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Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Market

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Market By Product (ACC Blocks, ACC Wall Panels, ACC Floor Elements, ACC Cladding Panels, ACC Lintels), By Application (ACC for Residential Construction, Industrial Construction, Commercial Construction & Infrastructure Construction) - Forecast 2021-2031

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

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Market Outlook

The global autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) market to reach US$ 18 Bn by 2031, surging at a CAGR of 6%. Demand for blocks is projected to accelerate at a CAGR of 5% across the assessment period of 2021 to 2031.

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Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Consumption Analysis from 2016-2020 Vs Future Market Outlook for 2021 to 2031

As per Fact.MR – a market research and competitive intelligence provider, from 2016 to 2020, the market for autoclaved aerated concrete flourished at a CAGR of 3% to touch US$ 12 Bn.

Increasing urbanization & industrialization, growth in the infrastructure sector, rising application of autoclaved aerated concrete in industrial construction, rising demand for lightweight construction materials, growing preferences for low-cost houses, and ever-increasing focus on green & soundproof buildings are factors driving the construction materials market.

In addition, autoclaved aerated concrete production consumes very less amount of energy as compared to production of other building materials. Furthermore, no toxic pollutants are released into air, water, or land during production as autoclaved aerated concrete is produced from natural raw materials, and also, AAC products are three-fold in volume than the raw materials used, making these products extremely resource-efficient and eco-friendly.

With increasing regional government projects and expanding real-estate industry, demand for autoclaved aerated concrete is expected to see an upsurge over the decade.

Considering these factors, the market for autoclaved aerated concrete is projected to witness growth over coming years, registering a CAGR of 6% to reach above US$ 18 Bn by 2031.

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Will Superior Properties of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Stimulate Market Growth?

Autoclaved aerated concrete is an essential construction material available in forms such as blocks, lintels, panels, etc. Autoclaved aerated concrete is manufactured using fine aggregates, cement, and an expansion agent. Inorganic and non-combustible autoclaved aerated concrete offers high durability and tensile strength to walls, floors, roofs, etc.

Building and construction projects require highly efficient, temperature and fire-resistant cement concrete to comply with various safety regulations and norms. AAC products are highly efficient in preventing building structures from damage during natural calamities such as earthquakes and tornadoes etc. Increasing awareness about the various advantages of autoclaved aerated concrete products over other building and construction materials is leading to a steady rise in demand for autoclaved aerated concrete materials.

Autoclaved aerated concrete is a lightweight, thermally-insulated, and energy-efficient material with outstanding load-bearing and sound absorption capabilities. This certified green building material is in high demand for residential housing projects because of properties such as construction flexibility, safety, and cost-effectiveness and autoclaved aerated concrete utilize for non-residential construction as well.

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What are the Restraints being Encountered by Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Providers?

Lack of awareness is a major factor restraining growth of the global autoclaved aerated cement market to some extent. Autoclaved aerated concrete materials need to be handled carefully due to their brittle nature, which is another factor negatively impacting growth of the global autoclaved aerated concrete market.

High dependence on traditional clay fired bricks especially in developing countries restrains the demand for unconventional construction components such as AAC. However, lack of awareness regarding benefits of autoclaved aerated concrete components hinders the growth of the market.

Which Region Offers the Largest Opportunity for Autoclaved Aerated Concrete?

Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ) is set to become a market leader in the autoclaved aerated concrete AAC space.

APEJ is one of the fastest-developing regions in the world, given the enormous pace of growth of key countries such as India and China across different industry sectors. In terms of revenue, demand for autoclaved aerated concrete in Asia Pacific except Japan (APEJ) is witnessing tremendous growth, making this region the biggest market for AAC during 2021 to 2031.

Countries in APEJ are progressively focusing on the advancement of green structures with a plan to understand a maintainable future and looking for practical, yet effective development techniques.

As autoclaved aerated concrete is moderately reasonable and bestows vitality, it is exceptionally utilized in developing countries in this region, and APEJ is set to account for over 40% share of the global market by 2031.

Other countries / regions that are expected to perform well include the Argentina ACC blocks market and Italy ACC wall panels market. Also, Germany AAC building materials manufacturers will enjoy decent revenue and profits over the decade.

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What is the Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Demand Outlook for the U.S.?

The market in the U.S. was valued at over US$ 3 Bn in 2020. The United States is a major industrialized nation that houses multiple industries in heavy-scale, medium-scale, and small-scale categories. The country is known for its booming commercial activities.

Rapid urbanization, industrial growth, ongoing developments, and construction projects are some key factors expected to continue to drive growth of the U.S market. Manufacturers are focusing on increasing production of autoclaved aerated concrete materials.

Market players are adopting different strategies to increase revenue opportunities. Presence of some major players in the U.S is attributable to rapid revenue growth. Moreover, increasing investments in technological advancements in AAC producing companies is further driving growth of the U.S. ACC market.

What are the Growth Opportunities for Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Providers across China?

By 2031, China is expected to have a market worth roughly US$ 4 Bn. The Chinese government has rolled out massive construction plans, including making provisions for the movement of 250 Mn people to its new megacities, over the next ten years, despite the efforts to rebalance its economy to a more service-oriented form.

China's residential property sector has been rapidly growing in terms of both, sales and investments, according to the National Bureau of Statistics, China. With the growing electronics and construction industry, demand for ACC is expected to increase over the years to come.

Rising demand for autoclaved aerated concrete from the construction sector of China, rapid rate of industrialization in the country, easy availability of raw materials, and presence of cheap labor are also projected to boost market growth in China over the coming years.

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How are Blocks Gaining Immense Popularity in the AAC Market?

