Rotary Dryers Market

Rotary Dryers Market By Dryer Type (Batch and Continuous Rotary Dryers), By Drum Design (Single-shell and Multi-shell Rotary Dryers), By Drum Diameter (Up to 1.5 M Rotary Dryers, 1.5-3 M Rotary Dryers, 3-6 M Rotary Dryers), By Capacity - Global Market Insights 2022 to 2032

Analysis of Rotary Dryers market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Rotary Dryer Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global rotary dryer market is set to enjoy a valuation of US$ 1,278.3 million in 2022 and further expand at a CAGR of 4.9% to reach US$ 2,064.4 million by the end of 2032.

Sales of rotary dryer market accounted for nearly 15% of global industrial dryer market in 2021.

Report Attributes


Rotary Dryer Market Size (2021A)

US$ 1,242.6 Million

Estimated Market Value (2022E)

US$ 1,278.3 Million

Forecasted Market Value (2032F)

US$ 2,064.3 Million

Global Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

4.9% CAGR

North America Market Share (2022)

~ 26.3%

North America Market Value (US$ Mn), 2022

US$ 335.9 Million

Europe Market Share (%), 2022


Europe Market Value (US$ Mn), 2022

US$ 245.5 Million

China Market Share (2022)


China Market Value (US$ Mn), 2022

US$ 180.2 Million

Top 3 Country Market Share (%)


Key Companies Profiled

  • ThyssenKrupp AG
  • GEA Group
  • FLSmidth Inc
  • Metso Outotec Corporation
  • Schenck Process Holding GmbH
  • Applied Chemical Technology (ACT)

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Sales Analysis of Rotary Dryer Market (2017-2021) Vs. Market Forecast Outlook (2022-2032)

Over the historical period (2017-2021) rotary dryer market has witnessed a decline in growth rate by -1.1% Y-o-Y. Pandemic which has deliberately impacted on the demand trajectory and hinder the growth curve of market.

Use of rotary dryer in, agriculture, pharmaceutical, chemical industry, mining, packaged food will supplement the market growth. Latest innovation in rotary dryers like automation in operations tends to reduce the operational cost.

The expanding industrialization is presumed to provide lucrative avenue for the demand of rotary drying in cement, mining industries, petrochemical and paper during the forecast period. Increasing government investment and polices for industrial development is expected to provide promising stance for manufacturers across the globe.

  • Short Term (2022 Q2 to 2025): Utilization and integration of rotary dryer in the minerals and ores Industry to positively impact rotary dryer market growth.
  • Medium Term (2025-2028): East Asia and North America anticipated to witness high rotary dryer demand on the back of industrial and agriculture sectors in these regions, with the global leading players.
  • Long Term (2028-2032): Increase in the use of rotary dryer by natural gas heating resource will drive rotary dryer market demand.

Over the 2017-2021 historical period, the global rotary dryer market registered a CAGR of -1.1%, and according to the Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the market is projected to exhibit growth at 4.9% CAGR between 2022 and 2032.

Rotary dryer market forecast by Fact.MR

Market share analysis of rotary dryer based on heating source segment and region is provided in a nutshell in the above image. Under the heating source segment, the natural gas/propane sub-segment dominates with 38.1%market share in 2022.

What’s Driving Demand for Rotary Dryer?

“Growing Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Paper Manufacturing Industries Set to Provide Lucrative Avenue.”

All over the world chemical and pharmaceutical industry is witnessing significant rise. The growth of industrialization is considered the foremost reason generating significant demand for rotary dryers in chemical, pharmaceutical and paper manufacturing industries. The application of rotary dryers for a variety of applications including granulating, drying, coating, heating, mixing and filtering is increasing.

Due to the extensive growth outlook of end-use industries, the manufacturers are likely to witness numerous opportunities in the coming years. Due to the elevating demand, rotary dryer manufacturing companies in Europe and North America are expected to raise their production volume in the next couple of years. The Chemical end use will capture rotary dryer market with 11.2% market by 2022 end with projected growth rate of around 5.6% over the forecast period.

“Versatile Application in Various End Use Industries Is Projected to Drive the Market.”

