The global silicon carbide market size reached US$ 5.7 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 8.0 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2% during 2023-2028.
Silicon carbide (SiC), or carborundum, is a deoxidizing agent consisting of silicon and carbon used for the production of steel. It usually occurs as rare mineral moissanite and can be artificially synthesized in the form of SiC powder. It is commonly used in the manufacturing of automobile brakes, clutches, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), detectors, ceramic plates and bulletproof jackets and vests. In comparison to the traditionally used silicomanganese or ferrosilicon, silicon carbide has high thermal conductivity, resistance to abrasion and corrosion from acids and produces lesser sulfur, aluminum and nitrogen content. As a result, it finds extensive applications across various industries, including aviation, aerospace, medical, electronic, defense, automotive and telecommunication.
Significant growth in the steel industry across the globe is one of the key factors creating a positive outlook for the market. SiC is extensively used in the production of stainless steel as it enhances the yield rate and purifies molten steel. Moreover, widespread product adoption for the manufacturing of various semiconductors and other electronic components is providing a thrust to the market growth. It can function in high voltage and temperature conditions and is thereby also used to manufacture electronic vehicles (EVs). It aids in reducing the weight of the automobiles and improving overall efficiency. Other factors, including the increasing utilization of SiC devices in cellular base stations and radio-frequency operations, along with the implementation of favorable government policies promoting the use of renewable energy resources for power generation, are anticipated to drive the market toward growth.
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Breakup by Product:
Black Silicon Carbide
Green Silicon Carbide
Breakup by Application:
Military and Defense
Electrical and Electronics
Breakup by Region:
Middle East and Africa
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being AGSCO Corp, Carborundum Universal Limited (Murugappa Group), Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A., Cree Inc., Entegris Inc., ESK-SIC GmbH, Fuji Electric Co. Ltd., General Electric Company, Genesic Semiconductor Inc., Infineon Technologies AG, Renesas Electronics Corporation and SNAM Abrasives Pvt Ltd.
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Product, Application, Region
Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
AGSCO Corp, Carborundum Universal Limited (Murugappa Group), Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A., Cree Inc., Entegris Inc., ESK-SIC GmbH, Fuji Electric Co. Ltd., General Electric Company, Genesic Semiconductor Inc., Infineon Technologies AG, Renesas Electronics Corporation and SNAM Abrasives Pvt Ltd.
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The global silicon carbide market was valued at US$ 5.7 Billion in 2022.
We expect the global silicon carbide market to exhibit a CAGR of 5.2% during 2023-2028.
The rising demand for silicon carbide across various industries, such as aviation, aerospace, medical, etc., as it has higher thermal conductivity and resistance to abrasion and corrosion from acids over conventionally used ferrosilicon, is primarily driving the global silicon carbide market.
The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the implementation of stringent lockdown regulations across several nations, resulting in the temporary halt in numerous production activities for silicon carbide.
Based on the product, the global silicon carbide market has been segregated into black silicon carbide, green silicon carbide, and others. Among these, black silicon carbide currently holds the largest market share.
Based on the application, the global silicon carbide market can be bifurcated into steel, automotive, aerospace, military and defense, electrical and electronics, healthcare, and others. Currently, electrical and electronics exhibit a clear dominance in the market.
On a regional level, the market has been classified into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa, where Asia-Pacific currently dominates the global market.
Some of the major players in the global silicon carbide market include AGSCO Corp, Carborundum Universal Limited (Murugappa Group), Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A., Cree Inc., Entegris Inc., ESK-SIC GmbH, Fuji Electric Co. Ltd., General Electric Company, Genesic Semiconductor Inc., Infineon Technologies AG, Renesas Electronics Corporation, and SNAM Abrasives Pvt Ltd.
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