Cement Board Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Global Cement Board Market report is segmented by product type (fiber cement board, wood wool cement board, wood strand cement board, and cement bonded particle board), application (flooring, exterior and partition walls, roofing, columns and beams, facades, weatherboard, and cladding, acoustic and thermal insulation, and other applications (prefabricated houses, permanent shuttering, fire-resistant construction, etc.), end-user industry (residential, commercial, and industrial and institutional), and geography (asia-pacific, north america, europe, south america, and middle east and africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for all the above segments in volume (million square meters).


Cement Board Market Size

Cement Board Market Summary
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Study Period 2018-2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
CAGR 5.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market Asia-Pacific
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Cement Board Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Cement Board Market Analysis

The global cement board market size is estimated at 606.68 million square meters in 2023. It is expected to reach 778.40 million square meters by 2028, registering a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

For the next few years, the rising residential construction worldwide and desirable properties of impact resistance and durability are major factors driving the market's growth.

On the other hand, the high initial cost compared to its traditional counterparts is a key factor anticipated to restrain the growth of the target industry over the forecast period.

Nevertheless, the rising trends for aesthetic improvement are likely to create lucrative growth opportunities for the global market soon.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to witness healthy growth over the assessment period in the cement board market.

Cement Board Market Trends

Increasing Demand in the Commercial Sector

The commercial segment is a key segment in the cement board market. The office sector is one of the crucial markets for the applications of cement boards in the commercial segment. With increasing commercial activities around the world, the demand for cement boards in this segment is increasing at a grand pace.

The Asia-Pacific region has been a thriving market for office spaces in recent years and is one of the largest markets for the commercial construction sector. Demand for office spaces in India and China has been increasing for many years. With demand from technology, e-commerce companies, and banking financial services, the office space requirement is significantly rising, resulting in the construction of new offices in the region.

Asia-Pacific has been driving growth in the global hotel industry; the rapid growth was planned in 2022 with 444 planned hotels and 111,798 rooms, followed by another 179 properties with 43,735 rooms for 2023. About 515 hotels with 127,104 rooms are confirmed for 2024.

China is one of the leading countries in shopping center construction. China has almost 4,000 shopping centers, while 7,000 more are estimated to be open by 2025.

Furthermore, the increasing popularity of green building is also expected to boost demand for fiber cement boards, as they are a sustainable building material.

In June 2022, James Hardie, a high-performance fiber cement building solutions producer, announced the planned expansion of its manufacturing capabilities in Prattville, Alabama, for different cement-based products, including cement boards.

The United States has one of the world's largest construction industries. According to the US Census Bureau, the value for commercial construction put in place in the United States accounted for around USD 115 billion in 2022, registering a growth rate of 21.4% compared to the previous year.

Such factors continuously drive the demand for cement boards for commercial construction, and handsome growth is expected during the forecast period.

Cement Board Market: Value of Commercial Construction, in USD Billion, United States, 2017-2022

The Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

The Asia-Pacific region dominated the global market share, with China dominating the market. China is one of the major consumers of cement boards in the Asia-Pacific region. The country uses cement board in a wide range of construction activities, including both residential and commercial places.

China is promoting and undergoing a process of continuous urbanization, with a target rate of 70% for 2030. The increased living spaces required in the urban areas resulting from urbanization and the desire of middle-class urban residents to improve their living conditions may have a profound effect on the housing market and thereby increase the residential construction in the country, which, in turn, is expected to have a positive effect on the cement board market in the country.

However, China's real estate market has been rocked by a series of developer defaults as the combination of housing oversupply, a tightened regulatory environment, and subdued demand squeezed property developers' balance sheets. This resulted in a 7.8% Y-o-Y decline in property investments during the first eight months of 2022.

The Indian construction sector is expected to become the world's third-largest construction market. Various policies implemented by the Indian government, such as the Smart Cities project, Housing for All, etc., are expected to bring the needed impetus to the Indian construction industry.

The Indian government is pushing for huge projects in the next few years. The government's 'Housing for All' initiative built more than 20 million affordable homes for the urban poor in 2022. This provided a significant boost to residential construction, which may account for more than a third of the industry's total value by 2023.

According to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, the construction sector grew in double digits at 10.7% in FY22 in a rebound from a contraction of 8.6% last year, aided by the base effect and growth in the economy.

Overall, the demand growth for the market studied in the rest of Asia-Pacific is expected to remain moderate during the forecast period.

