China Airbag Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

China Airbag Systems Market has been segmented by Airbag Type (Driver airbag, Passenger airbag, Curtain airbag, Knee airbag, and Others), Inflator Type (Pyrotechnic, Stored Gas and Hybrid) and Vehicle Type (Passenger Car and Commercial Vehicle).

Market Snapshot

China Airbag Systems Market_Overview
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2019
CAGR: >7 %

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Market Overview

The China Airbag Systems Market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 7% during the forecast period, 2020-2025.

  • Increasing regulatory requirements regarding vehicle safety and rising awareness about customer safety, is driving the China automotive airbag market. Furthermore, the increase in the penetration of side-impact and curtain airbags, and vehicle production, the introduction of more bags per car, are the major factors that drive the growth of the China automotive airbag inflator market.
  • There are very strict norms for passenger car safety in China from very long time, also the car buyers are also aware and concerned about the road safety, so they prefer cars which are high on safety norms and ratings. China is also the leading manufacturer in vehicle sales, which is expected to go up in sales in 2025. With government regulations in place and customer demand for vehicle safety, the Brazil airbag system market is expected to grow.
  • Due to COVID-19 the automotive airbag system sales have reduced largely due to low demand for passenger cars in China. However, after easing the lockdown, in the forecasted period the sales will increase substantially which will help the market grow. However, China is expected to lead the market by the end of forecast period, and is anticipated to record a high CAGR in the automotive industry.

Scope of the report

The China Airbag Systems Market covers the current and upcoming trends with recent technological developments. The report will provide a detailed analysis of various areas of the market by type, application and technology. The market share of significant automotive sensor manufacturing companies and country level analysis will be provided in the report.

Airbag Type
Driver airbag
Passenger airbag
Curtain airbag
Knee airbag
Inflator Type
Stored Gas
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Commercial Vehicle

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Key Market Trends

Airbag Module Captures the Market Share

The airbag module is responsible for receiving the information from the collision sensor, which is relayed to the airbag sensors and then the airbags are deployed. The airbag module is a computer that stores information. Thus, during a collision, the impact data is stored in the air bag module.

There are many players in the China who are spending heavily on research and development of airbag modules to decrease the response time of airbag systems and increase the safety for the passengers in the vehicle.

Curtain airbags are the fastest-growing segment of the automotive airbag and seatbelt industry. They are mounted on the side of the seat or the door, usually on the roof above the side window. In the event of a crash, curtain airbags are used to protect the adult’s head. It has been proven that curtain airbags reduce the driver fatality risk by 45%. Recently there has been a growing demand for pedestrian airbags. These are automatically deployed when an automobile is about to collide with a pedestrian. Increasing income levels and awareness about safety is expected to drive this market in the coming years.

As per the current car safety standards, the Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP), China is rated as 7 on a scale of one to ten. This rating is given on the basis of factors like the level of reach of different technologies in the market, the state of legislation, and consumer awareness levels. The Chinese government has also further planned to launch independent crash test centre to enhance safety in automobiles.

China Airbag Systems Market_Key Market Trend1

Growth Passenger Cars dominating the China Airbags Systems Market

China is an emerging economy where the Airbags System implementation in passenger cars is constantly growing. The sales of passenger cars have been growing continuously for the past few years.

The Chinese economy is growing, and the disposable income of middle-class consumers is also increasing. This, in turn, reflects positively on the growing demand for vehicles. Over the past five years, vehicle production has gone up drastically due to the low production costs in the country. Due to the hike in vehicle production, the airbag systems market is also gaining momentum. Moreover, the Chinese government has also cut down the taxes on cars, to increase cars' sales.

However, in 2019, China’s passenger car production reached 23,529,000 units, reflecting a 5.2% decline y-o-y; while sales reached 23,710,000 units, reflecting a 4.1% decline y-o-y. The prime reason being the trade tensions with the United States and shaky consumer confidence. Additionally, with the impact of COVID 19, the industry is temporarily experiencing a decline in demand for passenger and commercial vehicles. However, It is anticipated that the demand for passenger car production is likely to resume with the country restarting its economical activities, which, in turn, is expected to fuel the country's demand for Airbags System.

Additionally, to increase the sales of cars, the Chinese government, in 2019, unveiled numerous measures. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced that the restrictions would be loosened on the second-hand auto market, and appropriate subsidies would be provided to boost rural sales of some vehicles and the purchase of new energy vehicles. This, in turn, is expected to drive the demand for and selling of cars in the country in 2019, but at a slow pace, which, in turn, is likely to propel the demand for airbags.

China Airbag Systems Market_Key Market Trend2

Competitive Landscape

The China Airbag Systems Market is dominated with various international and regional players such as Robert Bosch GmbH, ZF, joyson safety systems, Autoliv Inc. and Others. Although to have the edge over its competitors, the major air bag systems manufacturing companies are making joint-ventures, partnerships to launch newer products.

For instance, in August 2019, ZF launched fabric housing knee airbag module. The innovation enhances the safety of passenger vehicle occupants and is the lightest such airbag module in the automotive industry. The new airbag module enables vehicle manufacturers to help optimize interior redesign requirements and increase design freedom while in some cases further reducing weight and costs.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porters Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Airbag Type

      1. 5.1.1 Driver airbag

      2. 5.1.2 Passenger airbag

      3. 5.1.3 Curtain airbag

      4. 5.1.4 Knee airbag

      5. 5.1.5 Others

    2. 5.2 Inflator Type

      1. 5.2.1 Pyrotechnic

      2. 5.2.2 Stored Gas

      3. 5.2.3 Hybrid

    3. 5.3 Vehicle Type

      1. 5.3.1 Passenger Car

      2. 5.3.2 Commercial Vehicle


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Robert Bosch GmbH

      2. 6.2.2 Continental AG

      3. 6.2.3 Denso Corporation

      4. 6.2.4 Toyoda Gosei Co.,Ltd.

      5. 6.2.5 Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.

      6. 6.2.6 Autoliv Inc.

      7. 6.2.7 Joyson Safety Systems

      8. 6.2.8 ZF TRW

      9. 6.2.9 Sumitomo Corporation

      10. 6.2.10 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


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Frequently Asked Questions

The China Airbag Systems Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The China Airbag Systems Market is growing at a CAGR of >7% over the next 5 years.

Joyson Safety Systems, Robert Bosch GmbH, Continental AG, ZF, Autoliv Inc. are the major companies operating in China Airbag Systems Market.

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