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    Concrete Admixtures Market Growth Analysis | 2023-2028

    Concrete Admixtures Market Growth Analysis | 2023-2028
    Report code - SRAM116 Published On : Aug,2023 No. of Pages: 155
    Concrete Admixtures Market Size, Share, Trends, Forecast, & Growth Analysis - 202 See more...

    Market Insights

    The concrete admixtures market is likely to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% during 2023-2028 to reach an estimated value of USD 7.4 billion in 2028.


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    What are concrete admixtures?

    Concrete admixtures are chemical or mineral substances that are added to the concrete during the mixing process to modify its properties. These admixtures are used to enhance the performance, efficiency, workability, durability, and aesthetic characteristics of concrete.

    Concrete Admixtures Market Report Highlights

    Market Size in 2028

    USD 7.4 billion

    Market Growth (2023-2028)

    4.5% CAGR

    Base Year of Study


    Trend Period


    Forecast Period


    Market Dynamics

    As the industry focuses on improving construction practices, reducing environmental impacts, and achieving higher performance standards, there has been a growing demand for concrete admixtures to optimize construction processes and achieve desired performance goals. Through the incorporation of admixtures into concrete mixes, contractors can achieve higher performance levels, leading to better-quality structures. This improvement in performance can drive growth by attracting more projects and ensuring customer satisfaction. Overall, concrete admixtures contribute to growth in the construction industry by enhancing concrete performance, increasing efficiency and productivity, supporting sustainable construction practices, meeting specific project requirements, and driving market expansion through innovation.

    During the COVID pandemic, several countries implemented lockdowns and restrictions on construction activities to contain the spread of the virus. This led to delays in construction projects, including infrastructure, residential, and commercial buildings. Moreover, the construction industry witnessed a disruption in its entire supply chain. As a result, there was a drop in the total demand for concrete admixtures, which ultimately resulted in a decline of over 2% in the global market in 2020.

    Post-pandemic, primarily driven by the large demand in the construction industry, the concrete admixtures market recorded substantial growth during 2020-2021 and 2021-2022, marking the industry’s recovery.  It is also expected that the market would witness a reasonable growth in the upcoming years. Moreover, concrete admixtures can contribute to sustainability by reducing cement content, enabling the use of eco-friendly materials, and improving the energy efficiency of concrete production. As sustainability becomes a priority, the demand for concrete admixtures that promote environmental friendliness is also likely to witness a boost.


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    Key Players

    The market for concrete admixtures is highly populated. The market is competitive with the presence of several regional and global players. Most of the major players compete on some of the governing factors, including price, product offerings, regional presence, etc.

    The following are the key players in the concrete admixtures market:

    • MBCC Group
    • Sika AG
    • Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A.
    • CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
    • MAPEI S.p.A.
    • Fosroc International Ltd.
    • The Euclid Chemical Company
    • Penetron
    • RussTech, Inc
    • Chembond Chemicals Ltd.

    Recent Market JVs and Acquisitions:

    There have been some major mergers and acquisitions in the industry in recent years, which have significantly influenced the market dynamics in the construction industry. For example:

    • In May 2023, Sika AG completed the acquisition of MBCC Group, an affiliate of Lone Star Funds, a global private equity firm, thereby becoming the undisputed market leader in the chemical admixtures industry. In order to close the transaction and comply with the regulatory requirements, Sika AG sold MBCC Group’s chemical admixtures assets in the UK, the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand to Cinven, the international private equity firm.
    • In September 2022, Saint-Gobain acquired all the outstanding shares of GCP Applied Technologies for US$ 32 per share, in cash, in a transaction valued at approximately US$ 2.3 billion. As a result, the GCP businesses, consisting mainly of concrete admixtures and cement additives, will be combined with the Chryso businesses and become a part of the High-Performance Solutions segment. Earlier, in September 2021, Saint-Gobain completed the acquisition of Chryso, a global player in the construction chemicals industry.

    Segment Analysis


    List of Sub-Segments

    Dominant and Fastest-Growing Segments

    Product-Type Analysis

    Plasticizers, Superplasticizers, Accelerating and Retarding Admixtures, Air-Entraining Admixtures, Water-Resistant Admixtures, Mortar Admixtures, Concrete Fibers, and Others

    Plasticizer is anticipated to remain the leading chemical, whereas concrete fiber is likely to witness the fastest growth in the years to come.

    End-Use Type

    Residential Structures, Non-Residential Structures, and Infrastructures

    Infrastructure are expected to be the dominant segment, whereas residential structure is likely to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period.

    Application Type

    New Construction and Renovation

    Renovation is likely to generate larger market demand, whereas new construction is expected to witness faster growth in the foreseen years.

    Regional Analysis

    North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and The Rest of the World

    Asia Pacific is expected to be the dominant market and the fastest-growing market in the next five years.

    By Product Type

    Based on the product type, the market is segmented into plasticizers, superplasticizers, accelerating and retarding admixtures, air-entraining admixtures, water-resistant admixtures, mortar admixtures, concrete fibers, and others. Among the sub-segments, plasticizers are expected to remain the largest chemical category during the forecast period. They are low-cost admixtures and are widely preferred across the regions owing to their increasing demand for imparting improved workability, enhanced strength, durability, and segregation resistance to the concrete.

