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Plasterboard Market by Type (Standard, Fire-resistant, Sound Insulation, Moisture-resistant, Thermal, Impact-resistant, Specialist), Form (Tapered-Edged, Square-Edged), Application (Residential, Non-Residential), & by Geography - Global Forecast to 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: April 2015
Report Code: BC 3357

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The global market for plasterboards witnessed rapid growth from 2012, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.65% during the review period 2015-2020, to reach $25.13 billion by 2020. North America dominated the market for plasterboards, with a share of 29% in 2013; this market is driven by increasing competition, aggressive pricing, and rising consumer spending. The Asia-Pacific region is estimated to become the fastest-growing market for plasterboards.

The plasterboard market in the Asia-Pacific region is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2015 to 2020, in terms of volume. The rising middle-class population of the region, with high disposable income, and demand for sustainable construction, are driving the growth of the plasterboard market. Another factor is the densely populated areas of the region that require better infrastructure facilities.

Plasterboard Market Share (Value), by Region, 2014

Plasterboard Market

Source: Expert Interviews and MarketsandMarkets Analysis

This report estimates the market size of the global plasterboard market in terms of value ($million). In this report, the market is broadly segmented based on type, form, application, and region. Market drivers, restraints, challenges, raw material, and product price trends are discussed in detail. Market share, by participant, for the overall market is discussed in detail. The global market has grown exponentially in the last few years and this trend is expected to continue. Increasing disposable incomes of people in developing countries, government regulations, and changing preferences of people towards sustainable building techniques drive the growth of the market.

Scope of the report

This research study categorizes the global market based on type, form, application, and region:

Based on Type:

  • Standard
  • Fire-Resistant
  • Sound Insulation
  • Moisture-Resistant
  • Thermal
  • Impact
  • Others

Based on Form:

  • Tapered-Edged
  • Square-Edged

Based on Application

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Others

Based on Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 17)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Markets Covered
           1.3.1 Periodization Considered for this Market
    1.4 Currency Considered for this Market
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 21)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primaries, By Company Type, Designation & Region
    2.2 Factor Analysis
           2.2.1 Introduction
           2.2.2 Demand-Side Analysis
                    2.2.2.1 Rising Population

                    2.2.2.2 Developing Economies, Gdp (Ppp), 2013
           2.2.3 Supply-Side Analysis
                    2.2.3.1 Regulations
                    2.2.3.2 Research & Development
    2.3 Market Size Estimation
    2.4 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.5 Market Share Estimation
    2.6 Research Assumptions & Limitations
           2.6.1 Assumptions Made for This Study
           2.6.2 Limitations of the Research Study

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 32)
    3.1 The Market Size Was Valued $18.06 Billion in 2014
    3.2 Market for Plasterboard Evolved Significantly to It’s Current Position Since 1880’s
    3.3 Plasterboard Market Driving Factors
    3.4 Standard Plasterboard is Projected to Cover Major Market in the Overall Plasterboard Market in 2020
    3.5 Non-Residential Application of Plasterboard to Have Greater Demand in 2020
    3.6 Market for Plasterboard in China Witnessed the Fastest Growth in 2014

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 37)
    4.1 Emerging Economies to Have Greater Demand for Plasterboard
    4.2 Fire-Resistant Boards is Projected to Grow at the Highest Rate From 2015 to 2020
    4.3 Standard Plasterboard Captured the Largest Share in the Asia-Pacific Region in 2014
    4.4 China Dominates the Overall Plasterboard Market  in 2014
    4.5 Asia-Pacific Region Dominated the Global Market in 2014
    4.6 Developing Markets Are Expected to Grow at Higher CAGR Than the Developed Markets
    4.7 Standard Board Was the Largest Market for Plasterboard in All Regions

