Metal market by region
APAC and AMER catch up
Overall, EMEA continues to be the strongest market for metal AM suppliers with in 2020. However, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the AM market were felt strongest in this region as sales revenues decrease in the double-digits compared to 2019. The system sales had a also major decline and dropped below the result from the previous year. For 2025, the overall outlook is very positive and the suppliers of the EMEA region predict an even higher growth thatn in the year before.
The second largest region in terms of sales revenue is AMER 2020. Although the AMER region revenue grew overall compared to the previous year, revenue from system sales dropped by also in the double-digit range. System suppliers reported a strong activity from the space industry in this region, that reduced the overall decline.
The region of APAC had a strong a year-on-year increase. In comparison to AMER and EMEA, the region of APAC experienced a fast recuperation from the COVID-19 pandemic and, hence, shows only a minor impact. However, also in the APAC region the system sales were slightly lower to arrive at revenue then in the year before.