    By End-Use Type

    Based on the end-use type, the market is segmented into residential structures, non-residential structures, and infrastructures. Among these sub-segments, infrastructure is expected to remain the dominant end-use type in the market during the forecast period. This is primarily driven by the increasing infrastructure development activities of developing countries, mainly in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East regions. Concrete admixtures are used in various areas of infrastructure, such as bridges, roads, dams, tunnels, water reservoirs, sewage and water treatment plants, and subway systems, among others.


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    By Application Type

    Based on the application type, the market is segmented into new construction and renovation. Among the sub-segments, renovation is likely to be the bigger demand generator during the forecast period.  There has been an increasing demand for construction chemicals for renovations including repair of existing structures, especially in the developed economies such as the USA, Germany, and Japan. Most of the spending related to construction chemicals in these economies are related to renovation purpose only. Renovation projects help promote sustainability by reducing the need for new construction and minimizing waste.

    Regional Insights

    In terms of regions, Asia-Pacific is expected to remain the largest market for concrete admixtures during the forecast period. Some of the key Asian countries contributing to the growth of the market include China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asian nations such as Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand. These countries have been investing heavily in infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, railways, airports, and residential and commercial buildings, creating a significant demand for concrete admixtures.

    Concurrently, key economies such as India and China are incessantly experiencing rapid economic growth, which simultaneously increases regional disposable incomes and construction activities. In addition, there has been an increasing emphasis on sustainable construction practices in the Asia Pacific region over the years, due to which the regional concrete admixture manufacturers are developing environmentally friendly and energy-efficient product types driven by the need to reduce the carbon footprint in the construction industry. This is simultaneously boosting the regional market for concrete admixtures.


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    Critical Questions Answered in the Report

    • What are the key trends in the global market?
    • How the market (and its various sub-segments) has grown in the last five years and what would be the growth rate in the next five years?
    • What is the impact of COVID-19 on the global market?
    • What are the key strategies adopted by the major vendors to lead in the market?
    • What is the market share of the top vendors?

    Market Segmentation

    This report studies the market covering a period of 12 years of trend and forecast. The report provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business decision-making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market.

    The concrete admixtures market is segmented into the following categories.

    By Product Type

    • Plasticizers
    • Superplasticizers
    • Accelerating and Retarding Admixtures
    • Air-Entraining Admixtures
    • Water-Resistant Admixtures
    • Mortar Admixtures
    • Concrete Fibers
    • Others

    By End-Use Type

    • Residential Structures
    • Non-Residential Structures
    • Infrastructures

    By Application Type

    • New Construction
    • Renovation

    By Region

    • North America (Country Analysis: The USA, Canada, and Mexico)
    • Europe (Country Analysis: Germany, Turkey, Italy, Russia, and The Rest of Europe)
    • Asia-Pacific (Country Analysis:  China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, and The Rest of Asia-Pacific)
    • Rest of the World (Country Analysis: Brazil, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Others)


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    Research Methodology

    This strategic assessment report, from Stratview Research, provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s concrete admixture market realities and future market possibilities for the forecast period. The report segments and analyses the market in the most detailed manner to provide a panoramic view of the market. The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for market participants as well as investors in the identification of the low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as to formulate growth strategies to expedite their growth process.

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools.

    More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles, have been leveraged to gather the data.

    We conducted more than 15 detailed primary interviews with market players across the value chain in all four regions and industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market.

    What Deliverables Will You Get in this Report?

    Key questions this report answers

    Relevant contents in the report

    How big is the sales opportunity?

    In-depth Analysis of the Concrete Admixtures Market

    How lucrative is the future?

    Market forecast and trend data and emerging trends

    Which regions offer the best sales opportunities?

    Global, regional, and country-level historical data and forecasts

    Which are the most attractive market segments?

    Market Segment Analysis and Forecast

    Which are the top players and their market positioning?

    Competitive landscape analysis, Market share analysis

    How complex is the business environment?

    Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, Life cycle analysis

    What are the factors affecting the market?

    Drivers & challenges

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Concrete admixtures are chemical or mineral substances that are added to the concrete during the mixing process to modify its properties. These admixtures are used to enhance the performance, efficiency, workability, durability, and aesthetic characteristics of concrete.

    The concrete admixtures market is likely to reach an estimated value of USD 7.4 billion in 2028.

    The concrete admixtures market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% in the coming five years, driven by the growing focus on sustainable construction coupled with the growing demand for residential, commercial, and infrastructure projects across the globe. In the recent years, there has also been an increasing demand for high-performance concrete solutions, which has strongly fueled market growth.

    MBCC Group, Sika AG, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A., CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., MAPEI S.p.A., Fosroc International Ltd., The Euclid Chemical Company, Penetron, RussTech, Inc., and Chembond Chemicals Ltd. are the key players in the concrete admixtures market. The global market is highly populated.

    Asia-Pacific is estimated to be dominant in the market in the coming years. The high demand for concrete admixtures in Asia is primarily driven by the increasing infrastructure development, urbanization, and industrialization.

    Asia-Pacific is estimated to witness the fastest growth in the market in the coming years as a result of the ongoing infrastructure development projects in the region, such as roads, bridges, railways, airports, and housing, along with the crucial role played by governments and private sector investments in the construction sector in various countries.

    Plasticizers are estimated to comprise the dominant product type in the concrete admixtures market in the coming years. These admixtures generate a large demand as they aid in the reduction of the water content in concrete while maintaining its workability and enabling improved flowability, increased strength, and reduced permeability of the concrete.