Global Non-Ferrous Metals Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Jul 2016
  • Pages: 87
  • SKU: IRTNTR9478

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This industry research report presents a detailed segmentation of the global non-ferrous metals market by product (aluminum, copper, lead, tin, nickel, titanium, and zinc) and by geography (Americas, APAC, and EMEA). Leading vendors in the market are Alcoa, BHP Billiton, Glencore, Hindalco-Novelis, Rio Tinto, RUSAL, and Vale.

Overview of the non-ferrous metals market

Technavio’s market research analysts have predicted the global non-ferrous metals market to witness steady growth and will post a CAGR of close to 5% over the forecast period. The increasing demand for galvanized steel is one the key factors driving the growth of this market globally. Galvanization is the process of immersing steel in molten zinc to create a corrosion-resistant coating of zinc-steel. Galvanization also provides resistance against physical damage. The global demand for galvanized steel is increasing significantly owing to its benefits in industrial applications, which will, in turn, translate into the increasing demand for zinc in the overall market.

One of the emerging trends spurring the growth prospects of this market is the extensive applications of titanium. Titanium is used in anodic spark deposition, a technology that has the potential for expanding titanium’s suitability for automotive, biomechanical, marine, and industrial applications. Furthermore, it is also used in the manufacture of titanium exhausts. Moreover, commercially pure titanium is becoming the standard material of construction in many services owing to its corrosion-resistant properties. The increasing adoption of pure titanium for the manufacture of heat exchanger, dimensionally stable anodes for chlorine and chlorate production, and bleaching equipment in pulp and paper industry will propel this market’s growth prospects over the coming four years.

Product segmentation and analysis of the non-ferrous metals market

  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Tin
  • Nickel
  • Titanium
  • Zinc

During 2015, copper was one of the fastest growing segments in the global non-ferrous metals market. Copper has extensive applications in different end-user segments and sectors including electrical and electronics, construction, transportation, and consumer durables. Copper’s unique property to restrict bacterial growth on its surface makes it useful in air conditioning systems and in the healthcare sector.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the non-ferrous metals market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

In terms of geography, the APAC region led the global non-ferrous metals market and is expected to reach 107 million metric tons by 2020. The growth in this region is attributed to the increasing consumption of non-ferrous metals in India, China, and Japan. The growing demand from the automobile and construction sectors and rapid technological advancements will propel this market segment’s growth prospects in the coming years.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global non-ferrous metals market is extremely competitive and consolidated due to the presence of only a few key suppliers. Imbalance in demand and supply, price fluctuations, environmental concerns, and labor issues are some of the challenges faced by the vendors in this market.

Key vendors in this market are -

  • Alcoa
  • BHP Billiton
  • Glencore
  • Hindalco Novelis
  • Rio Tinto
  • Vale

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global non-ferrous metals market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global non-ferrous metals market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth for the global non-ferrous metals market?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global non-ferrous metals market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global non-ferrous metals market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global non-ferrous metals market?

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of the report

  • Market overview

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights
  • Overview

PART 05: Pricing trends

  • Key highlights

PART 06: Market landscape

  • Global non-ferrous metals market
  • Five forces analysis

PART 07: Segmentation by product

  • Global aluminum market
  • Global copper market
  • Global lead market
  • Global tin market
  • Global nickel market
  • Global titanium market
  • Global zinc market

PART 08: Geographical segmentation

  • Non-ferrous metals market in APAC
  • Non-ferrous metals market in EMEA
  • Non-ferrous metals market in Americas

PART 09: Market drivers

  • Growth in automobile industry
  • Distinct properties of copper
  • Rising demand for galvanized steel
  • Growth in aerospace industry

PART 10: Impact of drivers

PART 11: Market challenges

  • Barriers to adopting new technologies
  • Closure of zinc mines leading to supply deficiency
  • Increase in cost of energy
  • Fluctuating prices of non-ferrous metals

PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 13: Market trends

  • Demand for lightweight products
  • Increase in recycling rate of non-ferrous metals
  • Stringent government regulations
  • Use of zinc products for cathodic protection
  • Emerging applications of titanium

PART 14: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Major vendors by metal

PART 15: Key vendor analysis

  • Alcoa
  • BHP Billiton
  • Glencore
  • Hindalco Novelis
  • Rio Tinto
  • Vale

PART 16: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 17: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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