Automotive High-Strength Steel: North America

This report forecasts North American automotive high-strength steel (HSS) demand in pounds and US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2018. Total demand in pounds is segmented by application in terms of body structure and frame, other exterior and structural applications, engine and mechanical, and interior. Total demand in pounds is also segmented by country as follows: US, Mexico, and Canada.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand in pounds is provided in an annual series from 2003 to 2013; total demand in value and the various segments in pounds are reported at five-year intervals for 2008 and 2013. An Industry Overview section defines applications and countries, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on environmental and regulatory factors, technology, and competitive fuel economy technologies.

A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each application and country segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve the North American market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 28-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

Back to Top