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 43)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Evolution of Plasterboard Market
    5.3 Plasterboard Industry Life-Cycle Analysis, By Region – Asia-Pacific Region is Witnessing High Growth
    5.4 Plasterboard Market Segmentation
           5.4.1 Forms of Plasterboards
                    5.4.1.1 Tapered-Edged Plasterboard
                    5.4.1.2 Square-Edged Plasterboard
           5.4.2 Types of Plasterboards
                    5.4.2.1 Standard Plasterboards
                    5.4.2.2 Fire-Resistant Plasterboards
                    5.4.2.3 Sound Insulation Plasterboards
                    5.4.2.4 Moisture-Resistant Plasterboards
                    5.4.2.5 Thermal Plasterboards
                    5.4.2.6 Impact-Resistant Plasterboards
                    5.4.2.7 Specialist Plasterboards
           5.4.3 Applications of Plasterboards
                    5.4.3.1 Residential
                    5.4.3.2 Non-Residential
    5.5 Market Dynamics
           5.5.1 Drivers
                    5.5.1.1 Growing Market for Building Construction Will Result Into Higher Consumption of Plasterboards
                    5.5.1.2 Ease of Installation and Replacement Attracts the End Users Towards Plasterboards
                    5.5.1.3 Technological Advancement in Extrusion and Processing is Making Plasterboard Products More Resistant to Environmental & Structural Impacts
           5.5.2 Restraint
                    5.5.2.1 Economic Downturn in Some Regions May Impact this Market Negatively
           5.5.3 Opportunity
                    5.5.3.1 Rising Demand for Dry Construction Techniques at the Expense of Wet Construction Methods
           5.5.4 Challenges
                    5.5.4.1 Lack of Awareness Regarding Recycled Material Among End Users is Affecting the Plasterboard Market
                    5.5.4.2 Lack of Availability of Plasterboards Waste Disposal Plants Restricts the Contractors to Opt for Plasterboard Constructions
                    5.5.4.3 Poor Acceptance of Plasterboard Construction Among End Users Due to Pre-Defined Mindsets About Plasterboard
                    5.5.4.4 Environmental and Government Regulations May Become Restrict the New Entrants

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 54)
    6.1 Value Chain Analysis
    6.2 Supply Chain Analysis
           6.2.1 Product Development and Distribution Are Integral Parts of the Supply Chain in this Market
           6.2.2 Prominent Companies
           6.2.3 Small & Medium Enterprises
    6.3 Industry Trends
    6.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.4.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.4.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

7 Market, By Form (Page No. - 60)
    7.1 Introduction
           7.1.1 Tapered-Edged Plasterboard is Projected to Have a Higher Growth Rate Than Square-Edged Plasterboard
    7.2 Tapered-Edged
           7.2.1 North America is Projected to be the Largest Consumer of Tapered-Edged Plasterboards
    7.3 Square-Edged
           7.3.1 Square-Edged Plasterboard Will Experience the Highest Growth in Asia-Pacific Region From 2015 to 2020

8 Market, By Product Type (Page No. - 65)
    8.1 Introduction
           8.1.1 Global Plasterboard Coating Market Was Valued  $18.06 Billion in 2014
           8.1.2 Standard Plasterboard is Expected to Have Largest Market Share in 2020
    8.2 Standard Plasterboard
           8.2.1 Asia-Pacific & RoW Will Exeprience Higher Growth as Compared to Other Regions
           8.2.2 Asia-Pacific Was the Largest Market for Standard Plasterboard in 2014
    8.3 Fire-Resistant
    8.4 Sound-Insulated
           8.4.1 Sound-Insulated Plasterboards Are Prominent in Offices, Educational Institutes, & Apartments
           8.4.2 North-America Dominated the Market for Sound-Insulated Plasterboards
    8.5 Thermal Plasterboard
           8.5.1 Thermal Plasterboard More Demanded for Walls & Ceilings of Garages & Factories
           8.5.2 Europe is the Largest Player in the Thermal Plasterboard Market
    8.6 Moisture-Resistant Plasterboard
    8.7 Impact-Resistant Plasterboard
           8.7.1 Impact-Resistant Plasterboards Installed at Apartments, Hospitals & Stadiums
           8.7.2 Asia-Pacific Demonstrates the Highest Growth Rate in the Impact Resistant Plasterboard
    8.8 Specialist Plasterboard

9 Market, By End User (Page No. - 78)
    9.1 Introduction
           9.1.1 The Market Was Dominated By the Non-Residential Sector  in 2014
    9.2 Residential
           9.2.1 Residential Sector to Experience Higher Growth Rate
    9.3 Non-Residential
           9.3.1 Non-Residential Held 66% of the Total Market Share in 2014

