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Concrete, Gypsum, and Plaster Products - Global Outlook

  • ID: 1089905
  • January 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 244 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

The global outlook series on Concrete, Gypsum, and Plaster Products provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers a bird's eye view of the industry, highlights latest trends in the concrete, gypsum and plaster products market, and demand drivers, in addition to providing statistical insights. Market discussions in the report are punctuated with 69 fact-rich market data tables. Regional markets elaborated upon include United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Hungary, Australia, China, India, South Korea, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, Iran and South Africa, among others.

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CONCRETE, GYPSUM, AND PLASTER PRODUCTS

A GLOBAL OUTLOOK, JANUARY 2012

CONTENTS

1. OVERVIEW 1
Introduction 1
Industry at a Glance 1
Economic Crisis Derails Progress of the Global Construction
Sector 1
A Historical Perspective 2
Evolution of the Industry 2
Concrete 3
Introduction 3
Current and Future Analysis 3
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current, and Future Analysis for
Concrete by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million
Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2015 4

Table 2: World 5-Year Perspective for Concrete by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US,
Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2011 & 2015 5
Concrete - A Preferred Material for Sustainable Construction 5
Concrete Admixtures Market - An Overview 6
Growth Prospects for the Concrete Additives Market 6
Ready-Mix Concrete 7
Demand Determinants for Ready Mix Concrete 7
Ready-Mix Concrete Industry To Witness Growth 7
Ready-Mix Concrete - Price Hike Comes with Riders 8
Aspects Associated with Ready Mix Concrete 8
At Production/Supply Point 8
At Manufacturer's Point 8
Factors Influencing Establishment of Additional Facilities 9
Seasonal Nature of the Market 9
Regulatory Environment 9
Gypsum 9
Global Gypsum Market 9
Table 3: World Recent Past, Current, and Future Analysis for
Gypsum by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2015 10

Table 4: World 5-Year Perspective for Gypsum by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US,
Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2011 & 2015 11

Table 5: World Gypsum Market (2008-2010): Annual Mine
Production Figures in Million Metric Tons 12

Table 6: Global Gypsum Market (2008, 2009 & 2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Mine Production by Major Countries -
China, Iran, Spain, US, Thailand, Japan, Canada, Italy,
France, Mexico and Others 12
Market Structure 13
Gypsum Market Dented by Turmoil in Economy 13
Demand for Gypsum in Plasterboards and Cement in Select
Regions: A Review 14
Japanese Earthquake Favors Global Gypsum Construction
Materials Market 14
Gypsum Market in the Commercial Sector 14
Use of Synthetic Gypsum Gains Momentum 15
Gypsum Market - Freeze Frame 15
Comparison between Demand for Gypsum in Plasterboard and in
Cement 15
Global Plasterboard Market 16
Plasterboard Consumption Stumbles 16
Emerging Markets Present Brighter Prospects 16
Transition in the Use of Plasterboard 16

