Magnetic Materials Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Magnetic Materials Market Report is Segmented by Type (hard Magnetic Materials, Soft Magnetic Materials, and Semi-Hard Magnetic Materials), End-User Industry (automotive, Electronics, Power Generation, Industrial, and Other End-User Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and the Middle East and Africa). The Market Size and Forecasts for Magnetic Materials are Provided in Terms of Volume (tons) for all the Above Segments.

Magnetic Materials Market Size

Magnetic Materials Market Summary
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Study Period 2019-2029
Market Volume (2024) 30.18 Million tons
Market Volume (2029) 41.18 Million tons
CAGR (2024 - 2029) > 6.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific

Major Players

Magnetic Materials Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Magnetic Materials Market Analysis

The Magnetic Materials Market size is estimated at 30.18 Million tons in 2024, and is expected to reach 41.18 Million tons by 2029, growing at a CAGR of greater than 6% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The magnetic materials market was negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic due to nationwide lockdowns in several countries and strict social distancing measures, which resulted in production halts of automotive vehicles and electronic components, thereby affecting the market for magnetic materials. However, post-COVID-19 pandemic, most of the industrial manufacturing facilities and automotive manufacturers resumed their operations, which helped to revive the market for magnetic materials. In recent years, the market registered a significant growth rate due to increasing demand from the automotive, electronics, and power generation industries.

The rising adoption of magnetic materials in the power generation industry and the increasing usage in the electronics end-user industry are expected to drive the current studied market.

On the flip side, the high cost of extracting rare earth materials is expected to hinder the growth of the market.

The rising demand for magnetic materials in hybrid electric vehicles is expected to create opportunities for the market during the forecast period.

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market. It is also expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to the rising demand for magnetic materials in the automotive, electronics, and power generation industries.

Magnetic Materials Market Trends

Growing Demand from Power Generation Sector

  • Magnetic Materials have been increasingly used in the power generation sector. These materials are used in motors to generate power and transmission of electricity. Magnetic materials are applied in equipment such as motors, generators, transformers, and actuators, amongst others.
  • Electric machines are made of hard magnetic materials and are used for one primary function, which is to provide magnetic flux. Ard magnetic materials have high coercivity to resist demagnetization from the electric circuit and thermal demagnetization under high operating temperatures.
  • According to the Energy and Resource Institute, the global electricity generation capacity is registered at 29,165 tetra watt-hours in the year 2022 at a growth rate of 2.26% as compared to 28,520 tetra watt-hours of electricity generated in the year 2021. Thus, the increasing electricity generation capacity is anticipated to drive the market for magnetic materials.
  • The United States occupies second place after China regarding power generation capacity. In 2022, about 4,243 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity were generated at utility-scale electricity generation facilities in the United States.1 About 60% of this electricity generation was from fossil fuels—coal, natural gas, petroleum, and other gases.
  • Furthermore, the demand for magnetic materials is increasing in wind power stations. China added more wind generation capacity in the past two years. In 2022, China generated 46% more wind power than Europe by installing more wind power stations. According to the IEA, the onshore wind electricity generation in China registered at 30.9 GW in 2022, and it is expected to reach 59 GW by the end of 2023.
  • Thus, the power generation applications segment is anticipated to dominate the market for magnetic materials during the forecast period.
Magnetic Materials Market: Electricity Generation, in Tetra watt-hours, Global, 2016-2022

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the global market owing to the highly developed power generation sector in China and India, coupled with continuous investments in the region to advance the electronics and automotive industry through the years.
  • Moreover, the growing environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific region have increased government regulations on combustion engine vehicles. This has increased the need for electric cars in the area, supporting the consumption of magnetic materials in various applications.
  • In China, the automotive industry is witnessing switching trends as the consumer inclination toward battery-operated vehicles is higher. Moreover, the government of China estimates a 20% penetration rate of electric vehicle production by 2025. This is reflected in the electric vehicle sales trend in the country, which went to a record-breaking high in 2022.
  • As per the China Passenger Car Association, the country sold 5.67 million EVs and plug-ins in 2022, almost double the sales figures achieved in 2021. Anticipating a decline in the nation's need for lubricant additives, the market is poised to sustain sales at the current pace.
  • Similarly, in India, the focus is shifting to electric vehicles to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The government has committed that 30% of the new vehicle sales in India will be electric by 2023. Furthermore, various companies are establishing electric vehicle manufacturing facilities in the country to increase the production volume of electric vehicles.
  • For instance, in February 2023, Nissan and Renault announced their plan to invest USD 600 million in India over the next 3-5 years to expand their market share in passenger cars and electric vehicles. It will boost the market for electric vehicles, thereby driving the demand for magnetic materials.
  • Due to the factors above, the demand for magnetic materials will likely increase in the region during the forecast period.
Magnetic Materials Market: Growth Rate by Region

