Automotive Wheel Market (By Material Type: Alloy, Steel, Aluminum, Carbon Fiber; By Vehicle Type: Passenger Vehicle, Light Commercial Vehicle, Heavy Commercial Vehicle; By End User: Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Aftermarket) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2021 – 2030


The global automotive wheel market was valued at US$ 45 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach over US$ 76.89 billion by 2030, poised to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1% from 2021 to 2030.

Automotive Wheel Market Size 2020 to 2030

Growth Factors

The automotive wheel market is growing due to an increase in automobile production and a continuing trend of vehicle weight reduction. The automotive wheel market is propelled by the need for light weight wheels to reduce vehicle weight and improve fuel efficiency. The industry’s growth has been boosted by technological advancements and product developments in design and material. Furthermore, the rising consumer expenditure on vehicles, together with rising population, boosts the automotive wheel market growth.

The increasing in middle-class people’s disposable income is driving the demand for the automotive wheel in the market. Furthermore, the rising vehicle demand from nations such as Germany, China, the U.S., and India is driving the growth of the automotive wheel market. 

However, raw material price fluctuation stifles the automotive wheel market expansion. Furthermore, the lack of uniformity in automotive wheel production processes is projected to constraint the market.

During the projected period, demand for automotive wheels will be restrained by the extension of component life through repair and maintenance, as this serves to extend the life of a component and so reduces the demand for new components. The new and innovative technologies are being introduced to the automotive wheel market that will allow customers to fix their wheel components without having to replace them. As more firms enter the automotive wheel market, the demand for new components, particularly wheels, will decline in both the local and regional markets.

The automotive wheel market’s growth would be hampered by the high prices of raw materials for high-performance wheels, as well as the limitations associated with inaccurate sensor input created as a result of aftermarket wheel integration. The manufacturing costs, on the other hand, will continue to be a huge obstacle to market profitability and economic viability, as will technological developments to boost performance while decreasing vehicle weight for better fuel efficiency.

In cold nations, the demand for automobiles with heavy metal wheels is growing since these wheels effectively resist sliding during snow or hail. This aspect is expected to stifle the market for automotive wheel in the coming years.

The automotive wheel market is growing due to the factors such as a strong demand for light weight vehicles. Furthermore, during the forecast period, the comparatively high cost of magnesium and aluminum wheels will limit the market expansion. Moreover, the rapid growth in the electric vehicle market is likely to provide attractive chances for market expansion in the near future. 

Scope of the Automotive Wheel Market

Report Coverage Details
Market Size USD 76.89 Billion by 2030
Growth Rate CAGR of 6.1% from 2021 to 2030
Largest Market Asia Pacific
Fastest Growing Market Europe
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2021 to 2030
Segments Covered Material, Vehicle, Region
Companies Mentioned Euromax Wheel, Prime Wheel Corporation, Aluminum Wheel Co. Ltd, Superior Industries International Inc., Foshan Nanhai Zhongnan, Enkei Corporation, Ronal Group, BBS GmbH, Center Motor Wheel of America Inc., Topy Industries Ltd.

 

Material Type Insights

Based on the material type, the aluminum segment dominated the market with revenue share of 56% in 2020. With the future commercialization of the wheels, the segment is likely to be driven by the increasing application of diverse material types in dynamic environments.

On the other hand, the alloy segment is estimated to be the most opportunistic segment during the forecast period. The shape and performance of alloy wheels are the main factors for their adoption. The manufacturers are focusing on the lightweight construction of wheels because the automotive industry is primarily focused on energy savings.

Vehicle Type Insights

Based on the vehicle type, the passenger vehicles segment dominated the global automotive wheel market in 2020, in terms of revenue. This is attributed to the increased demand for passenger vehicle wheels, the segment is experiencing significant expansion. The carbon fiber composites are now used in passenger vehicle wheels to provide a combination of high strength and light weight qualities.

On the other hand, the heavy commercial vehicle segment is estimated to be the most opportunistic segment during the forecast period. This is due to the surge in demand for advanced features of heavy commercial vehicles in the automotive wheel market during the forecast period.

Region Insights

Based on the region, the Asia-Pacific segment dominated the global automotive wheel market in 2020, in terms of revenue and is estimated to sustain its dominance during the forecast period. The market’s expansion can be attributable to growing passenger vehicle production and demand. Furthermore, the growing need for fuel efficiency and vehicle performance, as well as the increased spending power of customers in developing countries, are propelling this market in Asia-Pacific.

On the other hand, the Europe is estimated to be the most opportunistic segment during the forecast period. The automotive wheel market in Europe is expected to grow due to the rising demand for improved fuel economy in automobiles across the region. The automotive wheel market in Europe is expected to be propelled by the presence of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) across Europe with advanced material composition research and development initiatives.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Many key market players are investing extensively to expand their reach in order to offer their products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as well as to place their manufacturing units near OEM facilities in order to better understand OEM requirements and the regional market. The various developmental strategies such as business expansion, investments, new product launches, acquisition, partnerships, joint venture, and mergers fosters market growth and offers lucrative growth opportunities to the market players of automotive wheel. The automotive wheel market is also fragmented into many local and regional market players. In March 2020, the Zhejiang Jinfei Kaida invested for project of manufacturing aluminum wheel. To increase their market reach and position, the automotive wheel manufactures are focusing on improving their product portfolio by launching new products in the automotive wheel market during the forecast period.  

Some of the prominent players in the global automotive wheel market include:

  • Euromax Wheel
  • Prime Wheel Corporation
  • Aluminum Wheel Co. Ltd
  • Superior Industries International Inc.
  • Foshan Nanhai Zhongnan
  • Enkei Corporation
  • Ronal Group
  • BBS GmbH
  • Center Motor Wheel of America Inc.
  • Topy Industries Ltd.

Segments Covered in the Report

By Material Type

  • Alloy
  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Carbon Fiber

By Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Vehicle
  • Light Commercial Vehicle
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle

By End User

  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
  • Aftermarket

By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • MEA
  • Rest of the World

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current size of automotive wheel market?
According to Precedence Research, the global automotive wheel market size was valued at US$ 42.5 billion in 2020 and is predicted to reach US$ 76.89 billion by 2030.
The global automotive wheel market is expanding growth at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2021 to 2030.
The rise in performance-based automobiles, such as luxury vehicles, is driving the demand for automotive wheel. The wheels also play an important role in vehicle performance analysis, which is expected to boost the automotive wheel market growth during the forecast period.
Some of the prominent players in the global automotive wheel market such as Euromax Wheel, Prime Wheel Corporation, Aluminum Wheel Co. Ltd, Superior Industries International Inc., Foshan Nanhai Zhongnan, Enkei Corporation, Ronal Group, BBS GmbH, Center Motor Wheel of America Inc., Topy Industries Ltd..
Asia-Pacific is the largest segment for automotive wheel market in terms of region. The high urbanization rates, combined with the rising consumer buying power in markets such as Japan, China, Thailand, India, and South Korea, are expected to boost the automotive wheel market growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

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