10 Market, By Region (Page No. - 84)
     10.1 Introduction
             10.1.1 Asia-Pacific to Grow at the Highest Rate
             10.1.2 China an Attractive Market for Plasterboard
     10.2 North America
             10.2.1 U.S.
             10.2.2 Canada
             10.2.3 Mexico
             10.2.4 The U.S. is the Fastest Growing Country in this Market
             10.2.5 Rising Demand for Safe Building Construction Driving this Market in the U.S.
     10.3 Europe
             10.3.1 U.K.
             10.3.2 Spain
             10.3.3 Russia
             10.3.4 The Netherlands
             10.3.5 Rest of Europe
     10.4 Asia-Pacific
             10.4.1 China
             10.4.2 Japan
             10.4.3 Australia
             10.4.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific
     10.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
             10.5.1 South Africa
             10.5.2 Brazil
             10.5.3 Peru
             10.5.4 Chile

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 127)
     11.1 Overview
             11.1.1 Etex Grew at the Highest Rate Between 2009& 2013
     11.2 Market Share Analysis: Plasterboard Market
     11.3 Competitive Situations & Trends
             11.3.1 Acquisition Has Fueled Growth of this Market
             11.3.2 Mergers & Acquisitions Was the Key Strategy Undertaken By Market Leaders in this Market
             11.3.3 Mergers & Acquisitions
             11.3.4 Investments & Expansions
             11.3.5 Partnerships, Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances  & Agreements
             11.3.6 New Product Launches

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 136)
(Company at a Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments)*
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 Saint- Gobain S.A.
     12.3 USG Corporation
     12.4 Etex Group
     12.5 Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
     12.6 Georgia Pacific Llc
     12.7 Boral Limited
     12.8 Fletcher Building Limited
     12.9 Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc.
     12.10 Kanuf Gips Kg
     12.11 National Gypsum Company
*Details on Company at a Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments Might Not be Captured in Case of 
Unlisted Companies.

13 Appendix (Page No. - 168)
     13.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     13.2 Discussion Guide
     13.3 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     13.4 Available Customizations


List of Tables (104 Tables)

