Global carbon fiber demand by region 2017

This statistic displays the demand for carbon fiber worldwide by region in 2017. In that year, the carbon fiber demand in North America amounted to nearly 48,000 tons. Carbon fiber consists of extremely small fibers that are mostly derived from carbon atoms. The global demand is expected to increase along with its potential for reinforcing materials such as replacing aluminum in the aerospace sector.

Demand for carbon fiber worldwide in 2017, by region

Demand in thousand tons
North America47.7
Europe43.9
Asia Pacific*30.3
Rest of world4.8
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Source

Release date

September 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

September 2017

Supplementary notes

* Asia, Asia Pacific, and Japan included.

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