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Construction Demolition Market Size

ID: MRFR//11074-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh| June 2024

Construction and demolition is expected to expand from USD 105.72 Billion in 2023 to USD 158.60 Billion in 2032, a CAGR of 5.20%.

Construction and Demolition market dynamics and performance are shaped by many market factors. Regional or national economic conditions are important. Economic stability and growth encourage firms and individuals to invest in infrastructure and property development, which boosts construction. Economic downturns can reduce construction and demolition projects due to financial constraints and uncertainty.

Public policies and laws also shape the C&D market. Building rules, environmental laws, and safety standards affect construction and demolition costs and feasibility. Additionally, government programs supporting sustainable practices and waste management might encourage industrial adoption of ecologically friendly solutions.

Another major C&D market factor is technology. Construction material, machinery, and process innovations improve efficiency, safety, and cost. Adopting cutting-edge technologies can provide organizations an edge and boost market growth. Resistance or slow acceptance of new technologies may inhibit market growth.

Raw material availability and cost are important in construction and destruction. Steel, concrete, and lumber pricing affect project budgets and timetables. Construction companies may face delays and higher expenses due to supply chain issues.

C&D is heavily influenced by real estate and infrastructure needs. Urbanization, population increase, and changing consumer tastes drive residential, commercial, and industrial space demand. Construction and demolition companies must understand and meet market demands.

C&D is increasingly concerned with sustainability and the environment. Companies that recycle and reduce trash are likely to please environmentally conscientious customers and regulators. Sustainable construction approaches support global environmental goals and boost business image.

Financial factors like interest rates and financing affect the C&D market. High interest rates affect building project viability and profitability by raising borrowing costs. However, low borrowing rates may boost real estate investment and development and demolition.

Geopolitics and global events can impact C&D. Economic crises, trade conflicts, and political uncertainty can affect construction demand. C&D companies must monitor global developments and adjust their strategies to navigate shifting market situations.

Covered Aspects:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Growth Rate 5.20% (2023-2032)

Global Construction And Demolition Market Overview


Construction and Demolition Market Size was valued at USD 100.5 Billion in 2022. The construction and demolition industry is projected to grow from USD 105.72 Billion in 2023 to USD 158.60 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.20% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Urbanization, population growth, and investments in infrastructure are the key market drivers enhancing market growth.


Construction And Demolition Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Construction And Demolition Market Trends




  • Investments in infrastructure is driving the market growth




Market CAGR for construction and demolition is being driven by rapid urbanization, creating demand for new construction projects, including residential, commercial, and infrastructure developments. Population growth in urban areas requires new buildings and improved infrastructure. Public investment in infrastructure, including roads, bridges, airports, and public transport, is a key driver of the construction sector. These projects stimulate economic growth and create jobs. Strict environmental regulations affect the R&D industry. More attention is paid to sustainable construction practices, waste reduction, and green materials to minimize the environmental impact of demolition and construction. There is a growing demand for sustainable green building practices.


Energy-efficient design, renewable materials, and green construction methods are based on environmental awareness and regulation. Innovations in construction technology are reshaping the industry. Building Information Modeling (BIM), 3D printing, drones, and IoT are improving project efficiency, safety, and profitability. A circular economy approach focusing on recycling and reusing materials from demolished buildings is gaining ground. This reduces waste and saves resources. Demolition work continues as older structures require repair or replacement. The revitalization of urban areas and the renovation of buildings increase the demand for demolition and construction services. Natural disasters such as hurricanes or earthquakes require rapid demolition and restoration.


The search for flexible building structures that withstand extreme weather conditions is increasing. Construction activity is increasing due to the need for affordable housing and the expansion of housing projects. Demolition may be necessary to make way for new construction. Many countries have aging infrastructure that needs repair or replacement. This creates an opportunity for construction and demolition companies to upgrade critical systems. Infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges, tunnels, and public transport systems, spur construction activity. These projects are essential to improving our transport network. Thus driving the construction and demolition market revenue.


Construction And Demolition Market Segment Insights


Construction And Demolition Type Insights


The Construction and Demolition Market segmentation, based on type, includes soil, sand & gravel, concrete, bricks & masonry, wood, metal, and others. The soil segment dominated the market, accounting for 35% of market revenue. It is a versatile construction material used in various applications, including soil, sand, and gravel road construction, building foundations, concrete production, and drainage systems. These materials are less expensive than other building materials, often reducing project costs. Many areas have abundant soil, sand, and gravel, making access easy and reducing transportation costs.


Construction And Demolition Source Insights


The Construction and Demolition Market segmentation, based on source, includes Residential, Commercial, Industrial, And Municipal. The commercial category generated the most income. Build new commercial structures, including office buildings, shopping malls, hotels, and warehouses, to meet the changing needs of businesses and consumers. Integrates modern design, energy-efficient features, and sustainable practices to create functional and eco-friendly commercial spaces. Renovate existing commercial buildings, improve their aesthetics, and improve functionality to meet changing business needs. Implement technology improvements, energy-efficient systems, and safety improvements to renovate older commercial facilities.


