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Precast Concrete Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Product Type (Columns & Beams, Girders, Floors & Roofs, Walls & Barriers, Pipes, Paving Slabs, and Others), By Application (Building Components, Transportation, Water & Waste Handling, and Others), By Type (Wet Concrete and Dry/Semi-dry Concrete), By End-Use (Residential, Commercial, Industrial, and Infrastructure (Tunnels, Bridges, Wind Towers, and Others)), and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Last Updated: June 24, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI103301

 

KEY MARKET INSIGHTS

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The global precast concrete market size was valued at USD 133.84 billion in 2023 and is projected to grow from USD 141.01 billion in 2024 to USD 232.93 billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 6.5% during 2024-2032. Asia Pacific dominated the precast concrete market with a market share of 41.26% in 2023.


Concrete is precast using reusable molds in a process that takes place off-site within a controlled setting, ensuring that the concrete cures optimally and can be closely supervised. This method is more efficient than traditional on-site casting, as the molds can be used multiple times before being replaced. Advantages include higher quality control of materials, superior workmanship, and increased safety since the production occurs at ground level.


The demand for precast concrete is growing, driven by urbanization and increased construction activities. The construction industry's shift toward sustainable, economical, and modern building techniques is contributing to this growth. Additionally, the expansion of construction projects in developing nations, aimed at improving infrastructure, is expected to further propel the market for precast concrete.


The COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected the building & construction industry, leading to the abrupt cessation of building and construction and infrastructure development activities. The market suffered from slowed raw material production, supply chain disruptions, restrictions on the movement of labor and material, and disturbances in trade movements. The pandemic resulted in reduced demand for precast products, resulting in overcapacity.


From January to May 2020, China's cement output totaled 769 million tons, a decline of 8.2% from the previous year, as reported by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Nevertheless, the rise in COVID-19 cases increased the demand for modular healthcare buildings. Government initiatives to construct new healthcare facilities to care for the growing number of patients boosted the use of precast concrete components, helping to offset the pandemic's adverse effects on production.


Precast Concrete Market Trends


Incorporation of Precast Concrete Products in Residential Buildings to Propel Market Growth


Precast concrete products such as beams, columns, walls, and stairs are incorporated into residential buildings. The speed and ease with which these products can be built has led to their high demand in the building & construction industry. Casted concrete products offer efficient and economical construction in varied weather conditions. These products are manufactured off-site in a meticulous manner, which enhances their overall quality. The use of pre-casted products significantly reduces overall cost, construction time, and waste reduction.


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Precast Concrete Market Growth Factors


Rapid Urbanization Activities and Increase in Population to Fuel Demand


The precast concrete market is experiencing growth driven by rapid urbanization and a significant increase in population. The escalating demand for non-residential infrastructure, including airports, sports complexes, malls, and commercial buildings, is poised to streamline the supply chain, reducing construction timelines and improving cost efficiency.


The rising demand for residential spaces due to the growing population, coupled with the government's initiatives to provide housing for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS), will further boost the demand for precast concrete. Moreover, the pursuit of better career opportunities has led to more urbanization activities, increasing its use in offices and other commercial spaces.


RESTRAINING FACTORS


Rising Environmental Concerns Regarding Cement Manufacturing to Hamper Growth


Cement is an important constituent of concrete. However, its production is a major contributor to global warming and several types of pollution. Cement manufacturing sites are significant sources of toxic gases such as nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide. These gases are associated with health issues such as asthma, visual impairment, and cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, the environmental impacts of these gases include acid rain, depletion in water quality, and global warming. The environmental concerns and health issues related to cement manufacturing are likely to restrain the precast concrete market growth. Additionally, regulations enforced by the governments to reduce emissions from cement production sites will further slowdown the CAGR of the market.


Precast Concrete Market Segmentation Analysis


By Product Type Analysis


Columns & Beams Dominates as Precast Products Surge in Commercial and Residential Construction


Based on product type, the precast concrete market is classified into columns & beams, girders, floors & roofs, walls & barriers, pipes, paving slabs, and others.


The columns & beams segment held the highest share of the global market in 2023 and is estimated to be growing at a significant rate during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to increasing urbanization and the rising demand for sustainable construction methods from the commercial and residential sectors. Precast columns are structural elements manufactured off-site in controlled environments and then transported to construction sites for assembly. These columns are typically made of reinforced concrete and are used to support the weight of the structure above, such as floors, beams, and roofs.


