After average yearly gains of over 7 percent, he global cement and concrete additive market is expected to reach $24 billion in 2019. Advances will be driven by worldwide recovery in construction activity. The growing use of additives by the construction industries in developing countries will also support growth.
This report segments the global cement and concrete additive industry by Type and Region. Data is provided in million US dollars.
Cement and concrete additive types include:
Chemicals, including water reducers, set controllers, colorants, air entrainers, and others
Minerals, including gypsum, fly ash, blast furnace slag, silica fume, and others
Fibers, such as steel fibers, synthetic fibers, and other fibers
Chemicals will remain the largest market through 2019. The growing use of these additives in construction projects in developing countries will support healthy gains. The increasing use of high strength concrete in developed regions will also drive gains for chemical additives, as well as fiber additives.
Regions and countries covered include:
Central & South America
Large government-sponsored construction projects in developing countries such as China, India, and Saudi Arabia will help drive demand for cement and concrete additives. As a result, the Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions are forecast to post above-average growth. Demand in Western Europe will grow at a slower pace, as countries in that region continue to recover from the global recession.
The global cement and concrete additives market ranges from small, local producers to divisions of large, multinational corporations. Leading suppliers include BASF,Boral, Buzzi Unicem, CEMEX, Grace, HeidelbergCement, LafargeHolcin, Nippon Electric Glass Company, Propex, and Sika.