Magnesium Oxide Market Research Report—Global Forecast till 2032

Magnesium Oxide Market Research Report Information By Type (Dead Burned Magnesia, Caustic Calcined Magnesia, Fused Magnesia), By Application (Refractory, Agriculture, Chemical Intermediates, Construction), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/CnM/1451-CR | 135 Pages | Author: Chitranshi Jaiswal | June 2022         

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Global Magnesium Oxide Market Overview


Magnesium Oxide Market Size was valued at USD 3.5 billion in 2022. The Magnesium Oxide industry is projected to grow from USD 3.6869 Billion in 2023 to USD 5.589949321 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.34% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). The iron & steel industry is recognized as one of the foremost users of magnesium oxide. Increasing demand in the steel, glass, and ceramic industries as refractory materials are the key market drivers enhancing market growth.


Magnesium Oxide Market Share


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


Magnesium Oxide Market Trends




  • Increasing adoption of environmental applications is driving market growth.




Magnesium oxide is also gaining traction in environmental applications. It is used as a desulfurization agent in power plants to reduce sulfur emissions, helping to comply with environmental regulations. Additionally, magnesium oxide finds applications in wastewater treatment, soil remediation, and air purification processes. The growing awareness and implementation of environmental protection measures drive the demand for magnesium oxide in these sectors. This factor drives the market CAGR.


Additionally, magnesium oxide is frequently used in the iron and steel industry. As a result, the industry's impressive growth over the past several years suggests that the need for magnesium oxide will soar in the coming years. Aside from that, the growth of the nonferrous metal, ceramics, and chemical industries is anticipated to open up attractive new markets for magnesium oxide. Some important factors driving the magnesium oxide market include rising glass production and demand for magnesium oxide in fertilizers and animal feed. Magnesium oxide wallboards are used more frequently in the construction sector: In place of gypsum boards, magnesium oxide wallboard is utilized in buildings. Such wallboards are made of fire-resistant materials and are applied to walls, ceilings, and other surfaces. The building and construction industry's need for eco-friendly products and aesthetic appeal drives growth in the worldwide wallboard market. Magnesium oxide manufacturers witnessed steady growth in demand over the past years, while the growing adoption of dead burned magnesia or DBM magnesia further aided in the surge in demand. As advancements are taking over the refractories, industrial, and agricultural sectors, magnesium oxide providers are expected to come across new opportunities in the coming years. While the increase in focus on developing more quality products will favor the magnesium oxide suppliers, the macro-economic factors, such as increased government investment in industrial sectors and rapid urbanization, will favor the magnesium oxide suppliers. Thus, driving the Magnesium Oxide market revenue.


Magnesium Oxide MarketSegment Insights


Magnesium Oxide Type Insights


Based on type, the  Magnesium Oxide market segmentation includes dead burned magnesia, caustic calcined magnesia, and fused magnesia. The dead-burned magnesia segment dominated the market due to its high purity, excellent thermal properties, superior chemical stability, strong mechanical strength, and wide range of applications. These factors contribute to the popularity and preference for dead-burned magnesia in industries that require high-performance magnesium oxide products.


Figure1:  Magnesium Oxide Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)


Magnesium Oxide Market, by Type


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


Magnesium Oxide Application Insights


The  Magnesium Oxide market segmentation, based on application, includes refractory, agriculture, chemical intermediates, and construction. The refractory segment dominated the market due to its high-temperature resistance, chemical stability, mechanical strength, insulating properties, and widespread applications in key industries. These factors contribute to the preference for magnesium oxide in refractory applications, driving its dominance in this market segment.


Magnesium Oxide Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. The Asia-Pacific Magnesium Oxide Marketarea will dominate this market due to rising demand from end-use industries, and its well-developed industries and advanced production facilities will boost the market growth in this Region.Moreover, China’s Magnesium Oxide market held the largest market share, and the Indian Magnesium Oxide market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


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


Figure2: MAGNESIUM OXIDE MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


MAGNESIUM OXIDE MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


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


Europe's Magnesium Oxide market accounts for the second-largest market share. This is attributed to the rapid growth of manufacturing centers and increased demand from various sectors, including agriculture and other industries. Further, the German Magnesium Oxide market held the largest market share, and the U.K. Magnesium Oxide market was the fastest-growing market in the European Region.


The North American magnesium oxide market is expected to grow fastest from 2023 to 2032. This is because of developing industrial sectors and manufacturing infrastructure, rising demand from end-use industries for magnesium oxide, and environmental worries about greenhouse gas emissions.


