Structural Steel Market Size, Statistics, Global Report 2024-2032

Structural Steel Market Growth $176.51 Billion By 2032,CAGR: 5.3%

The global structural steel market size is expected to reach USD 176.51 Billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Structural Steel Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Product (Heavy Structural Steel, Light Structural Steel), By End-Use; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

Structural steel is a high-strength, versatile metal alloy composed primarily of iron and a small percentage of carbon, with additional alloying elements such as manganese, silicon, and trace amounts of other elements. Because of its strength, durability, and flexibility, it is a critical material in the construction industry for a wide range of structural applications. Global demand for structural steel is increasing since it is widely used in the construction industry. Globally, increasing urbanization, population growth, and infrastructure development projects all contribute significantly to market growth. The versatility of structural steel and its high strength-to-weight ratio make it an essential material for the construction of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, as well as bridges and other infrastructure. Moreover, advancements in construction technologies and engineering design practices improve structural steel's efficiency, boosting its market growth.

Despite this, fluctuations in raw material prices, particularly for iron ore and scrap metal, have a negative impact on production costs, and, as a result, the overall market is affected. Stricter regulations governing emissions, energy consumption, and the carbon footprint of steel production raise manufacturing costs and limit market growth.

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The increase in commercial and residential construction activities is a significant driver driving market growth because the construction industry is experiencing an upsurge globally, and the demand for materials capable of providing superior structural strength and toughness becomes important. Structural steel, which is known for its exceptional strength and durability, emerges as a critical solution that meets stringent usage criteria. The global structural steel market is highly competitive and moderately fragmented. Major industry players pursue key strategies such as mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Partnerships and acquisitions are expected to increase, opening up new market opportunities for key players.

Structural Steel Market Report Highlights

  • The heavy structural steel segment is expected to dominate the structural steel market in 2023 due to its robustness and ability to withstand significant loads that benefit the number of end-use sectors.
  • The non-residential segment accounted for the majority of revenue due to strong demand from non-residential construction activities such as commercial, industrial, and institutional projects, which rely heavily on structural steel due to its exceptional strength, durability, and adaptability.
  • It is estimated that Asia Pacific dominated the structural steel market in terms of revenue share in 2023, owing to the region's expanding economic and infrastructure projects. The region's urbanization and population growth have increased demand for commercial, residential, and industrial spaces.
  • The global key market players include Arcelor Mittal S.A., BAOSTEEL GROUP, Bohai Group, British Steel, Hebei Group, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, POSCO, Salasar Techno Engineering, Tata Steel Limited, Wuhan Group, etc.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the structural steel market report based on product, end-use, and region:

Structural Steel, Product Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Heavy Structural Steel
  • Light Structural Steel

Structural Steel, End-Use Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Residential
  • Non-residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Offices

Structural Steel, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa

Structural Steel Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 117.04 Billion

Revenue Forecast in 2032

USD 176.51 Billion


5.3% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD Billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments Covered

By Product, By End-Use, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa


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