Chemicals and Materials
September 23, 2019

Global Gypsum Board Market Trends, Demand and Business Opportunities 2024

Gypsum board, also known as drywall and plasterboard, refers to a panel made using a mixture of gypsum and water which is pressed between two sheets of thick paper and widely used as a construction material. It is widely used in the construction industry for preparing walls, ceilings and partition systems, particularly in the residential and commercial building projects. Gypsum board is considered as a faster alternative to conventional plastering process. Some of the benefits of using a gypsum board include durability, lightweight, cost-effectiveness, ease of installation, fire-resistance, etc.

The global gypsum board market was worth US$ 22.4 Billion in 2018. The report further anticipates the market to reach a value of US$ 31.7 Billion by 2024, at a projected CAGR of 5.8% over the forecast period.

Source: IMARC Group

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Product Type Insights:

On the basis of type, wallboard represents the largest segment in the global gypsum board market as it is predominantly used as an interior surfacing for buildings. Wallboard is followed by ceiling pre-decorated board and others.

End-Use Insights:

Based on end-use, the report finds that residential is currently the largest end-use sector of gypsum board. This can be accredited to the increasing affordable housing projects worldwide. Residential is followed by corporate, commercial and institutional.

Regional Insights:

On a geographical front, Asia Pacific enjoys a leading position in the market. Asia Pacific is followed by North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Central and South America.

Competitive Landscape:

Although, the market is surrounded by both small and big players, the market is concentrated in nature with large players accounting for the largest share. There prevails an intense competition in the market, thereby making it challenging for the small players to survive. Some of the leading players operating in the market are:

  • BNBM Group
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Knauf
  • Etex
  • USG Boral
  • Yoshino

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