Global Gypsum Board Market Research Report - Forecast to 2027

Gypsum Board Market Information by type (Regular Gypsum Board and Type X Gypsum Board), by applications (residential, institutional, commercial and others) and by product (gypsum wallboard and gypsum ceiling board) - Forecast to 2027

ID: MRFR/CO/0865-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 110 pages

Gypsum Board Market Overview:

According to the latest research report, the global gypsum board market size is predicted to grow with an annual growth rate of CAGR of 11.8% from the year 2021 to 2028, it was expected to be valued at USD 45.08 Billion in the year 2020. 

The increasing demand from the commercial and residential construction sector and the rising spending of consumers on highly advanced materials of construction are predicted to drive the global gypsum board market growth. The fastly growing construction industry around the major economies such as India, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, South Africa, and China is predicted to add fuel to the growth if the global gypsum board market. The market demand is predicted to rise due to the rising scope of innovative applications in the gypsum board or construction sector. In the United States, the market stood at USD 13.57 Billion by the end of the year 2020 and it is predicted to show significant CAGR over the forecast period. Ceiling boards and wallboards are highly used to upgrade the interiors of a commercial and residential building, the rising urban migration on several economies, increasing spending of governments in the real-estate market for construction of the residential building and the rising demand for high-end residential homes is expected to aid they global gypsum board market growth.

This report contains all the information on the global gypsum board market research and market strengths. The report also contains the culmination of dynamics, segmentation, key players, regional analysis, and other important factors. And a detailed analysis of the global market and forecast is also included in the report.

Gypsum board, which is also known as plasterboard or wallboard, drywall, is highly used to form panels that are made of gypsum plaster pressed between sheets of paper. Gypsum board is highly used as lining and partitions of roofs, floors, walls, and ceilings. It combines several attributes to make construction materials more attractive.

Covid 19 Analysis

Gypsum board is one of the major industries that bear the maximum losses due to the global pandemic covid 19. The use of gypsum board as covering materials for interiors ceilings and walls in commercial and residential buildings has been highly interrupted due to covid 19. The gypsum board also uses as a tile backer in few wetting areas including basement walls, kitchens, bathrooms, laundry, utility rooms, and water closets. The ban of interstate travel, regulations of lockdown, and safety measures in many developing countries have halted the construction projects and impacted the gypsum board industry outlook. Overall covid 19 has negatively impacted the global market.

Competitive landscape

The leading players of the global gypsum board industry are focused on introducing advanced products and they are also focusing on increasing their capacity of production with improved strength and durability. Furthermost, the players are willing to invest in R&D in order to develop specific products for better quality decorative applications with the addition of textures and designs. These major factors are expected to support the growth of the global gypsum board market during the forecast period.

Major Key Players

  • American Gypsum

  • Certainteed

  • Georgia-Pacific

  • National Gypsum

  • Pabco Gypsum

  • Knauf Dubai

  • Etex Group

  • Gulf Gypsum

  • Taishan Gypsum

  • Lafarge

Market Dynamic


The rising construction industry and increasing demand for multi-family and single-family house construction in developing countries are predicted to augment the demand for the gypsum board market value over the forecast period. The rising trends of making innovations and improvements in the structures of buildings due to the capacity of the products to offer innovative texture and designs on the surface is likely to increase the demand for the high-end applications of construction which can also be considered as a major factor for the growth of the global gypsum board market.


Gypsum boards are highly used in houses for constructing walls, exteriors sheathing, ceiling, membranes, and dire resistance partitions. Single-layer is popular in constructing residential sector. The involvement of low cost and lesser construction time is increasing the demand for these boards in the residential sector. This sector is likely to have more opportunities in near future due to rising construction activities in the developing countries owing to refugee issues and increasing population in several countries.


There are a few obstacles and barriers in the growth of the global gypsum board market such as extreme exposure of moisture and rising temperature creates difficulties in the installation process of areas including kitchens and bathrooms because of deterioration of products.


The fluctuation in the cost of raw materials due to increased import tariffs is the major challenge faced by the key players of the global gypsum board market.

