion cycle over the optimal mixture ratio of 14.7:1, then it results in high pollution and is called a rich mixture. Low amount of fuel and more amount of air result in a lean mixture, which forms harmful nitrogen oxide pollutants and undermines the engine's performance.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automotive oxygen sensor market to grow at a CAGR of 2.46% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive oxygen sensor market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the new installations, sales, and volume.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Automotive Oxygen Sensor 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
  • Delphi
  • Denso
  • Robert Bosch
Other prominent vendors
  • Hyundai KEFICO
  • NGK
  • Pucheng Sensors
  • United Automotive Electronic Systems
Market driver
  • Rising penetration of downsized engines
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Rising prices of zirconium and titanium
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Titanium-based oxygen sensors to replace zirconium-based oxygen sensors
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
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?


Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Automotive Oxygen Sensor Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automotive oxygen sensor market: Delphi, DENSO, and Robert Bosch

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Hyundai KEFICO, NGK, Pucheng Sensors, and United Automotive Electronic Systems

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Titanium-based oxygen sensors to replace zirconium-based oxygen sensors. Titanium-based oxygen sensors are highly responsive than zirconium-based oxygen sensors. Titanium sensors are semiconductors, unlike zirconium sensors. The sensor varies electrical resistance in accordance with the amount of oxygen in the exhaust gas. Therefore, their operations are different as compared with zirconium sensors. Oxygen in exhaust gases is measured in terms of resistance where the resistance of the titanium changes with the amount of oxygen in the exhaust gas.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Rising penetration of downsized engines. Downsized engines generate high amounts of heat due to lack of proper heat dissipation through constricted engine blocks. Increased amounts of heat would require high-density heat-resistant materials to be used in vehicles. Therefore, oxygen sensors that are used in vehicles with downsized engines should be manufactured with high-density heat-resistant materials to ensure their effectiveness. This will considerably increase the value of automotive oxygen sensors used in these vehicles.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Rising prices of zirconium and titanium. The rising cost of chemicals like zirconium and titanium will increase the manufacturing cost of oxygen sensors. The rise in environmental cost, raw material mining cost, and energy cost is increasing the price of zirconium and titanium since 2015. Moreover, the increased demand for these chemicals has also contributed to the price increase since 2015. The majority of zirconium was obtained from Africa and Australia in 2016. Approximately 89% of the zirconium derivatives such as zirconium oxide, zirconium basic carbonate, and zirconium oxychloride are distilled and produced in China. Therefore, the rising labor costs in China will further compound the costs of manufacturing of automotive oxygen sensors.

Companies Mentioned

Delphi, DENSO, Robert Bosch, Hyundai KEFICO, NGK, Pucheng Sensors, and United Automotive Electronic Systems

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Components of automotive exhaust systems
      • Table Types of fuel delivery systems
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global automotive oxygen sensor market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive oxygen sensor market 2016-2021 (million units)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global automotive oxygen sensor market by application
      • Table Global automotive oxygen sensor market by application
    • Global automotive oxygen sensor market for passenger vehicles
      • Table Global automotive oxygen sensor market in passenger vehicles 2016-2021 (millionunits)
    • Global automotive oxygen sensor market for commercial vehicles
      • Table Global automotive oxygen sensor market in commercial vehicles 2016-2021 (millionunits)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global automotive oxygen sensor market by geography
      • Table Global automotive oxygen sensor market by geography 2016 (% share)
      • Table Global automotive oxygen sensor market by geography 2016-2021 (million units)
      • Table Global automotive oxygen sensor market by geography 2016-2021 (% share)
    • Automotive oxygen sensor market in APAC
      • Table Automotive oxygen sensor market in APAC 2016-2021 (million units)
    • Automotive oxygen sensor market in EMEA
      • Table Automotive oxygen sensor market in EMEA 2016-2021 (million units)
    • Automotive oxygen sensor market in Americas
      • Table Automotive oxygen sensor market in Americas 2016-2021 (million units)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Adoption of wideband oxygen sensors
      • Table Components of wideband oxygen sensors
    • Titanium-based oxygen sensors to replace zirconium-based oxygen sensors
    • Intake type automotive oxygen sensor
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Delphi
      • Table Delphi: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table Delphi: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
    • DENSO
      • Table DENSO: Automotive product portfolio
      • Table DENSO: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table DENSO: Revenue segmentation in automotive industry 2016 (% share)
      • Table DENSO: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
    • Robert Bosch
      • Table Robert Bosch: Automotive product portfolio
      • Table Robert Bosch: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table Robert Bosch: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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