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Fencing - Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

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  • 150 Pages
  • July 2024
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5724265
The Fencing Market size is estimated at USD 31.17 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 40.60 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 5.43% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Key Highlights

  • The surge in commercial and residential construction projects is fueling the need for fencing, prompting advancements and innovations in manufacturing to meet the rising demand for dependable and long-lasting fencing systems. Notably, the residential sector is experiencing an uptick in new builds and remodeling activities worldwide, serving as a primary catalyst for the global fencing market.
  • Manufacturing firms continually strive to enhance their products to align with customer requirements, contributing to regional market growth. In North America and Europe, there's a notable emphasis on safeguarding pets and assets, bolstering protection against theft and various forms of criminal activity. Moreover, there's a considerable demand for renovation and retrofit projects throughout Europe. Government-backed initiatives prioritize cost-efficient solutions, leading to an increased preference for plastic fences.
  • Asia-Pacific presents promising prospects for the fencing market, given its inclusion of rapidly developing nations like China and India, attracting considerable investor interest. However, trade disputes and economic deceleration persist in the region, particularly in China and India, where subdued domestic demand has led to reductions in investments and production across various sectors, including manufacturing.
  • Military organizations often employ electric fencing to deter intrusions near international borders. Notably, China's military utilizes spiked electric wires in the Ladakh region along the disputed border with India, while the Russian military has installed electric fencing along the China-Russia border for protection. The growing focus on national security is expected to drive market growth, as electric fencing not only deters unauthorized human entry but also prevents wildlife encroachment, significantly enhancing farm safety. However, the market expansion is hindered by the substantial maintenance costs associated with electric fencing, which require regular inspections for optimal performance. Alternative solutions, such as unmanned crossings, are being explored to address these challenges and mitigate high fixed costs.
  • The fencing market is segmented into three categories based on applications: industrial, agricultural, and residential. Residential construction and remodeling activities are driving the expansion of the residential segment, supported by rising disposable incomes and the increasing importance households place on security and privacy. Furthermore, there is a growing demand for distinctive fences to enhance the aesthetic appeal of residential properties. In the agricultural sector, rapid growth is anticipated due to the need to protect farms, crops, and livestock from wildlife and theft. This increased demand for agricultural fencing is driven by rising instances of agricultural intrusions, leading to the customization of fences according to customer specifications and the use of high-quality raw materials.

Fencing Market Trends

The Fencing Market in North America is Witnessing the Highest Growth Rate

  • North America's residential safety and security sector is witnessing a notable uptick in consumer demand, driving its growth. Simultaneously, the region's emphasis on enhanced home aesthetics and a surge in residential construction projects are poised to bolster the market in the coming years. Notably, the agricultural sector's increasing preference for wood fencing is pivotal in propelling the North American wood fencing market.
  • This surge in demand is further fueled by a rising trend among consumers, particularly the affluent and younger demographics, who seek innovative fencing solutions. On the other hand, consumers with varying income levels are gravitating towards wood fencing for privacy and security. Local manufacturers hold the lion's share in the North American market, with national and international players following suit. To stay ahead, industry leaders are prioritizing technological and design innovations.
  • In North America, players are also actively pursuing M&A acquisitions to expand their market reach, while international players are eyeing local competitors. While major manufacturers in North America primarily sell directly to end-users through online platforms, wood fencing sales predominantly occur through offline channels, leveraging the influence of distributors and retailers.

