Building and Construction Plastic Market (By Product: Polyvinyl Chloride, Polystyrene, Polyethylene, Polyurethanes, Others; By Application: Roofing, Insulation, Pipes & Ducts, Wall Coverings, Windows, Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2021 - 2030


According to Precedence Research, the global building and construction plastic market size was reached at US$ 102.23 billion in 2020 and expected to hit US$ 150 billion by 2030, poised to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% from 2021 to 2030.

Building and Construction Plastic Market Size 2021 to 2030

Growth Factors

Growth of building and construction plastic market is mainly driven by upsurge in residential and non-residential construction activities along with theincrease in demand for plastics owing to low cost. In addition to this, a lucrative physical properties such as high strength, easy to transport, and light in weight is expected to boost growth in demand for the building and construction plastic. On the other hand, significant growth in population coupled with an increased has led to rising in building construction; thus, significantly boosting growth of the market. Furthermore, a number of government initiatives to enhance building structures is projected to create lucrative growth opportunities for the market in upcoming years.

However, China’s slowing economy along with the prohibition of PVC products in green building may hamper growth of the market. On the contrary, there is rising trend of usage of recycled plastics in construction.  This factor is anticipated to be opportunistic for growth of the market during forecast period.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every segment of society, including individuals and businesses. The pandemic had considerably affected the construction industry, including ongoing building projects.  For instance, construction projects are being delayed or even construction sites in several countries have shut down. Such disruption has been reflected in financial indexes; for instance, since February 2020, the public engineering, construction, and building materials (ECB) companies witnessed slight dropped in their revenues.

Moreover, due to the global recession, construction firms are faced with supply chain disruption, cancelled projects, and other short-term issues. For instance, approximately 40% of the U.S. construction firms reported layoffs by the end of April. Hence, disruption in construction industry has hampered growth of the global building and construction plastic market during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Product Insights

By Product Type, in 2020, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) dominated the market with around 42.3% share in terms of revenue of the total market. PVC has properties such aslight in weight and the ability to be molded and assembled in a variety of shapes. This is a versatile thermoplastic material with wide ranging applications in the manufacturing of majority consumer goods. In building and construction sector, it is mainly being use for fabrication of both rigid and flexible products. Its extensive range of applications includes pipes, irrigation, electrical conduits, tubes & fittings for water distribution, sewers, door frames & windows, gutters & downspouts, fencing & decking,  roofing, and conveyor belts used for chemical processing, food processing, and wall & floor covering.

Building and Construction Plastic Market Share, By Product, 2020 (%)

However, Polyurethane is anticipated to witness highest growth rate during the forecast period due to its quality to mold into any of the unusual shape.

Application Insights

By Application Type, in 2020, pipes & ducts dominated the market with around 37.23% share in terms of revenue of the total market.Plastic pipes systems are mainly used within the building as well as on the outer premises applications such as water service, plumbing, fire protection, snow melting, hydronic heating & cooling, and geothermal piping systems. The aforementioned applications primarily drives growth of this segment.

Building and Construction Plastic Market Share, By Application, 2020 (%)

However, insulation segment is anticipated to witness highest growth rate during the forecast period. Rising usage of plastic composites as an insulation among the walls & roofs boosts growth of this segment. The insulation offers benefits such as sound deadening, fire protection, and thermal insulation.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the building and construction plastic market and accounted for the largest revenue share in 2020. Growth of this region is mainly operated by rapid expansion of construction sector across the countries such as Canada and the U.S. In addition to this, ongoing trend of renovation of old buildings is projected to encourage market growth in these regions.  Moreover, the number of initiatives undertaken by Plastics Industry Association and National Association of Plastic Industries (ANIPAC), the industry trade group support growth and development of plastics along with its end applications. Furthermore, surging demand for commercial building and government investments across the public infrastructure projected to boost the demand for the building and construction plastic in upcoming years.

Building and Construction Plastic Market Share By Region 2020 (%)

The other hand, Asia Pacific is projected to witness the fastest growth rate throughout the forecast period. Over the past several years, growing population andrapid urbanization in the countries such as China and India has led to rise in infrastructure spending. Moreover, China is the major producer of polyurethanes and thermoplastics plastic materials. Hence, it accounted for the significant market share in Asia-Pacific building and construction plastic market.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market is moderately fragmented with the presence of several local companies. These market players are striving to gain higher market share by adopting strategies, such as investments, partnerships, and acquisitions & mergers. Companies are also spending on the development of improved quality building and construction plastic products. Moreover, they are also focusing on maintaining competitive pricing.

For instance, in December 2019, BASF launched MasterTop XTC, the next generation of high-performance flooring systems, for the construction industry. Formulated with the advanced XolutecTM technology, MasterTop XTC provides an easy-to-clean floor surface with exceptional resistance to impact and abrasion.

Some of the prominent players in the building and construction plastic market include:

  • BASF SE
  • DowDuPont Inc.
  • Koninklijke DSM N.V
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LLC
  • LG Chem Ltd.
  • LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.
  • INEOS Group Holdings S.A.
  • LanxessAktiengesellschaft
  • SABIC
  • Solvay S.A.

Report Scope of the Building and Construction Plastic Market

Report Highlights Details
Market Size USD 150 Billion by 2030
Growth Rate CAGR of 7.5% From 2021 to 2030
Base year 2020
Forecast Period 2021 to 2030
Largest Market North America
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Segments Covered Product Type, Application Type, Regional Outlook
By Product
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Polystyrene
  • Polyethylene
  • Polyurethanes
  • Others
Companies Mentioned BASF SE, SABIC, DowDuPont Inc., Koninklijke DSM N.V, LG Chem Ltd., Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LLC, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V., INEOS Group Holdings S.A., LanxessAktiengesellschaft, Solvay S.A.

 

Segments Covered in the Report

By Product

  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Polystyrene
  • Polyethylene
  • Polyurethanes
  • Others

By Application

  • Roofing
    • Polyvinyl Chloride
    • Polyurethanes
    • Others
  • Insulation
    • Polystyrene
    • Polyurethanes
    • Others
  • Pipes & Ducts
    • Polyvinyl Chloride
    • Polystyrene
    • Polyethylene
    • Others
  • Wall Coverings
    • Polyvinyl Chloride
    • Others
  • Windows
    • Polyvinyl Chloride
    • Polyurethanes
    • Others
  • Others
    • Polyvinyl Chloride
    • Polystyrene
    • Polyethylene
    • Polyurethanes
    • Others

By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • Rest of the World
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is building and construction plastic market size?
According to Precedence Research, the global building and construction plastic market size was valued at US$ 102.23 billion in 2020 and is predicted to reach US$ 150 billion by 2030.
The global building and construction plastic market growth is expected to hit at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% from 2021 to 2030.
Increase in demand for plastics owing to low cost and upsurge in residential and non-residential construction activities are the driving factors of the building and construction plastic market.
North America region will lead the building and construction plastic market.
The major players operating in the building and construction plastic market are BASF SE, SABIC, DowDuPont Inc., Koninklijke DSM N.V, LG Chem Ltd., Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LLC, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V., INEOS Group Holdings S.A., LanxessAktiengesellschaft, Solvay S.A.

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