Self-compacting Concrete Market Size & Share, by Type (Powder, Viscosity Agent, Combined); Application (Foundation, Bridges, Dams, Columns, Tunnels & Culverts, Earth Retaining Systems, Drilled Shafts, Construction Repair & Retrofitting) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Feb 16, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Self-compacting Concrete Market size is poised to reach USD 25 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 7% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of self-compacting concrete was USD 13 Billion. The reason behind the growth is due to the growing construction industry across the globe. The world's largest industry, construction is predicted to more than double in size between 2020 and 2030 owing to rising development and a demand for both residential and non-residential construction projects.

For instance, in the next 15 years, the amount of building work completed worldwide will increase to around USD 4 trillion. Moreover, the size of the world construction market was over USD 8 trillion in 2022 and is expected to grow to USD 16 trillion by 2029.

The growing need for vibration-free concrete is believed to fuel the self-compacting concrete market growth. Vibrations might affect the entire construction, therefore self-compacting concrete is extensively being used since it has a high fluidity type that doesn't vibrate, which speeds up construction and lessens related difficulties.


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Self-compacting Concrete Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Rising Oil and Gas Industry - Owing to its exceptional strength and flowability, self-compacting concrete is a particular kind of concrete that is utilized in pipeline and storage tank building for the oil and gas industry.
  • Growing Natural Disasters- In fire disasters, self-compacting concrete performs better than most construction materials as it speeds up construction by eliminating the need for time-consuming manual compaction processes. For instance, more than 380 calamities took place worldwide in 2022.
  • Increasing Shortage of Labor- Self-compacting concrete, or SCC, is a ground-breaking development in the field of concrete technology since its self-compaction solves the labor shortage during construction by enabling the necessary compaction for large, heavy constructions.

Challenges

  • Exorbitant Cost of Raw Materials Including Limestone Powder, Silica Fume, Air Entrainment, Metakaolin, and more- Microsilica, sometimes referred to as silica fume, can cost anywhere between USD 500 and USD 1000 per metric ton on average. The cost of silica fume is mostly determined by its quality, purity, and processing cycle have a direct impact on material cost. The price of silica fume is larger requires more transportation, and is also somewhat affected by the product packaging. Moreover, silica fume is roughly three to four times more expensive than cement especially in the Arabian Gulf countries. The cost of silica fume concrete is higher than that of fly ash or GGBS concrete, raising the total cost of the concrete since it is produced from coke which is a natural resource and must be extracted with significant investment.
  • Availability of alternatives which can be a barrier to the widespread adoption of self-compacting concrete
  • Quality control issues owing to variations in raw materials

Self-compacting Concrete Market: Key Insights

Base Year

2023

Forecast Year

2024-2036

CAGR

~7%

Base Year Market Size (2023)

~ USD 13 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~ USD 25 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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Self-compacting Concrete Segmentation

Type (Powder, Viscosity Agent, Combined)

The viscosity agent segment in the self-compacting concrete market is estimated to gain a robust revenue share of 60% in the coming years. Water-soluble polymers are used as viscosity-modifying agents, that increase the attractive forces between cement grains through adsorption. Cement paste's viscosity is increased by viscosity modifying agent (VMA) without lowering the water content or raising the dust content.

This self-compacting concrete, which uses a superplasticizer with a viscosity-modifying additive, has been accepted as the surfactant system for self-compacting concrete of the viscosity-agent kind since it can be employed to control the rheological behavior of a self-compacting concrete mixture. There are several methods for achieving self-compaction, such as using a combination of viscosity-modifying agents which makes it more resilient to moisture variation and more resistant to segregation, improves the stability of self-compacting concrete mixes, and lessens concrete mix bleeding. Moreover, rheological characteristics of self-compacting concrete mixtures with a viscosity-modifying agent (VMA) are included in the mix to test the effect of VMA in both fresh and hardened concrete.

In addition, dolomite powder is a common mineral that forms rocks and is mostly composed of magnesium carbonate and calcium which is often used by multiple industries and can also be used in the mix design of self-compacting concrete, giving the material acceptable fresh and hardened qualities. Waste Marble Powder (WMP) is a crucial component of concrete that enhances SCC's qualities. For instance, the optimal compressive strength for self-compacting concrete containing marble powder was more than 34 MPa at 3% polypropylene fibers and around 11% marble powder, respectively.

