Duplex Stainless Steel Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Lean Duplex, Duplex, Super Duplex), By Product (Tubes, Pumps & Valves, Fittings & Flanges, Rebar & Mesh, Welding Wires, Others), By End-Use (Oil & Gas Industry, Desalination Industry, Chemical Industry, Pulp & Paper Industry, Construction Industry, Others), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2023 - 2031

Region: Global | Format: Word, PPT, Excel | Report Status: Published

Market Overview:

The Duplex Stainless Steel Market size was US$ 3.75 Million in 2022. Covid-19's impacts have been unprecedented and staggering on a global scale, with the pandemic leading to positive demand shocks for the Duplex Stainless-Steel Market across all domains and regions. Between 2023 and 2031, the market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 50.7%, from US$ 3.85 Million in 2023 to US$ 4.90 Billion in 2031. The sudden rise in CAGR is attributed to this market growth returning to the pre-pandemic level once the pandemic is over according to a new report by IMIR Market Research.

Duplex stainless steels are a metallic family. These are known as duplex (or austenitic-ferritic) grades because their metallurgical structure comprises of two phases in about equal proportions, austenite (face-centered cubic lattice) and ferrite (body-centered cubic lattice). They are intended to offer greater corrosion resistance, notably against chloride stress corrosion and chloride pitting corrosion, as well as more strength than ordinary austenitic stainless steels such as Type 304 or 316. When compared to austenitic stainless steel, the key changes in composition are that duplex steels have a greater chromium concentration, 20-28%; a higher molybdenum content, up to 5%; a lower nickel content, up to 9%; and 0.05-0.50% nitrogen. Both the low nickel content and the high strength (which allows for the use of thinner sections) provide substantial cost savings.

The global Duplex Stainless-Steel market includes the production, consumption, and use of duplex stainless steel in a variety of industries. It covers various grades, applications, end-use industries, regional analyses, and market dynamics. Factors such as the need for corrosion resistance, high strength, and reliability in demanding environments, rising industrialization and infrastructure development, and rising demand for duplex stainless steel in industries such as oil and gas, chemical processing, and construction are driving the market.

The Duplex Stainless Steel market research report comprises a thorough examination of the current and future scenario of this industry vertical. The research highlights major trends and opportunities, as well as challenges, for various segments and sub-segments, while broadening the company horizon. The study report also includes extensive information based on past and present patterns across several industry verticals to help find various expansion prospects. Throughout the forecast period, several estimations regarding market share, market size, and industry growth rate are presented. The research includes information on competitive analysis as well as consumption habits and pricing strategies depending on the Duplex Stainless Steel market.


Scope of Duplex Stainless Steel Market Report:

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This report examines all the key factors influencing growth of global Duplex Stainless Steel market, including demand-supply scenario, pricing structure, profit margins, production and value chain analysis. Regional assessment of global Duplex Stainless Steel market unlocks a plethora of untapped opportunities in regional and domestic market places. Detailed company profiling enables users to evaluate company shares analysis, emerging product lines, pricing strategies, innovation possibilities and much more.

The report covers the all the aspects of industry with dedicated study of key players that includes market leaders, followers and new entrants by region. PORTER, SVOR, PESTEL analysis with the potential impact of micro-economic factors by region on the market have been presented in the report. External as well as internal factors that are supposed to affect the business positively or negatively have been analyzed, which will give clear futuristic view of the industry to the decision makers.


Market Drivers:

The growing demand for corrosion-resistant materials in the oil and gas industry is one of the key drivers for Duplex Stainless Steel.

One of the primary drivers for the Duplex Stainless-Steel market is the growing need for corrosion-resistant materials in the oil and gas industry. Offshore drilling platforms, pipelines, and subsea equipment all rely on materials that can survive severe and corrosive environments.

Duplex Stainless Steel has great corrosion resistance, making it ideal for oil and gas applications. It performs exceptionally well in situations with high chloride concentration, which is common in offshore and subsea activities. The capacity of the material to withstand pitting, crevice corrosion, and stress corrosion cracking contributes to its increasing use in the oil and gas industry.

The requirement to ensure the integrity and endurance of vital infrastructure in the oil and gas sector drives demand for Duplex Stainless Steel. The need for corrosion-resistant materials such as Duplex Stainless Steel is predicted to rise as oil and gas exploration and production activities develop, particularly in harsh offshore and deepwater settings.


Market Trends:

The growing use of duplex stainless steel in the renewable energy sector is one key trend in the Duplex Stainless-Steel market.

The increasing use of duplex stainless steel in the renewable energy sector is one trend in the Duplex Stainless-Steel market. Duplex stainless steel has a number of advantages that make it ideal for use in renewable energy applications.

Duplex stainless steel is used in the renewable energy sector for numerous components such as turbine foundations, support structures, and offshore platforms, particularly in offshore wind farms and tidal power projects. These applications necessitate materials that can survive harsh marine environments, such as saltwater exposure, corrosion, and extreme weather conditions.