Table 1 Impact of Key Drivers on this Market
Table 2 Impact of Key Restraint on this Market
Table 3 Opportunities for this Market
Table 4 Key Challenges for this Market
Table 5 Plasterboard Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 ($Billion)
Table 6 Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 7 Tapered-Edged Plasterboard Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Billion)
Table 8 Tapered-Edged Plasterboard Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 9 Square-Edged Plasterboard Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Billion)
Table 10 Square-Edged Plasterboard Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 11 Plasterboard Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Billion)
Table 12 Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 13 Standard Plasterboard Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Billion)
Table 14 Standard Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013–2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 15 Fire-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Billion)
Table 16 Fire-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013–2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 17 Sound-Insulated Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013–2020 ($Billion)
Table 18 Sound-Insulated Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013–2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 19 Thermal Plasterboard Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Billion)
Table 20 Thermal Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013–2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 21 Moisture-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013–2020 ($Billion)
Table 22 Moisture-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013–2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 23 Impact-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013–2020 ($Billion)
Table 24 Impact-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013–2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 25 Specialist Plasterboard Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Billion)
Table 26 Specialist-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013–2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 27 Plasterboard Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Billion)
Table 28 Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 29 Plasterboard in Residential Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Billion)
Table 30 Plasterboard in Residential Market Size, By Region,2013–2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 31 Plasterboard in Non-Residential Market Size, By Region,2013–2020 ($Billion)
Table 32 Plasterboard in Non-Residential Market Size, By Region,2013–2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 33 Non-Residential Plasterboard Market Size, By End Users,2013–2020 ($Billion)
Table 34 Non-Residential Plasterboard Market Size, By End Users,2013–2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 35 Plasterboard Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 36 Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 37 North America: Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 38 North America: Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 39 North America: Standard Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 40 North America: Standard Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 41 North America: Fire-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 42 North America: Fire-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 43 North America: Moisture-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 44 North America: Moisture-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 45 North America: Sound-Insulated Plasterboard Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 46 North America: Sound-Insulated Plasterboard Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 47 North America: Thermal Plasterboard Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 48 North America: Thermal Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 49 North America: Specialist Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 50 North America: Specialist Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 51 North America: Impact-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 52 North America: Impact-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 53 Europe: Plasterboard Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 54 Europe: Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 55 Europe: Standard Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 56 Europe: Standard Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 57 Europe: Fire-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 58 Europe: Fire-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 59 Europe: Moisture-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 60 Europe: Moisture-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 61 Europe: Sound-Insulated Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 62 Europe: Sound-Insulated Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 63 Europe: Thermal Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 64 Europe: Thermal Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 65 Europe: Specialist Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 66 Europe: Specialist Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 67 Europe: Impact-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 68 Europe: Impact-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 69 Asia-Pacific: Plasterboard Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 70 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 71 Asia-Pacific: Standard Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 72 Asia-Pacific: Standard Plasterboard Market Size, By Region, By Country, 2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 73 Asia-Pacific: Fire-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 74 Asia Pacific: Fire-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 ($Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 75 Asia Pacific: Moisture-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 ($Billion )
Table 76 Asia Pacific: Moisture-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 77 Asia-Pacific: Sound-Insulated Plasterboard Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 78 Asia Pacific: Sound-Insulated Plasterboard Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 79 Asia-Pacific: Thermal Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 ($Billion )
Table 80 Asia-Pacific: Thermal Plasterboard Market Size, By Region, By Country, 2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 81 Asia-Pacific: Specialist Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 ($Billion )
Table 82 Asia-Pacific: Specialist Plasterboard Market Size, By Country,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 83 Asia-Pacific: Impact-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 84 Asia Pacific: Impact-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 85 RoW: Plasterboard Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 ($Billion )
Table 86 RoW: Market Size, By Region, By Country,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 87 RoW: Standard Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 88 RoW: Standard Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 89 RoW: Fire-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 90 RoW: Fire-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 91 RoW: Moisture-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 92 RoW: Moisture-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 93 RoW: Sound-Insulated Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 94 RoW: Sound-Insulated Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 95 RoW: Thermal Plasterboard Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 96 RoW: Thermal Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 97 RoW: Specialist Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 98 RoW: Specialist Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 99 RoW: Impact-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 ($Billion)
Table 100 RoW: Impact-Resistant Plasterboard Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 (Billion Sq. Mt.)
Table 101 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2011–2015
Table 102 Investments, Expansions & Divestments, 2011–2015
Table 103 Partnerships, Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances & Agreements,2012–2014
Table 104 New Product Launches, 2012–2014


List of Figures (57 Figures)

