Automotive Wheel Bearing Aftermarket Report Covers Detailed Industry Scope, Future Scenario and Elaborates Outlook to 2030

The automotive wheel bearing aftermarket is growing steadily with the rise in production of higher load carrying commercial vehicles, high performance vehicles, and others. Maintenance of wheel bearings is important to maintain smooth wheel functioning and free rotation of the wheel hub. This is creating increasing demand for automotive wheel bearing aftermarket services.

A new study by Future Market Insights (FMI) states that the global automotive wheel bearing aftermarket is expected to rise at ~3.4% CAGR during the forecast period from the year 2020 to 2030.

Due to the rise in industrialization and economic growth, the demand for automotive wheel bearings is rising. In order to meet necessities of customers, market players are focusing on developing hybrid bearings with improved stiffness and load capacity. With researches underway to improve overall functionality, the demand in automotive wheel bearing aftermarket is expected to surge in the coming years.

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Despite facing hindrances caused by COVID-19 pandemic, the global automotive wheel bearing aftermarket is set to witness impressive growth during the forecast period.

FMI offers an exhaustive overview of the automotive wheel bearing aftermarket, its potential, growth drivers and restraints.

Some of the key takeaways from the report are highlighted below-

  • Independent aftermarket have emerged as preferred sales channels
  • The rising sales of passenger vehicles are fuelling demand for automotive wheel bearing aftermarket
  • The demand for tapered roller bearing is expected to rise at a higher pace among products available in the market
  • Application of automotive wheel bearings in rear will continue accounting for the maximum sales in the market
  • East Asia automotive wheel bearing aftermarket will remain dominant through the forecast period

 “The increase in sales of passenger cars and two wheelers is expected to drive the global automotive wheel bearing aftermarket. Furthermore, the usage of advanced technologies and materials in automotive manufacturing has increased the average operational age of vehicles significantly which in turn is catering to the growth of automotive wheel bearing aftermarket,” says an FMI analyst.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The market has been severely affected by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The decrease in demand for automotive wheel bearings coupled with the decline in growth of automotive industry has hampered the growth of the aftermarket.

Factors such as shutting down of manufacturing units, disruptions in transport and sales channels, scarcity of raw materials, and others have resulted in the declining growth of automotive wheel bearing aftermarket.

With the commencement of vaccination, the automotive wheel bearing aftermarket is anticipated to recover by the end of the year 2021 or beginning of 2022.

Who is Winning

With competition getting fiercer, market players are focussing on launching of extensive range of products with improved flexibility and load carriage capacity.

For instance, NSK Ltd. Has launched their new hub unit bearings with integral sensor located between the rows with a very small air gap in the recent year. They have also launched hub unit bearings with angular passive sensor with integral high-output sensor in the current year.

NRB Bearings Ltd. has launched their exclusive needle roller bearing with high load capacity and flexibility in the current year.

Some of the leading companies operating in the market are NTN Bearing, The Timken Company, Continental Group, AB SKF, NSK Ltd, Schaeffler AG, JTEKT Corp, among others.

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Key Segments

Sales Channel

  • Original Equipment Supplier
  • Independent Aftermarket

Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Car
    • Compact
    • Mid Sized
    • SUV
    • Luxury
  • Light Commercial Vehicle
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle

Product Type

  • Ball Bearing
  • Precision Ball Bearing
  • Roller Bearing
  • Tapered Roller Bearing
  • Others


  • Front
  • Rear

Table Of Content

  1. Executive Summary

1.1. Global Market Outlook

1.2. Demand Side Trends

1.3. Supply Side Trends

1.4. By Product Type Roadmap

1.5. Analysis and Recommendations

  1. Market Overview

2.1. Market Coverage / Taxonomy

2.2. Market Definition / Scope / Limitations

2.3. Overview of Product Type vs Respective Application

  1. Key Market Trends

3.1. Key Trends Impacting the Market

  1. Key Success Factors

4.1. Product Adoption / Usage Analysis

4.2. Product USPs / Features

  1. Global Automobile Wheel Bearing Aftermarket Demand Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast, 2020–2030

5.1. Historical Market Volume (‘000 Units) Analysis, 2015–2019

5.2. Current and Future Market Volume (‘000 Units) Projections, 2020–2030

5.3. Y-o-Y Growth Trend Analysis

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Automotive Wheel Bearing Aftermarket Report: Scope

Attribute Details
Forecast Period 2020-2030
Historical Data Available for 2015-2019
Market Analysis USD Million for value and volume (per units)
Key Regions Covered North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania Middle East & Africa
Key Countries Covered US, Canada, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, GCC Countries, Turkey, Northern Africa, South Africa
Key Segments Covered Sales Channel, Vehicle Type, Product Type, Application, and Region
Key Companies Profiled
  • Federal – Mogul Corporation (Tennenco Inc.)
  • Schaeffler AG
  • Mahle GmbH
  • Continental AG
  • The Timken Company
  • NSK Ltd.
  • JTEKT Corp
  • NTN Corporation
  • Rheinmetall AG
  • NRB Bearings Ltd.
  • Nachi – Fujikoshi Corp.
  • MinebeaMitsumi Inc.
  • Wafangdian Bearing Group Corporation
Report Coverage Market Forecast, brand share analysis, competition intelligence, DROT analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, Strategic Growth Initiatives
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Key Questions Answered by the Report

  • At what CAGR is the automotive wheel bearing aftermarket expected to grow?According to Future Market Insights (FMI), the automotive wheel bearing aftermarket is anticipated to grow by 3.4% CAGR during the forecast period from year 2020 to 2030.
  • Which are the top companies in automotive wheel bearing aftermarket?Some of the top companies in global automotive wheel bearing aftermarket are Continental AG, NSK Ltd., NTN Corporation, NRB Bearings Ltd., and others.
  • Which category of automotive wheel bearings is highly sought-after?Tapered Roller Bearing is the most lucrative segment by product type of the automotive wheel bearing aftermarket and anticipated to maintain the lead throughout the forecast period.
  • Which is the preferred sales channel in automotive wheel bearing aftermarket?Independent aftermarket is the most preferred sales channel type in the global automotive wheel bearing aftermarket.
  • How are companies planning to gain competitive edge in automotive wheel bearing aftermarket?With competition getting fiercer, key market players are focusing on launching more efficient automotive wheel bearings with higher load carriage capacity, such as hybrid bearings in order to target diverse end users.
  • What is the leading application in the automotive wheel bearing aftermarket?Rear segment is the leading application in the global automotive wheel bearing aftermarket and is expected to remain dominant during the forecast period.
  • Which is the largest market for automotive wheel bearings? East Asia is the largest market for automotive wheel bearings followed by Europe and North America.

About FMI

Future Market Insights (FMI) is a leading provider of market intelligence and consulting services, serving clients in over 150 countries. FMI is headquartered in Dubai, the global financial capital, and has delivery centers in the U.S. and India. FMI’s latest market research reports and industry analysis help businesses navigate challenges and make critical decisions with confidence and clarity amidst breakneck competition. Our customized and syndicated market research reports deliver actionable insights that drive sustainable growth. A team of expert-led analysts at FMI continuously tracks emerging trends and events in a broad range of industries to ensure that our clients prepare for the evolving needs of their consumers.


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