Magnesium Oxide Key Market Players& Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the Magnesium Oxide market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their 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 Magnesium Oxide products industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the  Magnesium Oxide industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Magnesium Oxide industry has offered some of the most significant medical advantages. Major players in the Magnesium Oxide market, including RHI Magnesita N.V (Europe), Martin Marietta (U.S.), Grecian Magnesite S.A. (Europe), PremierMagnesia LLC (U.S.), Ube Industries Ltd (Japan), KumaĹźMagnesite Industry Inc (Turkey), Xinyang Mineral Group (China), ICL (Israel), SMZ, a.s. Jelšava (Europe), Tateho Chemical Industries Co. (Japan), Baymag Inc (North America)., and others are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Prometheus Biosciences, Inc. is a biotechnology company listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange (RXDX). It focuses on developing and commercializing innovative therapeutic and companion diagnostic products for immune-mediated diseases using a precision medicine approach. The company has reached the clinical stage and is actively involved in discovering and developing new treatments. In 2023, Prometheus Biosciences plans to initiate phase 3 clinical trials for its novel treatment. Positive efficacy and safety data were observed in patients suffering from ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease treated with PRA023, a product under development by Prometheus Biosciences. However, based on the results obtained from its ARTEMIS-UC phase 2 and APOLLO-CD phase 2a studies, the company has decided not to proceed with phase 3 treatment studies for the time being.


Abivax SA is a biotechnology company based in France that operates in the clinical stage and is publicly traded. The company utilizes the immune system to develop innovative treatments for inflammatory, viral, and cancer diseases. In a recent report, Abivax SA highlighted positive outcomes in ulcerative colitis patients who were administered a 50 mg dosage of obefazimod, a specific small molecule designed to increase miR-124 levels in the immune system selectively. The study involved 164 participants who received a daily maintenance therapy of 50 mg of obefazimod for two years, resulting in clinical and endoscopic remission among the patients.


Key CompaniesIn The Magnesium Oxide Market Include



  • RHI Magnesita N.V (Europe)

  • Martin Marietta (U.S.)

  • Grecian Magnesite S.A (Europe)

  • PremierMagnesia LLC (US)

  • Ube Industries Ltd (Japan)

  • KumaĹźMagnesite Industry Inc (Turkey)

  • Xinyang Mineral Group (China)

  • Xinyang Mineral Group (China)


Magnesium Oxide Industry Developments


December 2022: Prometheus Biosciences, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, has announced plans to commence phase 3 clinical trials 2023 for their treatment. Encouraging results were observed in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease who participated in earlier phases of the study, demonstrating positive efficacy and safety outcomes with the investigational drug PRA023. These findings highlight the potential of PRA023 as a promising therapeutic option for individuals suffering from these inflammatory bowel diseases.


April 2023: Abivax SA, a French biotechnology company, has announced positive results in a study involving ulcerative colitis patients. These patients experienced both clinical and endoscopic remission after receiving a 50 mg dose of obefazimod, a small molecule targeting miR-124 levels in the immune system. The study included 164 subjects who completed a second year of daily maintenance therapy with 50 mg of obefazimod. These findings indicate the potential effectiveness of obefazimod as a treatment option for ulcerative colitis.


Magnesium Oxide Market Segmentation


Magnesium Oxide Type Outlook



  • Dead Burned Magnesia

  • Caustic Calcined Magnesia

  • Fused Magnesia


Magnesium Oxide Application Outlook



  • Refractory

  • Agriculture

  • Chemical Intermediates

  • Construction


Magnesium Oxide 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



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 3.5 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 3.6869 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 5.589949321 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.34%(2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, AsiaPacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled  RHI Magnesita N.V (Europe), Martin Marietta (U.S.), Grecian Magnesite S.A. (Europe), PremierMagnesia LLC (U.S.), Ube Industries Ltd (Japan), KumaşMagnesite Industry Inc (Turkey), Xinyang Mineral Group (China), ICL (Israel), SMZ, a.s. Jelšava (Europe), Tateho Chemical Industries Co. (Japan), and Baymag Inc (North America)
Key Market Opportunities Increasing use of magnesium oxide wallboards in the construction industry
Key Market Dynamics Increasing demand in the steel, glass, and ceramic industries as a refractory material




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Magnesium Oxide market size was valued at USD 3.5 Billion in 2022.

The Magnesium Oxide market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.34% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had the largest share of the Magnesium Oxide market

The major players in the Magnesium Oxide market are RHI Magnesita N.V (Europe), Martin Marietta (U.S.), Grecian Magnesite S.A. (Europe), PremierMagnesia LLC (U.S.), Ube Industries Ltd (Japan), KumaĹźMagnesite Industry Inc (Turkey), Xinyang Mineral Group (China), ICL (Israel), SMZ, a.s. Jelšava (Europe), Tateho Chemical Industries Co. (Japan), and Baymag Inc (North America).

The Dead Burned Magnesium Oxide category dominated the Magnesium Oxide market in 2022.

The Refractory had the largest share of the Magnesium Oxide market.

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