The girders segment will register significant growth during the forecast period owing to the rising infrastructure development. Precast girders play a vital role in the construction industry, especially in infrastructure projects such as bridges, highways, and railways. Precast girders, also known as prestressed concrete girders, serve as structural elements that provide support and stability to bridge decks and other structures.


Precast walls and barriers come in various types, including retaining walls, sound barriers, security walls, boundary walls, and decorative panes. Each type serves a specific function and is effective at reducing noise pollution from roads, railways, industrial facilities, and other sources, improving the quality of life for nearby residents and workers. Precast paving slabs are pre-made concrete slabs used for paving walkways, driveways, patios, and other outdoor areas. Precast paving slabs come in a wide range of designs, colors, shapes, and sizes, allowing for creativity and customization in outdoor spaces.


By Application Analysis


Building Components to Hold Large Share Owing to Need for Affordable Construction Projects


Based on application, the precast concrete market is classified into building components, transportation, water & waste handling, and others.


The building components segment holds the major share due to its widespread use in different construction and building projects. This segment includes beams, joints, and columns used in construction, including industries and manufacturing plants. Moreover, the rising population and increasing demand for affordable houses will augment growth in the coming years.


The transportation segment is anticipated to exhibit noteworthy growth over the projected timeframe. Precast transportation products are used for the construction of tunnels, flyovers, metro pillars, and railways. The growing construction activities in emerging economies to improve connectivity will further boost the market for precast concrete.


By Type Analysis


Wet Concrete Dominates Owing to its Versatility and Adaptability for Various Construction Needs


Based on type, the market is classified into wet concrete and dry/semi-dry concrete.


The wet concrete segment accounted for the largest precast concrete market share and is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period. Precast wet concrete refers to the process of casting concrete in a mold or formwork while it is still in a wet or plastic state. This method involves pouring a mixture of cement, aggregates, water, and additives into pre-prepared molds, which are allowed to set and cure before being removed and transported to the construction site.  Increased construction activities, particularly in infrastructure, residential, and commercial sectors, are expected to drive the demand for precast wet concrete products such as panels, beams, columns, and slabs.


In precast dry concrete, the concrete mixture used for casting is relatively dry, with a low water-to-cement ratio. On the other hand, precast semi-dry concrete falls between the dry and wet concrete methods in terms of moisture content. Demand for dry/semi-dry concrete is anticipated to rise significantly owing to the swiftly rising demand for precast concrete products from the building and construction industry.


By End-Use Analysis


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Infrastructure Segment Captured the Largest Market Share Owing to Rising Public and Private Investment in Infrastructure Projects


In terms of end-use, the market is segmented into residential, commercial, industrial, and infrastructure.


The infrastructure segment accounted for the largest market share in 2023, attributed to rising public and private investment in infrastructure projects, including hospitals, educational buildings, government offices, correction facilities, roads, reservoirs, and dams. Both new constructions and the remodeling of old constructions are surging the demand for precast concrete products from the infrastructure sector.


The residential segment is projected to observe substantial growth during the estimated timeframe. The rising global population and investments in developing real estate and infrastructure will contribute to the growth of the market. Proactive initiatives by governments to develop affordable housing for the lower economic group of society will lead to substantial growth of the market.


REGIONAL INSIGHTS


Based on geography the market is divided into Europe, Latin America, North America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa.


Asia Pacific Precast Concrete Market Size, 2023 (USD Billion)

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Asia Pacific captured the dominant share of the precast concrete market. It is anticipated to be the fastest-growing region during the forecast period. Rising investments by China, India, and Japan to develop infrastructure will increase the demand for the product. Additionally, the growing residential sector in these countries, attracted by its cost efficiency, will further boost the demand for products, providing impetus to the market.


The growth of the market in North America is attributed to advanced and sustainable construction practices, propelling the demand for advanced products. The U.S., known for adopting modern construction strategies and technologies, prioritizes time efficiency, leading to rising consumption of precast construction products.


Europe is expected to showcase significant growth during the forecast period owing to the increasing usage of these concrete products for non-residential and infrastructural development. Implementation of precast concrete products has resulted in reduced construction time and labor costs, thereby boosting the market in the region.


The market in Latin America will rise due to the high demand for residential construction. The development of infrastructure in Latin America is another factor responsible for the regional market growth.


The Middle East & Africa is expected to showcase substantial growth during the forecast period. Investment by countries to develop commercial spaces such as malls, airports, hotels, and public places due to high demand from the tourism industry has propelled demand in this region. Additionally, upcoming projects of high-rise buildings and sports complexes will aid in expanding the regional market.