Application (Foundation, Bridges, Dams, Columns, Tunnels & Culverts, Earth Retaining Systems, Drilled Shafts, Construction Repair & Retrofitting)

The construction repair & retrofitting segment in the self-compacting concrete market is set to garner a notable share shortly. To create long-lasting concrete constructions, self-compacting concrete was initially developed in 1988, which is a form of concrete that is more flowable and self-compacted than regular concrete.

Self-compacting concrete is particularly favored as a cutting-edge product for the restoration and maintenance of reinforced concrete structures since amid crowded reinforcement, it can flow under its weight, filling formwork, achieving full compaction without vibration, and allowing for quicker building times and more rapid concrete installation.

In addition, since the early 1990s, self-compacting concrete, or SCC, has been employed in the construction of bridges, buildings, and tunnels to achieve convenient green construction, reduce labor costs, and improve concrete place ability to cast the bridge pier.

Our in-depth analysis of the global self-compacting concrete market includes the following segments:

          Application

  • Foundation
  • Bridges
  • Dams
  • Columns
  • Tunnels & Culverts
  • Earth Retaining Systems
  • Drilled Shafts
  • Construction Repair & Retrofitting

          Type

  • Powder
  •  Viscosity Agent
  • Combined

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Self-compacting Concrete Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecast

Self-compacting concrete market in Asia Pacific is predicted to account for the largest share of 51% by 2036 impelled by the growing industrial activities. India's manufacturing industry plays a major role in the economic expansion of the nation and is one of the key numbers that influence the country’s GDP or gross domestic product. For instance, in 2023, India's industrial production grew by more than 2%. In addition, cities in India are expanding quickly, therefore, affordable housing is one of the biggest issues facing urbanization. According to estimates, India will require over USD 4 trillion in infrastructure spending by 2040 to keep up with urbanization. Moreover, India's urbanization generated a need for infrastructure funding since the development of the urban sector is still a top priority for the Indian government. Particularly, India would require around USD 835 billion in infrastructure investments by 2036.

North American Market Statistics

North America self-compacting Concrete market is estimated to be the second largest, during the forecast period led growing expenditure in remodeling. In 2022, the most common renovation project completed by American homeowners was interior room remodeling, which is expected to drive self-compacting concrete market growth in the coming years.

According to estimates, the United States spent over USD 410 billion on remodeling in 2022, and by the same quarter in 2023, that amount increased to around USD 444 billion.

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Companies Dominating the Self-compacting Concrete Market

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    • Sika Limited
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • HOLCIM Group
    • Breedon Group plc
    • ACC Limited
    • Tarmac
    • UltraTech Cement Ltd.
    • Buzzi Unicem S.p.A.
    • RDC Concrete (India) Pvt Ltd.
    • ITOCHU Corporation

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In The News

  • HOLCIM Group announced the acquisition of READY-MIX CONCRETE ASSETS of Ol-Trans to make it the leader in the northern part of Poland, boost Holcim's sales of ECOPact green concrete in Poland, and provide better access to environmentally friendly options, such as Agila Fibro, a self-compacting concrete that uses over 45% less steel reinforcement.
  •  Breedon Group plc announced the acquisition of Micromix (Northern) Limited which trades as Express Minimix, a 'mini mix' concrete operator to expand their industry-leading range of goods and services available to both current and potential clients.

Author Credits:  Mohd Shadab, Yashika Karodiwal


  • Report ID: 5661
  • Published Date: Feb 16, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The growing construction industry across the globe and the growing need for vibration-free concrete are the major factors driving the growth of the market.

The market size of self-compacting concrete is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 7% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are HOLCIM Group, Breedon Group plc, ACC Limited, Tarmac, UltraTech Cement Ltd., Buzzi Unicem S.p.A., RDC Concrete (India) Pvt Ltd., ITOCHU Corporation, and others.

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

The market in the Asia Pacific 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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