 Cumulative Growth Analysis

The global gypsum board market trends have witnessed phenomenal growth in the past few years and it has been predicted that the global market would witness significant growth during the forecast period. The major factor that is attributing to the growth of the market is the development in a constructional field where the demand for gypsum board has gathered the attention of growing market for application segment around the world. In the modern world, the construction business is at its peak point and it has created a good amount of growth opportunities in the global market. Emerging countries are likely to increase the spending of the government on a particular infrastructure. Furthermost, the increasing residential sector, benefits of gypsum board, rapid urbanization are other major key driving factors of the global gypsum board market outlook. Asia Pacific region is predicted to lead the global market followed by Europe and North America. 

Value Chain Analysis

According to the latest report, the global gypsum board market is segmented on the basis of type, application, product, and region. Based on type, the global market is segmented into gypsum board and type X gypsum board. The gypsum board is expected to hold the largest global market share. On the basis of application, the global market is further distributed into residential, commercial, institutional, and others. The residential segment is expected to hold the majority of the share. On the basis of products, the global market is segmented into gypsum wallboard and gypsum ceiling board.

Segmentation Overview

The market is segmented on the basis of the type, application, product, and region. The global gypsum board market is expected to witness decent growth during the forecast period.

By Application

The market is segmented into residential, commercial, institutional, and others based on the application.

By end-users

The market is segmented into lifting gypsum board and type X gypsum board and others based on the propulsion types.

Regional Analysis

According to the report, on the basis of region, the global gypsum board industry is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.  The North America region is expected to hold the maximum market share, it is estimated to hold more than 97% of the infrastructures constructed in the United States by using gypsum boards. The rising trends of multi-family building and the rising numbers of migration from the towns to the city are other major factors that is driving the growth of the global gypsum board market revenue. The US census bureau is likely to provide more permission for the construction of several new residential buildings. 

Report Overview

The following report comprises of –

  • Market overview

  • Covid 19 Analysis

  • Market Dynamic

  • Drivers

  • Opportunities

  • Restraints

  • Challenges

  • Cumulative Growth Analysis

  • Value Chain Analysis

  • Segmentation Overview

  • By Application

  • By End-Users

  • Regional Analysis

  • Competitive landscape

Recent Developments

In April 2019, Knauf KG had announced a completed acquisition of USG Corporation. This acquisition holds a global building materials industry leader which will be far better positioned to meet the needs of the customers’ by leveraging two highly complementary businesses, product portfolios, and global footprints.

The market is segmented on the basis of type into:

  • Standard

  • Type X

  • Others

The market is categorized in terms of product into:

  • Wallboard

  • Ceiling

  • Pre-decorated

  • Others

The market is divided on the basis of end-use into:

  • Residential

  • Commercial

  • Industrial

  • Institutional

  • Others

Global Market, By Region:

North America

  • United States

  • Mexico

  • Canada


  • Germany

  • France

  • United Kingdom

  • Italy

  • Russia


  • China

  • India

  • Japan

  • South Korea

  • Australia

  • Indonesia

Middle East & Africa

  • South Africa

  • Saudi Arabia

  • UAE

  • Qatar

South America

  • Brazil

  • Colombia

  • Argentina

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: Significant Value
  CAGR   Substantial CAGR (2020-2027)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Type, Applications, Product
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   American Gypsum, Certainteed, Georgia-Pacific, National Gypsum, Pabco Gypsum, Knauf Dubai, Etex Group, Gulf Gypsum, Taishan Gypsum, Lafarge and others
  Key Market Opportunities

  • Emerging economies are increasing their spending particularly on infrastructure
  • Rapid urbanization, growing residential sector
  •   Key Market Drivers   Hike in construction-related activities

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The hike in construction-related activities would boost the gypsum board market.

    The gypsum board market would be led by the APAC region.

    The market report has types like regular gypsum board and type x gypsum board.

    The applications are residential, institutional, commercial, and others.

    The product-wise segmentation leads to a gypsum wallboard, and gypsum ceiling board.

    The Asia pacific region would lead the gypsum board market.