Cathodic Protection Market (By Solutions: Products, Services; By Type: Galvanic, Impressed current; By Applications: Pipeline, Storage facilities, Processing plants, Water & Wastewater, Transportation, Buildings, Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2024-2033

The global cathodic protection market size was estimated at USD 5.01 billion in 2023 and is projected to hit around USD 9.47 billion by 2033, growing at a CAGR of 6.57% during the forecast period from 2024 to 2033.

Cathodic Protection Market Size 2024 To 2033

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Key Takeaways:

  • Asia Pacific has generated highest revenue share of around 34.53% in 2023.
  • By Solution insights, the product segments led the market with revenue share of 65.86% in 2023.
  • By Type insights, the impressed current segment dominates the market and accounted for the highest share of 56.88% in 2023. In these galvanic technology is widely used for corrosion protection.
  • By Application, the processing plant has held highest market share of around 22.55% in 2023.

Cathodic Protection Market in the U.S. 2024-2033

The U.S. cathodic protection market size was valued at USD 1,136.3 million in 2023 and is estimated to reach around USD 1,879.2 million by 2033, growing at a CAGR of 5.16% from 2024 to 2033.

U.S. Cathodic Protection Market Size 2024 To 2033

North America shows significant market growth in terms of global share revenue during the forecast period. Due to higher investment and technological advancement, North America becomes the dominating market in the cathodic prevention market. In North America, the U.S. took the highest share of the market due to the higher demand for oil and gas. Also the demand for zinc cathodic for the deterioration of the water pipes in the U.S. region boosts the demand of the market.

Asia Pacific is expected to hold the largest share of the market during the forecast period. The rising demand for the autonomous industry will boost the market demand in the countries like India, China, Japan, etc. the major market competitors in the autonomous industries like TATA, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, and Bajaj Auto Limited are investing in the research and development program in the region will result in the growth in the market demand.

According to the various survey, India is becoming the global economy in the upcoming era. The growing infrastructure and industrial investments in developing areas are expected to expand the end-users during the forecast period.

China has emerged as one of the fastest-growing global economies in the last decade. With the ever-going increase in the heavy industrial sector, the nation is expected to be the significant end-user of the cathodic prevention methods.

Cathodic Protection Market Share, By Region, 2023 (%)

  • North America cathodic protection market size was accounted for USD 1,242.6 million in 2023 and it is growing at a CAGR of 5.14% from 2024 to 2033.
  • Europe cathodic protection market size was exhibited at USD 1,100.8 million in 2023 and it is growing at a CAGR of 5.72% from 2023 to 2033.
  • China cathodic protection market was valued at USD 702.3 million in 2023 and it is growing at a CAGR of 5.74% from 2024 to 2033.
  • Germany cathodic protection market size was estimated at USD 211.8 million in 2023 and it is growing at a CAGR of 6.20% from 2024 to 2033.
  • India cathodic protection market size was reached at USD 340 million in 2023 and it is growing at a CAGR of 14.76% from 2024 to 2033.

Market Overview:

Corrosion is a naturally formed thing that can occur when some metal and the environment come in contact. It is derived from the reaction between water, air, and metal. In steel and iron-based metal, these reaction form corrosions also known as rust. Cathodic protection is used for the prevention form rust or corrosion in steel or iron metal which can be useful in industrial as well as domestic use. Hence the demand increase in the end-use industries including heavy and small industries.

  • Aegion is a multinational company that deals with several types of industries subject to rehabilitation, protection, and design of infrastructure projects. It also provides corrosion engineering services and technologies to cathodically protect infrastructure.
  • Aegion's highest annual revenue was $807.8Mn in 2022.
  • Cathodic Protection co ltd is preferably dealing with all cathodic protection and marine anti-fouling solutions.
  • James Fishers and Sons mentioned that at the year-end of 2022, the group is expecting the revenue report approximately 475 Mn pounds as compared to the previous year’s 442.4 Mn pounds.