The autoclaved aerated concrete blocks market is forecast to reach a projected market size above US$ 9 Bn by the year 2031. Blocks will continue to be the driving revenue generator in the worldwide autoclaved aerated concrete market, based on product. AAC blocks are finding utilization in the construction industry around the world, filling in as a ware material and fulfilling necessities of social, modern, and business divisions.

Demand for autoclaved aerated concrete blocks is high due to their economical, adaptable, and quick development arrangement. Furthermore, consumption of autoclaved aerated concrete blocks is expected to grow over the forecast period. Autoclaved aerated concrete panels are reinforced and designed for floors and walls in multi-residential, commercial, residential, and industrial construction.

Owing to their quick and easy installation and high thermal efficiency, autoclaved aerated concrete blocks are well-suited for high-rise buildings, pavement construction, and construction of railroad bridges. Hence, demand for AAC blocks in residential construction is more.

In addition, these blocks are one most preferred construction materials, owing to their high stability and constructive factors, including lightweight, environment-friendly, and easily reducible.

Why Does Commercial Construction Hold the Largest Market Share for Autoclaved Aerated Concrete?

Commercial construction is expected to enjoy over 40% share in the autoclaved aerated concrete industry during the forecast period. AAC building materials manufacturers are adopting new strategies to expand their geographic reach and improve their product portfolios in the global market.

Along with this, rising need for environment-friendly materials to protect the environment is contributing toward the market growth. Owing to its superior properties, such as high-tensile strength, higher degree of compression, and easy machinability over traditional concrete, use of AAC in commercial construction is expected to remain high over the coming timeframe.

Commercial buildings of companies and co-working spaces are experiencing mounting growth in developing countries. Metro cities across the globe consist of business hub areas providing commercial spaces to companies and start-ups.

Autoclaved aerated concrete, owing to its thermally-insulated and energy-efficient properties, along with being fire-resistant, termite- or pest-resistant, seismic-resistant, lightweight, sustainable, and quick and easy in application, is used in commercial construction. This has led to the growth in the autoclaved aerated concrete industry.

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Demand for Autoclaved Aerated Concrete?

COVID 19 has hampered every industry globally, including the construction industry, which is one of the major end users of autoclaved aerated concrete. In order to curtail the spread of coronavirus, industrial activities, particularly at construction sites, manufacturing units, and commercial complexes were temporarily shut down, which led to reduction in the growth rate of the construction industry, further negatively affecting the AAC building materials market.

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic halted the production, sales, and supply chains of AAC, owing to prolonged lockdowns in major global countries, including the U.S., Italy, and the UK. This hampered the demand growth of autoclaved aerated concrete significantly.

Loss of investment plans and termination of planned projects might be experienced in the market after the lockdown and normalization of business operations, further affecting building and construction. At the same time, some country's construction projects were essential, as the construction of hospitals in China and Italy, to cater to the sudden increase in demand for hospitals, thus positively impacting the demand for autoclaved aerated concrete.

Competitive Landscape

Autoclaved aerated concrete producers are focusing on the expansion of their AAC product portfolios. Furthermore, autoclaved aerated concrete manufacturing companies are moving toward geographical expansion along with enhancing their production capacity. ACC beams and lintels manufacturers are also expected to proliferate over the coming years.

  • In 2019, LafargeHolcim Ltd. signed an agreement with Oresa Romania to acquire a Romanian concrete manufacturer, Somaco Prefabricated Group. Through this acquisition, LafargeHolcim Ltd. entered the Romanian market to provide precast concrete and integrated solutions.
  • In 2019, Zhejiang Yuanzhu Housing Industrialization Co. Ltd. (Dingyuan) acquired Aircrete Europe Holding B.V. (Aircrete). Dingyuan provides engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services in China. With this acquisition, Aircrete became the subsidiary of Dingyuan, and helps to expand its business in Europe.
  • In 2020, Bigbloc Construction Ltd. made an announcement about the increase in 25% production capacity of M/s Starbigbloc Building Material Pvt. Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Bigbloc Construction Ltd.

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Market Report Scope



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US$ Mn for Value & ‘000 Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

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

Key Countries Covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • GCC
  • South Africa

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Product
  • Application
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Xella Group
  • H+H International
  • Isoltech srl
  • Broco
  • Cematix
  • Aircrete
  • Brickwell
  • Laston Italiana
  • UltraTech Cement Ltd.
  • Biltech Building Elements Limited
  • AKG Gazbeton
  • Bulidmate


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Key Market Segments in Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Industry Research

  • Product

    • ACC Blocks
    • ACC Wall Panels
    • ACC Floor Elements
    • ACC Cladding Panels
    • ACC Lintels
    • Others
      • ACC Beams & Lintels
      • ACC Roof Panels
  • Application

    • ACC for Residential Construction
    • ACC for Industrial Construction
    • ACC for Commercial Construction
    • ACC for Infrastructure Construction
    • Others (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete in Roof Insulation)

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The global autoclaved aerated concrete market size is worth US$ 12 Bn at present.

Major market players include Xella Group, H+H International, SOLBET, ACICO, and Isoltech srl., as per ratings on the basis of market share, market reach, clientele, etc.

Increasing urbanization and industrialization in developing countries and rising demand for high-strength materials are driving factors for the market.

Demand for AAC is anticipated to rise at around 5% CAGR in Canada through 2031.

The U.S., China, U.K., Germany, and France are expected to drive most of the demand for AAC.

Blocks is the fastest-growing segment, projected to register 5% CAGR through 2031.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 6% over the forecast period of 2021 to 2031.

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