Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor (MLCC) Market Research Report - Global Forecast 2027

Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor (MLCC) Market, by Type (Class I (NP0/C0G, U2J, others), Class II (X7R, X5R, Y5V, Z5U), by Application (Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Manufacturing, Telecommunication, Transportation, Healthcare)—Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/6269-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor Market Overview:

The MLCC or the multi-layer ceramic capacitor is endowed with alternate layers of metal and ceramic. The ceramic metal here acts as a dielectric. Multilayer ceramic capacitor is a mounted device type capacitor that offers low-value capacitance and hence provides a high range in electronic devices for the crucial function of noise suppression. Multilayer ceramic capacitor has many layers of ceramic in electrodes and includes a capacitor which is formed by two electrical conductors that are separated by an insulating material. In 2020, The multilayer ceramic capacitor market was valued at USD 5,624.2 million in 2018; it is expected to reach USD 8,067.2 million by the end of the forecast period at a CAGR of 6.38%.

Covid 19 Analysis:

The current situation of Covid-19 has impacted all the business units negatively due to the shutdown of the industry. This leads to a lack of workers and production. The multilayer ceramic capacitor market was valued at USD 5,624.2 million in 2018; it is expected to reach USD 8,067.2 million by the end of the forecast period at a CAGR of 6.38%.Initiation in the process of vaccination believes to resume growth. Things are expected to get better by next year, and the market will see a boost.

Market Dynamics:

  • Drivers:

The major factor that leads to an increase in the global multilayer ceramic capacitor market is the widespread adoption due to its ability to pack multiple components in one single package. The factors involved the telecommunication sector that potentially introduced manufacturers with 5G Technology, rapid growth in the application of MLCC which is usually based on electronic components and renewable energy products across the automotive sector. Other components and factors involved in the rapid increase in the focus of supply of consumer electronic products for the more massive growth of the automation and industry sector. All these factors have driven the multilayer ceramic capacitor market.

  • Opportunities:

Opportunities that are thought to grow the demand for MLCC is the higher application of consumer electronics, data processing, telecommunication as well as an increase for high specification gadgets. Other reports of Opportunities include immense use of smartphones and tablets, increase in disposable income of the population, and miniaturization of devices. Advancement in technologies has holistically evaluated the market.

  • Restraints:

The factors that restrain the growth of multilayer ceramic capacitors are the increasing use of EMI separation and its various uses in AC and DC converters. This is Technologically lagged due to low upgrades in technology and access. Few of the countries with high and electronic devices and equipment have increased the use of MLCCs in electronic devices. It directly influences and witnesses a constant decline and its prices. The integration of MLCC into modern LCD and LED televisions is strongly based on devices and Technology. These are some of the factors that contribute immediately to the hampered growth of multilayer ceramic capacitors.

  • Value Chain Analysis:

The multilayer ceramic capacitors have various benefits such as being used in computers, televisions, mobile phones, and other electronics. Furthermore, the MLCCs are used in automobiles such as vehicle frames, powertrains, and infotainment devices. MLCC specifically caters to the automobile application, these include broad range coverage of voltage options, case sizes, and capacitance values. Ceramic capacitors have the longevity of multilayer and can shorten unless they are not handled with utmost care. Otherwise, ceramic capacitors work well for a long time.

Market Segmentation:

The market segmentation of the multilayer ceramic capacitors market is as follows:

Based On The Class:

The global multilayer ceramic capacitors market is bifurcated based on class into class 1 - NP0 (C0G), P100, Others class 2 - (N33 and (N75), X7R, X5R, Y5V, Others (Z5U and X7S). The class 2 segment is estimated to dominate the market in the year 2020. The factor that drives the dominance of the class 2 segment is the maximum operating temperature and is considered as the temperature stable. These two types of ceramic dielectric capacitors are best for frequency discriminating circuits and bypass and decoupling applications.

Based On The Application:

The Global multilayer ceramic capacitor is bifurcated based on application into the following segments-

  • Consumer Electronics

  • Automotive

  • Manufacturing

  • Healthcare

  • Other

The automotive segment dominates the market. These factors include the increasing deployment of electronic devices that use MLCCs in automobiles. These automobiles using MLCCs are- powertrain, vehicle frames, and infotainment devices. The latest tactics and strategies have inspired manufacturers to develop multilayer ceramic capacitors which will specifically be decided to cater to automobile applications. This can cover a broad range of voltage options, case sizes, and capacitance values.

Based On The Geography:

Based on geography, the MLLC market is divided into Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Rest of the world.

The Asia Pacific has emerged as the fastest-growing multilayer ceramic capacitor market. This rapid growth is due to the increasing demand from end-users. These end-users increase the capacitance level of MLCC and miniaturization of capacitors.