Magnetic Materials Industry Overview

The magnetic materials market is partially consolidated in nature. Some of the major players in the market (not in any particular order) include Arnold Magnetic Technologies, Daido Steel Co., Ltd, Electron Energy Corporation, PROTERIAL, Ltd., and Lynas Rare Earths Ltd, among others.

Magnetic Materials Market Leaders

  1. Arnold Magnetic Technologies

  2. Daido Steel Co., Ltd

  3. Electron Energy Corporation

  4. PROTERIAL, Ltd.

  5. Lynas Rare Earths Ltd

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Magnetic Materials Market Concentration
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Magnetic Materials Market News

  • January 2023: Hitachi Metals, one of the major manufacturers of magnetic materials, renamed globally as PROTERIAL, Ltd. The company announced its restructuring plan to further expand its business across the globe.
  • January 2022: Quadrant, a magnets technology company, announced its plan to construct a permanent magnets manufacturing plant in the United States. The company aimed to benefit from the rapid increase in electric vehicle production in the automotive sector.

Magnetic Materials 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 The Rising Adaption of Magnetic Materials in Power Generation Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Applications in Electronics

      3. 4.1.3 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Cost in Extracting Rare Earth Materials

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    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 Buyers

      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 Volume)

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Hard Magnetic Materials

      2. 5.1.2 Soft Magnetic Materials

      3. 5.1.3 Semi-Hard Magnetic Materials

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Automotive

      2. 5.2.2 Electronics

      3. 5.2.3 Power Generation

      4. 5.2.4 Industrial

      5. 5.2.5 Other End-user Industries (Consumer Goods, Communication and Technology, etc.)

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. 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. 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 Share (%)**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Adams Magnetic Products

      2. 6.4.2 Arnold Magnetic Technologies

      3. 6.4.3 Daido Steel Co., Ltd.

      4. 6.4.4 Dexter Magnetic Technologies

      5. 6.4.5 Electron Energy Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 GKN Powder Metallurgy

      7. 6.4.7 Lynas Rare Earths Ltd.

      8. 6.4.8 Molycorp Inc

      9. 6.4.9 PROTERIAL, Ltd.

      10. 6.4.10 Quadrant.

      11. 6.4.11 Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.

      12. 6.4.12 Steward Advanced Materials LLC.

      13. 6.4.13 TDK Corporation

      14. 6.4.14 Tengam

      15. 6.4.15 Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Rising Demand for Magnetic Materials in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

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Magnetic Materials Industry Segmentation

Magnetic materials are capable of attracting and repelling other materials, such as steel or iron. Magnetic materials are widely used in transformers, generators, and motors.

The magnetic materials market is segmented by type, end-user industry, and geography. Based on type, the market is segmented into hard magnetic materials, soft magnetic materials, and semi-hard magnetic materials. Based on the end-user industry, the market is segmented into automotive, electronics, power generation, industrial, and other end-user industries (consumer goods, communication and technology, etc.).

The report also covers the market size and forecasts for magnetic materials in 15 countries across major regions. Each segment's market sizing and forecasts are based on volume (tons).

Hard Magnetic Materials
Soft Magnetic Materials
Semi-Hard Magnetic Materials
End-user Industry
Power Generation
Other End-user Industries (Consumer Goods, Communication and Technology, etc.)
South Korea
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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Magnetic Materials Market Research FAQs

The Magnetic Materials Market size is expected to reach 30.18 million tons in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of greater than 6% to reach 41.18 million tons by 2029.

In 2024, the Magnetic Materials Market size is expected to reach 30.18 million tons.

Arnold Magnetic Technologies, Daido Steel Co., Ltd, Electron Energy Corporation, PROTERIAL, Ltd. and Lynas Rare Earths Ltd are the major companies operating in the Magnetic Materials Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Magnetic Materials Market.

In 2023, the Magnetic Materials Market size was estimated at 28.37 million tons. The report covers the Magnetic Materials Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Magnetic Materials Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Magnetic Materials Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Magnetic Materials market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Magnetic Materials analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Magnetic Materials Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)