Automotive Airbag Market

Automotive Airbag Market: Passenger Cars Vehicle Type Segment Anticipated to Gain Significantly High BPS During the Forecast Period: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) and Opportunity Assessment (2017-2027)

Significant Market for Driver Airbags, Rising Demand for Side Airbags in the Automotive Airbag Market

Automotive airbags are one of the key passive safety systems in an automobile. Growth in the number of road accidents have led to an increase in the adoption of airbags in vehicles. To minimize the fatality rate during accidents, government authorities have implemented or are implementing mandatory adoption of airbags in vehicles.

The major beneficiary of these mandatory adoption are the driver airbags -- the penetration of driver airbags is remarkable as compared to other airbags types. It is projected that driver airbags will continue to lead the automotive airbag market and will grow at a CAGR of 3.9%, in terms of value, during the forecast period.

The demand for side airbags is growing at a significant rate and it is projected that the market size will reach more than US$ 4 Bn by 2027. The side airbags on the driver and passenger seats protect the torso of the occupants in an event of side collision or impact.

A sufficiently violent collision trips the sensors and the side airbags are inflated. The side airbag is normally deployed during the side collision or roll-over crashes. These type of airbags are mostly found in the front seats of cars, though some premium cars offer them in the rear seat as well.

Passenger Car Segment to Dominate the Automotive Airbag Market

The global automotive production in 2017 was more than 97 million and the passenger car segment held 75% share in the global automotive production. The dominance of passenger cars over light and heavy commercial vehicles in the automotive industry makes them the prominent market for automotive airbags. Also, rising safety concerns among consumers and stringent safety regulations have enhanced the growth of the automotive airbag market for passenger cars.

It is projected that the automotive airbag market for passenger cars will continue to be a substantial market and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.8% during the forecast period. Premium car sub-segment of the passenger car segment is projected to witness significant growth in the automotive airbag market while growing at a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period.

Nylon Airbags to be the Most Used Yarn Type in the Automotive Airbag Market

Nylon is preferred over polyester as a material for airbags in the automotive airbags market. Nylon-based airbags are projected to hold significant share and witness high growth rate during the forecast period. Nylon-based airbags are preferred over polyester as nylon has better physical properties, such as better impact resistance, lower density and high specific heat capacity. Nylon also requires more energy to melt. The mentioned properties make nylon a preferred choice for automotive airbags.

About the Report

FMI has published an exclusive forecast report for the automotive airbag market between 2017 and 2027. The foremost objective of this report on the automotive airbag market is to pitch insights on market scenario, demand generators and technological advancements in the automotive airbag systems. Also, this study on the automotive airbag market addresses key dynamics that are expected to impact the sales and future of the automotive airbag market.

automotive airbag market insights starts with an executive overview under which product definitions have been provided. The report further proceeds with the taxonomy of the automotive airbag market  analysis which elaborates on the key segments. Also, the report outlines insights on dynamics of the automotive airbag market, including drivers, restraints, opportunities and trends as well as value chain analysis and pricing analysis.

Value chain analysis and pricing analysis of the automotive airbag market have also been included in this report to help readers clearly understand the product framework map in the automotive airbag market.

Automotive Airbag Market: Key Segments covered

The automotive airbag market has been analyzed with respect to segments, such as product type, coating type, vehicle type, yarn type and region. The product types in this report on automotive airbag market include driver airbags, passenger airbags, side airbags, curtain airbags, knee airbags and other airbags. By coating type, the automotive airbag market has been segmented into neoprene coating, silicone coating and non-coated.

The automotive airbag market registers demand from vehicle types, such as passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles. Yarn types included in this automotive airbag market include nylon and polyester. The sales channels in this report on automotive airbag market include OEM and aftermarket. The automotive airbag market has been evaluated across primary regions, such as North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ) and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

Competition Landscape : Insight into competition developments

The global market for automotive airbags is consolidated with top three players nearly account for about 60 - 65% of market share. Increasing concerns towards vehicle occupants’ safety has led to developments in automotive airbag designs, actuation technology, and material selection and enhanced quality standards across the globe. On the similar lines, various technological developments and patents have been registered by product manufactures and sub-component suppliers across the globe.

Efforts are being made by manufacturers in the automotive airbag market size to expand through strategic interventions, such as by establishing new entities, expanding production capacity, introduction of enhanced product portfolio and technological breakthroughs in automotive airbag market.

Some of the key players operating in the automotive airbag market and covered under this study are

  • Autoliv Inc.
  • Takata Corporation
  • Daicel Corporation 
  • Denso Corporation
  • Hyundai Mobis Co. Ltd.
  • Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. 
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG 
  • Kolon Industries
  • Toray Industries Inc. 
  • Porcher Industries SA 
  • Nihon Plast Co. Ltd. 
  • Delphi
  • Wacker Chemie AG 
  • Hyosung Co. 
  • Toyobo Co. Ltd. among others.

Key Questions Answered by the Report

  • What is the projected size of the automotive airbag market?

    The automotive airbag market size is projected to be valued at US$ 4 billion in 2027. The growth rate for automotive airbag market will be 3.9% CAGR during 2017-2027.

  • Which is the largest market for automotive airbags?

    North America is the largest market for automotive airbags globally. Strict regulatory safety guidelines by agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration makes North America a lucrative market for automotive airbags.

  • Which are the top companies in automotive airbags market?

    Autoliv Inc., Toyobo Co. Ltd., Takata Corp., Hyosung Co., Daicel Corp., Wacker Chemie AG, Denso Corp., Delphi, Hyundai Mobis Co. Ltd., Nihon Plast Co. Ltd., Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd., are among the prominent market players.

  • What are the applications of automotive airbags?

    automotive airbags are largely used in the passenger cars sector. Recent increase in premium passenger car segments, and reduction in airbag prices boost adoption.

  • In which materials are automotive airbags available?

    Companies usually make automotive airbags available in two types – polyesters and nylons. The production and demand for nylons is substantially higher.

  • What is the outlook on US automotive airbag market?

    The market in US is likely to be the largest globally. Strong regulatory drivers and investments by the country’s major automotive OEMS continues to drive growth.

  • What are some notable industry developments in the past few years?

    A growing number of governments around the world are making the implementation of airbags mandatory. While driver airbags remain prominent, side airbags for passengers have been growing strongly. Pre-emptive deployment systems are likely to gain ground with better safety outcomes.

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Key Segments Covered in Automotive Airbag Market Report:

 product type

  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Side Airbag
  • Curtain Airbag
  • Knee Airbag
  • Other Airbags

 coating type

  • Neoprene
  • Silicone
  • Non-Coated

 vehicle type

  • Passenger Car
  • Light Commercial Vehicle
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle

yarn type

  • Nylon
  • Polyester

 sales channel

  • OEM
  • Aftermarket


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • APEJ
  • Japan
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

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