Published: Mar, 2018

The global precast concrete market was valued at approximately US$ 100 Bn in 2016 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of more than 5% from 2016 to 2025, according to a new report titled, ‘Precast Concrete Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2016–2025’”, published by Transparency Market Research. The report infers that the use of precast concrete in construction reduces the lead time and provides better dynamics such as durability and sustainability to the structure as compared to the use of conventional construction techniques. This is expected to drive the precast concrete market during the forecast period, viz. 2016 to 2025. Asia Pacific and Europe are the leading markets for precast concrete. The precast concrete market in Asia Pacific is projected to expand at a CAGR of more than 6% during the forecast period owing to rise in investments in residential and infrastructural projects in the region.

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Reduction in Construction Time and Structural Properties of Precast Concrete Products to Boost Market Growth

Precast concrete method saves up to 20% of the total construction time as compared to conventional construction method. It helps in saving valuable lead time and in reducing the risk of delay or monetary loss in the project, which is expected to boost the precast concrete market. The raw materials used in precast concrete construction are inorganic, natural, and recycled resources. Production of precast concrete components involves minimal processing or chemical treatment which results in low embodied energy value (carbon emissions). Thus, reduction in carbon emission through the precast construction technology is projected to drive the precast concrete market during the forecast period. Important parameters such as temperature, mix design, and stripping time are monitored and controlled under factory environment while producing precast concrete components. Factory-controlled prefabrication environment and elimination of rectification work render high quality and aesthetic value to the products, thereby augmenting their demand. Precast concrete products are resistant to friction, impact, acid attack, corrosion, abrasion, and other environmental factors. Precast concrete structures have longer service life and entail minimal repair and maintenance. High structural strength, increased durability, and better rigidity are driving the demand for precast concrete products.

Use of high-quality machinery, equipment, and materials and extensive pre-project planning, coupled with high investments in the construction industry, are estimated to offer lucrative opportunities to the precast concrete market during the forecast period. However, high initial cost and logistical and material handling damages are anticipated to hamper the growth of the market.

Flooring & Roofing System Segment to Gain Momentum

The report presents a detailed segmentation of the global precast concrete market based on its structure system and end-use. In terms of structure system, the flooring & roofing system segment constituted a major share of the global precast concrete market in 2016. Flooring & roofing systems enable large span capacity, besides providing excellent sound transmission and heat resistance characteristics. They provide load distribution properties and are ideally used in garages, gymnasiums, paper mills, office & commercial buildings, industrial buildings (food processing industry, paper mills), condominiums, apartments, hotels, educational institutions, sewage & water treatment plants, etc. They are also used as thermal mass to reduce the need for air conditioning. The flooring & roofing system segment is expected to grow rapidly, triggered by its high adoption rate in the precast concrete market.

Building Works Segment to Maintain its Dominance

In terms of end-use, the building works segment is projected to hold a dominant share of the global precast concrete market during the forecast period. The segment is likely to expand at CAGR of more than 5% from 2016 to 2025. The residential segment, which is a sub-segment of the building works segment, is projected to expand at a CAGR of approximately 6% during the forecast period. Precast concrete construction offers diverse attributes such as low floor-to-floor height, deflection control, low noise transmission, involvement of high strength materials, and long spans. Such attributes are effective for the residential construction industry. On account of direct cost reduction, improved constructional efficiency, and superior structural performance, demand for precast concrete products in the residential construction industry is expected to boost the precast concrete market.

Asia Pacific to Expand with highest CAGR

Asia Pacific and Europe were the key markets for precast concrete in 2016. The precast concrete market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand rapidly at a CAGR of more than 6% owing to cross-border investments and business expansion of companies in high-growth areas, such as India and Southeast Asia. Rise in population, rapid urbanization, and robust economic growth are the major macroeconomic drivers of the precast construction market. Regulatory bodies and major firms across the region are encouraging and promoting constructional activities. China is expected to become a key market for precast concrete owing to the revival of Silk Road and proposals of construction on it. The precast market in Middle East & Africa is also projected to grow at a healthy pace.

Prominent Players in the Global Precast Concrete Market

The report also provide profiles of leading players operating in the global precast concrete market such as Bison Manufacturing Limited, Cemex S.A.B. De C.V., China National Building Material Company Limited, Coltman Precast Concrete Limited, CRH plc, Elematic Oyj, LafargeHolcim Ltd.,

Larsen & Toubro Limited, Taisei Corporation, and Weckenmann Anlagentechnik GmbH & Co. KG. These players are engaged in offering sustainable and durable solutions to the clients. Innovation of modern construction equipment and technique through R&D is one of the approaches adopted by them.

Global Precast Concrete Market: Segmentation

By Structure System

  • Beam & Column System
  • Floor & Roof System
  • Bearing Wall System
  • Façade System
  • Others

By End-use

  • Building Works
    • Residential
    • Non-residential
  • Civil Works
    • Hydraulic Works
    • Transportation Works
    • Power Plants & Communication Works
    • Specialized Works

By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Poland
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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