Cement Board Market: Growth Rate by Region, 2023-2028

Cement Board Industry Overview

The cement board market is partially fragmented in nature. However, the top four or five players own a significant market share. Some of the major players in the market (in no particular order) include James Hardie Industries PLC, Etex Group, Saint-Gobain, Johns Manville, and NICHIHA Co. Ltd.

Cement Board Market Leaders

  1. James Hardie Industries Plc.

  2. Etex Group

  3. Saint-Gobain

  4. Johns Manville

  5. NICHIHA Co. Ltd

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Cement Board Market Concentration

Cement Board Market News

In June 2023, Saint-Gobain signed an agreement to acquire cement board producer Hume Cemboard Industries. Through this acquisition, the company strengthened its lightweight product offering in Malaysia.

In February 2023, Everest Industries Limited intended to establish a manufacturing unit on a 20-acre site in Chamarajanagar's Badanaguppe Kellambali KIADB layout with an investment of USD 22.5 million. Their new facility is expected to produce 72,000 metric tons (MT) of fiber cement board and 19000 MT of Rapicon wall panels.

Cement Board Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Rising Residential Construction Across the World

      2. 4.1.2 Desirable Properties of Impact Resistance and Durability

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Initial Cost in Comparison to Traditional Counterparts

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    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

    5. 4.5 Import/Export Trends

    6. 4.6 Production Process

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Volume)

    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Fiber Cement Board (FCB)

      2. 5.1.2 Wood Wool Cement Board (WWCB)

      3. 5.1.3 Wood Strand Cement Board (WSCB)

      4. 5.1.4 Cement Bonded Particle Board (CBPB)

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Flooring

      2. 5.2.2 Exterior and Partition Walls

      3. 5.2.3 Roofing

      4. 5.2.4 Columns and Beams

      5. 5.2.5 Facades, Weatherboard, and Cladding

      6. 5.2.6 Acoustic and Thermal Insulation

      7. 5.2.7 Other Applications (Prefabricated Houses, Permanent Shuttering, Fire-resistant Construction, etc.)

    3. 5.3 End-user Industry

      1. 5.3.1 Residential

      2. 5.3.2 Commercial

      3. 5.3.3 Industrial and Institutional

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. France

        3. United Kingdom

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


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

    2. 6.2 Market Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Etex Group

      2. 6.4.2 Elementia Materials

      3. 6.4.3 Everest Industries Limited

      4. 6.4.4 James Hardie Industries PLC

      5. 6.4.5 Johns Manville

      6. 6.4.6 Knauf Gips KG

      7. 6.4.7 Saint-Gobain

      8. 6.4.8 BetonWood SRL

      9. 6.4.9 Cembrit Holding A/S

      10. 6.4.10 HIL Limited

      11. 6.4.11 GAF

      12. 6.4.12 NICHIHA Co. Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Rising Trends for Aesthetic Improvement

**Subject to Availability

Cement Board Industry Segmentation

A cement board combines cement and reinforcing fibers formed into sheets of varying thicknesses that are typically used as tile backing boards. Cement boards are also fabricated in thin sheets with polymer-modified cement to allow bending for curved surfaces.

The cement board market is segmented by product type (fiber cement board, wood wool cement board, wood strand cement board, and cement bonded particle board), application (flooring, exterior and partition walls, roofing, columns and beams, facades, weatherboard, and cladding, acoustic and thermal insulation, and other applications (prefabricated houses, permanent shuttering, fire-resistant construction, etc.), end-user industry (residential, commercial, and industrial and institutional), and geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East and Africa). The report also covers the sizes and forecasts for the cement board market in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of volume (million square meters).

Product Type
Fiber Cement Board (FCB)
Wood Wool Cement Board (WWCB)
Wood Strand Cement Board (WSCB)
Cement Bonded Particle Board (CBPB)
Exterior and Partition Walls
Columns and Beams
Facades, Weatherboard, and Cladding
Acoustic and Thermal Insulation
Other Applications (Prefabricated Houses, Permanent Shuttering, Fire-resistant Construction, etc.)
End-user Industry
Industrial and Institutional
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Cement Board Market Research FAQs

The Cement Board Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Cement Board Market is growing at a CAGR of 5% over the next 5 years.

Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018-2028.

Asia-Pacific holds highest share in 2022.

James Hardie Industries Plc., Etex Group, Saint-Gobain, Johns Manville, NICHIHA Co. Ltd are the major companies operating in Cement Board Market.

Cement Board Industry Report

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