The utilization of rotary dryers in various end-use industries such as mining, chemical, paper & pulp, thermal processing, and food processing industries is anticipated to provide a positive outlook to the demand in the next couple of years. Rotary dryers are expected to play a major role in dehydrating solutions across the globe.

The versatility of rotary dryers in the processing industry is expected to enhance quality management and safety within the production facility. This factor is predicted to intensify the utilization of a variety of rotary dryers in associated industries. Moreover, the application in municipal waste separation and processing is expected to account for a considerable demand for rotary dryers in the coming years.

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What Do Rotary Dryer Manufacturers Need to Watch Out for?

“What are the Potential Barriers for Rotary Dryer Manufacturers”

Price changes are regular headache to market players. Key raw materials used in rotary dryers, such as stainless steel, carbon steel, and special alloys. The value chain and retail prices are said to be impacted by rising raw material prices. This may limit the use of rotary dryers and have an impact on purchasing power.

A dynamic movement in end users' preferences toward alternative technologies or traditional techniques of dehydration is anticipated as a result of price increases, which could partially impede demand and the market's growth prospects.

Rotary dryers are used in a variety of applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food processing, paper, mining, and textile sectors. The main cause of pollution is these businesses' is increasing CO2 emissions and trash volume. Government rules are therefore likely to limit the development of these end-use sectors. The demand for rotary dryers from the aforementioned industries may be hampered by this essential problem.

Additionally, rising material waste volumes globally are projected to restrict output during the course of the evaluation period. In the upcoming years, it is probable that product penetration will decrease due to restricted utilisation of renewable heating sources including solar, wind, and electric energy for rotary dryers. This is likely to affect demand for rotary dryers from end-use industries due to surging fuel costs across the globe.

Confined incorporation of renewable energy as a heating source is considered to be the foremost factor that could hinder product penetration over the next couple of years. However, surging R&D investments from manufactures’ end are expected to aid adoption of renewable power sources for rotary dryers in future.

Country-wise Insights

Why Demand for Drying Rotary Dryer in U.S. is on the Top?

North America accounted for the majority of global revenue market share of around ~26% in 2021 and expand at a CAGR of around 4.7% during 2022-2032.

Urbanization and industrialization have led to remarkable infrastructure development and growth of food processing, chemical, paper and petrochemical industries in U.S. due to that demand for rotary market is increasing. The United States rotary dryer market is currently estimated at US$ 246.3 million in 2022 and is expected to reach US$ 397.5 million by 2032.

How is the China Drying Rotary Dryer Market Evolving?

Asia Pacific is the most lucrative region, which is further classified into East Asia and South Asia and Oceania in order to project a telescopic view of demand curve, trend and market drivers. In together East Asia and South Asia & Oceania had highest market valuation of more than US$ 450 million in 2021 collectively and further projected to illustrate a nourishing growth rate of around ~5% CAGR.

Increased usage of cutting-edge machinery in a variety of end-use industries, including petrochemicals, food processing, mining, and paper manufacture, is expected to boost demand. The projection period is likely to see increased usage due to the application of improved dehydration technology in processing sectors, which would bode well for the sales of continuous rotary dryers. As a result, the rotary dryer market in China is growing dynamically and is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 307.3 million in 2032.

Category-wise Insights

Why Single Shell Rotary Dryer Exhibits High Demand across the Globe?

A type of industrial dryer called a rotary dryer is used to decrease or reduce the moisture content of goods. The liquid in materials is removed by direct and indirect contact with hot gas. A spinning drum that has a heat source makes up a rotary drier. There are several types of heaters used, including those powered by oil, gas, biomass, natural gas, and electricity.

A single drum through which the drying material passes makes up a single shell rotary dryer. The need for single shell rotary dryers is being driven by its capacity to process a wide variety of materials across numerous sectors. Over the anticipated time frame, leverage to customization for certain applications and materials may augment the demand curve.

Some of the key factors which may act as driving force for single shell rotary dryers are reliability, longer service life, less prone to clogging, requires less energy, less off-gas treatment. Single shell rotary dryer is likely to reach the valuation of US$ 815 million in 2020

Which Application of Rotary Dryer Market Will Drive the Market Growth?

Rotary dryers are used in a variety of applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food processing, paper, mining, and textile sectors. The increasing pollution in the chemical and mineral industry is one of the driving factor for rotary dryer.

