Global Bearing Ball Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Sep 2016
  • Pages: 70
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This market research report analyzes the key players in the bearing ball market such as Amatsuji Steel Ball, JGBR, NN, and Tsubaki Nakashima. The report also presents a competitive analysis of the market by end-user (automotive, aerospace and defense, general engineering, heavy industry, and others) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Global outlook of the bearing ball market

Technavio’s market research analysts have predicted that the global bearing ball market will grow steadily during the predicted period and will post a CAGR of almost 5% by 2020. This industry research report identifies the rising demand for wind power generation to be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of this market in the coming years. Several wind turbine components such as the gearbox, generator, and the pitch and yaw system include bearing balls. Since wind turbines help in minimizing carbon emissions, there is a constant rise in the number of wind turbine installations around the world, and this is expected to propel the demand for ball bearings and bearing balls. Moreover, technological advancements have led to the development of distinct and durable hybrid wind turbines that can withstand extreme climatic conditions, which will increase investments in the installation of offshore wind turbines as well as they are a viable option in meeting the energy requirements of important cities located near the coastline.

APAC was the least affected region during the 2009 recession and the industrial sector in the region managed to sustain its growth, thus driving the market for ball bearings. Also, several companies in the Americas and EMEA are increasingly outsourcing their manufacturing and production facilities to smaller manufacturing companies in APAC due to the availability of skilled workforce and low-cost raw materials. Additionally, the rising investment in the power, railways, and telecom sectors in emerging countries such as India, will propel the demand for self-lubricating bearings. The region poses as a lucrative destination for both the production and demand for bearing balls, which will encourage vendors to set up their manufacturing facilities in APAC.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global bearing ball market is mature and is characterized by the presence of a small number of manufacturers who have large market shares. Vendors mainly concentrate on increase the efficiency of bearing balls to retain their customers and acquire new ones. The increasing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in the developed countries is expected to amplify the demand for ceramic bearing balls which will induce vendors to enter the ceramic bearing ball market. To sustain the competition and establish their market presence, vendors have the need to increase their product quality, their delivery times, and also offer products at an economical price. They also have the need to be updated on technological advances in terms of energy saving, durability, and speed and should also consider shifting their production to emerging markets.

The leading vendors in the market are -

  • Amatsuji Steel Ball
  • JGBR
  • NN
  • Tsubaki Nakashima

Segmentation by end-user and analysis of the bearing ball market

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace and defense
  • General engineering
  • Heavy industry

Accounting for more than 47% of the total market shares, the automotive industry dominated the market during 2015. The rise in demand for fuel-efficient and technologically advanced cars equipped with advanced safety features will drive the growth of the automotive market. Also, continuous investments from leading automobile manufacturers towards new production facilities in the developing regions including India, Thailand, and Mexico will also fuel the growth of the automotive industry. Since a passenger car uses more than hundred pieces of bearings to minimize friction-based energy loss and increase energy efficiency, the growth of the automotive industry will augment the growth of the market.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the bearing ball market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

In terms of geographical regions, APAC will dominate the market throughout the next four years. Countries such as Japan, China, Australia, India, South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore will be the major revenue contributors to the market from this region. The increasing use of ball bearings in the construction, automotive, railway, wind energy, textile, manufacturing, and industrial sectors will fuel the demand for bearing balls. This region will account for almost 50% of the total market shares by 2020.

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 bearing ball market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global bearing ball market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global bearing ball market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global bearing ball market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global bearing ball market?

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of the report

  • Market overview
  • Top-vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights
  • Risk factors in bearing balls industry

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis
  • PART 06: Market segmentation by end-user
  • Market overview
  • Automotive
  • General engineering
  • Heavy industry
  • Aerospace and railways

PART 07: Geographical segmentation

  • Market overview
  • APAC
  • EMEA
  • Americas

PART 08: Market drivers

  • Growing use of ceramic bearing balls
  • Rising demand for wind power generation
  • Increase in investment in railways and aerospace

PART 09: Market challenges

  • Setbacks to European machine tools manufacturing
  • Sluggish growth of Chinese economy
  • Proliferation of low-cost vendors and counterfeit products

PART 10: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 11: Market trends

  • Development of application-specific bearings for clean energy industry
  • Vendors shifting to developing countries of APAC

PART 12: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive landscape
  • Geographic presence

PART 13: Key vendor analysis

  • Amatsuji Steel Ball
  • JGBR
  • NN
  • Tsubaki Nakashima

PART 14: Appendix

  • List of abbreviation

PART 15: 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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