The weathering steel market is estimated to be USD 1.0 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 1.6 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 8.8% from 2019 to 2024. Increasing demand from various end-use industries such as building & construction, transportation, and art & architecture, among others, is expected to drive the growth of weathering steel market in the near future. Moreover, properties such as longer shelf life and low maintenance are enhancing the growth of weathering steel market.

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Based on type, the weathering steel market is segregated into Corten-A, Corten-B, and others. Among these, Corten-B is the most consumed type of weathering steel due to its properties such as high tensile strength and good wear resistibility as compared with Corten-A and other types. Moreover, Corten-B is available in various forms such as plates, sheets, and bars which diversify their application in various end-use industries. This factor is expected to drive the growth of the weathering steel market over the forecast period.

Based on form, the weathering steel market is segregated into plates, sheets, bars, and others. Among these, plates are anticipated to be the most consumed form of weathering steel. This growth in the demand for plates is due to the increasing infrastructure activities around the globe which majorly use plates as the primary form for construction, which is expected to fuel the growth of weathering steel market during the forecast period. Moreover, plates form to register the highest CAGR in the weathering steel market during the forecast period.

Major companies operating in the weathering steel market include United States Steel Corporation (US), ArcelorMittal (Germany), Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (Japan), Tata Steel (India), POSCO (South Korea), and SSAB AB (Sweden), among others. Moreover, United States Steel Corporation (US) and ArcelorMittal (Germany) hold a potential share in weathering steel market.

United States Steel Corporation (US) is one of the leading players in weathering steel market which has inorganic strategies to sustain in their market position. For Instance, In March 2015, United States Steel Corporation announced the construction of a new electric arc furnace (EAF) and tubular products coupling facility in Jefferson County, Alabama (US). The company invested USD 277 million toward this technologically advanced EAF steelmaking facility. In February 2019, United States Steel Corporation announced the restart of construction on the advanced EAF steelmaking facility at its Tubular Operations in Fairfield, Alaska. The company had previously started construction of the EAF in March 2015 and had suspended construction due to unfavorable market conditions in December 2015.

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (Japan) is another major company in the weathering steel market. It has been adopting organic and inorganic strategies to sustain its position in weathering steel market. For Instance, in June 2018, NSSMC wholly acquired Ovako AB, a Sweden-based specialty steel manufacturer. The subsidiary manufactures NSSMC specialty steels, including weathering steel. This acquisition helped NSSMC strengthen its position in the specialty steel market. Moreover, in December 2017, NSSMC acquired and now holds about 80% stake in Katakura Steel Tube Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of high strength and specialty steels, such as weathering steel and others. This acquisition helped enhance the product offering of NSSMC in the weathering steel market besides increasing its market reach.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. – 18)
1.1 Objectives of the Study
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Market Scope
1.3.1 Years Considered for the Study
1.4 Currency
1.5 Unit
1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. – 21)
2.1 Research Data
2.1.1 Secondary Data Key Data From Secondary Sources
2.1.2 Primary Data Key Data From Primary Sources Key Industry Insights Breakdown of Primary Interviews
2.2 Market Size Estimation
2.3 Data Triangulation
2.4 Research Assumptions and Limitations
2.4.1 Assumptions
2.4.2 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. – 28)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. – 31)
4.1 Attractive Opportunities in Weathering Steel Market
4.2 Weathering Steel Market, By Type
4.3 Weathering Steel Market, By End-Use Industry
4.4 Weathering Steel Market, By Region
4.5 Asia Pacific Weathering Steel Market, By Country and Availability

5 Market Overview (Page No. – 34)
5.1 Market Dynamics
5.1.1 Drivers Long Shelf Life With Low Maintenance Cost Growth of the Infrastructure Segment Growing Use of Weathering Steel in Sculptures in Western Regions
5.1.2 Restraints Fluctuation in Raw Material Prices of Steel Inferior Performance in Damp Conditions Lack of Awareness and Knowledge About the Use of Weathering Steel
5.1.3 Opportunities Increasing Opportunities in Various Emerging Economies
5.1.4 Challenges Trade War Between China and the Us Dealing With Overcapacity of Steel
5.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.2.2 Threat of New Entrants
5.2.3 Threat of Substitutes
5.2.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

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