Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

The market is segmented Type (Block, Lintel, Panel, Tile, and Other Tiles), by Application (Residential, Industrial, Commercial, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, South America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa).

Market Snapshot

Market Summary - Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC)
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Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific

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Market Overview

The market for autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) is expected to register a CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period of 2019 - 2024. One of the major driving factors of the market includes the increased emphasis on constructing green buildings. However, the limited usage of AAC in load-bearing walls is likely to restrain the market growth.

  • The growing emphasis on constructing sound proof buildings is also likely to boost the demand for AAC during the forecast period.
  • The increasing need for disaster resisting buildings is expected to provide opportunities for the growth of the market in the future.

Scope of the Report

The autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) market report includes:

Other Types
Other Applications
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of the Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)

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Key Market Trends

Residential Sector to Dominate the Market

  • AAC, owing to its thermally-insulated and energy-efficient properties, along with being fire-resistant, termite- or pest-resistant, seismic-resistant, lightweight sustainable, and quick and easy in application, is used in residential construction.
  • Moreover, autoclaved aerated concrete is reusable, recyclable, renewable, and eco-friendly. Along with the increased importance of LEED ratings, AAC is used in residential construction.
  • AAC is majorly used in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Residential construction witnessed a stable growth in Asia-Pacific, with India and China registering significant growth. The ASEAN countries have also gained momentum in residential construction. The market is expected to grow during the forecast period.
  • In Europe, the market for residential construction is stable, while in North America, the market for residential construction is expected to grow during the forecast period, due to the renovation of residential properties. The market for residential construction is growing in Middle East & Africa.
  • Hence, the residential sector is likely to dominate the market during the forecast period.
Key Trends - Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Market

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Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • In 2018, Asia-Pacific accounted for the major share of the ACC market owing to the high demand from the construction sector of countries like China and India.
  • China is an emerging economy and is the largest in terms of purchasing power parity and the second-largest economy in terms of nominal GDP. In 2017, its GDP is expected to grow at 6.6%, while in 2019, it is expected to grow slower with 6.3%.
  • The growth in the country remains high, but is gradually diminishing, as the population is aging and the economy is rebalancing from investment to consumption, manufacturing to services, and external to internal demand.
  • The government has approved the construction of urban and inter-city rail projects worth USD 127.26 billion (CNY 860 billion) in several cities, including Shanghai and Wuhan.
  • Similarly, India has a requirement of investment worth USD 777.73 billion in infrastructure by 2022 to have sustainable development in the country.
  • In 2018, the infrastructure sector in India witnessed private equity and venture capital investments worth USD 1.97 billion. The government of India is expected to invest highly in the infrastructure sector, mainly highways, renewable energy, and urban transport.
  • Such factors are projected to drive the market in Asia-Pacific.
Regional growth rate - Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) market

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Competitive Landscape

The global market for autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) is fragmented, with more than 3,000 manufacturers operating globally. Some of the key players of the market include Xella Group, BAUROC AS, Biltech Building Elements Limited, and H+H INTERNATIONAL A/S, among others.

Major Players

  1. Xella Group
  3. Biltech Building Elements Limited
  4. H+H International A/S

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below

Comp Land

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increased Emphasis on Green Buildings (LEED Ratings)

      2. 4.1.2 Growing Emphasis on Constructing Sound Proof Buildings

      3. 4.1.3 Use of Recycled Material for Production

      4. 4.1.4 Improved Indoor Air Quality and Heat Control Advantages

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Initial Cost

      2. 4.2.2 Limited Usage in Load Bearing Walls

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Block

      2. 5.1.2 Lintel

      3. 5.1.3 Panel

      4. 5.1.4 Tile

      5. 5.1.5 Other Types

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Residential

      2. 5.2.2 Industrial

      3. 5.2.3 Commercial

      4. 5.2.4 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. ASEAN Countries

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. France

        3. United Kingdom

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of the Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Acico Group

      2. 6.4.2 Aercon AA

      3. 6.4.3 AKG Gazbeton

      4. 6.4.4 BAUROC AS

      5. 6.4.5 Biltech Building Elements Limited

      6. 6.4.6 Domapor Baustoffwerke GmbH & Co.KG

      7. 6.4.7 Eco Green Products Pvt Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 Ekoru SRL

      9. 6.4.9 Forterra Building Products Ltd

      10. 6.4.10 H+H International A/S

      11. 6.4.11 Hansa Baustoffweke Parchim GmbH

      12. 6.4.12 HIL Limited

      13. 6.4.13 Italcementi (HeidelbergCement AG)

      14. 6.4.14 J.K. Lakshmi Cement Ltd

      15. 6.4.15 RPP Group of Companies

      16. 6.4.16 Schlamann KG

      17. 6.4.17 Solbet Group

      18. 6.4.18 Tarmac

      19. 6.4.19 Xella Group

      20. 6.4.20 Thomas Armstrong (Holdings) Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing Usage in India and China

    2. 7.2 Emphasis on using Fire-retardant Building Materials

    3. 7.3 Growing Need for Disaster Resistant Buildings

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