Lightweight automotive materials

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Statista Dossier about lightweight materials in the automotive industry

This dossier presents graphs and tables about lightweight materials used within the automotive industry globally and in North America. Focusing on the volume of materials produced and consumed, it also highlights a material breakdown of passenger cars.

Table of contents

  • 1. Global market
    • Material use in car production 2025

    • CAGR of the automotive lightweight material market by type 2017-2025

    • Lightweight materials global market value by type 2017 & 2023

    • Automotive composites - global market size 2025

    • Aluminum - global end use by sector 2018

    • Global transportation CO2 emission share by subsector 2050

    • Global per capita GHG emissions from the transportation industry by key country 2017

    • SUV sales share in selected markets worldwide 2010-2018

  • 2. Global lightweight materials
    • Crude steel output - worldwide 2019 & 2020

    • Global alumina production 2010-2018

    • Global plastic production 1950-2018

    • Distribution of global carbon fiber production capacity by country 2018

    • Base metals - price by commodity 2019

    • World hrc benchmark steel prices 2018-2020

  • 3. North American market
    • Light vehicles in North America: curb weight reduction 2008-2020

    • Aluminum use: net pounds per light vehicle in North America 1975-2028

    • North American automotive aluminum use by component: growth 2012/2025

    • U.S. & Canadian cars: plastic and polymer composite weight 2007-2017

    • U.S. transportation sector gasoline & distillate fuel consumption 1992-2018

    • Fuel economy levels - light-duty vehicles by type in the U.S. 2016-18

    • Emission levels - U.S. light-duty vehicles by type 2017 and 2018

    • United States light vehicle sales by type 2019

    • Best-selling SUV/crossover models in the U.S. 2019

    • Pickup trucks - U.S. sales 2015-2019

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