Figure 1: Construction and Demolition Market, by Source, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Construction and Demolition Market, by Source, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Construction And Demolition Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American construction and demolition market will dominate this market; North America is experiencing cyclical economic growth with increased construction activity, including new commercial and residential projects. Many structures and facilities in North America are aging and needing repair or replacement, creating demand for renovation and reconstruction projects. Focus on energy efficiency and sustainability, promoting green building construction, retrofitting older buildings, and installing energy-efficient systems.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, Germany, France, the U.K., Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe's construction and demolition market accounts for the second-largest market share as the demolition and construction projects are influenced by sustainability goals that lead to green and energy-efficient construction practices. Further, the German construction and demolition market held the largest market share, and the U.K. construction and demolition market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Construction And Demolition Market is expected to grow fastest from 2023 to 2032. The Asia Pacific region is experiencing rapid population growth and urbanization. This has created the need for new commercial and residential structures, leading to significant demand for construction projects. Governments in the region are investing heavily in infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, airports, and public transport to support economic growth and urban development. Moreover, China’s construction and demolition market held the largest market share, and the Indian construction and demolition market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Construction And Demolition Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the construction and demolition market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the construction and demolition industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the global construction and demolition industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the construction and demolition industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the construction and demolition market, including Veolia Environnement S.A. (France) and Waste Connections (U.S.) Clean Harbors, Inc. (U.S.), Remondis (Germany), Republic Services (U.S.), F.C.C. Environment Limited (U.K.), W.M. Intellectual Property Holdings, L.L.C. (U.S.), Kiverco (Northern Ireland) Daiseki Co., Ltd. (Japan), Windsor Waste (U.K.), Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (U.S.), Renewi plc (U.K.), and others are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Remondis (Germany), The REMONDIS Group is active in many areas: recovering raw materials from waste, developing innovative recycling products, providing alternative fuels, and playing an important role in the water sector through water supply and wastewater treatment. In addition, REMONDIS removes contaminants from waste and hazardous waste that cannot be recycled using current technology and processes them in an environmentally friendly way. More than 30 million people and thousands of clients from the public and private sectors use the services of the REMONDIS Group. REMONDIS focuses on the needs of its customers and offers reliable services and innovative solutions in the recycling and water sectors. REMONDIS's strengths are its high-quality standards, outstanding infrastructure, and ability to offer a wide range of services throughout the supply chain. For example, manufacturing companies can use REMONDIS industrial services to optimize business processes and reduce costs. In addition, the company's broad portfolio of public services offers a variety of benefits that can be created by working directly with the company, either through a joint venture or in a public-private partnership (P.P.P.).


Waste Connections is a leader in waste management services in the United States and Canada. From business owners to construction workers in your community, we strive to provide reliable and sustainable waste management solutions that can make your life easier, no matter what your unique needs are! We are committed to a greener and cleaner future in North America. Contact us today to learn more about our waste management and recycling services. Waste Connections is one of the largest full-service solid waste collection providers providing non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling, and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential properties. Waste Connections (TSX/NYSE) is the third-largest solid waste management company in North America, with operations in 43 states and six localities.


Key Companies in the construction and demolition market include



  • Veolia Environnement S.A. (France)

  • Waste Connections (U.S.)

  • Clean Harbors, Inc. (U.S.)

  • Remondis (Germany)

  • Republic Services (U.S.)

  • C.C. Environment Limited (U.K.)

  • M. Intellectual Property Holdings, L.L.C. (U.S.)

  • Kiverco (Northern Ireland)

  • Daiseki Co., Ltd. (Japan)

  • Windsor Waste (U.K.)

  • Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (U.S.)

  • Renewi plc (U.K.)


Construction And Demolition Industry Developments


March 2022: Frontier Waste Solutions, an American waste management and recycling company, announced the acquisition of Absolute Waste Services Inc. (A.W.S.). The acquisition helped the company expand its customer base across commercial, residential, and waste collection services.


March 2022: W.M. Specialized Environmental Technologies, Inc., a comprehensive provider of waste management services. The acquisition of the company has been completed. Capital Waste Services, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries L.L.C., recently completed the acquisition of Sand Lands of America, the landfill construction and demolition market business.


February 2021: Pune-based infrastructure company SSN Innovative Infra L.L.P. recently commissioned a C&D waste treatment plant in Maharashtra, India. The company's actions encourage the environmentally friendly disposal of construction and demolition waste throughout the region.

November 2023: A report by the National Demolition Association of India (NDAI) reveals that the C&D market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10% over the next five years, driven by factors such as urbanization, rising disposable incomes, and government spending on infrastructure.

December 2023: The World Economic Forum releases a report calling for the global construction industry to adopt more circular economy principles, which would involve minimizing waste generation and maximizing the reuse of materials. This report could have significant implications for the C&D market in India, as it encourages the adoption of more sustainable demolition practices.


Construction And Demolition Market Segmentation


Construction And Demolition Type Outlook



  • Soil

  • Sand & Gravel

  • Concrete

  • Bricks & Masonry

  • Wood

  • Metal

  • Others


Construction And Demolition Source Outlook



  • Residential

  • Commercial

  • Industrial

  • Municipal


Construction And Demolition Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



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