Duplex stainless steel is appropriate for these demanding settings due to its outstanding corrosion resistance, high strength, and weldability. Its resistance to pitting and stress corrosion cracking enhances the lifetime and endurance of renewable energy sources.

The growing investment in offshore wind farms, as well as the global shift towards cleaner and more sustainable energy sources, are driving the adoption of duplex stainless steel in the renewable energy sector. This tendency is projected to continue as the renewable energy business grows and more projects are built around the world.


Market Restraining Factors:

The increased competition from alternative materials could be a significant limitation in the Duplex Stainless-Steel market.

Indeed, rising competition from other materials is a serious constraint in the Duplex Stainless-Steel market. As industries and applications advance, new materials with comparable or improved qualities to duplex stainless steel may emerge, causing market competition.

Alternative materials, such as advanced composites, high-performance alloys, or coatings, may provide comparable levels of corrosion resistance, mechanical strength, or other required properties at a cheaper cost or with extra benefits. This can make widespread adoption and expansion of the Duplex Stainless-Steel market difficult.

While duplex stainless steel offers unique features that make it suited for a variety of applications, such as superior corrosion resistance, high strength, and durability, the availability of competing materials may lead to potential consumers researching other possibilities. Cost-effectiveness, weight reduction, or specific application requirements may affect decision-making and shift demand away from duplex stainless steel.

To overcome this constraint and preserve its market position, the Duplex Stainless-Steel industry will need to constantly develop and highlight the particular advantages and value proposition it offers compared to other materials.


Duplex Stainless Steel Market Players Analysis:

• Outokumpu Oyj
• Sandvik AB
• Tata Steel Limited
• Acerinox S.A.
• Aperam S.A.
• Nippon Steel Corporation
• Voestalpine AG
• Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI)
• ThyssenKrupp AG
• Jindal Stainless Limited
• Carpenter Technology Corporation
• Schmolz + Bickenbach AG
• Sandmeyer Steel Company
• Daido Steel Co., Ltd.
• Viraj Profiles Limited

Duplex Stainless Steel Market Players & Competitor Analysis:

The report covers the key players of the industry including Company Profile, Product Specifications, Production Capacity/Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin 2023-2031 & Sales with a thorough analysis of the market’s competitive landscape and detailed information on vendors and comprehensive details of factors that will challenge the growth of major market vendors.

Key Industry Developments:
  • In Feb 2022, Fatigue tests were conducted on duplex stainless-steel specimens exposed to natural seawater, both with and without cathodic protection (CP). The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of CP on the fatigue behavior of duplex stainless steel in a marine environment.The results of the fatigue tests indicated that duplex stainless steel exhibited improved fatigue performance when subjected to CP. The presence of CP helped in reducing the initiation and propagation of fatigue cracks, thereby extending the fatigue life of the material. This can be attributed to the protective nature of CP, which helps to mitigate the corrosive effects of seawater and reduce the likelihood of localized corrosion and stress corrosion cracking.


Duplex Stainless Steel Market Segmentation Analysis:

The market scope is segmented on the basis by Grade, by Product Form, by end user

By Grade Analysis:

By grade, the Duplex Stainless-Steel market can be categorized into three main types: Duplex, Lean Duplex, and Super Duplex.

Duplex: Duplex stainless steel is a balanced composition of austenite and ferrite phases, typically containing around 50% of each. It offers a good combination of strength and corrosion resistance, making it suitable for a wide range of applications in various industries.

Lean Duplex: Lean Duplex stainless steel has a lower alloy content compared to traditional Duplex stainless steel. It typically contains a higher proportion of ferrite phase, resulting in improved corrosion resistance and higher strength compared to standard austenitic stainless steels. Lean Duplex is commonly used in applications where weight reduction and cost savings are desired.

Super Duplex: Super Duplex stainless steel is characterized by a higher alloy content, providing enhanced corrosion resistance and superior mechanical properties. It offers exceptional resistance to pitting, crevice corrosion, and stress corrosion cracking, making it highly suitable for aggressive environments such as offshore oil and gas production, chemical processing, and marine applications.

By Product Form Analysis:

By product form, the Duplex Stainless-Steel market can be categorized into several types:

Tubes: Duplex stainless-steel tubes are used in various industries, including oil and gas, chemical processing, and desalination plants. They offer excellent corrosion resistance and high strength, making them suitable for transporting fluids in demanding environments.

Welding Wires: Duplex stainless steel welding wires are used for joining and fabricating duplex stainless steel components. They provide the necessary metallurgical properties and corrosion resistance for creating strong and durable welds in diverse applications.

Rebar and Mesh: Duplex stainless-steel rebar and mesh are used in construction projects that require high corrosion resistance and durability. They are commonly used in reinforced concrete structures, especially in environments with chloride exposure or aggressive conditions.

Pumps and Valves: Duplex stainless steel is widely used in the manufacturing of pumps and valves due to its excellent corrosion resistance and mechanical properties. These components are crucial in industries such as oil and gas, chemical processing, and marine applications.