Growth Factors:

Corrosion is a slow process that disrupts the properties of metal and breaks down the strength of metal. It is the byproduct of the environmental reaction between specific metals, water, and air. Corrosion occurs when the metal comes in a chemical reaction with oxygen in nature that has moisture or water in it. Corrosion can be primarily prevented by choosing a quality and long-lasting surface covering which create the prevention wall between rusting or corrosion cycle and sacrificed metal. There are various forms of corrosion prevention techniques used for the prevention of corrosion. The cathodic protection system is one of the methods for preventing the destruction of metals from corrosion.

Cathodic protection is the layers between these reactions which prevent the metal from corrosion protection. A cathodic prevention system is the secondary form of defense from preventing the structure of starting point to the aging of the infrastructure and maintaining the cycle. Cathodic protection is used in water, automobile, oil and gas, building, and construction industries. The rising demand for cathodic prevention systems in these industries results in the growth in the demand for the market.

Cathodic prevention is used for extending the life cycle of the service of the structural infrastructure. Cathodic prevention can be found in the galvanic design or impressed current system as per the design requirement and applications. Cathodic prevention system is widely accepted by various industries for preventing their infrastructure from corrosion and increasing the life expectancy of the services. Due to their durability and effectiveness the demand for cathodic protection systems in the global anticorrosion market.

Report Scope of the Cathodic Protection Market:

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2023 USD 5.01 Billion
Market Size by 2033 USD 9.47 Billion
Growth Rate from 2024 to 2033 CAGR of 6.57%
Largest Market Asia Pacific
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024 to 2033
Segments Covered By Solutions, By Type, and By Applications
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa

Market Dynamics:


Galvanic cathodic protection is the economically affordable process for the anticorrosion of metals

Cathodic prevention systems had the properties of preventing the corrosion of metals used in industrial as well as domestic use.  Cathodic prevention market demand rising due to its anticorrosion properties as well as there is no need for some specific technologies to install it. There are two types of technologies included in it. The galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection. The Galvanic anode has a simple installation process, there is no need for the external power supply to install or maintain the process. Galvanic anode protection requires very little maintenance and operations. There is no external cost for the expensive cables or accessories, and efficient and easy to design, and most importantly economically friendly for small structures.


Higher maintenance cost

For the last several years cathodic prevention systems is used as corrosion-protecting layers of metal in various industries. But there are some factors that are limiting the market form growth is how the structure is constructed is one of the complex issues other than these in the impressed current cathodic prevention systems the higher installation/on cost and the time-to-time maintenance requirement becomes one of the major hampering factors in the cathodic prevention market. They need a constant need of power supply so the constant supply of electricity results in higher maintenance costs. All these factors prevent the market expansion.


The advancement of switch mode technology

The Advancement in the cathodic protection systems from the recent innovation of switch mode technology. The Second generation rectifier system had several filtrations. The brand new switch mode-specific component is introduced to the market to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the product. The system includes a control system and a remote monitoring system for communication technologies. The switch mode technology was also useful for the environmental protection strategies. The system was designed to integrate analog and digital control loops, to allow exact cathodic protection.  Similarly, the single-module cathodic protection system was launched. Which can be integrated with the digital control loop technology as well as component technologies. These technologies are integrated with the broadband connectivity from satellite to fiber optic and internet connectivity as well.

Solutions Insights:

In 2022, the product segments dominated the market in terms of revenue share in the market. The product segments include anodes, power supplies, junction boxes, test stations, remote monitors, and coating. Cathodic protection anode provides direct current to the metal for preventing corrosion. There are various forms of coating material that can be used in cathodic protecting technology.

  • On the other hand, the coating segment is another lucrative segment of the market, the coating segment is further sub segmented into solvent based coating and water-based coating.
  • The solvent-based coating has high resistance power against bad weather conditions and humidity, and it has a quick dry technology therefore in maximum industrial use solvent-based technology is used.
  • Water-based coating also gaining attraction in the market. It is widely accepted for domestic purposes due to its properties of non-toxicity, cold resistance, chemical resistance, and non-flammable nature. It is widely used in machinery equipment and metals.
  • Powder coating technology has almost no VOC emission and also had non-flammable properties it is commonly used as a surface finish, with equal thickness. And it has very low operating costs as well.
  • Services are one of the significantly growing sectors in the cathodic protection market. It includes an inspection, design and construction, and maintenance of the industrial equipment.

