Copper Foil Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The report covers Global High-End Copper Foil Market Share & Manufacturers and is segmented by type (rolled copper foil and electrodeposited copper foil), application (circuit boards, batteries, solar and alternative energy, appliances, medical, and other applications), and geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for the high-end copper in value (USD million) for all the segments.

High-End Copper Foil Market Size

High-end Copper Foil Market  Summary
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Study Period 2017-2027
Base Year For Estimation 2022
CAGR > 6.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

High-end Copper Foil Market  Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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High-End Copper Foil Market Analysis

The market for high-end copper foil is expected to register a CAGR of more than 6% during the forecast period. One of the major factors driving the market studied is the growing application as a printed circuit board (PCB) material. COVID-19 negatively impacted the market in 2020. However, the market is projected to grow steadily, owing to the increased Electrical and Electronics industry in the coming year.

  • Circuit board applications dominate the market and are expected to grow at a moderate rate during the forecast period, owing to the increasing demand for consumer gadgets like smartphones, PCs, tablets, and other medical electronics products.
  • Copper foils in transformer and grid-level energy storage are likely an opportunity.
  • The development of single-crystal graphene sheets as a substitute for copper foil is expected to hinder the market's growth.
  • Asia-Pacific dominated the market across the world, with the most significant consumption from countries such as China and India.

High-End Copper Foil Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the High-end Copper Foil Market according to our research experts:

Increasing Demand for Circuit Boards

  • Most of the electronics products manufactured contain printed circuit boards (PCBs). High-quality PCB manufacturing technology allowed electronics product manufacturers to produce smaller, more complex products. It is the key to today's dynamic and rapidly progressing electronic innovations.
  • The substrate used to manufacture printed circuit boards is fiberglass-reinforced epoxy laminate. Epoxy resin includes a copper foil bonded to one or both sides.
  • Two main types of copper foil are used in PCBs: electrodeposited and rolled copper foil. Both these types have many possible variations, with the most choices available for ED copper. Copper foil characteristics are essential for high-frequency circuits.
  • Rolled copper foil is used extensively for flexible circuit boards where a smooth surface is preferred. Electrodeposited copper foils are used in rigid, flexible circuits.
  • The demand for consumer gadgets, such as smartphones, PCs, tablets, and other medical electronics products, is rapidly increasing globally, with India and China expected to remain at the top of market growth. As printed circuit boards are deployed in almost all electronics products, it will likely drive the demand for high-quality copper foil in the coming years.
  • There are 2687 PCB plants worldwide, with China having 55%. Since 2020, the prices of all PCB materials, including copper-clad laminates, have been growing, while PCB prices have increased less sharply. It made the PCB sector in China increasingly unprofitable. The low-profit PCB sector may benefit from power cutbacks by reducing the surplus capacity.
  • Over 51% of the PCBs are manufactured in China, owing to the offering of huge incentives by the government to the PCB factories. China is also producing these circuit boards at a meager cost. As a result, many companies across the world are closing their operations.
  • The United Kingdom used to have over 300 PCB factories over the last decade, but it is now reduced to less than 35. South Africa is also experiencing the same effects due to increased raw materials and labor costs.
  • According to IPC, PCB shipments from North America increased by 26.1% while comparing November 2022 to the same month in the previous year. Shipments in November increased by 13.1% over the last month.
  • All the above factors are expected to drive the market for high-end copper in the coming years.
High-end Copper Foil Market : Production by the Global Electronics and IT Industry, in USD billion, Global, 2017-2022

