Global Catalytic Converter Market Research Report - Forecast to 2027

Catalytic Converter Market Information Report, By Product (Two-Way Catalytic Converter, Three-Way Catalytic Converter, Diesel Oxidation Catalyst, Others), By Material (Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium, Others), By Application (Entry-Level Segment, Mid-Size Segment, Full-Size Segment) and By Region - Forecast to 2027

ID: MRFR/AM/2194-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 111 pages

Catalytic Converter Market Overview


According to the latest research report, in the global catalytic converter market size, A CAGR of about 7.5 percent is projected to be recorded throughout the forecast period.


A catalytic converter is a device used in an automobile's exhaust system to remove hazardous gases such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, and hydrocarbons. The catalytic converter also aids in the improvement of vehicle efficiency.


Catalytic Converter market growth may be due to the spectacular expansion of the automotive market, increased use of gas and pollutant filters, and increasing stringency in vehicle emission control requirements. The significant focus of automobile OEMs on the manufacturing of low-cost and low-emission catalytic converters for the exhaust sy and with significant R&D expenditures, is projected to fuel the expansion of the Catalytic Converter Market value. Furthermore, the growing population demand for performance aftermarket automobile components, particularly in the internal combustion engine, would help the catalytic converter market expand throughout the forecast period. The adoption of strict laws and regulations by the governments of various nations worldwide to safeguard the environment and minimize the dangerous consequences of global warming is a significant driver for the expansion of the catalytic converter market. The growing demand for vehicles is also propelling the catalytic converter industry forward. The massive efforts made by automotive manufacturers in research and development to decrease the influence of hazardous gases generated by automobiles might also be linked to market expansion.


This report contains all the information on the Catalytic Converter Market outlook strengths. The report also contains the culmination of dynamics, segmentation, key players, regional analysis, and other important factors. And a detailed analysis of the global Catalytic Converter Market and forecast for 2027 is also included in the report.


Competitive landscape                    


The primary tactics used by the top players in the Catalytic Converter industry are expansion, new product development, partnership, and mergers and acquisitions. The worldwide companies dominate the catalytic converter industry, which also includes numerous regional players.


Major Key Players



  •         Faurecia SA (France),

  •         Benteler International AG (Germany)

  •         Eberspächer Group (Germany)

  •         Calsonic Kansei Corporation (Japan)

  •         Yutaka Giken Company Limited (Japan)

  •         Tenneco, Inc. (U.S.)

  •         Futaba Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan)

  •         Sango Co., Ltd (Japan)

  •         Magneti Marelli S.p.An (Italy)

  •         Bosal International N.V. (Belgium)

  •         others.


Covid 19 Analysis


The Covid-19 epidemic had a significant influence on the market, resulting in a reduction in the quantity of new passenger and commercial cars sold globally. With various limitations in place, even aftermarket catalytic converter sales did not account for strong business in 2020. However, given the anticipated increase in preference for individual mobility, the market expects to return to normal economic circumstances following the pandemic.


Market Dynamic



  •         Drivers        


Stringent pollution laws and rising demand for fuel-efficient cars are causing commercial vehicle manufacturers to reduce heavy engines in commercial vehicles and replace them with sophisticated turbochargers to significantly enhance engine power. Engine manufacturers are developing engines that partially deactivate the cylinders to decrease fuel consumption during operation. Commercial cars with downsizing engines have improved after-treatment systems, which include better and more expensive catalytic converters, systems that increase the rates of exhaust gas recirculation, and denser particle filters. These variables will contribute to the development of better and more advanced catalytic converters capable of controlling the emission levels of vehicles.



  •         Opportunities    


Catalytic converters utilize precious metals as catalysts to decrease hazardous gas emissions from engines. Platinum, palladium, and rhodium are the most common of these metals. Nanotechnology is one of the methods discovered by scientists to improve the efficiency of the converter.


Many hazardous chemicals are present in vehicle exhaust, including carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides. Their concentrations in automobile exhaust gases can be reduced by installing catalytic converters in the exhaust gas system. The price of these elements is quite high, which is why precious metals must be collected and reused inside vehicle catalysts.



  •         Restraints


The global market for battery electric vehicles has expanded quickly. The BEV market is being driven by factors such as growing worries about global warming and air pollution, as well as federal and state government support to reduce air pollution. BEVs are propelled by an electric motor. As a result, these cars lack an exhaust system and catalytic converters.



  •         Challenges


The worldwide automobile catalytic converter market is a derived market, meaning that its growth or decrease is determined by the number of passengers and commercial vehicles (including LCVs and MHCVs) sold. All internal combustion vehicles must be equipped with a catalytic converter to treat hazardous gases produced by combustion. The rising popularity of electric cars over internal combustion engines is posing a challenge to the Catalytic Converter Market's expansion.


Cumulative Growth Analysis


The industry is highly fragmented, with a significant number of automotive behemoths as well as rising companies. Furthermore, developing businesses have a high chance of entering the market due to the availability of research funds and a favorable regulatory situation for exhaust emissions. Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI), for example, obtained EPA Phase I-II and III funding for the development of a low-cost, high-efficiency Microlith catalytic converter capable of meeting California's ULEV car emissions regulations.


The sector provides several chances for small manufacturers and startups to develop cost-effective solutions for product manufacturing. Many creative start-ups that are rapidly developing are covered in the s and their original approaches and advances. End-user demand is always increasing, which may motivate numerous entrepreneurs to create novel goods in this industry.


