Overview

Revving up: The recovering auto sector and clean air regulations will boost industry demand

The Catalytic Converter Manufacturing Industry Research Report measures market size, analyses current and future trends, and provides an indication of market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld’s collection of industry market research reports gives you insightful, up-to-date information on the supply chains, economic drivers, and key buyers and markets for hundreds of industries.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth
12-17
6.8%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
2,364
Business
30

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Emissions standards and increasing demand for replacement and aftermarket catalytic converters helped sustain demand
  • Rising emissions standards increase catalytic converter replacement demand
  • Rising disposable income and consumer spending will spur more vehicle purchases

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2017, the Catalytic Converter Manufacturing industry experienced revenue growth, in line with the recovery of the greater automotive sector. Improving automobile sales, more stringent emissions standards and increasing demand for replacement and aftermarket catalytic converters for an aging vehicle fleet helped sustain industry demand over the past five years. Over the next five years, catalytic converter manufacturers will continue to regain their stature, driven by the continued upward trend in car sales and growth in the aftermarket and replacement market segment. However, uncertain emissions regulation may slow product innovation and demand. Nevertheless, industry revenue is forecast to grow over the five years to 2022...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    Catalytic converter manufacturing, similar to the overall automotive sector, is considered in the mature stage of its life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), a measure of the industry's overall contribution to the economy, is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 5.4% over the 10 years to 2022. In comparison, US GDP is anticipated to grow at an average annual rate of 2.1% over the same period. Although a higher IVA growth rate usually signifies a growth industry, much of this growth is attributed to a recovery in the industry's profit and wage figures, both of which plummeted during the postrecessionary period.

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    Additional Insights for the Catalytic Converter Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Catalytic Converter Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Degree of globalization in the company
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    Industry Products

    What is the Catalytic Converter Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures catalytic converters that are used in internal combustion engines. These converters remove toxic exhaust emissions, including carbon monoxide and unburned hydrocarbons, from engine output.

    Industry Products
    Pellet (ceramic bead) converters
    Monolithic (honeycomb) converters
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing catalytic converters
    Researching and developing catalytic converters
    Marketing catalytic converters

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from car and automobile manufacturing
  • Average age of vehicle fleet
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Regulation

  • Current Performance
  • Strong recovery
  • Regulation drives demand
  • Industry structure
  • Trade and globalization
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Continued growth in the automobile market
  • Capacity growth
  • International presence
  • Table: Catalytic Converter Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Catalytic Converter Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing
  • Auto Parts Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Manufacturing
  • Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Monolithic (honeycomb) converters
  • Pellet (ceramic bead) converters
  • Chart: Catalytic Converter Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Light-duty vehicle manufacturers
  • Passenger vehicle manufacturers
  • Heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers
  • Aftermarket
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Catalytic Converter Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWages and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Catalytic Converter Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Catalytic Converter Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Tenneco Inc.
  • Table: Tenneco Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Catalytic Converter Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Catalytic Converter Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Demand from car and automobile manufacturing (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Aftermarket
  • The market for replacement parts, accessories, and equipment for the care or enhancement of the original product.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (Oem)
  • A company that manufactures products or components that are purchased by a company and retailed under the purchasing company's brand name.
  • Platinum Group Metals (Pgms)
  • Metals such as platinum and palladium that are used in catalytic converters.
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    This report on Catalytic Converter Manufacturing:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Catalytic Converter Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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