List of Key Companies in Precast Concrete Market 


Key Players are Forming Partnerships to Bolster their Market Presence


Key players in the market have invested a sizable amount in developing sustainable construction products. Partnerships with raw material suppliers and construction companies are the strategies used by the market players to increase their presence globally and maintain their mark in the competition.


LIST OF KEY COMPANIES PROFILED:



  • Boral (Australia)

  • Holcim Ltd (Switzerland)

  • Gulf Precast (UAE)

  • Olson Precast Company (U.S.)

  • Larsen & Toubro Limited (India)

  • CEMEX (Mexico)

  • Forterra Building Products Ltd (U.K.)

  • Tindall Corporation (U.S.)

  • The Wells Companies (U.S.)

  • Elementbau Osthessen GmbH & Co., ELO KG (Germany)

  • Bouygues Construction (France)

  • Balfour Beatty plc (U.K.)

  • Oldcastle Infrastructure Inc. (U.S.)


KEY INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS:



  • January 2024: Holcim Ltd. closed three acquisitions in Europe, expanding its Solutions & Products business segment. Artepref S.A. in Spain, W.A.T.T. Recycling in Greece, and the acquisition of Eco-Readymix Ltd in the U.K. These acquisitions helped the company expand its business growth.

  • March 2023: Holcim Ltd. acquired an HM Factory, a provider of precast concrete solutions, enhancing its presence in Poland. This acquisition advances Holcim’s “Strategy 2025 – Accelerating Green Growth” with the goal of expanding its Solutions & Products business to 30% of Group net sales by 2025.

  • September 2022: Tindall Corporation expanded its production of precast concrete floor slab system (T-SLAB). The company started a new production line at its Mississippi manufacturing plant. Such new expansion helps the company to expand its market presence in the precast concrete market.


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REPORT COVERAGE


The report provides a detailed analysis of the market. It focuses on key aspects such as leading companies, product types, the compositions used to produce these products, and end-users of the product. Besides this, the report offers insights into the market, current industry trends and highlights key industry developments. In addition to the factors mentioned above, the report encompasses several factors contributing to the market's growth over recent years.


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Report Scope & Segmentation






















































ATTRIBUTE



DETAILS



Study Period



2019-2032



Base Year



2023



Estimated Year



2024



Forecast Period



2024-2032



Historical Period



2019-2022



Unit



Value (USD Billion)



Growth Rate



CAGR of 6.5% from 2024 to 2032



Segmentation



By Product Type



  • Columns & Beams

  • Girders

  • Floors & Roofs

  • Walls & Barriers

  • Pipes

  • Paving Slabs

  • Others



By Application



  • Building Components

  • Transportation

  • Water & Waste Handling

  • Others



By Type



  • Wet Concrete

  • Dry/Semi-dry Concrete



By End-Use



  • Residential

  • Commercial

  • Industrial

  • Infrastructure


    • Tunnels

    • Roads & Bridges

    • Wind Towers

    • Others




By Region



  • North America (By Product Type, Application, Type, and End-Use)


    • U.S. (By End-Use)

    • Canada (By End-Use)


  • Europe (By Product Type, By Application, Type, and End-Use)


    • Germany (By End-Use)

    • U.K. (By End-Use)

    • France (By End-Use)

    • Italy (By End-Use)

    • Spain (By End-Use)

    • Russia (By End-Use)

    • Rest of Europe (By End-Use)


  • Asia Pacific (By Product Type, Application, Type, and End-Use)


    • China (By End-Use)

    • Japan (By End-Use)

    • India (By End-Use)

    • Southeast Asia (By End-Use)

    • Rest of Asia Pacific (By End-Use)


  • Latin America (By Product Type, Application, Type, and End-Use)


    • Brazil (By End-Use)

    • Mexico (By End-Use)

    • Rest of Latin America (By End-Use)


  • Middle East & Africa (By Product Type, Application, Type, and End-Use)


    • GCC (By End-Use)

    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa (By End-Use)







Frequently Asked Questions

According to Fortune Business Insights, the global market size was USD 133.84 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 232.93 billion by 2032.

In 2023, the market value stood at USD 55.22 billion.

Growing at a CAGR of 6.5%, the market will exhibit steady growth during the forecast period (2024-2032).

The infrastructure segment captured the largest market share and led the market in 2023.

Rapid urbanization activities and an increase in population will drive the growth of the market.

Asia Pacific held the dominant market share in 2023.

The increasing demand for cost-effective and sustainable concrete products will drive product adoption.

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