Calcium Sulphate Market

Calcium Sulphate Market: Construction Industry Maintains the Lion’s Share in Terms of Consumption: Global Industry Analysis 2013 - 2018 and Opportunity Assessment 2019 - 2027


Calcium Sulphate is an inorganic substance, commonly known as gypsum, having molecular formula CaSO4. Calcium Sulphate has relatively low toxicity and is available in solid form and in various particle sizes (slab, kibbled, granulated). Alternative names of Calcium Sulphate are Plaster of Paris, Anhydrite and Gypsum. Calcium Sulphate has superior physiochemical properties and thus, it finds a wide range of applications in commercial as well as industrial sectors.

Calcium Sulphate is available naturally and can be manufactured synthetically using chemical agents or intermediates. Demand for Calcium Sulphate for construction, coatings and polymerization applications has been rising significantly.

Calcium Sulphate is sold in two different grades i.e. technical and food/pharmaceutical grade. On the basis of product type, Calcium Sulphate is classified into two types -- anhydrous and hydrated Calcium Sulphate. In several industrial applications, Calcium Sulphate is used as a thickening agent, excipient, additive, intermediate and desiccant, among others.

The global Calcium Sulphate market is expected to create incremental $ opportunity worth US$ 115.4 Bn during the forecast period (2018-2027). The global Calcium Sulphate market is projected to grow at a CAGR 4.1% during the forecast period.

Growing Demand from End-Use Industries Will Drive Global Calcium Sulphate Market

The global Calcium Sulphate market witnesses significant demand from numerous end-use industries, such as food & beverages, paper and pulp, and paints & coatings, among other industries. In the pulp & paper industry, Calcium Sulphate is used as a surface sizing agent for papers in paperboard mills. Further, Calcium Sulphate acts as an economical source of calcium in breads, cereals, enriched flours, yeast foods, canned vegetables, baking powder, juices, jellies and preservatives.

Calcium Sulphate also acts as a buffering agent in the beer manufacturing process. Additionally, Calcium Sulphate is also used as an extender pigment in paints and coatings.

Rising investments in infrastructural activities in developing countries and increased demand from end-use sectors are the prime factors expected to drive demand for Calcium Sulphate during the forecast period. Rapidly growing population across the globe and increasing water consumption will give a push to the water treatment industry, which in turn, will cause the global Calcium Sulphate market to grow at a healthy growth rate during the forecast period.

Key developments in the global Calcium Sulphate market

Key players are focusing on strategies, such as collaboration, expansion and introduction of innovative products, to cater to the high demand from rural markets. These kind of organic growth strategies across the competitive landscape have been one of the notable trends in the global Calcium Sulphate market. For instance,

  • In 2018, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA (manufacture of calcium sulphate) announced to expand its Calcium Sulphate production plant in Ploiesti, Romania, to gain market share in South-East Europe. Further, in February’18, the company launched its fourth Saint-Gobain Gyproc plant in Jhagadia, India
  • In 2017, Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd. announced to expand its Calcium Sulphate production plant in Jakarta, Indonesia, to enhance its market share in the Asia Pacific region
  • In 2015, Yoshino Group established new manufacturing facilities by the names Sankei Yoshino Co., Ltd. and TigerEX Co., Ltd. in Tokyo for calcined gypsum and ceramic products

Asia Pacific’s Calcium Sulphate Landscape Estimated to be High Value-High Growth Market

The global Calcium Sulphate market is in its growth phase since the past few years. Asia Pacific is expected to be the prominent region in terms of both volume and value in the global Calcium Sulphate market as the region has a number of local as well as international manufacturers, especially, cement manufacturing industries and paints & coatings and chemical industries. 

Collectively, developed regions, such as Europe and North America, are estimated to hold around 20% market value share in the global Calcium Sulphate market during the forecast period owing to increasing government initiatives, such as OSHA, EPA, etc.

Key Players in Global Calcium Sulphate Market

The report on the global Calcium Sulphate market covers some of the major players in the Calcium Sulphate market across the world, such as USG Corporation, Solvay SA, Honeywell International Inc., Boral Limited, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA, Beijing New Building Materials PLC, Penta Manufacturing Company, YOSHINO GYPSUM CO., LTD., JONOUB GYPSUM, Celtic Chemicals Limited, Georgia-Pacific LLC and PABCO Building Products, LLC, among others.

Market Segmentation

By Product Form

  • Anhydrous
  • Hydrated

By Grade

  • Technical Grade
  • Food & Pharma Grade

By Function

  • Coagulant
  • Thickening Agent
  • Excipient
  • Desiccant
  • Additive
  • Intermediate

By End-use

  • Construction
  • Agrochemicals
  • Food & Beverages
  • Cosmetic & Personal Care
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Paper

By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • Middle East & Africa

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