Plasterboard Market Overview:
According to Eurogypsum, more than 1,600 million square meters of interior surfaces are covered with plasterboards with around 5 million tons of plaster used for interior lining in Europe each year . Similarly, owing to the on-going construction and intermittent replacement of the old plasterboards with the new ones across the globe, the plasterboard market has attained a permanent demand influx from various sectors, and its market size was $19,754 million in 2018, according to the findings by IndustryARC’s market analyst. Furthermore, the analyst estimates the demand for plasterboard to grow with a modest CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period of 2019 to 2025.
According to the United Nations ESCAP (UNESCAP), in 2013, 60% of the world’s population was attributed to APAC which translates to a whopping 4.3 billion. Even though the organization estimates that the population will observe a growth rate of 0.96% year on year, the population will shoot up to around 5 billion in 2050 . Now, this gradual population growth is stirring the construction industry, which is creating a major plasterboard marketplace in the APAC region which held the maximum global market share of more than 36% in 2018, according to the market expert.
Plasterboard Market Outlook:
Plasterboard, also known as drywall, wallboard, sheet rock, gyprock, gypsum board, and gypsum panel is a panel made of calcium sulfate dehydrate (dehydrate). It is widely used in walls and ceiling in various sectors such as residential and commercial. Its leading application segment is in the walls. The partitions and linings of the walls contain plasterboard because it also has soundproofing characteristic.
“The growing construction in the residential and commercial sector coupled with the on-going trend in which consumers from both the sectors have a palpable predilection for the soundproof walls will collective make the plasterboard market boom in the future,” highlights the market analyst in the plasterboard market research report. Furthermore, the analyst estimates the progression in the application CAGR of plasterboard in the walls segment to be 4.9% through to 2025.
Plasterboard Market Growth Drivers:
The Construction Industry Growth –
As mentioned earlier, the plasterboard market is predominantly making strides because of the growing construction industry. The construction industry is further segmented into commercial and residential –
The Population Growth Supporting the Real Estate Business –
By now, it’s discernible that there is a tangible upsurge in the world’s population, and it is only going to grow. This is bringing a seismic shift in the real estate sectors with the latest trend of smart homes which significantly make use of plasterboard.
Economic Growth and the Emergence of New Commercial Buildings –
The world is at the helm of economic progress, and most of the businesses now rely on technology which is leading to new projects in commercial buildings and complexes. Now, these buildings are incorporated with the plasterboard walls, which is further flourishing the plasterboard market.
Dry Construction Technique Gaining Prominence –
Dry Construction Technique (DCT) is 8-10 times lighter than the conventional brick construction technique and also enables 70% savings of the time which also helps the builders in to meet the targets in the turnaround time. Moreover, it reduces the use of water, thereby minimizing the impact of real estate on the environment. Now, this technique is becoming rampant in the real estate sector and leading to a remarkable growth in the demand for plasterboard.
Plasterboard Market Challenges:
The greatest challenge faced by the vendors in the plasterboard market is the fact that the old plasterboards need to be replaced by the new ones, and this is majorly attributed to their vulnerability to water contact. Now, due to the sporadic need for replacement, many customers prefer the conventional methods, and it gets difficult for the vendors to convince them about the advantage of plasterboards. However, the regular services offered by the vendors are making them overcome the challenge.
Plasterboard Market Key Players Perspective:
The key players striving to capitalize on the demand influx in the plasterboard market are Armstrong World Industries Inc., Etex Group, Saint-Gobain SA, Georgia Pacific LLC, and Gypsum Management and Supply Inc.
Plasterboard Market Trends:
- In October 2017, the gypsum wallboard and suspended ceilings distributor GMS Inc. acquired all the operating assets of Washing Builder’s Supply Company. This was attributed to GMS Inc.’s vision to position itself in the plasterboard market of Pennsylvania.
- In January 2018, Etex had become the sole shareholder of Pladur which has plasterboard or gypsum wallboard plant near Madrid, and the company is building its second plant at Gelsa.
Plasterboard Market Research Scope:
The base year of the study is 2018, with forecast done up to 2025. The study presents a thorough analysis of the competitive landscape, taking into account the market shares of the leading companies. It also provides information on unit shipments. These provide the key market participants with the necessary business intelligence and help them understand the future of the plasterboard market. The assessment includes the forecast, an overview of the competitive structure, the market shares of the competitors, as well as the market trends, market demands, market drivers, market challenges, and product analysis. The market drivers and restraints have been assessed to fathom their impact over the forecast period. This report further identifies the key opportunities for growth while also detailing the key challenges and possible threats. The key areas of focus include the types of plasterboard market, and their specific applications in the walls, ceilings, and others. Moreover, the report also digs into the plasterboard’s applications in residential and commercial buildings and how it aids to the plasterboard market growth.
Plasterboard Market Report: Industry Coverage
The report analyses the product demands by the form of product - tapered-edged, square-edged, and others.
The plasterboard market report also analyzes the major geographic regions as well as the major countries in these regions. The regions and countries covered in the study include:
- North America: The U.S., Canada, Mexico
- South America: Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica
- Europe: The U.K., Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Denmark
- APAC: China, Japan, Australia, South Korea, India, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong
- Middle East and Africa: Israel, South Africa, Saudi Arabia
Key Questions Addressed in the Global Plasterboard Market Report
1. Is the market for Plasterboard growing? How long will it continue to grow and at what rate?
2. Which type of paints presents the major growth opportunities?
3. Is there a possibility for change in the market structure over time?
4. Are additional developments needed for the existing product or services offerings or do the existing products meet the customer demands?
5. Do the key vendors look for partnerships to expand their businesses with respect to geography or product?
6. What is the current status of Global Plasterboard in different countries?
7. Which are the major relevant product segments within Global Plasterboard?
8. Which type of segment will witness heavy adoption in the near future?
9. What are the short-term, long-term, and medium-term growth drivers for the market?
10. What are the short-term, medium-term, and long-term challenges for the market?
11. What are the short-term, medium-term, and long-term opportunities for the market
12. Who are the top players/companies of the market?
13. What are the recent innovations in the market?
14. How many patents have been filed by the leading players?
15. What are the types of patents filed by the leading players?
16. What is the futuristic scenario for the adoption of Global Plasterboard?
17. What is our Vision 2030 Global Plasterboard Market?
A few focus points of this Research are given below:
- Give a deep-dive analysis of the key operational strategies with focus on the corporate structure, R&D strategies, localization strategies, production capabilities, and sales performance of various companies
- Provide an overview of the product portfolio, including product planning, development, and positioning
- Discuss the role of technology companies in partnerships
- Explore the regional sales activities
- Analyze the market size and giving the forecast for current and future gypsum boards during the forecast 2018–2023
- Analyze the competitive factors, competitors’ market shares, product capabilities, and supply chain structures