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Asia Pacific Steel Rebar Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Material (Bar (Small), Bar (Large), Wire, Coil, Others), By Type (Mild Steel Rebar, Deformed Steel Rebar, Carbon Steel Rebar, Stainless Steel Rebar, Galvanized Steel Rebar, Welded Wire Fabric (WWF) Rebar, Others), Coating Type (Plain Carbon Steel Rebar, Galvanized Steel Rebar, Epoxy Coated Steel Rebar), By Grade (40, 60, 75, 80, 100, 120, 150, Others), By End User (Construction, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Others) and By Country(China, Korea, Japan, India, Australia, Taiwan, South East Asia, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Forecasts, 2023-2031

Report Code: SRAM29592DR
Study Period 2019-2031 CAGR 6.6%
Historical Period 2019-2021 Forecast Period 2023-2031
Base Year 2022 Base Year Market Size USD 122 Billion
Forecast Year 2031 Forecast Year Market Size USD 229 Billion
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Market Overview

The Asia Pacific steel rebar market size was valued at USD 122 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 229 billion by 2031, registering a CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period (2023-2031).


  • The bar (large) dominated the market by material.
  • The carbon steel bar dominated the market by type.
  • The 60 dominated the market by grade.
  • Others dominated the market by end users.
  • India dominates the market by region. 

Steel reinforcement bar is also known as rebar, reinforcing bar, reinforcing steel, and reinforcement steel. It is a flexible building material commonly used to manufacture reinforced concrete in construction.  Rebar is used to strengthen the tensile strength of concrete since it is very weak in tension but very powerful in compression.  Steel rebar is available in a variety of bar diameters; some of the coating options are epoxy-coated steel rebar, and galvanized steel rebar is used in special projects related to industrial, residential, and infrastructure exclusively.

The Asia Pacific steel rebar market is driven due to rising population and rapid infrastructure development. In the future, the Asia Pacific region will be a hub for new construction and rebuilding activities, which should prove extremely profitable for multinational businesses. Additionally, the demand for steel rebar is increasing due to urbanization and rapid infrastructure development, particularly in developing nations like China and India. The rise in demand for steel rebar is largely due to the growing population.

Market Dynamics

Asia Pacific Steel Rebar Market Drivers

Rising Investments in Infrastructure Development Projects and Construction Activities

Increased expenditures in large infrastructure projects are driving up demand for steel rebar in the Asia Pacific. Steel rebar is widely used in many industries, including non-residential ones like oil and gas and manufacturing, and it is essential for developing infrastructure. Rapid infrastructure development, urbanization, and the rising demand for goods in industries like roads, bridges, sewage systems, airports, and stadiums all impact the growth of the steel rebar market. Additionally, improvements in steel rebar coatings have increased its longevity, making it appropriate for various uses in infrastructure development.

Increasing Urban Population

The increase in demand for steel rebar is mostly due to the growing population in Asia Pacific. The demand for steel rebar is fuelled by the quickening development of infrastructure and urbanization, particularly in nations. People are moving from rural to urban regions, accelerating the market's expansion. The availability of public financing for residential construction also contributes significantly to the growth of the steel rebar business. High-strength rebar is used in construction projects as an incentive, thanks to government subsidies and assistance for low-income households. Rapid urbanization also fosters commercial and economic development in developing nations.

Asia Pacific Steel Rebar Market Restraints

Rusting of Steel Bar

Steel corrosion in the Asia Pacific is caused by weather exposure, which reduces the strength of reinforced concrete. The growth of rust exerts internal tension on the nearby concrete, causing fissures. Concrete poured may get stained when rain removes the top layer of rebar. Furthermore, significant rusting brought on by seawater corrosion might render the rebar useless. Rust has a detrimental influence on steel's ability to support loads, making it less effective when used with concrete to support structural loads. Rusting causes steel to turn into iron oxide, which expands significantly in volume and causes severe internal stresses in the nearby concrete. The market's expansion is to this aspect.

Vulnerability of the Construction Industry to Crises

In Asia Pacific, initial investments needed for building projects of construction businesses are particularly sensitive to crises, exposing them to sizable financial losses brought on by unforeseen occurrences. Such difficulties include pandemic effects, economic recessions, and political instability. Since steel rebar is largely utilized in applications, including roads, bridges, commercial and industrial buildings, and public infrastructure, its demand is directly correlated with construction activity. The vulnerability of the construction sector to crises, a lack of trained labor, and a lack of knowledge are expected to impede the expansion of the steel rebar market.

Asia Pacific Steel Rebar Market Opportunities

Technological Advancements

The Asia Pacific steel rebar market is anticipated to expand because of ongoing technological improvements and innovations. With this development, both well-established businesses and fresh market entrants stand to profit financially. The need for high-performance steel rebar applications is fuelling ongoing industry innovation. Advanced steel rebar variations with characteristics like an epoxy coating, earthquake resistance, and corrosion resistance are often used in various industries. The demand for value-added products is being driven by the implementation of strict government rules and manufacturers' devotion to quality improvements. Steel rebar manufacturers have several chances to profit from this large market potential.

Development of Smart Cities

The development of smart cities is expected to have a considerable positive impact on the growth of the residential sector. Additionally, financing for infrastructure development projects, such as building bridges, hospitals, and public services, is anticipated to rise, likely promoting socioeconomic growth. Additionally, the oil and gas sector is anticipated to be the most profitable market for non-corrosive steel rebar, increasing worldwide refining output. The growth of the worldwide market is anticipated to be fuelled by this development of refineries, which will increase demand for steel rebar.

Regional Analysis

The Asia Pacific steel rebar market is segmented by country: China, India, Japan, Korea, Australia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Rest of Asia. India dominated the market with a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period.

The steel rebar market in the Asia Pacific region shows good growth potential. The region's strong prospects are attributed to fast urbanization, increased construction activities, and government efforts to enhance infrastructure. Countries like China, India, and Japan are experiencing noteworthy investments in various construction projects, including residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. This presents a significant market opportunity for steel rebar manufacturers. Furthermore, the growing demand for steel rebar is driven by the region's thriving automotive, manufacturing, and energy industries.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
By Material
  1. Bar (Small)
  2. Bar (Large)
  3. Wire
  4. Coil
  5. Others
By Type
  1. Mild Steel Rebar
  2. Deformed Steel Rebar
  3. Carbon Steel Rebar
  4. Stainless Steel Rebar
  5. Galvanized Steel Rebar
  6. Welded Wire Fabric (WWF) Rebar
  7. Others
Coating Type
  1. Plain Carbon Steel Rebar
  2. Galvanized Steel Rebar
  3. Epoxy Coated Steel Rebar
By Grade
  1. 40
  2. 60
  3. 75
  4. 80
  5. 100
  6. 120
  7. 150
  8. Others
By End User
  1. Construction
    1. Residential
    2. Commercial
    3. Others
  2. Infrastructure
    1. Roadways
    2. Bridges
    3. Railways
    4. Airports
    5. Others
  3. Oil & Gas
  4. Manufacturing
  5. Agriculture
  6. Others
Company Profiles Celsa Steel UK ArcelorMittal Evraz Mechel Nucor SAIL NLMK JFE Corporation
Geographies Covered
APAC China Korea Japan India Australia Taiwan South East Asia Rest of Asia-Pacific
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Segmental Analysis

The Asia Pacific steel rebar market is segmented into material, type, grade, and end user.

By material, it is further segmented into bar (small), bar (large), wire, coil, and others.

The wire dominated the market and is expected to register a CAGR of 6.7% over the forecast period.

By type, it is further segmented into mild steel rebar, deformed steel rebar, carbon steel rebar, stainless steel rebar, galvanized rebar, glass fiber reinforced polymer rebar, epoxy coated rebar, welded wire fabric rebar, expanded metal rebar.

The carbon steel bar dominated the market and is expected to register a CAGR of 9.3% over the forecast period.

It is further segmented by grade into 40, 60, 75, 80, 100, 120, 150, and others.

The 60 dominated the market and is expected to register a CAGR of 10.2% over the forecast period.

By end user, it is further segmented into construction (residential, commercial, others), infrastructure (roadways, bridges, railways, airports, others), oil and gas, manufacturing, agriculture, and others.

The others dominated the market and are expected to register a CAGR of 7.2% over the forecast period.

Market Size By Material

Recent Developments

  • June 2022- Nucor Corporation announced the acquisition of Summit Utility Structures LLC and a related company, Sovereign Steel Manufacturing LLC.
  • December 2022- ArcelorMittal announced the acquisition of Riwald Recycling (‘Riwald’).

Top Key Players

Celsa Steel UK ArcelorMittal Evraz Mechel Nucor SAIL NLMK JFE Corporation Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How big is the Asia Pacific steel rebar market?
The Asia Pacific steel rebar market was valued at USD 122 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 229 billion by 2031, registering a CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period (2023-2031).
The carbon steel bar segment is the leading segment for the market during the forecast period.
The growing urban population and increasing investments in infrastructure development projects and construction activities are the key drivers for the growth of the market.
The key players in the Asia Pacific market include Celsa Steel UK, ArcelorMittal, Evraz, Mechel, Nucor, SAIL, NLMK, and JFE Corporation.

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