Plasterboard Market Research Report - Global Forecast 2027

Plasterboard Market: Information by Form (Square-Edged and Tapered-Edged), Type (Damp-Proof Plasterboard, Fire-Resistant Plasterboard, Impact-Resistant Plasterboard, Insulated Plasterboard, Moisture-Resistant Plasterboard, sound-insulated Plasterboard, Standard Plasterboard and Thermal Plasterboard), By End-Use Industry (Residential and Non-Residential) and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/CO/1444-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 107 pages

Plasterboard Market overview


Plasterboard market is projected to be worth USD 36.21 Billion by 2027


This report contains all the information on the global plasterboard 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 plasterboard market analysis and forecast to 2027 is also included in the report.


Regional Analysis


According to the reports, on the basis of region, the global plasterboard market is segmented into North America, Asia-pacific, Europe, and the rest of the world. North America region accounts for the largest plasterboard market share in the year 2018 and it is predicted to dominate the market by the end of the year 2025. The Asia-pacific region is predicted to witness significant growth during the forecast period. Developing countries such as India and China have seen magnificent growth recently in the global plasterboard market revenue due to the expansion of several international players around this region. Additionally, the increasing economy and rapid growth in industrialization are adding fuel to the growth of the plasterboard market.


Competitive landscape


The global plasterboard industry is highly competitive and fragmented due to the presence of several small and large active players in the regional market. The major key strategies of these players launching new advanced products, partnership & agreement, expansion, and acquisition to strenth their roots in the global market.


Major Key Players



  • Armstrong World Industries Inc. (US)

  • Etex Group (Belgium)

  • Saint-Gobain SA (France)

  • Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc. (the US)

  • USG Corporation (US)

  • Georgia Pacific LLC (US)

  • Boral Limited (Australia)

  • KNAUF Gips KG (Germany)

  • Fletcher Building Limited (New Zealand)

  • LafargeHolcim Ltd (Switzerland)

  • National Gypsum Company (US)

  • Associated Tube Group (Canada)

  • EVRAZ PLC (Russia)

  • Marmon/Keystone Canada Inc. (US)

  • Sandvik AB (Sweden)

  • Tenaris SA (US)

  • WELDED TUBE OF CANADA CORP. (US)

  • Welded Tubes, Inc. (US)


Covid 19 Analysis


The outbreak of the global pandemic covid 19 is expected to bring different long-term and short-term consequences in the global construction industries and plaster industries. According to the reports of The Association General Contractor of America (AGC), there was disruption to ongoing works due to complete lockdown, and several projects were canceled, the pandemic has led to less demand for non-essential projects such as entertainment, offices, and sports facilities. Furthermost, the overall growth of the plasterboard sector is likely to be affected temporarily due to covid 19.


Industry Updates 

Saint-Gobain has announced an investment of about $25 million in its plasterboard plant in Fredrikstad, Norway with an aim to increase its production capacity by 40% and transform the same to make it the world’s first carbon-neutral plasterboard plant. This investment has been supported by the Norwegian Government Agency Enova. The new facility is predicted to be operational sometime in early 2023. 


Market Dynamic


  • Drivers


The global plaster market is highly driven by the rising preferences for durable and low-cost materials of construction. The rising popularity of plasterboards due to their easy installation among the end-users is adding fuel to the growth of this market. The increasing preference for sustainable methods of construction over traditional methods by the companies will further favor the global plasterboard market.


  • Opportunities


The increase in new numbers of projects in developing countries is expected to create lucrative opportunities for the global plasterboard market trends. The increase in investment for developments and research to generate eco-friendly and high-performance plasterboard will provide opportunities in the coming future.


  • Restraints


The rising concerns of governments around the world are one of the prominent factors which is likely to hinder the growth rate of this market. The involvement of high cost in the production of advanced plasterboard materials is another major restraint of the global plasterboard market.  


  • Challenges


The involvement of high costs in launching new products and strict regulations of the government can be considered as a major challenge for the growth of the global plasterboard market.

Cumulative Growth Analysis


The global plasterboard market outlook is predicted to witness substantial growth due to its high demand in the Asia Pacific region along with that the emergence of environmentally friendly techniques of construction is also adding fuel to the growth of the global plasterboard market. Increasing modern retailing, increase in per capita income and employment opportunities, rising demand for new construction projects are some of the other major factors that are influencing the growth of this market.