The main cause of pollution is these industries is increasing CO2 emissions and trash volume. Mineral processing and ores drying process requires high volume heating and drying drum capacity. In application of rotary dryer minerals and ores industry will capture market share of 24.1% in 2022, leading in terms of revenue generation.

Moreover, the rotary drums used in this application are having Above 500 Tons/hr, which are outliers in terms of pricing, thereby having higher penetration in market value.

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Competitive Landscape

Rotary dryer manufacturers are ANDRITZ AG, Anivi Ingenieria SA, Applied Chemical Technology (ACT), Baker-Rullman Manufacturing, Boardman LLC, Changzhou Fanqun Drying Equipment Co. Ltd., Comessa, Drytech International, Economy Industrial, FEECO International, Inc., FLSmidth Inc, GEA Group, General Kinematics, Hazemag, Heyl Patterson Thermal Processing, KURIMOTO, LTD, Louisville Dryer Company, Metso Corporation, Mitchell Dryers Ltd., Schenck Process Holding GmbH, SWISS COMBI, The Onix Corporation, ThyssenKrupp AG and Westpro Machinery.

Market players have developed long term collaboration with end use industries in order to streamline the supply chain. Also, the tenders from government agencies are captured by leading players which are contracted for 4-5 years, involving installation, maintenance and replacement of rotary dryer. Leading players are constantly increasing their geographical presence through capturing local and region distributors across promising geographies.

  • In July. 2021 DTG Recycle, has announced the acquisition of Cascade Recycling's assets for an undisclosed price. Cascade Recycling provides and services recycling containers and operates a recycling facility. In recycling facility rotary dryer is widely used.
  • In Sept. 2021, Atlas Copco strengthened its market presence in France by acquiring AEP, a Paris-based distributor of compressors and provider of service. This would increase company’s presence leading to consistency in demand

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of rotary dryer positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of Rotary Dryer Industry Research

  • By Dryer Type :

    • Batch Rotary Dryer
    • Continuous Rotary Dryer
  • By Drum Design :

    • Single Shell
    • Multi Shell
      • Double Shell
      • Triple Shell
  • By Drum Diameter :

    • Up to 1.5 M
    • 1.5-3 M
    • 3-6 M
    • Above 6 M
  • By Drum Length :

    • Up to 15 m
    • 15-30 m
    • 30-50 m
    • Above 50 m
  • By Capacity :

    • Up to 10 Tons/hr
    • 10-50 Tons/hr
    • 50-100 Tons/hr
    • 100-250 Tons/hr
    • 250-500 Tons/hr
    • Above 500 Tons/hr
  • By Drive Type :

    • Chain & Sprocket Drive
    • Gear & Pinion Drive
    • Friction Drive
    • Direct Drive
  • By Heating Type :

    • Direct Heated
      • Counter Current (Counter Flow)
      • Co-Current Flow (Parallel Flow)
    • Indirect Heat
  • By Heating Source :

    • Fuel Oil
    • Natural Gas/Propane
    • Waste Heat
    • Biogas
    • Electricity
  • By Application :

    • Aggregates
    • Agricultural By-Products
    • Animal Feeds
    • Biomass
    • Chemicals
    • Fertilizers
    • Minerals & Ores
    • Plastic and Polymer
    • Salts & Sugars
    • Waste & Sewage Sludge
    • Others
    • Indirect Heat
  • By Material :

    • Steel
      • Carbon Steel
      • Stainless Steel
      • Abrasion Resistant (AR) Steel
    • Specialist Alloys
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • MEA

- FAQs -

What is the global Rotary Dryer Market size?

The global rotary dryer market is estimated at US$ 1,278.2 million in 2022.

How is the market for rotary dryer expected to fare going forward?

Worldwide demand for rotary dryer is anticipated to reach US$ 2,064.3 million by 2032-end.

Which rotary dryer type holds the highest market share?

Single shell drum design rotary dryer will account for 63.8% share of global sales in 2022.

Which regional Rotary Dryer Market accounts for a leading market share?

North America will top the global rotary dryer market accounting for 26.3% market share in 2022.

How did the market perform over the last few years?

During 2017-2021, sales of rotary dryer witnessed -1.1% CAGR.

Rotary Dryers Market

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