Increasing Real Estate Construction Driving the Market

  • In 2023, as privacy was predicted to be a major issue, more customers chose board-on-board fences. This design uses vertically overlapping boards to block the view of a yard or house and keep off prying eyes. Similar to a slatwall, a stockade fence is made of long, flat wooden planks that are placed one on top of the other to form a plank wall. In addition to privacy concerns, this type of fencing is once again becoming popular because it was so uncommon to see it outside of rural areas. In 2023, more homeowners wanted to update their fences using cost-effective, eco-friendly fencing materials. As sustainability became more important, bamboo, biocomposite materials, and natural shrub/hedge barriers were expected to witness an increase in demand.
  • The rise of the middle class is helping the expansion of the fencing business. According to the European Commission, by 2030, there are likely to be 5.5 billion members of the emerging middle class. Around 87% of the growing middle-class population will be Asian. Rising home building and a rebound in building completions are driving the growth of the fencing sector. The expansion of the global fencing market is also being fueled by growth in the estate market, brought on by a rise in firms and greater investment in the construction sector. Regular inspections are necessary to ensure optimal performance, but they are challenging to carry out due to the high cost of improvements and maintenance associated with upgrading conventional electric fences. Hefty maintenance expenses hamper its growth. Farmers are seeking other solutions, like unmanned drones, to offset the high fixed costs linked with the necessity to deploy barriers over international boundaries, which may stifle market expansion.
  • Rising urbanization is considerably contributing to the growth of the fence market. Urbanization is the term used to describe the widespread movement of people from rural to urban areas, which leads to higher human population densities in urban areas. Urbanization is increasing the demand for both residential and non-residential structures, which will advance the fence market. The expansion of the middle class is helping the fencing industry. Consequently, future fencing industry growth is anticipated to be fueled by rising urbanization.

Fencing Industry Overview

The fencing market is fragmented and consists of many players. The growth of residential fencing in new construction projects is a significant driver of new opportunities for the players. The major players are CertainTeed, PLY Gem, Bekaert, BetaFence, Ameristar Perimeter Security, and many more. Growing strategic partnerships and agreements among key manufacturers for market expansion are boosting the growth of the global fencing market. The industry participants have adopted various strategies, such as new product developments, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, agreements, and collaborations, to achieve growth in the fencing market.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
2.1 Analysis Methodology
2.2 Research Phases
4.1 Current Market Scenario
4.2 Technological Trends
4.3 Insights on Supply Chain/Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Government Regulations
4.5 Insights on Materials Used for Fencing
4.6 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market
5.1 Drivers
5.1.1 Government Investments in Infrastructure Projects, Such as Highways, Airports, and Railways, Often Require Fencing for Safety and Security
5.1.2 Advancements in Fencing Technologies, Such as Smart Fencing Systems With Integrated Surveillance and Alarm Systems, are Attracting Customers Looking for Enhanced Security Solutions
5.2 Restraints
5.2.1 Soaring Prices of Raw Material
5.2.2 Increasing Competition from Low-cost Products
5.3 Opportunities
5.3.1 Increasing Demand for Aesthetically Pleasing Fencing Solutions
5.3.2 Increasing Popularity of Eco-friendly Fencing Materials
5.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
5.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers / Buyers
5.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
5.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
5.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
6.1 By Type
6.1.1 Wood Fencing
6.1.2 Metal Fencing
6.1.3 Other Types
6.2 By End User
6.2.1 Residential
6.2.2 Agricultural
6.2.3 Military and Defense
6.2.4 Government
6.2.5 Petroleum and Chemicals
6.2.6 Mining
6.2.7 Energy and Power
6.2.8 Warehouse
6.2.9 Other End Users
6.3 By Geography
6.3.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
6.3.2 Latin America Brazil Colombia Argentina Rest of Latin America
6.3.3 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Russia Rest of Europe
6.3.4 Asia-Pacific China Japan India South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.3.5 Middle East and Africa Saudi Arabia Egypt South Africa United Arab Emirates Rest of Middle East and Africa
7.1 Market Concentration Overview
7.2 Company Profiles
7.2.1 CertainTeed
7.2.2 PLY Gem
7.2.3 Bekaert
7.2.4 BetaFence
7.2.5 Ameristar Perimeter Security
7.2.6 Long Fence
7.2.7 Gregory Industries
7.2.8 A1 Fence Products
7.2.9 Specrail
7.2.10 Jerith*
9.1 Marcroeconomic Indicators (GDP breakdown by sector)
9.2 Key Production, Consumption, Exports & Import Statistics

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • CertainTeed
  • PLY Gem
  • Bekaert
  • BetaFence
  • Ameristar Perimeter Security
  • Long Fence
  • Gregory Industries
  • A1 Fence Products
  • Specrail
  • Jerith*