Electrical Steel Market By Product Type (Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel, Non-Grain-Oriented Steel), By Application (Transformer, Motor, Others), By End-use Industry (Automotive, Energy, Manufacturing, Electronics & Electrical, Others) and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, MEA) - Global Forecasts 2016 To 2026.

Date: Mar 2021 Report Id: 60 Category: Metals and Mining Report Format: pdf-img excel-img ppt-img word-img

Electrical Steel Market Definition:

Electrical steel is a magnetic material, also known as transformer, lamination or silicon steel. It finds its applications in solenoids, relays, electric motors and many more components. Electric steel is extensively used since it has a high heat dissipation property. The presence of silicon helps increase resistivity and enhance permeability.

Electrical Steel Market Estimation:

The global electrical steel market was valued at around USD 15.0 billion in 2019. It is estimated to register a compound annual growth rate of nearly 6% from 2020 to 2026. At this rate, the market is projected to reach a valuation of over USD 22.0 billion by the end of the forecast period.

Electrical Steel Market

Electrical Steel Market Drivers:

  • Growing demand generated from the automotive industry:

Electric steel when used in vehicles helps improve the car’s fuel efficiency. Improving economies and growing population is increasing the production of automobiles. This, in turn, is generating a surge in the demand for electrical steel. Moreover, the shift to electric and hybrid cars is estimated to fuel the electrical steel market during the upcoming years.

  • Need for transformers:

The demand for transformers arises due to increasing consumption of electricity and rising need for industrial development. Since, electric steel is a vital component of transformers, an upsurge in transformer requirements is projected to push the electrical steel market forward. Also, transformers help reduce energy consumption and reduce carbon emissions. With more and more government initiatives that assist the incorporation of transformers, the electrical steel market is expected to witness a stark growth.

Electrical Steel Market Restraints:

  • Fluctuating raw material prices:

The raw material required for the production of steel are iron ore, industrial gases, ferroalloys and coal. Since the prices of these materials are highly volatile, the cost of production of steel also fluctuates. For instance, any increase in the prices of raw materials, increases the production cost of steel and finally impacts the price of the finished good. This volatility creates a hindrance to the growth of the electrical steel market.

Electrical Steel Market Segmentation:

  • Product Type:

Based on type, the electrical steel market is segmented into grain-oriented electrical steel and non-grain-oriented steel. Among these, the former is projected to register the fastest growth rate. This can be attributed to smart grid development and the upgradation of existing grid networks. Also, the adoption of transformers will push the growth of the grain-oriented electrical steel segment. However, the non-grain-oriented electrical steel segment accounted for approximately 75% of the market owing to the surge in demand from the automotive industry. This type of electrical steel enhances the driving range of hybrid cars and is therefore witnessing a huge demand from the auto sector.

  • Application:

Classified into transformers, motors and others, the transformer segment is estimated to dominate the global electrical steel market during the forecast period. This dominance is largely driven by the rising demand from the power industry. The motor segment is anticipated to register the highest growth rate of nearly 6% due to rising use of electric vehicles. Government regulations favouring the growth of the electric and hybrid vehicle sector will ensure a corresponding growth in the motor segment of the electrical steel market.

  • End-use Industry:

With a majority of applications in the energy, automobile and manufacturing industry, the energy industry is envisaged to garner majority of the market share during the forecast period. Rapid urbanization and industrialization will ensure a higher demand for energy which in turn will ensure the expansion of the electrical steel market.


Asia – Pacific held the largest share of the electrical steel market in 2019 and is expected to continue this trend throughout the forecast timeline. Presence of well-established manufacturers such as ArcelorMittal, Tata Steel, POSCO, Nippon Steel, etc. is driving the development of the market in the region. Moreover, the region is home to the largest number of power transformers, wind generators and factors such as rising population, energy demand, expanding renewable energy sector, etc. are further fueling the market augmentation.

Recent News:

  1. ArcelorMittal announced the acquisition of Essar Steel India Ltd. in December 2019. The joint venture simultaneously formed with Nippon Steel called ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Ltd. will jointly own and operate Essar Steel India Ltd.
  2. In May 2019, an M.O.U. was signed between POSCO and the Korean Venture Capital Association, and the Ministry of SMEs and startups. As per this agreement, POSCO will invest in R&D and startup projects.
  3. In March 2019, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation together bought 51% share in Sanyo Special Steel Co. Ltd.

The key players operating in the market are:

  1. ArcelorMittal
  2. POSCO
  3. Voestalpine AG
  4. Nippon Steel
  5. Sumitomo Metal Corporation
  6. Shandong Iron and Steel Group Co Ltd
  7. JFE Steel Corporation
  8. SAIL
  9. Shagang Group Inc.
  10. Ansteel Group.  
  11. Thyssenkrupp AG
  12. Power Limited
  13. Aperam
  14. Baosteel Group Corporation
  15. AK Steel Corporation
  16. ATI
  17. Schneider Electric
  18. Nicore Electrical Manufactory Co. Ltd.

The research report analyses the ecosystem of the electrical steel market and categorizes it to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following below-mentioned market segments.

Electrical Steel Market Segmentation: Summary

By Product Type

  • Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel
  • Non-Grain-Oriented Steel

By Application

  • Transformer
  • Motor
  • Other

By End-Use Industry

  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Electronics & Electrical
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Norway
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Netherlands
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
  • ROW
Author Credentials

Priyanka has been writing chemicals & material market research reports for the last 12 years. A post-graduate, her specialization is in the chemicals sector. Preparing end-to-end reports covering minute details for market insights, competitive intelligence and trend analysis in the CMFE sector.

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