Film Capacitor Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Voltage (Low Voltage, High Voltage), By Type (Paper Film Capacitor, Plastic Film Capacitor), By End-User Industry (Automotive, Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Communication And Technology, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Nov 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061611687
  • Pages : 137

The film capacitor market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.86%  to reach US$2.663 billion by 2027, from US$2.185 billion in 2020. 

The capacitors are used across industry verticals including automotive, manufacturing, consumer electronics, and communication and technology among various others. The growth of these industries will directly influence the demand for these capacitors.

Growing demand for various consumer electronics including smartphones, tablets, and laptops coupled with increasing demand for electric vehicles will boost the demand for film capacitors. Geographically, Asia Pacific is a very attractive market on account of favourable government policies promoting the manufacturing industry and the demand for electric vehicles. In addition, improvements in the standard of living and rising disposable income will further add to the demand for these capacitors in the APAC region over the forecast period.


The growing number of smartphone users worldwide will strengthen the market growth since smartphone users are likely to propel the demand for film capacitors used in these devices. According to Datareportal 2022, the total number of smartphone users worldwide was 5.31 billion as of January 2022, which is 67.1% of the world’s total population.

Further, an increase in the sales and adoption of electric vehicles is expected to drive the demand for the capacitors used in these vehicles. Key markets for electric vehicles like the US, China, and Germany have been investing substantially in the EV charging infrastructure along with investments in research & development for the innovation of faster and energy-efficient charging methods. Significant investments by automakers are also projected to aid the rising demand for these vehicles and thus, play a huge role in the development of the market. Key EV market players like Tesla, Ford, Nissan Volkswagen, BMW, and General Motors have allocated significant budgets to R&D for the development of industry-leading EVs. Back in 2020, the EV market saw an increase of 41% in sales with approximately 3 million EV sales worldwide, despite the impact that COVID-19 had on the automotive market, as the overall automobile market size decreased by 6%. This factor shows an inclining demand for electric vehicles, which, in turn, is expected to boost the market for film capacitors worldwide.

Furthermore, nanolayer cells that can withstand temperatures of up to 150°C are currently being developed. The structure's dielectric strength is the most crucial component of this capacitor. Enhancing the dielectric's energy density is crucial for increasing its dielectric strength and doing so will also enable making a component smaller by reducing its size. These capacitors also need to be able to operate at elevated temperatures because this will enable them to be used in industrial settings. Additionally, it has a high energy density, a quality necessary for the creation of next-generation capacitors, and offers the film capacitor industry significant potential on a global scale.


The Asia Pacific region is a very attractive market due to favourable government policies promoting the manufacturing industry. The sector has emerged vastly in this region due to government initiatives across various countries. For instance, in India, manufacturing has emerged as one of the sectors with high growth due to the government. The ‘Make in India’ program by the government has entrenched India on the world map as a manufacturing hub and provides worldwide recognition to the Indian economy. Thus, to make this program a success, manufacturers in India have been adopting more efficient methods and technology to stay competitive. Manufacturing solutions like the application of film capacitors is considered a viable option to achieve that, hence posing promising growth for the market. Further, with the Made in China 2025 initiative by the Chinese government which allows the relocation of manufacturing back to China, Southeast Asian countries are under immense pressure to minimize the risk of labour issues and Industry 4.0. This is currently driving demand for manufacturing development in the region, which is likely to drive the film capacitor market to ease the manufacturing processes.  

Key Developments:

  • August 23, 2022 – KYOCERA AVX a High-Voltage Power Film Capacitor in its TRAFIM Series to be used in DC Filtering Applications.
  • January 2020- KEMET Corporation, which is a leading global provider of electronic components launched the R41T and R76H series, which are AEC-Q200-qualified metalized polypropylene film capacitors.

COVID-19 Insights

The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the film capacitor market. The restricted investment costs and a lack of employees hampered sales and production of electronic paper display technology. However, the increase in sales of devices such as smartphones and tablets across the globe during the pandemic provided decent growth to the market.

Film Capacitor Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$2.185 billion
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$2.663 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 2.86% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Voltage, Type, End-User Industry, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Wima GmbH & Co. KG, Kemet, Cornell Dubilier, Panasonic Corporation, TDK Corporation, Vishay Intertechnology, AVX Corporation, Nichicon Corporation, Wurth Elektronik GmbH & C0. KG, Vicor Corporation
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Voltage
    • Low Voltage
    • High Voltage
  • By Type
    • Paper Film Capacitor
    • Plastic Film Capacitor
  • By End-User Industry
    • Automotive
    • Manufacturing
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Communication and Technology
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Isreal
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • Australia
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The film capacitor market is projected to reach a total market size of US$2.663 billion in 2027.
Film Capacitor Market was valued at US$2.185 billion in 2020.
The global film capacitor market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.86% during the forecast period.
Growing demand for various consumer electronics including smartphones, tablets, and laptops coupled with increasing demand for electric vehicles will boost the demand for film capacitors.
Asia Pacific region is expected to dominate the film capacitor market on account of favorable government policies promoting the manufacturing industry and the demand for electric vehicles.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Covid-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation



2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions



3.1. Research Highlights



4.1. Market Driver

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis



5.1. Introduction

5.2. Low Voltage

5.3. High Voltage



6.1. Introduction

6.2. Paper Film Capacitor

6.3. Plastic Film Capacitor



7.1. Introduction

7.2. Automotive

7.3. Manufacturing

7.4. Consumer Electronics

7.5. Communication and Technology

7.6. Others



8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. United States

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. UK

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Italy

8.4.5. Spain

8.4.6. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Isreal

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific 

8.6.1. Japan

8.6.2. China

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. Australia

8.6.5. South Korea

8.6.6. Indonesia

8.6.7. Thailand 

8.6.8. Taiwan

8.6.9. Others



9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix



10.1. Wima GmbH & Co. KG

10.2. Kemet

10.3. Cornell Dubilier

10.4. Panasonic Corporation

10.5. TDK Corporation

10.6. Vishay Intertechnology

10.7. AVX Corporation

10.8. Nichicon Corporation

10.9. Wurth Elektronik GmbH & C0. KG

10.10. Vicor Corporation

Wima GmbH & Co. KG


Cornell Dubilier

Panasonic Corporation

TDK Corporation

Vishay Intertechnology

AVX Corporation

Nichicon Corporation

Wurth Elektronik GmbH & C0. KG

Vicor Corporation