Figure 1 Plasterboard Market: Research Design
Figure 2 Global Population is Projected to Reach ~9.5 Billion By 2050
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Data Triangulation Methodology
Figure 6 Evolution of Plasterboards
Figure 7 Plasterboard Market Snapshot (2015 vs. 2020): Market for Standard Plasterboard is Projected to Cover Major Market
Figure 8 Plasterboard for Non-Residential Application Will Have Gretaer Demand in 2020
Figure 9 China Was the Fastest-Growing Country for the Plasterboard Market in 2014
Figure 10 Leading Market Players Adopted Acquisition as the Key Strategy From 2011 to 2015
Figure 11 Emerging Economies Offer Attractive Opportunities in this Market
Figure 12 Fire-Resistant Board to Grow at the Highest Rate
Figure 13 The Largest Share in Was Captured By Standard Plasterboard in the Emerging Asia-Pacific Market in 2014
Figure 14 China is Projected to be the Fastest-Growing Market for Plasterboard
Figure 15 Plasterboard Market Experienced the Largest Growth in Asia-Pacific Region in 2014
Figure 16 Plasterboard Market: Developed vs. Emerging Markets
Figure 17 Standard Board Segment Was the Largest Market in 2014
Figure 18 Evolution of Plasterboard Market
Figure 19 Plasterboard Industry Life Cycle, By Region
Figure 20 Plasterboard Market Segmentation
Figure 21 Growing Market for Building Construction is the Key Driver for this  Market
Figure 22 Value Chain Analysis
Figure 23 Supply Chain Analysis
Figure 24 Acquisition of Small Players is the Most Prevailing Strategic Trend in the Plasterboard Industry
Figure 25 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 26 Plasterboard Market, By Product Type,2015 & 2020 ($ Billion)
Figure 27 Asia-Pacific Led the Global Market for Plasterboard in 2014
Figure 28 Geographic Snapshot (2015-2000): The Markets in Asia-Pacific Are Emerging
Figure 29 China: an Attractive Market for Plasterboard
Figure 30 The North American Plasterboard Market Snapshot: The U.S. is Projected to be the Global Leader Between 2015 & 2020
Figure 31 Rising Demand for Safe Building Construction Driving the Market in the U.S.
Figure 32 Companies Adopted Product Innovation as the Key Growth Strategy Over the Last Five Years
Figure 33 Etex Grew at the Highest Rate Between 2009 & 2013
Figure 34 Plasterboard Market Share, By Key Player, 2013
Figure 35 Acquisition Has Fueled Growth of this Market
Figure 36 Mergers & Acquisitions: The Key Strategy, 2011–2015
Figure 37 Geographic Revenue Mix of Top Five Market Players
Figure 38 Saint-Gobain S.A.: Business Overview
Figure 39 Saint Gobain-S.A.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 40 USG Corporation: Business Overview
Figure 41 USG Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 42 Etex Group: Business Overview
Figure 43 Etex Group: SWOT Analysis
Figure 44 Armstrong World Industries: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 Armstrong World Industries Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 46 Georgia Pacific Llc: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 Georgia Pacific Llc: SWOT Analysis
Figure 48 Boral Limited: Company Snapshot
Figure 49 Boral Limited: SWOT Analysis
Figure 50 Fletcher Building: Company Snapshot
Figure 51 Fletcher Building Limited: SWOT Analysis
Figure 52 Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 53 Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 54 Knauf Gips and Kg: Company Snapshot
Figure 55 Knauf Gips Kg: SWOT Analysis
Figure 56 National Gypsum Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 57 National Gypsum Company: SWOT Analysis

Plasterboard is an extensively used building material, which can be defined as a thin rigid board, in the form of a layer of gypsum core compressed between two thick sheets of recycled paper, used for forming and covering walls and ceilings. It is also referred to as a wallboard or drywall as it involves a dry construction process for its installation.

The market has expanded owing to the developments in the building construction industry. The demand for plasterboard products is growing at a significant pace and is projected to grow at an even higher rate in the near future. With the rising population and increased incomes of people, the building construction industry is booming, and consequentially, so is the plasterboard market. The market can be classified into two main categories based on application: residential and non-residential.

Plasterboard Market Size, by Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Billion)

Plasterboard Market

Source: Expert Interviews and MarketsandMarkets Analysis

The market for plasterboards is observed to be matured in developing economies, such as Europe and North America. The reason behind this is the rapid growth in the construction sector. The Asia-Pacific region formed the largest market for plasterboards, in terms of volume, having accounted for 4.81 billion sq. mt. in 2014. North America formed the second-largest market, with the share of 29%. The Asia-Pacific region is projected to be the fastest-growing market for plasterboards from 2015 to 2020. The global market for plasterboards is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.65% from 2015, to reach $25.13 billion by 2020.

The market is driven by the demand from the construction industry. The rising population has encouraged construction of new buildings. High disposable income has enabled the end users to spend more on new constructions. Most importantly, the changing mindset of residential consumers has given a boost to the plasterboard industry.

Plasterboards are commonly available in two different forms of edges, namely, tapered-edged and square-edged. These edges serve different purposes in the construction of walls and ceilings. The installation process for these different forms of plasterboards differs from each other as well as the treatment done to the boards after installation. All types of plasterboards are available in these forms.

The global market is marked with intense competition due to the presence of a large number of both, big and small firms. New product launches, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships and expansions are the key strategies adopted by market players to ensure their growth in the market. Companies such as Saint-Gobain S.A. (France), USG Corporation (U.S.), Etex Group (Belgium), Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (U.S.), Georgia Pacific LLC (U.S.), Fletcher Building Limited (New Zealand) are some of the prominent companies in the plasterboard market, comprising 85% of the total market share.

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