Tungsten Carbide Powder Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Application (Machine Tools, Ammunition, Wear & Die Parts, and Others), by End-user Industry (Mining & Construction, Aerospace & Defense, Transportation, Oil &Gas, Healthcare, and Others), and by Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, Middle-East, and Africa)

Market Snapshot

Tungsten Carbide Powder Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 5 %
Tungsten Carbide Powder Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The market for tungsten carbide powder is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 5% globally during the forecast period. Growing demand for industrial machine tools along with superior properties of tungsten carbide powder are driving the market. On the flip side, unfavorable conditions arising due to the COVID-19 outbreak coupled with higher costs and other restraints are hindering the market growth.

  • Tungsten carbide powder market is expected to grow during the forecast period owing to the increasing demand form the mining & construction industry.
  • Asia-Pacific region to dominate the market across the globe with the largest consumption from countries such as China and India.

Scope of the Report

The Tungsten Carbide Powder Market report include:

Machine Tools
Wear & Die Parts
End-user Industry
Mining & Construction
Aerospace & Defense
Oil &Gas
Others (Jewelry, Sports, Electronics, 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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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand from Mining & Construction Industry

  • Tungsten carbide powder is widely used in the manufacturing of various cutting, engineering, and drilling tools in the mining & construction industry and is expected to be the fastest-growing market during the forecast period.
  • Tungsten carbide is made up of equal parts of chemically bonded tungsten and carbide. Because of its superior properties such as extreme hardness and abrasive resistance, it is used in diamond cutting tools and it can replace steel and other metal alloys in a variety of applications.
  • Tungsten carbide basically a grey powder, which can be pressed and formed into various shapes for industrial machine tools, abrasives, and other tools. In the mining industry, tungsten carbide is extensively used in drill bits, roll-cutters, hammers, and tunnel boring machines.
  • Carbide tools last longer because of their abrasion resistance, superior strength, and can withstand very high temperatures. In the construction industry, they are used as drill bits for a variety of applications such as steel cutting, woodworking tools, and others.
  • The growing demand from the construction industry and mining for the extraction of rare and precious metals for a variety of applications is expected to drive the market for the tungsten carbide powder during the forecast period.
Tungsten Carbide Powder Market Key Trends

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market for tungsten carbide powder market during the forecast period due to an increase in demand from countries like China and India.
  • In the defense sector, tungsten carbide is used in the manufacturing of ammunition and as a neutron reflector in nuclear chain reactions or in weapons. The growing investments from countries like India and China are expected to drive the market.
  • In union budget 2019-20, India allocated about USD 61.96 billion for the developments in the defense sector. Moreover, in 2019, China has allocated around USD 177.61 billion for the defense sector.
  • The growing demand for the construction industry is expected to drive the market for tungsten carbide market. According to the National Development and Reform Commission, China, the Chinese government approved 26 infrastructure projects at an estimated investment of about USD 142 billion in 2019. Moreover, the Indian government has allocated USD 63 billion for the infrastructure sector in 2019-20 and is planning to spend USD 1.4 trillion over the next five years. The development of smart cities and other schemes like “housing for all” are expected to increase the demand for construction.
  • Tungsten carbide is used in the making a variety of surgical instruments for open and laparoscopic surgeries. Furthermore, it is used in making jewelry because of excellent hardness and scratch resistance. The increasing demand for healthcare and jewelry is expected to drive the market
  • The aforementioned factors, coupled with government support, are contributing to the increasing demand for tungsten carbide powder market in the Asia-Pacific during the forecast period.
Tungsten Carbide Powder Market Growth Rate

Competitive Landscape

The global tungsten carbide powder market is partially fragmented with players accounting for a marginal share of the market. Few companies include A.L.M.T. Corp., American Elements, JAPAN NEW METALS CO., LTD., Merck KGaA, and Umicore Cobalt & Specialty Materials.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Demand for Industrial Machine Tools

      2. 4.1.2 Superior Properties of Tungsten Carbide Powder

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Unfavorable Conditions Arising Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak

      2. 4.2.2 Higher Costs and Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porters 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


    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Machine Tools

      2. 5.1.2 Ammunition

      3. 5.1.3 Wear & Die Parts

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Mining & Construction

      2. 5.2.2 Aerospace & Defense

      3. 5.2.3 Transportation

      4. 5.2.4 Oil &Gas

      5. 5.2.5 Healthcare

      6. 5.2.6 Others (Jewelry, Sports, Electronics, 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 & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 A.L.M.T. Corp.

      2. 6.4.2 American Elements

      3. 6.4.3 Atlantic Equipment Engineers

      4. 6.4.4 Buffalo Tungsten

      5. 6.4.5 ChinaTungsten

      6. 6.4.6 CNPC POWDER © GROUP CO., LTD

      7. 6.4.7 Edgetech Industries LLC


      9. 6.4.9 Ganzhou CF Tungsten Co.,LTD

      10. 6.4.10 Global Tungsten & Powders

      11. 6.4.11 JAPAN NEW METALS CO., LTD.

      12. 6.4.12 Kennametal Inc.

      13. 6.4.13 Merck KGaA

      14. 6.4.14 Metaltech

      15. 6.4.15 Serena Inc.

      16. 6.4.16 Umicore Cobalt & Specialty Materials

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Use as Replacement For Uranium

    2. 7.2 Recent Developments Using Tungsten Carbide Powder for 3D Printing

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Tungsten Carbide Powder Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Tungsten Carbide Powder Market is growing at a CAGR of 5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

A.L.M.T. Corp., American Elements, JAPAN NEW METALS CO., LTD., Merck KGaA, Umicore Cobalt & Specialty Materials are the major companies operating in Tungsten Carbide Powder Market.

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