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 18
Concrete 18
Concrete Constituents 18
Cement 18
Aggregates 18
Crushed Rock 19
Sand and Gravel 19
Water 19
Concrete Manufacturing Process 19
Mixing 19
Workability 20
Curing 20
Concrete Admixtures 20
Types of Admixtures 20
Retarders 21
Accelerators 21
Air-Entrainers 21
Water Reducers 21
Benefits of Adding Admixtures to Concrete 21
Various Forms of Concrete 22
Regular Concrete 22
Precast Concrete 22
Prestressed Concrete 22
High-Strength Concrete 23
Reinforced Concrete 23
Self-Compacting Concrete 23
Roller-Compacted Concrete 23
High-Performance Concrete 23
Rapid Strength Concrete 24
Pervious Concrete 24
Tilt-Up Concrete 24
Shotcrete 24
Textured Concrete 24
Cellular Concrete 24
Asphalt Concrete 24
Limecrete 25
Glass Concrete 25
Polymer Concrete 25
Green Concrete or Geo-polymer 25
Characteristics of Concrete 25
Physical Features 25
Elasticity 25
Strength 25
Cracking 26
Tension Cracking 26
Shrinkage Cracking 26
Creep 26
Damage of Concrete 27
Physical Damage 27
Bacterial Damage 27
Expansion of Aggregate 27
Fire 27
Consequences of Sea Water 27
Chemical Damage 28
Chlorides 28
Sulphates 28
Carbonation 28
Applications of Concrete 28
Concrete in Flooring 28
Self-Placing Concrete 28
Concrete in Building Houses 29
Development of Transportation Infrastructure Using Concrete 29
Concrete Screws 29
Glass Fiber-Reinforced Concrete 29
Concrete Pads 30
Economical Means of Construction Using Concrete 30
Framing System 30
Floor Framing 30
Fire Rating 30
Floor Vibrations 30
Building Layout and Plan 31
Scope for Future Modifications 31
Recycling of Concrete 31
Ready-Mixed Concrete 31
Ready-Mix Concrete Producers 32
Truck Mixer for Delivering Ready-Mixed Concrete 32
Ready-Mixed Concrete Vs Precast Concrete Products 32
Environmental Concerns Related to Ready-Mixed Concrete 32
Gypsum - Basic Definitions, Grades, and Specifications 33
Gypsum - Characteristics 33
Uses 34
Production of Gypsum 34
Basic Steps 34
Lime Milk Preparation 34
Flue Gas Washer 34
Gypsum Process 34
Production Process 35
Geology and Resources 35
Research and Technology 35
Mining 35
Gypsum Processing 36
Gypsum Products 37
Gypsum Plaster 37
Plaster Blocks 37
Plasterboard or Gypsum Wallboard 37
Production of Wallboard 38
Building Plaster 38
Decorative Plaster 38
Characteristics of Gypsum Products 38
Role of Technology 38
Lime 39
Plaster 39
Types of Plaster 39
Lime Plaster 39
Plaster of Paris 39
Cement Plaster 39
Properties of Plaster 40
Applications of Plaster 40
Fire Protection 40
Artistic Applications 40
Architectural Applications 40
Medical Applications 40

3. TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGHS 41
Fiber Reinforced Concrete 41
Wuhan University Scientists Invent Supramolecular, a Self-
Sanitizing Plaster 41
Use of Synthetic Materials for Construction 41
Insulated Concrete Forming (ICF) 42
Fly Ash for Concrete Reinforcement 42

4. MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 43

5. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 57

6. PRODUCT LAUNCHES 70

A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 74

1. NORTH AMERICA 74
Gypsum Market - An Overview 74
Table 7: North American Gypsum Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Company for USG Corporation,
National Gypsum, Saint-Gobain, Georgia Pacific, Eagle
Materials and Others 75
Gypsum Producers Employ Cost Cutting Measures 75

1a. THE UNITED STATES 76
Concrete 76
Market Analysis 76
Table 8: The US Concrete Market (2010-2015): Annual
Consumption Figures in Million Metric Tons 76
Cement and Concrete Market Faces Tough Times 76
Concrete Block and Brick Market Exhibits Future Growth Prospects 77
Ready-Mixed Concrete Market 77
Demand for Ready-Mix Concrete Increases 78
End-Use Consumption 78
Table 9: US Ready-Mix Concrete Market (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Consumption Value by End-Use Segment for
Commercial & Industrial, Street & Highway, Residential, and
Other Public Works 78
Ready-Mixed Concrete Market - A Recent Past Perspective 78
Table 10: US Ready-Mixed Concrete Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Company for Cemex,
HeidelbergCement and Others 79
Concrete Admixtures Market 79
Table 11: US Concrete Admixtures Market (2009 & 2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Segment for Water
Reducers, Retarders, Accelerators and Air-Entrainers 79
US Precast Concrete Market to Grow Faster Compared to Other
Materials 79
Precast Concrete Market 80
Table 12: US Precast Concrete Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Application - Parking,
Bridges, Offices, Schools and Others 80
Gypsum Market 80
Overview 80
Market Analysis 81
Table 13: US Gypsum Market (2010-2015): Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 81
Table 14: US Gypsum Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption by End-Use Segment for Wallboard and
Plaster Products, Cement, Agriculture Uses and Others 82

