Market Evaluation for Resource Efficiency and Re-use of Secondary Raw Materials in the Automotive Sector



In India, automotive industry is one of the main pillars of the economy; with strong backward and forward linkages, it is a key driver of growth. The contribution of this sector to the National GDP rose from 2.77% in 1992-93 to about 7.1% in 2014. It provides direct and indirect employment to over 19 million people. The automotive sector is marked by a sharp rise in vehicle (Passenger car and two wheelers) ownership and will be a main consumer of key industrial metals. As part of the Resource efficiency project, the Indian automotive sector (majorly auto-component sector) has been identified as a potential sector focusing on the entry points for resource efficient production processes. This study focusses on the raw material consumption (mainly ferrous and non-ferrous metals) and the current practices of increasing the resource efficiency in the auto component sector.


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH


  • GIZ: Abhijit Banerjee, Karan Mehrishi, Manjeet Singh Saluja, Rachna Arora, Uwe Becker; TERI: Jai Kishan Malik, Nitya Nanda, Shilpi Kapur, Souvik Bhattacharjya, Suneel Pandey; IFEU: Claudia Kamper, Juergen Giegrich, Monika Dittrich; VDI: Anke Niebaum

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  • English

Waste hierarchy

  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Recovery

Waste type

  • End-of-Life Vehicle
  • Metal

Area of intervention

  • Conceptual Background


  • Southern Asia


  • India

german cooperationFederal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Developmentsupported by The State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia