Rock Duster Market Trends

  • Report ID: 5367
  • Published Date: Nov 03, 2023
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Rock Duster Market Trends

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Awareness Regarding Carbon Emissions – It is becoming more crucial for businesses to discover alternatives due to the rising demand for solutions like reforestation. According to a recent study, adding rock dust to agricultural land can substantially lower carbon dioxide emissions. As a result, these emissions are greater than the sum of all global aviation and shipping emissions over the previous five years, or about half of the total emissions currently occurring in Europe over the previous five years.  As per a report, in 2021, the combined carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industry and fossil fuels reached 37.12 billion metric tons (GtCO2). The expected increase in emissions in 2022 brought them to their highest level ever, 37.5 GtCO2. Therefore, awareness regarding carbon emissions is expected to drive the market growth.
  • Increasing Use in Mining – In coal mines, rock dusters are employed to stop coal dust explosions. To increase operational effectiveness and automation in mines and lessen the detrimental effects of mining on the environment and workers, the majority of large mining corporations are inclined to do so. As a result, the 12,714 operational mines in the U.S. as of 2020 contributed almost USD 57 billion worth of value to the domestic economy of the United States.
  • Increasing Demand for Advanced Technologies - Due to the rising demand for coal and other minerals as well as the requirement for safe mining techniques, the market for rock dusting equipment is anticipated to expand steadily over the upcoming years. The market is also anticipated to increase as a result of the use of cutting-edge technology such as automated rock dusting systems.


  • Lack of Awareness among Consumers - The most difficult aspect of the rock duster market is the lack of knowledge among industry specialists in developing economies.
  • The High Initial Cost of Rock Duster may Hamper the Market growth.
  • Stringent Governmental Regulations May Also Hamper the Growth of the Market

Rock Duster Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year



~ 6%

Base Year Market Size (2023)

~ USD 325 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~ USD 661 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Author Credits:  Dhruv Bhatia

  • Report ID: 5367
  • Published Date: Nov 03, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Growing awareness regarding carbon emissions, increasing use in mining, and increasing demand for advanced technologies are some of the factors driving the growth of the market.

The market size of rock dusters is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Zijin Mining Group, Rio Tinto Group, Anglo American Plc, BHP Group Limited, Glencore plc, Nittetsu Mining Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Metal Mining, DeCurret Inc., Iwatani Corporation, International Petroleum Exploration Corporation (INPEX) and others.

The hydraulic segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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