Value Chain Analysis


According to the latest research report,, the global plasterboard market is segmented on the basis of form, type, end-user industry, and region. Based on form, the global plasterboard market is further segmented into square-edged and tapered-edged. The tapered-edged segment is predicted to register the highest CAGR due to its easy maintenance and low cost of installation. On the basis of type, the global plasterboard market is segmented into damp-proof plasterboard, fire-resistant plasterboard, impact-resistant plasterboard, insulated plasterboard, moisture-resistant plasterboard, sound-insulated plasterboard, standard plasterboard, and thermal plasterboard. The fire resistance segment is likely to hold the maximum plasterboard share in the global plasterboard market due to rising concerns about safety and stringent government regulation to safe construction of shopping malls and offices.


On the basis of end-users, the global plasterboard market has been further distributed into residential and non-residential. The non-residential segment is expected to hold a higher share as compared to the residential share due to its quick and easy installation and flexible architecture.

Segmentation Overview


The market is segmented on the basis of the form, type, end-user industry, and region. The global plasterboard market is expected to witness decent growth during the forecast period.

By Application



  • Based on the application, the market is segmented into damp-proof plasterboard, fire-resistant plasterboard, impact-resistant plasterboard, insulated plasterboard, moisture-resistant plasterboard, sound-insulated plasterboard, standard plasterboard, and thermal plasterboard.


By end-users


Based on the propulsion types, the market is segmented into residential and non-residential


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


  • China is the leading manufacturing country that produces more than 1.5 Million tons of plasterboards every year.


Market, By Type:


  • Fire-Resistant

  • Standard

  • Sound-insulated

  • Moisture-Resistant

  • Thermal

  • Specialist

  • Impact-Resistant


Market, By End-User:


  • Residential

  • Non-Residential


Market, By Form:


  • Tapered-Edged

  • Square-Edged


Market, by Region:


  • the Asia Pacific

    • China

    • India 

    • Japan

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Singapore

    • Malaysia



  • Europe & CIS

    • France

    • Germany

    • United Kingdom

    • Italy

    • Spain



  • North America

    • United States

    • Mexico

    • Canada



  • South America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Colombia



  • the Middle East and Africa

    • South Africa

    • Saudi Arabia

    • UAE

    • Qatar




Plasterboard is building material which is widely used to make interior wall and ceilings on the majority of commercial building and residential buildings today. These plasterboards are made up of gypsum core covered on both sides by massive paper. It creates a smooth finish around the widest ceiling or walls, and after painting the wall appears seamless.


The global market for plasterboard is expected to witness substantial growth in the last few years due to the rise in demand for plasterboard in the construction industry and from the end-user industries. There are several other factors including the growth of the construction industry, several, initiatives of the government for an eco–friendly environment, and no availability of recycling construction materials, these are major driving factors of global plasterboard market growth. An increase in preferences of dry techniques of construction as compared to wet construction methods is adding fuel to the overall growth of the global market. Furthermost, stringent regulations of governments of emerging countries to rise the real-estate industries and their infrastructure is leading towards the growth of the construction industries and ultimately the plasterboard industry as well. The increased numbers of construction projects in several developing countries are likely to create several opportunities for the major key player’s in the market to strengthen their roots in the global plasterboard market.


According to the latest research report, the global plasterboard market is projected to be worth USD 36.21 Billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period (2021 - 2027), The market was valued at USD 22.58 billion in 2020.



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: USD 36.21 Billion
  CAGR   5.0% (2019-2027)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   by Form, Type
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Armstrong World Industries Inc. (US), Etex Group (Belgium), Saint-Gobain SA (France), Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc. (the US), USG Corporation (US), Georgia Pacific LLC (US), Boral Limited (Australia), KNAUF Gips KG (Germany), Fletcher Building Limited (New Zealand), LafargeHolcim Ltd (Switzerland), and National Gypsum Company (US), Associated Tube Group (Canada), EVRAZ PLC (Russia), Marmon/Keystone Canada Inc. (US), Sandvik AB (Sweden), Tenaris SA (US), WELDED TUBE OF CANADA CORP. (US), and Welded Tubes, Inc. (US)
  Key Market Opportunities

  • Expansion of various international players across the region
  • rising economy and rapid growth in industrialization
  •   Key Market Drivers

  • Demand from construction industry
  • Growth in modern retailing, rise in consumer income & employment, and increase in demand for new construction projects


  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    The global Plasterboard Market is projected to be worth USD 36.21 Billion by 2027

    The global Plasterboard market CAGR would be 5.9% during the forecast period of 2020-2027.

    The global plasterboard market is highly driven by the rising preferences for durable and low-cost materials of construction. The rising popularity of plasterboards due to their easy installation among the end-users is adding fuel to the growth of the global plasterboard market. The increasing preference for sustainable methods of construction over traditional methods by the companies will further favor the global plasterboard market