Others: The Duplex Stainless-Steel market also includes other product forms such as sheets, plates, fittings, flanges, bars, and forgings. These products find applications in various industries where corrosion resistance, strength, and durability are essential.

By End User Analysis:

By end-user, the Duplex Stainless-Steel market can be categorized into several industries:

Oil and Gas: The oil and gas industry extensively utilize Duplex Stainless Steel due to its exceptional corrosion resistance and high strength. It finds applications in offshore platforms, subsea equipment, pipelines, valves, and other components used in exploration, production, refining, and transportation of oil and gas.

Construction: The construction industry utilizes Duplex Stainless Steel in structural components, reinforcement bars, facades, and architectural elements. Its corrosion resistance and durability make it suitable for infrastructure projects, including bridges, buildings, tunnels, and coastal constructions.

Pulp and Paper: Duplex Stainless Steel is widely employed in the pulp and paper industry, where it is used in equipment such as digesters, evaporators, bleach towers, and recovery boilers. Its resistance to corrosion and high temperatures ensures reliable performance in the harsh chemical and thermal environments of pulp and paper manufacturing.

Chemical: The chemical industry relies on Duplex Stainless Steel for various applications, including reactors, heat exchangers, storage tanks, and piping systems. Its resistance to corrosive chemicals and ability to withstand high pressures and temperatures make it a preferred material in chemical processing plants.

Others: The Duplex Stainless-Steel market also serves other industries such as marine, power generation, food processing, pharmaceuticals, and desalination, among others. These industries benefit from the exceptional corrosion resistance, strength, and longevity offered by Duplex Stainless Steel in their specific applications.

The report also helps in understanding Global Duplex Stainless Steel Market dynamics, structure by analyzing the market segments, and project the Global Duplex Stainless Steel Market size. Clear representation of competitive analysis of key players by type, price, financial position, product portfolio, growth strategies, and regional presence in the Global Duplex Stainless Steel Market make the report investor’s guide.

Study Period


Base Year


Estimated Forecast Year


Growth Rate

CAGR of 50.7% from 2023 to 2031


By Grade, By Product Form, By end user, By region.


USD Billion

By Grade

• Duplex
• Lean Duplex
• Super Duplex

By Product Form

• Tubes
• Welding Wires
• Rebar and Mesh
• Pumps and Valves
• Others

By end user

• Oil And Gas
• Construction
• Pulp and Paper
• Chemical
• Others

By Region

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)


Global Duplex Stainless Steel Market Regional Analysis:

Europe: has a strong presence in the duplex stainless-steel industry, with nations such as Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Norway noted for their stainless-steel production capabilities. The region's industrial sector is thriving, and it serves as a hub for offshore oil and gas exploration, chemical processing, and desalination plants.

North America: Because of its thriving oil and gas industry, infrastructural expansion, and diverse industrial applications, the United States is a major consumer and producer of duplex stainless steel. Due to its mining, construction, and energy sectors, Canada also adds to the need for duplex stainless steel.

Asia-Pacific: The duplex stainless-steel market is expanding rapidly in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in China, India, and Japan. Demand for duplex stainless steel is being driven by rapid industrialization, urbanisation, and infrastructure development projects in industries such as construction, automotive, and energy.

Middle East and Africa: The Middle East region is recognised for its oil and gas industry, and duplex stainless steel is used in a variety of applications including offshore platforms, pipelines, and petrochemical plants. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar are significant market contributors. Demand for duplex stainless steel is driven in Africa by regions with a significant mining and oil sector, such as South Africa and Nigeria.

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North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Netherland
  • Turkey
  • Rest of Europe


  • India
  • Australia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • China
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Rest Of APAC

Latin America

  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Peru
  • Colombia
  • Brazil
  • Rest of South America

Middle East and Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • South Africa
  • Rest Of MEA


Points Covered in the Report:

The points that are discussed within the report are the major market players that are involved in the market such as market players, raw material suppliers, equipment suppliers, end users, traders, distributors and etc.

The complete profile of the companies is mentioned. And the capacity, production, price, revenue, cost, gross, gross margin, sales volume, sales revenue, consumption, growth rate, import, export, supply, future strategies, and the technological developments that they are making are also included within the report. This report analysed 12 years data history and forecast.

The growth factors of the market are discussed in detail wherein the different end users of the market are explained in detail.

Data and information by market player, by region, by type, by application and etc., and custom research can be added according to specific requirements.

The report contains the SWOT analysis of the market. Finally, the report contains the conclusion part where the opinions of the industrial experts are included.

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Research Scope of Duplex Stainless Steel Market:
  • Historic year: 2018- 2021
  • Base year: 2022
  • Forecast: 2023 to 2031
  • Representation of Market revenue in USD Million

Duplex Stainless Steel Market Trends: Market key trends which include Increased Competition and Continuous Innovations Trends:

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  • PUBLISHED ON : June, 2022
  • BASE YEAR : 2023
  • STUDY PERIOD : 2020-2032
  • NO OF PAGES : 380

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