Table 15: US Gypsum Products Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Company for USG Corporation,
Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, Koch Industries, Eagle Materials,
Lafarge North America, Temple-Inland and Others 82
Demand for Gypsum to Bounce Back 82
Construction Industry: A Major Growth Driver 83
Gypsum Market - Key Statistics 83
Production Scenario 83
Table 16: US Crude Gypsum Market (2005-2010): Mine
Production in Thousand Metric Tons 83
Competitive Climate 84
Table 17: US Gypsum Market (2009): Leading Manufacturers by
Production Capacity in Millions of Square Meters 84
Exports and Imports Scenario 84
Table 18: US Gypsum Imports: 2005-2009 84
Table 19: US Gypsum Exports: 2005-2009 85
Wallboard Market 85
Table 20: US Wallboard Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown
of Production Capacity of Leading Players - USG Corporation,
National Gypsum, Koch Industries, Certain Teed, American
Gypsum, and Others 85

Table 21: US Wallboard Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Consumption by End-Use Segment for New
Residential, Residential Renovation, New Non-Residential and
Non-Residential Renovation 86
Growing Use of Desulphurised Gypsum for Wallboard Production 86
Production Statistics 87
Concrete 87
Table 22: US Concrete Market (2007-2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Production by Product Segment - Ready-
Mixed Concrete, Precast or Prestressed Concrete and Others 87
Ready-Mixed Concrete 87
Table 23: US Ready-Mixed Concrete Market (2008-2010): Annual
Production Figures in Million Cubic Meters 87
Precast Concrete 88
Table 24: US Precast Concrete Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Production Volume by End-Use Segment -
Architectural/Structural, Utility and Architecture Wall
Panels 88
Gypsum 88
Table 25: US Gypsum Market (2007-2010): Percentage Breakdown
of Production Volume by Product Segment - Calcined Gypsum,
Mined or Crude Gypsum and Synthetic Gypsum 88
Trade Statistics 89
Ready Mixed Concrete 89
Table 26: US Ready-Mixed Concrete Market (2006-2010): Annual
Imports and Exports Statistics in US$ Million 89
Gypsum & Anhydride 89
Table 27: The US Gypsum & Anhydride Annual Exports (in US$
Thousands) by Country of Destination: 2009 Vs. 2010 89

Table 28: US Gypsum & Anhydride Annual Imports Statistics by
Country in US$ Thousand 90
US Construction Sector - An Overview 90
Table 29: US Construction Market (2007-2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Construction Value by Segment for Single Family
Housing, Multifamily Housing, Public Works, Institutional
Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Manufacturing Buildings, and
Electric Utilities 91
Gloomy Housing Industry in the Recent Years 91
Table 30: US Residential Construction Market (2007-2010):
Number of New Housing Starts in Thousand Units 92
Falling Demand for Products Used in Nonresidential Construction 92
Table 31: US Residential Construction Market (2007-2009):
Annual Sales of Existing Homes in Thousand Units 92

1b. CANADA 93
Concrete Market - An Overview 93
Table 32: Canadian Concrete Market (2010-2015): Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 93
Gypsum Market 94
Table 33: Canadian Gypsum Market (2010-2015): Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 94

Table 34: Canadian Gypsum Market (2008-2010): Mine Production
of Gypsum in Thousand Metric Tons 95
Regulations 95

2. EUROPE 96
Concrete 96
Market Analysis 96
Table 35: European Recent Past, Current, and Future Analysis
for Concrete by Geographic Region -France, Germany, Italy,
UK and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption in Million Metric Tons for Years 2010
through 2015 96