Cathodic Protection Market Share, By Solution, 2023 (%)

Global Cathodic Protection Market, By Solution, 2020-2023 (USD Million)

By Solution 2020 2021 2022 2023
Product 2,813.2 2,972.3 3,129.9 3,307.2
Service 1,474.8 1,549.4 1,622.9 1,705.0


Type Insights:

Impressed current technologies share the highest revenue in the global cathodic protecting market, the segment is predicted to act as the most attractive segment during the projected timeframe. The impressed current technologies are used in the industrial and commercial sectors to prevent the metal from corrosion by the electrolysis process. It has a high maintenance cost compared to other technologies. The rising demand for cathodic protection methods for onshore and offshore purposes is predicted to continue the growth of the segment.

Cathodic Protection Market Share, By Type, 2023 (%)

On the other hand, the galvanic is another significant segment of the market. Galvanic technology is fundamentally simple. This method is also known as sacrificial cathodic protection, it is a more active metal that installs as an anode and sacrifices itself for the prevention of the working structure.

Global Cathodic Protection Market, By Type, 2020-2023 (USD Million)

By Type 2020 2021 2022 2023
Galvanic 1878.3 1970.6 2061.4 2158.4
Impressed Current 2409.7 2551.1 2691.4 2853.8


Applications Insights:

The Pipeline segment is expected to witness a significant increase in the market share of the global cathodic protection market. The pipeline is widely used in the industrial sector and for many other sectors. The cathodic protection process is applied to the pipelines to prevent them from corrosion, in order to extend their life.

On the other hand, the building segment is expected to show a noticeable growth during the forecast period. The growth of the segment is attributed to the high requirement of cathodic protection technology for preventing rust and disrupting the corrosion process happened due to the chemical reaction between metal and environment, and water.

Global Cathodic Protection Market, By Applications, 2020-2023 (USD Million)

By Applications 2020 2021 2022 2023
Pipeline 794.2 832.2 869.3 910.2
Storage facilities 825.9 881.8 937.8 1,001.6
Processing plants 955.6 1,012.6 1,069.4 1,133.5
Water & Wastewater 483.2 506.3 529.0 554.3
Transportation 443.5 462.0 480.1 500.2
Transportation 463.4 485.5 507.2 531.5
Others 322.3 341.2 359.9 381.0


Recent Development:

  • In January 2023, Japan’s Kawasaki developed the world's first AUV robot for the subsea pipeline inspection named SPICE (Subsea Precise Inspector with Close Eyes) Which is responsible for the inspection and maintenance of pipelines in oil and gas offshore
  • In March 2022, Savcor Product Australia revealed the innovative galvanic anode for the concrete structure. It also offers long-term security and current distribution in the requirement of the repair area.

Key Market Players:

  • Aegion Corporation
  • BAC Corrosion Control Ltd
  • Cathodic Protection Co Ltd
  • CMP Europe
  • Farwest Corrosion Control Company
  • Imenco AS
  • James Fisher
  • MATCOR, Inc
  • Nakabohtec Corrosion Protecting Co
  • The Nippon Corrosion Engineering Co

Segments Covered in the Report:

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By Solutions

  • Products
  • Services

By Type

  • Galvanic
  • Impressed current

By Applications

  • Pipeline
  • Storage facilities
  • Processing plants
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Transportation
  • Buildings
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cathodic protection market size?
The global cathodic protection market size is expected to increase USD 9.47 billion by 2033 from USD 5.01 billion in 2023.
What will be the CAGR of global cathodic protection market?
The global cathodic protection market will register growth rate of 6.57% between 2024 and 2033.
Who are the prominent players operating in the cathodic protection market?
The major players operating in the cathodic protection market are Aegion Corporation, BAC Corrosion Control Ltd, Cathodic Protection Co Ltd, CMP Europe, Farwest Corrosion Control Company, Imenco AS, James Fisher, MATCOR, Inc, Nakabohtec Corrosion Protecting Co, The Nippon Corrosion Engineering Co, and Others.
Which are the driving factors of the cathodic protection market?
The driving factors of the cathodic protection market are the increase in the industrial production drives the market growth and increase in the end-use industries.
Which region will lead the global cathodic protection market?
Asia Pacific region will lead the global cathodic protection market during the forecast period 2024 to 2033.


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