Value Chain Analysis


According to the reports, the global catalytic converter market is segmented based on product, material, application, and region. According to the kind, the Selective Catalytic Reduction sector is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 6.34 percent between 2020 and 2025. SCR technology provides benefits such as increased NOx reduction over LNT by approximately 90% and is therefore widely used in diesel cars throughout the world. Because of continuing emission requirements such as Euro 6 and Tier 3, SCR has the highest installation rate in European and North American nations. Diesel passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) are widely used throughout Europe. As a result, it has a greater rate of SCR installation than other regions. Furthermore, due to existing and impending severe emission standards in emerging countries like China, India, and Thailand, demand for SCRs across all diesel vehicle types is projected to rise considerably throughout the projection period.


The Passenger Car sector is anticipated to lead the Catalytic Converter Market by vehicle type, with the highest CAGR of 7.52 percent during the forecast period 2020-2025, owing to its biggest share in global vehicle production. Higher passenger car sales would result in increased demand for automobile catalytic converter systems. In comparison to Europe and North America, APAC has a low penetration rate for different aftertreatment devices, which is expected to create growth opportunities for catalytic converters in the APAC area. The expansion of China's and India's passenger vehicle markets is increasing the need for automotive catalytic converters in these nations.


Segmentation Overview


The market is segmented based on product, material, application, and region. The global catalytic converter market trends is expected to witness decent growth during the forecast period.


By Application


Based on the application, the market is segmented into entry-level, mid-size, and full-size segments.


By end-users


Based on the propulsion types, the market is segmented into platinum, palladium, rhodium, and others.


Regional Analysis


According ot the reports, on the basis of region, the global catalytic converter market is divided into North America, Europe, asia pacific, and the rest of the world. During the forecast period 2020-2025, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to account for 52.46 percent of the global catalytic converter market share. With about 54–56 percent of worldwide car manufacturing, Asia-Pacific has the biggest proportion of vehicle production. In 2018, the worldwide sale of vehicles accounted for 78.6 million, with 39.3 million sold in APAC. Because of expanding urbanization, rising GDP, and industrialization, among other factors, China, India, and Japan are the major car manufacturing centers. Car emissions have grown considerably as vehicle production has expanded. In light of this, only a few nations, including China, Japan, and India, have enacted car emission standards. China and India, for example, are now running on China IV and BS-IV, respectively. However, they want to apply China VI and BS-VI, which are equal to Euro VI, by 2020. As emission standards become more stringent, there will be a surge in demand for various aftertreatment devices. China and Japan are the market leaders in the APAC area for after-treatment devices.


Report Overview


The following report comprises of –



  •         Market overview 

  •         Covid 19 Analysis

  •         Market Dynamic

  •         Drivers

  •         Opportunities

  •         Restraints 

  •         Challenges

  •         Cumulative Growth Analysis

  •         Value Chain Analysis

  •         Segmentation Overview 

  •         By Application 

  •         By End-Users

  •         Regional Analysis

  •         Competitive landscape


Recent Developments



  •         In November 2017, Faurecia announced the introduction of a new electrically heated catalytic converter, which would be available in 2019. The new converter's main feature is an electric heating system that improves catalyst performance even when the engine is cold or idling in traffic.

  •         Tenneco Automotive India announced a Rs 50 crore investment in the new Sanand factory in December 2017. Tenneco invested Rs 20 crore in its first high-level sub-assembly facility in Sanand for exhaust systems to service Ford India in the area.


Catalytic Converter Market, By Material



  • Palladium

  • Platinum

  • Rhodium

  • Others (Ruthenium, Iridium, Zeolites, and Vanadium)


Catalytic Converter Market, By Vehicle Type



  • Passenger car

  • Light commercial vehicle

  • Truck

  • Bus


Catalytic Converter Aftermarket, By Vehicle Type



  • Passenger car

  • Light commercial vehicle

  • Heavy commercial vehicle


Catalytic Converter Market, By Off-highway Vehicle Type



  • Agricultural Tractors

  • Construction Equipment

  • Mining Equipment


Catalytic Converter Market, By Region



  • North America

  • Europe

  • Asia Oceania

  • RoW



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: Significant Value
  CAGR   7.5% CAGR (2020-2027)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Product, Material, Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Faurecia SA (France), Benteler International AG (Germany), Eberspächer Group (Germany), Calsonic Kansei Corporation (Japan), Yutaka Giken Company Limited (Japan), Tenneco, Inc. (U.S.), Futaba Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan), Sango Co., Ltd (Japan), Magneti Marelli S.p.A (Italy), Bosal International N.V. (Belgium)
  Key Market Opportunities   New product launches and R&D Amongst major key Players
  Key Market Drivers

  • Stringent rules and regulations by the government of various nation
  • Huge investments made by the automobile manufacturers for research and development so as to reduce the effect of harmful gases emitted from the vehicles


  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    The catalytic converter market can thrive at 7.5% CAGR by 2023.

    MRFR states that the catalytic converter market can achieve a lucrative valuation by 2023.

    Futaba Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan), Tenneco, Inc. (U.S.), Magneti Marelli S.p.A (Italy), and Sango Co., Ltd (Japan) are some reputed organizations of the catalytic converter market.

    Platinum, rhodium, and palladium are used in the fabrication of catalytic converter.

    Three-way catalytic converter, two-way catalytic converter, and diesel oxidation catalyst are catalytic converter products.