Table 36: European 5-Year Perspective for Concrete by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of
Europe Markets for Years 2011 & 2015 97
Investments Drive Precast Concrete Products Market 97
Concrete Admixtures Market - An Overview 98
Innovation - Key for Industry Players 98
Gypsum Market 98
Table 37: European Recent Past, Current, and Future Analysis
for Gypsum by Geographic Region -France, Germany, Italy, UK
and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Million Metric Tons for Years 2010 through
2015 99

Table 38: European 5-Year Perspective for Gypsum by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe
Markets for Years 2011 & 2015 100

Table 39: European Gypsum Market (2007, 2008 & 2009): Mine
Production of Gypsum in Million Metric Tons by Select Country
- Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and UK 100
Plasterboard Market 101
Table 40: European Plasterboard Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Company for Saint-Gobain,
Lafarge, Knauf and Others 101
Favorable Signs for European Plasterboard Market 101
Plasterboard Demand to Grow Steadily Through 2015 101
Ready-Mixed Concrete Production 101
Table 41: European Ready-Mixed Concrete Market (2009 & 2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Production by Country - Turkey,
Italy, Spain, Russia, Germany, France, Poland, Greece, United
Kingdom, Switzerland and Others 102

2a. FRANCE 103
Analysis of the French Concrete Market 103
Table 42: French Concrete Market (2010-2015): Annual
Consumption Figures in Million Metric Tons 103
Ready-Mixed Concrete Market 103
Table 43: French Ready-Mixed Concrete Market (2006-2010)
Annual Production Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters 104
French Gypsum Market 104
Table 44: French Gypsum Market (2010-2015): Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 104

2b. GERMANY 105
Analysis of the German Concrete Market 105
Table 45: German Concrete Market (2010-2015): Annual
Consumption Figures in Million Metric Tons 105
Ready-Mixed Concrete Market 106
Table 46: German Ready-Mixed Concrete Market (2006-2010):
Annual Production Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters 106
German Gypsum Market 106
Table 47: German Gypsum Market (2010-2015): Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 106

2c. ITALY 107
Analysis of the Italian Concrete Market 107
Table 48: Italian Concrete Market (2010-2015): Annual
Consumption Figures in Million Metric Tons 107
A Historic Perspective 107
Ready-Mixed Concrete Market 108
Table 49: Italian Ready-Mixed Concrete Market (2006-2010):
Annual Production Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters 108

Table 50: Italian Ready-Mixed Concrete Market (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Ready-Mix Concrete Consumption by
End-Use Segment 108
Recession Hampers Italy's Construction Industry 108
Italian Gypsum Market 109
Table 51: Italian Gypsum Market (2010-2015): Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 109

2d. THE UNITED KINGDOM 110
Concrete Market 110
Table 52: UK Concrete Market (2010-2015): Annual Consumption
Figures in Million Metric Tons 110
Production Statistics 111
Concrete Products 111
Concrete Blocks 111
Table 53: UK Concrete Blocks Market (2006-2010): Annual
Production Figures in Million Square Meters 111
Concrete Roofing Tiles 111
Table 54: UK Concrete Roofing Tiles Market (2006-2010):
Annual Production Figures in Million Square Meters 111
Ready-Mixed Concrete Market 111
Table 55: UK Ready-Mixed Concrete Market (2006-2010): Annual
Production Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters 112
The UK Gypsum Market 112
Table 56: UK Gypsum Market (2010-2015): Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 112

2e. REST OF EUROPE 113
Concrete Market 113
Table 57: Rest of European Concrete Market (2010-2015):
Annual Consumption Figures in Million Metric Tons 113
Gypsum Market 113
Table 58: Rest of European Gypsum Market (2010-2015): Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 114
Overview of Select European Market 114
Spain 114
Ready-Mixed Concrete Market 114
Table 59: Spanish Ready-Mixed Concrete Market (2008-2010):
Annual Production Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters 115
Hungary 115
Concrete, Plaster, and Cement Products Manufacturing 115
Poland 115
Construction Sector Overview 115
Corporate Scenario: The Evolution 115
Turkey 116
Construction Sector - An Overview 116
Czech Republic 116

