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Middle East and Africa Automotive Airbags Market

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Middle East and Africa Automotive Airbags Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Position (Frontal Airbag, Side Airbag, Knee Airbag), By Fabric (Coated, Non-Coated), By Type (Passenger Vehicle, Commercial Vehicle), By Distribution Channels (OEM, Aftermarket) and By Country(UAE, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Rest of MEA) Forecasts, 2024-2032

Report Code: SRAT55018DR
Study Period 2020-2032 CAGR 6.8%
Historical Period 2020-2022 Forecast Period 2024-2032
Base Year 2023 Base Year Market Size USD XX Billion
Forecast Year 2032 Forecast Year Market Size USD XX Billion
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Market Overview

The Middle East and Africa automotive airbags market size witnessed significant growth in the past and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% during the forecast period (2022–2030).

An airbag is a component of a vehicle's safety restraint system that is swiftly inflated in the event of an accident. They are soft, pillow-like balloons with a sensor and inflation system wrapped into the vehicle's steering wheel, dashboard, seat, door, or roof. The primary function of the airbag is to shelter the driver or passenger during vehicle collisions and prevent the body from colliding with interior vehicle objects such as the steering wheel or window. In the event of a collision, the sensors within the vehicle provide the airbag electronic controller unit (ECU) with factual information, including collision type, angle, and severity of impact.

The Middle East and Africa have a relatively small global automotive airbag market share. The region has limited manufacturers focusing on development and research activities. Moreover, most Middle Eastern countries primarily rely on vehicle imports rather than domestic manufacturing. The annual vehicle production in the region is approximately 1.7 million. However, Africa has a larger presence of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and manufacturers than the Middle East, which is expected to expand.

Market Dynamics

Middle East and Africa Automotive Airbags Market Drivers

Rigorous Standards for Vehicle Safety

In response to the increasing number of accidents, governments have instructed automotive manufacturers to improve their products and prioritize the safety of drivers and passengers to minimize accidents. Prominent manufacturers are introducing various vehicle safety features, including cruise control, collision warning systems, lane assistance, and airbags. Road traffic accidents result in approximately 1.3 million fatalities a year and impose significant economic costs on countries, amounting to around 3% of their gross domestic product. Vulnerable road users account for more than half of these fatalities. Governments globally have mandated that vehicle manufacturers include airbags in their vehicles to reduce the number of fatalities. For example, the Indian government has made it compulsory for all passenger vehicle manufacturers to install airbags for the safety of the front driver and co-passenger.

Middle East and Africa Automotive Airbags Market Restraint

Chemical Problems Affecting Airbag Functionality

Frontal airbags have proven highly effective, saving more than 60,000 lives annually. While they are designed to prevent fatal outcomes in accidents, they can also cause injuries. Car crashes can result in various airbag-related injuries, including facial cuts and broken noses, particularly when the airbag is faulty. The successful deployment of an airbag relies on the vehicle's sensors accurately detecting speed, braking, and impact. Sensor malfunctions can lead to unnecessary deployment or failure during a genuine crash. Some airbags may inflate too quickly and rupture, while others may not inflate rapidly enough to provide adequate cushioning upon impact. Additionally, certain chemicals used in airbag deployment can cause breathing difficulties, abrasions, burns, vision impairments, or hearing loss.

Middle East and Africa Automotive Airbags Market Opportunities

Expansion of the Automotive Industry

With increased sustainability, a shift in consumer behavior, electric vehicles, connected cars, mobility fleet sharing, and enhanced lifestyles, the automotive industry is racing toward a new world. In addition, demand for Special Utility Vehicles (SUVs) has recently increased due to increased leisure and tourism activities worldwide. In addition, competition among the major automotive manufacturers (such as General Motors, Volkswagen, Toyota, Daimler, Ford Motors, and others) has increased due to innovation and development time, reliability, fuel economy, safety, product quality and features, and pricing. Urbanization and industrialization have increased the demand for commercial and passenger vehicles.

Regional Analysis

The Middle East and Africa region is significant in the global automotive airbags market. The market growth in this region can be attributed to increasing vehicle production, rising awareness about passenger safety, and the implementation of stringent safety regulations. The airbag demand is expected to rise as governments emphasize road safety measures and consumers prioritize vehicle safety features.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
By Position
  1. Frontal Airbag
  2. Side Airbag
  3. Knee Airbag
By Fabric
  1. Coated
  2. Non-Coated
By Type
  1. Passenger Vehicle
  2. Commercial Vehicle
By Distribution Channels
  1. OEM
  2. Aftermarket
Company Profiles Continental AG Toyoda Gosei Robert Bosch Denso Corporation ZF Aptiv Plc Key Safety Systems Infineon Technologies AG Tokia Rika Rhodius GmbH Ashimory Industry Telamon
Geographies Covered
Middle East and Africa UAE Turkey Saudi Arabia South Africa Egypt Nigeria Rest of MEA
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Segmental Analysis

The Middle East and Africa automotive airbags market is segmented into position, application, vehicle type, and distribution channel.

By Position, it is further segmented into frontal, side, and knee airbags.

Frontal Airbags dominated the market and are expected to register a CAGR of 7.2% over the forecast period. Side head and chest-protecting airbags are designed to deploy in side collisions to prevent people's heads and chests from colliding with protruding vehicle side structure, a striking vehicle, or an object like a tree or pole. Side airbags absorb and disperse impact forces so that no portion of the body sustains concentrated impact forces.

Based on fabric, it is further segmented into coated and non-coated.

Coated dominated the market and is expected to register a CAGR of 7.1% over the forecast period. Automobile airbags are manufactured using various varieties of fabric, such as nylon and polyester. As the choice of material can considerably increase the final cost of a vehicle, the demand for each type of fabric fluctuates according to manufacturers and their intended consumers. Silicon has been widely used as a coating for the past few decades, but other materials are gradually displacing it due to their superior strength and recyclability.

It is further segmented into passenger and commercial vehicles based on vehicle type.

Passenger vehicles dominated the market and are expected to register a CAGR of 6.3% over the forecast period. Approximately 23 million commercial vehicles were manufactured worldwide. In most countries worldwide, commercial vehicle manufacturers are not required to install airbags. Nonetheless, numerous market participants have begun supplying airbags in midsize commercial vehicles. However, the number is extremely restrictive.

Based on the distribution channel, it is further segmented into OEM and aftermarket.

OEM dominated the market and is expected to register a CAGR of 6.6% over the forecast period. The aftermarket segment has the smallest market share. Implementing airbags in a vehicle that does not offer them is difficult. Airbag installation requires a new dashboard, steering, many new sensors, new cabling, and almost complete disassembly of the vehicle's interior. This is expensive, and the outcome may not be as desired. However, the demand for aftermarket airbags is driven primarily by the deployment of airbags due to accidents and other causes.

Market Size By Position

Recent Developments

  • January 2022: Continental AG and Volterio are collaborating to develop fully automated charging robots for electric vehicles.
  • February 2022: DENSO Corporation (DENSO) and Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation (SSS) announced that DENSO would invest USD 0.35 billion in Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing, Inc. (JASM), TSMC’s majority-owned manufacturing affiliate in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Due to this equity transaction, DENSO will hold a more than 10% equity position in JASM.

Top Key Players

Continental AG Toyoda Gosei Robert Bosch Denso Corporation ZF Aptiv Plc Key Safety Systems Infineon Technologies AG Tokia Rika Rhodius GmbH Ashimory Industry Telamon Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Rigorous standards for vehicle safety is the key driver for the growth of this market.
The key players in this market are Continental AG,Toyoda Gosei,Robert Bosch,Denso Corporation,ZF,Aptiv Plc,Key Safety Systems,Infineon Technologies AG,Tokia Rika,Rhodius GmbH,Ashimory Industry,Telamon

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