Regional Analysis:

The MLCC global market is divided into four regions which include- Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and the rest of the world.

Asia-pacific has emerged as the fastest-growing multicellular ceramic capacitor market network. The cement demand includes factors such as increasing customers, demand from end-users, increase in capacitance level of MLCC, and miniaturization of capacitors.

Competitive Landscape

The prominent key players of the multilayer ceramic capacitor market in the global market are mentioned down below-

  • Taiyo Yuden

  • TDK Corporation

  • Murata Mfg.

  • Vishay (US)

  • SEMCO (KR)

  • Yageo (TW)

  • TDK Corporation (JP)

  • Chaozhou Three-Circle (CN)

  • JDI (US)


  • Kemet (US)

  • Fenghua Advanced Technology (CN)

  • EYANG (CN)

  • Walsin (TW)


  • Darfon (TW)

  • Kyocera (JP)

  • Holy Stone (TW)

All these prominent key players play a major road in the dynamics and growth of the multilayer ceramic capacitor market. These major key players opt for many strategies and policies to widen their customer base. These policies and strategies mainly include collaborations, mergers, acquisitions, extensions, joint ventures, establishments, new production processes, innovations, technology widening the existing products, partnerships, etc. All these important methods are opted to get the needs of customers and develop a strong potential growth base. These major key players contribute majorly to the multilayer ceramic capacitor demand and in developing innovations to improve the market.

Recent Developments:

The recent developments seen in the global market of MLCC are as follows-

Improvements are made in the field of multilayer ceramic capacitors Market application. These innovations include consumer electronics, data processing, and telecommunications.

Developments in the high specification gadgets such as smartphones and tablets.

Various other uses are discovered and are worked upon. Such as for EMI suppression and in various applications including AC-AC and DC-DC converters.

Report Overview:

The multilayer ceramic capacitor market was valued at USD 5,624.2 million in 2018; it is expected to reach USD 8,067.2 million by the end of the forecast period at a CAGR of 6.38%.

The global multilayer ceramic capacitor market in the global market research report consists of the following elements which are mentioned down below:

  • Market overview

  • Covid 19 analysis

  • Market dynamics

  • Value chain analysis

  • Market segmentation

  • Regional analysis

  • Competitive landscape

Recent developments

In the global multilayer ceramic capacitor market research report, there are major factors that drive the growth of the market. The report consists of opportunities that may further in the future and hands the global market of the multilayer ceramic capacitor. Various factors restrain the growth of sugar-free confectioneries and hamper the development of such a fine-based market. This research report also consists of various analyses, different segmentations, regional analyses, etc. This research report also consists of various strategies and policies followed by the major key players that drive the multilayer ceramic capacitor market. The future growth rate is also discussed and mentioned in this research report.

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 8,067.2 Million
  CAGR   6.38%
  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   Type, Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors

  • Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Japan), Samsung Electro-Mechanics (South Korea), TDK Corporation (Japan), AVX Corporation (US), API Technologies Corp. (US), Würth Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Taiyo Yuden Co. Ltd. (Japan), YAGEO Corporation (Taiwan), Walsin Technology Corporation (Taiwan), KEMET (US), SAMWHA ELECTRIC (South Korea), Vishay Intertechnology (US), Darfon Electronics Corp. (Taiwan), NIC Components Corp. (US), and MARUWA CO., LTD. (Japan)
  • Fenghua Advanced Technology (China), Kyocera (Japan), Chaozhou Three-Circle (China), and Eyang Technology Development Co., Ltd (China)
  •   Key Market Opportunities   Increasing government initiatives and the need for optimum power batteries is expected to accelerate the demand for high-end multilayer ceramic capacitors.
      Key Market Drivers

  • Increasing demand for automotive components.
  • The emergence of 5G.
  • Rapid adoption of IoT.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The MLCC market is witnessing steady growth in Asia Pacific owing to the adoption of improved technology and development initiatives that are driving production activities in this region. The major countries contributing to the growth of the market include China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.

    Apart from consumer and automotive electronics, MLCCs are in high demand in medical electronics and industrial equipment. In high-frequency applications, MLCCs are used in telecommunication networks, cellular base stations, GPS devices, and TV set-top boxes.

    The geographical analysis of multilayer ceramic capacitor market has been done for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world (including the Middle East, Africa, and South America).

    The global multilayer ceramic capacitor market was valued at USD 5,624.2 million in 2018 and is expected to reach USD 8,067.2 million by the end of the forecast period.

    The multilayer ceramic capacitor market has witnessed a high demand globally due to the rise in demand for high-performance electronics for consumer and automotive electronics. Major players have opted for partnerships and new product development as their key organic growth strategies to strengthen their position in the market.