Sheet Metal Market Research Report - Forecast till 2030

Sheet Metal Market Information: By Material Type (Steel, Aluminum, Others), By Process (Rolling, Forging, Bending, Others), By End-Use (Building & Construction, Automotive & Transportation, Consumer Appliances, Energy, Others) - Forecast to 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/7112-HCR | February 2023 | Region: Global | 111 Pages         

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Sheet Metal Market

The sheet metal industry is expected to occupy at a CAGR of 4.6% where it attains a market value of USD 398.52 billion during the forecast period and extends till 2027.

By Material Type Steel Aluminum
By Process Rolling Forging Bending
By End-User Building & Construction Automotive & Transportation Consumer Appliances Energy
Key Players
Companies Profiled   POSCO   JFE Steel Corporation   Baosteel Group of China   Norsk Hydro ASA   Aaronic   Alcoa Corporation   United States Steel   Aleris Corporation   Constellium   Kaiser Aluminium   Hulamin
Market Driving Forces   Increase in manufacturing of automobiles all across the world and expansion in building and construction of the industry are the major driving factors for rising sheet metal market size.
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Sheet Metal Market Overview

The sheet metal industry is expected to occupy at a CAGR of 4.6% where it attains a market value of USD 398.52 billion during the forecast period and extends till 2027. The combination of different metal elements leads to the formation of sheet metal. Elements of metal ingots, billets, and blooms to slim and stretchable pieces on the application of different industrial processes lead to the formation of the sheet market. These sheets are highly durable, have high strength, have recyclability properties, and are corrosion resistant. Sheet metals are one of the richest forms so used for metalworking applications.

The metal when cut and bent owes to the formation of a variety of shapes where it attains the necessary profile where it can be used for other applications. Some of its most fundamental applications are the discovery of automobile parts, metal chassis, cabinets used for electrical purposes, HVAC pipes, and architectural cladding. Titanium metal occupies the overall market and is the most preferable metal so used till now. Titanium is used in aircraft skin, used for its structural and engine components, used for hydraulic systems, used for the production of missiles and rockets.


The outbreak of COVID largely affected the production and manufacturing units. Economic loss, as well as labor loss, was marked. Lockdown and shutdown had a high impact on the production as they also led to the shutting down of the units. The government has imposed certain guidelines for the safety of the nationwide people.


Some of the competitors in the metal sheet market are 


  • POSCO of South Korea,

  • JFE Steel Corporation of Japan-JATT,

  • Baosteel Group of China,

  • Norsk Hydro ASA of Norway,

  • Aaronic of the United States,

  • Alcoa Corporation of the United States,

  • Aditya Birla Management Corporation Pvt Ltd of India,

  • United States Steel of the United States,

  • Aleris Corporation of the United States,

  • Constellium of the United States,

  • Kaiser Aluminium of the United States and

  • Hulamin of South Africa.

These key players are highly integrated due to their regional presence. They have been trying their best to improve since last year and are continuing to do so.


DriversIncrease in manufacturing of automobiles all across the world and expansion in building and construction of the industry are the major driving factors for rising sheet metal market size. An increase in demand for metal sheets in aeronautics as well as in defense sectors helps in the expansion of the growth of the business. Adopting a more efficient transportation system in the energy sector as per the growth in sheet metal market trends helps in the growth of the industry. Adoption of new technology for the discovery of new and innovative 3D printing which helps in the discovery of holograms, medical devices, prescriptions used for metal sheet fabrications are the factors helping to steer up the sheet metal market size during the market forecast period.OpportunitiesArise in its demand for the structural framework of automobiles expands up the business. Enforcement of new regulatory policies for commercial ductwork purposes increases the opportunities of the sheet metal market size. The policies dealing with the rise in growth and opportunity within the HVACR business increase the chances of expansion of the business. Large scale usage of metal sheets in the number of end-use industries increases the opportunities of the sheet metal industry and also increases the sheet metal market value.ChallengesDecrease in operational efficiency and reduction in significant savings becomes a major challenge of the market. The automakers merging with the manufacturers of the carbon fiber hampers up the market growth and also the market size.Cumulative GrowthA tremendous increase of the metal sheets in energy and also in consumer electronics units where it is used in various applications such as wind turbines, duct channels, washing machines, and microwaves acts as cumulative growth of the sheet metal industry.RestraintsRise in availability of carbon fiber composites deteriorates the market size and its growth. The use of heavy machine arms can seriously hamper its growth.


