Synthetic Gypsum Market Size & Share, by Application (Construction Materials, Agriculture); End-user (Construction, Power Plants, Chemicals) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

  • Report ID: 5079
  • Published Date: Jun 23, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights over 2023-2035

Synthetic Gypsum Market size is poised to reach USD 40 Billion by the end of 2035, growing at a CAGR of 16% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of synthetic gypsum was over USD 13 Billion. Synthetic gypsum finds applications in various industries. This is slated to propel the market growth. The major use of synthetic gypsum is in the construction industry. It is used as a substitute for natural gypsum in the production of gypsum boards, cement, and plaster. Synthetic gypsum is also used in agricultural applications as a soil amendment to improve soil structure and fertility.

Additionally, the increasing demand for sustainable construction materials and the strict regulations on emissions from power plants also drives market growth. The use of synthetic gypsum helps in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving natural resources. It helps in reducing the environmental impact associated with gypsum mining. The rising concern for toxic mineral properties and the need to mitigate, and reduce air pollution is also credited to the market growth. Increasing research and investment opportunities also propel the market.

Synthetic Gypsum Market Share
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Synthetic Gypsum Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Helps in Waste Reduction: Synthetic gypsum plays a crucial role in smart waste management and reduction. By using synthetic gypsum instead of natural gypsum, industries can reduce the amount of waste generated and minimize the environmental impact of waste disposal. In the United States, over 30 million tons of FGD gypsum were used in various applications, contributing to waste reduction.
  • Agricultural Benefits: The use of synthetic gypsum in agricultural applications has helped mitigate soil erosion and nutrient leaching, leading to improved crop yields and reduced environmental impacts. Agricultural investments, and R & D by multiple market players will also propel the growth of the market.
  • Environmental Regulations: Stricter environmental regulations aimed at reducing emissions from coal-fired power plants have been a significant growth driver for the synthetic gypsum sector.


  • Quality and Consistency: Ensuring consistent quality and purity of synthetic gypsum can be a challenge. The composition and properties of synthetic gypsum can vary depending on the source and the specific industrial process it is derived from. Maintaining consistent quality standards becomes crucial, especially when synthetic gypsum is used as a raw material in industries like construction, where specific requirements need to be met.
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Market Competition

Synthetic Gypsum Market: Key Insights

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Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 13 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 40 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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Synthetic Gypsum Segmentation

Application (Construction Materials, Agriculture)

The agriculture segment is estimated to gain the largest market share in 2035. The segmental growth can be accredited to increased awareness and education. Growing awareness among farmers about the benefits of synthetic gypsum and education on sustainable farming practices have played a significant role in driving its adoption in the agriculture segment. Increased knowledge about soil health, conservation, and nutrient management practices has led to the recognition of synthetic gypsum's potential benefits.

End Use Industry (Construction, Power Plants, Chemicals)

The construction segment in the synthetic gypsum market is expected to register a significant share in 2035. The growth of the segment is propelled by the cost efficiency and performance benefits. Synthetic gypsum offers cost advantages and performance benefits in construction applications, contributing to its growing demand. A study by the U.S. Gypsum Association found that the use of synthetic gypsum in gypsum board manufacturing resulted in improved product performance and reduced manufacturing costs compared to natural gypsum.

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


  • Construction Materials
  • Agriculture

  End Use Industry

  • Construction
  • Power Plants
  • Chemicals

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Synthetic Gypsum Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecast

The synthetic gypsum market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by 2035. The regional growth is credited to the growing construction industry in the region. The expanding construction industry has created a strong demand for construction materials, including synthetic gypsum. Government initiatives and investments in infrastructure development, urban renewal, and affordable housing projects have played a significant role in driving the market in the Asia Pacific region. For example, India's government launched the "Housing for All by 2022" initiative, aiming to provide affordable housing to all citizens.

North American Market Statistics

The synthetic gypsum market in the North American region is anticipated to hold the second-largest share during the forecast period. The growth of the market in this region can be ascribed to environmental regulations and emission reduction. Stricter environmental regulations and the need to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants have led to the widespread adoption of flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems, resulting in increased production of synthetic gypsum. The increasing focus on sustainable construction practices and green building certifications has driven the demand for synthetic gypsum in the construction industry.

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Companies Dominating the Synthetic Gypsum Landscape

    • Saint-Gobain
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Knauf
    • USG Corporation (now part of Gebr. Knauf KG)
    • National Gypsum Company
    • Etex Group
    • LafargeHolcim
    • Boral Limited
    • Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd.
    • Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC
    • LafargeHolcim


In The News

  • In September 2021, Knauf announced the completion of its acquisition of USG Corporation. The merger between the two companies created a global leader in building materials, with a strong presence in the gypsum industry.
  • LafargeHolcim announced in February 2023 that it has signed a deal to acquire Firestone Building Products (FSBP), a leading manufacturer of roofing and building envelope solutions. This acquisition strengthens LafargeHolcim's position in the construction industry and expands its product portfolio.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 5079
  • Published Date: Jun 23, 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing environmental regulations and use in waste management is the major factor driving the market growth.

The market size of synthetic gypsum is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~16% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035.

The major players in the market are National Gypsum Company, Etex Group, LafargeHolcim, Boral Limited, Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd., and others.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, the geographical presence of the company which determines the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by application, end-use industry, and by region.

The agriculture segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.

Market competition, quality, and consistency of synthetic gypsum and is estimated to be the growth hindering factors for the market expansion.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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