3. ASIA-PACIFIC 117
Concrete Market 117
Table 60: Asia-Pacific Concrete Market (2010-2015): Annual
Consumption Figures in Million Metric Tons 117
Gypsum Market 117
Table 61: Asia-Pacific Gypsum Market (2010-2015): Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 118
Mine Production Statistics 118
Table 62: Asia-Pacific Gypsum Market (2007-2010): Mine
Production in Million Metric Tons by Select Country - China,
Thailand, Japan, Australia and India 119
Overview of Select Markets in the Asia-Pacific Region 119
Australia 119
Precast Concrete Market - An Overview 119
China 120
An Insight into the Chinese Concrete Industry 120
Government Ban Benefits Ready-Mix Concrete Market 120
Gypsum Market 120
Demand for Gypsum Products Increases 120
Plasterboard Consumption on Rise 121
India 121
Consumption of Ready-Mixed Concrete to Grow 121
Construction Sector 121
Market Snapshots 121
Indonesia 122
Gypsum Board Market 122
Overview 122
Pricing and Distribution 122
Thailand 122
Table 63: Thai Gypsum Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of
Value Sales by Company for Siam Gypsum, Thai Gypsum and
Others 122
Uncertainty Hits Housing Industry 123

4. LATIN AMERICA 124
Concrete Market 124
Table 64: Latin American Concrete Market (2010-2015): Annual
Consumption Figures in Million Metric Tons 124
Gypsum Market 124
Table 65: Latin American Gypsum Market (2010-2015): Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 125
Overview of Select Latin American Markets 125
Brazil 125
Brazilian Production of Crude/Mined Gypsum 125
Table 66: Brazilian Gypsum Market (2006-2010): Mine
Production in Million Metric Tons 126
Plasterboard Consumption in Brazil 126
Mexico 126
mexican Gypsum Market 126
Table 67: Mexican Gypsum Market (2007-2010): Mine
Production in Million Metric Tons 126

5. REST OF WORLD 127
Concrete Market 127
Table 68: Rest of World Concrete Market (2010-2015): Annual
Consumption Figures in Million Metric Tons 127
Gypsum Market 127
Table 69: Rest of World Gypsum Market (2010-2015): Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 128
Pricing Hogs Limelight in the Middle East Concrete Market 128
Select Global Markets 128
Iran 128
Iran - Third Largest Producer of Gypsum in the World 129
Kuwait 129
Iraq 129
Saudi Arabia 129
Jordan 130
Egypt 130
Syria 130
South Africa 130
South African Construction Sector - An Overview 130

GLOBAL DIRECTORY

The global building materials market is volatile and is driven by trends established by the construction sector. The industry witnessed a huge decline during recession as the construction sector reeled under the woes of housing slump and depressed infrastructure spending. The decline in construction industry was further worsened due to the increase in raw material and energy prices. However, with gradual resumption of healthy market conditions, the concrete, gypsum, and plaster products industry is witnessing a revival in demand as new house constructions, building projects, public works projects in industrialized and emerging nations resume activity. At present, the preference for concrete is relatively high owing to its better carbon foot print, recyclable nature, durability, lower maintenance and energy efficiency. Gypsum-based plasterboard (wallboard) is gaining importance in construction markets, where sophistication and technical complexity of structures prevails.

The ready-mix concrete industry is most likely to display considerable improvement in the near term with the real estate industry depicting signs of recovery. With the transformation of the emerging markets into developed markets the consumption of plasterboard in these markets is expected to grow at a high rate in the long run. Global demand for the concrete additives market, in the near future, is likely to be driven by the growing use of fiber and chemical additives in concrete construction activities, in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe and Asia-Pacific. The concrete additives market is expected to witness strong growth in the water reducers segment, particularly the high-performance superplasticizers, which are used to impart strength to concrete structures, and enhance ease of pouring concrete to form various structures.

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