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region dominated the global market share due to the increasing production activities in countries, including China and India.
  • More than 50% of PCBs are manufactured in China, owing to the huge incentives offered by the government to PCB factories.
  • According to the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), the Indian EV market would grow at a CAGR of 36%. According to the Ministry of Heavy Industries, 0.52 million EVs have been registered in India during the previous three years. EVs had strong growth in 2021, aided by the government's adoption of beneficial laws and initiatives.
  • For encouraging e-2W use, the demand incentive raised under the FAME-II scheme from INR 10,000/KWh (USD 122.60/KWh) to INR 15,000/KWh (183.90/KWh), with a cap rise from 20% to almost 40% of vehicle cost. Additionally, the FAME-India Scheme's Phase II was extended for an additional two years beginning on March 31, 2022. It would, in turn, promote the growth of the studied market during the forecast period.
  • Currently, 35% of India's PCB need is met by domestic production while being dependent on imports for the remaining 65%. India presently produces both populated and bare PCBs. The current market size for the latter is around US$ 1.2 billion, with 30% of that market's production occurring in India.
  • The PCB manufacturers in South Korea have advanced technical skills, which will likely benefit the high-end copper foil market. These manufacturers have won orders for PCB from Apple. TAESUNG is the leading company dealing with PCB for Apple manufacturing.
  • According to KPCA (Korean Printed Circuits Association), South Korea occupies 13% of the PCB market, which is the second largest in the world behind China (49%), followed by Taiwan (12%) and Japan (8%).
  • The factors above, coupled with government support, contribute to the increasing demand for high-end copper foil consumption in the region during the forecast period.
High-end Copper Foil Market - CAGR by Region, 2020-2025

High-End Copper Foil Industry Overview

The high-end copper foil market is partially consolidated, with the top five players accounting for a considerable chunk of the market. The major companies include (not in any particular order) Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co. Ltd, Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd, Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd, Doosan Corporation, and Wieland Group, among others.

High-End Copper Foil Market Leaders

  1. Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co. Ltd

  2. Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd

  3. Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd

  4. Doosan Corporation

  5. Wieland Group

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

High-end Copper Foil Market Concentration

High-End Copper Foil Market News

  • April 2022: Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd switched to renewable energy to meet all the power requirements at Japan's Copper Foil Division's production facility. The company expects to reduce CO2 emissions from electricity use at the plant by a maximum of 30,000 tons per year.
  • November 2021: Solus Advanced Materials Company acquired its former Canadian copper foil production plant this week to expand its exposure to the North American market.
  • November 2020: Doosan Corporation started mass production of battery copper foil in Hungary. By 2025, the company plans to boost the plant's yearly production capacity to 75,000 tonnes to fulfill Europe's rising demand for battery copper foil.

High-End Copper Foil Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Application as a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Material

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand for Lithium Ion Batteries From Transportation and Energy Storage Sector

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Development of Single Crystal Graphene Sheet as a Substitute for Copper Foil

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value)

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Rolled Copper Foil

      2. 5.1.2 Electrodeposited (ED) Copper Foil

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Circuit Boards

      2. 5.2.2 Batteries

      3. 5.2.3 Solar and Alternative Energy

      4. 5.2.4 Appliances

      5. 5.2.5 Medical

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Australia & New Zealand

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Russia

        6. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Chang Chun Petrochemical Co. Ltd

      2. 6.4.2 Civen Metal Material(Shanghai) Co. Ltd

      3. 6.4.3 Doosan Corporation

      4. 6.4.4 Fukuda Metal Foil & Powder Co. Ltd

      5. 6.4.5 JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co. Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 Solus Advanced Materials

      8. 6.4.8 Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd

      9. 6.4.9 SH Copper Products Co. Ltd

      10. 6.4.10 The Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd

      11. 6.4.11 Targray Technology International Inc.

      12. 6.4.12 UACJ Foil Corporation

      13. 6.4.13 Wieland Group

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Copper Foils In Transformer and Grid-level Energy Storage

High-End Copper Foil Industry Segmentation

Copper, which is of the highest purity and is used in PCB, Li-ion Batteries, photo-voltaic anodes, medical, home appliances, aerospace, and military applications, is knowns as high-end copper. The high-end copper foil market is segmented into types, applications, and geography. By type, the market is segmented into rolled copper foil and electrodeposited copper foil. By application, the market is segmented into circuit boards, batteries, solar and alternative energy, appliances, medical, and other applications. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the high-end copper market in 17 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on value (USD million).

Rolled Copper Foil
Electrodeposited (ED) Copper Foil
Circuit Boards
Solar and Alternative Energy
Other Applications
South Korea
Australia & New Zealand
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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High-End Copper Foil Market Research FAQs

The High-end Copper Foil Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 6% during the forecast period (2023-2027).

Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co. Ltd, Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd, Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd, Doosan Corporation and Wieland Group are the major companies operating in the High-end Copper Foil Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2023-2027).

In 2023, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in the High-end Copper Foil Market.

High-End Copper Foil Industry Report

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