Impact of COVID-19 on global steel wire market

The steel wire market is expected to witness a decline in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This deadly virus has adversely affected the entire globe, especially the North American and European regions. To prevent the further spread of this virus, companies have shut down their operations and manufacturing facilities. This has led to a reduction in the consumption of steel wires across industrial manufacturing, mining, automotive, aerospace & defence, and other industries.

The global steel wire market size is expected to grow from USD 93.1 billion in 2020 to USD 124.7 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 6.0% during the forecast period. Steel wire is extensively being used in the construction, automotive, energy, agriculture, industrial, and other end-use industries. The increasing construction & infrastructure projects support the demand for steel wire in the construction end-use industry.

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Recovery in automotive end-use industry post COVID-19

The automotive end-use industry is the worst-affected industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The automotive demand fell by 19% in the first ten months of 2020 as compared with 2019. According to the World Steel Association, the consumption of finished steel is expected to fall by 17% in 2020 in the automotive end-use industry; the consumption is expected to grow in the post-pandemic situation. The finished steel consumption is expected to grow by 13% globally. Europe is the hub for the automotive industry; the growth in the automotive sector is an opportunity for steel wire manufacturers in the region. Also, various governments have offered stimulus packages for the automotive industry in the European region, which is expected to help the automotive manufacturers in the region.

Need to maintain uninterrupted supply chain and operate at full capacity post COVID-19

The global construction, automotive, mechanical manufacturing, and metal industries have witnessed adverse and immediate consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are the worst-affected industries, and the biggest challenge for steel wire manufacturers is to resume production at their original capacities and make up for the revenue loss and damage caused by the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has created ripples across the global steel wire industries due to the closure of national and international borders, leading to disrupted supply chains. The challenges in the current and future scenarios for the steel wire industry are to ensure the smooth flow of global supply chains, responsible for rapidly transporting materials and components across borders and fabrication facilities. These industries have to make up for the delays or non-arrival of raw materials.

APAC held the largest market share in the steel wire  market

The region has a largest share in the steel wires market owing to its increasing demand    from construction & infrastructure projects, growing automotive production, growing energy transfer infrastructure, and increasing industrial manufacturing. The region has presence of number of tire one manufacturers, electricity consumption is growing in the region which has huge opportunity for steel wire markets in these sectors.

Key Market Players

The key players in the global steel wire market are:

  • ArcelorMittal (the Luxembourg),
  • Nippon Steel (Japan)
  • JFE Steel Corporation (Japan)
  • Bekaert SA (Belgium)
  • Tata Steel Limited (India)
  • Kobe Steel Limited (Japan)
  • The Heico Companies (United States),
  • Ferrier Nord (Italy)

These companies are involved in adopting various inorganic and organic strategies to increase their foothold in the steel wire  industry. The study includes an in-depth competitive analysis of these key players in the steel wire  market, with their company profiles, recent developments, and key market strategies. 

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