By typeAs per the sheet metal market trends, based on the type of material the metal sheet is classified into steel, aluminum, and many more. Steel is expected to cover the dominant area in the sheet metal industry thus owing to occupying large tensile strength at a cheap price. Sheet metal is said to be used on a large scale in multiple end-use industries. Besides it, aluminum is said to be the second most metal globally where it is used for various purposes. It is so used because it has some special properties like it is lightweight, has a high weight to strength ratio, and is resistant to corrosion. Based on process, the industry is classified into rolling, forging, bending, and many more. Rolling is so adopted for turning metal ingots, billets where it is turned into sheets when it is passed into the roll stations. In forging, the workpiece is reduced between the number of dies containing shaped contours. The die shapes are thus produced into the final component. In the bending process, the force applied on the sheet is used for bending where it is formed into its desired shape.By technologyDue to the advanced use of technology, the rise in demand for lightweight steel metals has been widely used for the construction of automobiles. This trend is helpful to meet the new emission of high-strength metal sheets.


The market extends to the region of Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, and regions of the Middle East and Africa. Asia Pacific region is expected to occupy the largest and is said to be the fastest-growing market during the market forecast period. The market growth is due to the rise in industrialization and urbanization. The large increase in population boosts up the production and manufacturing of the sheets. Europe is marked to hold the second-largest sheet metal market share during the sheet market forecast period. This European region is said to be very much in demand due to its large-scale production of automobiles, which leads to the rise in the consumption of metal sheets. This region is very much concerned about its energy conservation due to which it adopts an effective energy transportation system. Moreover, the North American region holds a significant share in the forecast period of 2018. The healthy growth in this region contributes to its well-established energy sector and its highly demandable aerospace and defense units. The Aerospace and Defense Industry in the region of the United States holds a large sheet metal market value of USD 929 billion monetary returns. Latin America expands well in the automotive industry where the rise in the energy sector fuels up the regional expansion of sheet metal market size. The Middle East and African region bolster the market growth due to the increasing investment in the architectural infrastructural sector which beautifies the units.


November 2021: Capstone Mechanical stated plans to expand its sheet metal production and employment opportunities and has won a USD 413,000 financial incentive from Waco and McLennan County to construct a USD 5.15 million manufacturing plant on Imperial Drive. Capstone serves the heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and plumbing industries with engineering and on-site services. It employs almost 170 people and, like other parts of the local construction industry, has experienced rapid expansion. It hired 50 new full-time employees last year and plans to hire 68 more for its 30,000-square-foot production and logistics hub.October 2021: Ansys, a market leader, announced plans to launch its first metal stamping simulation software in January, an all-in-one solution capable of meeting industry needs. With Ansys LS-DYNA as its solver, Ansys Forming enables digital design, simulation, and validation of sheet metal forming throughout the metal manufacturing process.


The report signifies the rise in metal sheet market growth during the upcoming years. It highlights the market scenario, the impact of COVID on the environment regions and globally. It signifies the surge in demand for transportation facilities owing to the growth in market size. It gives information about the growth factor and its market value during the forecast period. It signifies the recent developments and the market segmentation done in the market.

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: USD 398.52 Billion
  CAGR   4.6%(2020-2030)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2030
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Material Type, Process, End-Use and Region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION (Japan) – VIEWKOTE, POSCO (South Korea), JFE Steel Corporation (Japan) – JATT, Baosteel Group (China), Norsk Hydro ASA (Norway), Aronic (US), Alcoa Corporation (US), Aditya Birla Management Corporation Pvt. Ltd (India), United States Steel (US), Aleris Corporation (US), Constellium (US), Kaiser Aluminum (US), Hulamin (South Africa)
  Key Market Opportunities   Demand for carbon fiber composites may limit the sheet metal market growth.
  Key Market Drivers

  • Building and construction industry will lead the sheet metal market growth.
  • Growing adoption of efficient transportation systems in the energy sector.
  • Widespread use of sheet metal in multiple end-use industries

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    sheet metal market is projected to grow at a 46% CAGR between 2020-2027.

    The APAC region is projected to dominate the sheet metal market.

    Building and construction industry will lead the sheet metal market growth.

    Increasing automobile production and increasing use in various end use industries are the key factors driving the sheet metal market growth.

    Demand for carbon fiber composites may limit the sheet metal market growth.

    Majority of regulatory bodies put forward various guidelines for the usage of metal sheets during their manufacturing and its production. Some of them are the American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM A27/A27M-19 for the casting of steel, carbon and also for some of the general applications. ASTM A254/A254M-12 used for copper brazed steel tubing process, ASTM A135/A135M-19 used for welding of steel pipe which is also electrically resistant. ASTM A947M is used for the sheets of textures stainless steel, ASTM A895 is used for manufacturing stainless steel plates used for free machining, production of sheets, and strips.

    Based on the end-use industry, the industry is classified into building and construction, automotive and transportation, consumer application, and many others. Building and construction cover the large part where it covers 52% of sheet metal market share during the market forecast period of 2018. Sheet metal is largely used for commercial purposes, education, and hospital purposes. It has also been used in sports stadiums enhancing its architectural beauty. In automotive and transportation units, it is largely used in the production of automobiles, covering the second largest sheet metal market share. Moreover, consumer appliances hold a major significant segment where it helps in the production of household appliances. In the energy sector, the metal sheet is used for the production of wind turbines, duct lines, and solar panels in the end-use industry.