Fly Ash Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Fly Ash Bricks Market Demand and is Segmented by Type (Class F and Class C), Application (Construction, Agriculture, Mining, Water Treatment, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and the Middle East & Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for Fly Ash in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Fly Ash Market Size

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR > 4.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

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Fly Ash Market Analysis

The fly ash market is estimated to register a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period.

  • The market was negatively impacted by COVID-19 in 2020, as almost all the major end-user industries halted their production temporarily, leading to a decrease in demand for fly ash. However, the construction industry experienced steady growth in 2021 across all regions, which increased the demand for fly ash and helped the market to grow.
  • Increasing demand from the construction industry and increasing government policies to promote the usage of fly ash are driving the market. On the flip side, the harmful properties of fly ash and its non-suitability in cold weather conditions are hindering market growth.
  • The fly ash market has been growing due to the construction industry's rapid growth. When mixed with lime and water, fly ash forms a compound like Portland cement. Rising demand from waste management and precast concrete products is an opportunity for the manufacturers and helps the market's growth.
  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market, with the largest consumption being registered in countries like India and China.

Fly Ash Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Fly Ash Market according to our research experts:

Increasing Demand from the Construction Industry

  • Growing population, increasing industrialization, and living standards have driven the demand for fly ash in the construction industry. Fly ash is used for the construction of embankments and roller-compacted concrete dams. Fly ash is used as a filler in flowable and structural fills as it gives impermeability and more strength. It is also used as a filler material in asphalt road laying to fill voids.
  • Globally the construction industry is increasing, generating demand for fly ash. Asia-Pacific region is growing at the fastest CAGR across the globe, followed by North America due to the promotion of fly ash by governments of various countries as it releases less carbon dioxide and is eco-friendly. Europe has the world's third-largest fly ash market.
  • The emerging mega projects of expressways and highways have increased the demand for fly ash. Governments of various countries are funding the construction industry. For instance, in February 2022, France government partnered with China to build seven key infrastructure projects globally. Both countries signed the Fourth Round China-France Third-Party Market Cooperation Pilot Project List. Under the agreement, the two countries have agreed to invest in various infrastructure projects.
  • According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), construction spending on buildings increased by over 9% in 2022. It is estimated to increase further by 6% in 2023. According to the estimation by Statista, the construction industry size amounted to USD 8.2 trillion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 17 trillion by 2029.
  • Furthermore, China is experiencing massive growth in its construction sector. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), in 2021, the construction output in China was valued at approximately USD 4.5 trillion. In the United States, the construction industry is backed by good economic conditions, increasing job opportunities, and the government's commitment to boosting the construction industry. More than 50% of the concrete in the United States is manufactured using fly ash.
  • Owing to the aforementioned factors, the demand for fly ash from the construction industry is projected to grow at a rapid rate during the forecast period.
Fly Ash Market : Major Upcoming Construction Projects Worldwide, Estimated Cost (USD Billion), 2022

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region is forecasted to be the largest and the fastest-growing region over the forecast period owing to the increasing demand from countries such as China, India, and Japan.
  • The demand for fly ash is increasing because various governments have emphasized ecological reasons for the consumption of fly ash. The usage of fly ash allows for a low water-cement ratio for similar mixtures when compared to non-fly ash mixes. The government of countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, China, and India is investing more in infrastructure developments from fly ash as it is less permeable and emits less carbon dioxide, contributing towards fewer emissions.
  • China is investing USD 1.43 trillion in major construction projects in the next five years till 2025. According to National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the Shanghai plan includes an investment of USD 38.7 billion in the next three years, whereas Guangzhou signed 16 new infrastructure projects with an investment of USD 8.09 billion.
  • In 2022, India contributed about USD 640 billion to the construction industry due to government initiatives in infrastructure development and affordable housing, such as housing to all, smart city plans, and others. The growing construction activities in the country are driving the demand for silicones, which, in turn, may drive the chloromethane market over the forecast period.
  • The agriculture sector uses fly ash for soil stabilization, accounting for about 14% of the fly ash market. The mining industry is looking for alternative stowing materials, and fly ash has been demonstrated as the alternative, as fly ash reduces water consumption by about 50%. Asia Pacific holds about 38% of the global mining project, thus increasing the demand for fly ash.
  • It is also used in water treatment to reduce total dissolved solids(TDS), total suspended solids(TSS), and the ph level of water to purify water in the region, thus propelling the demand for fly ash.
  • Major companies in the region include Boral Limited and Ashtech (India) Pvt Ltd.
  • The aforementioned factors and government support have helped contribute to the increasing demand for the fly ash market.
Fly Ash Market - Growth Rate by Region, 2023-2028

Fly Ash Industry Overview

The fly ash market is fragmented, with the major players accounting for marginal shares of the market. Some of the companies in the market include Boral, Cemex SAB de CV, Charah Solutions Inc., Separation Technologies LLC, and Cement Australia, among others.

Fly Ash Market Leaders

  1. Boral

  2. Cemex S.A.B. de C.V.

  3. Separation Technologies LLC

  4. Charah Solutions,Inc

  5. Cement Australia

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Fly Ash Market-Market Concentration
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Fly Ash Market News

  • January 2023: Northstar Advisors Pte. Ltd. acquired Trans Ash Inc., a leading provider of coal ash to utility customers across North America. The acquisition between both companies will enhance the existing capabilities of Northstar Group serving the coal ash remediation market.
  • February 2022: Eco Material Technologies acquired Boral Limited's North American fly ash business, Boral Resources and Green Cement Inc., a manufacturer of near-zero carbon cement products. The partnership between the companies enables a greater positive environmental impact by repurposing harmful waste into carbon-reducing products.

Fly Ash 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 Increasing Demand from the Construction Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Government Policies to Promote the Usage of Fly Ash

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Harmful Properties of Fly Ash

      2. 4.2.2 Non-suitability in Cold Weather Conditions

    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. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value)

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Class F

      2. 5.1.2 Class C

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Construction

        1. Bricks and Blocks

        2. Road Construction

        3. Portland Cement and Concrete

      2. 5.2.2 Agriculture

      3. 5.2.3 Mining

      4. 5.2.4 Water Treatment

      5. 5.2.5 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. 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. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of 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


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

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Ashtech Industries

      2. 6.4.2 Boral Resources

      3. 6.4.3 Charah Solutions,Inc

      4. 6.4.4 Cemex SAB de CV

      5. 6.4.5 Cement Australia

      6. 6.4.6 LafargeHolcim

      7. 6.4.7 Salt River Materials Group

      8. 6.4.8 Seperation Technologies LLC

      9. 6.4.9 Suyog Suppliers

      10. 6.4.10 Waste Management

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Rising Demand from Waste Management and Precast Concrete Products

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Fly Ash Industry Segmentation

Fly ash is a byproduct of burning pulverized coal in electricity-producing plants. The mineral impurities in the coal fuse in suspension during the combustion process and float out of the chamber with the exhaust gases. The formation of spherical glassy particles after the solidification of fused material is called fly ash. Class C and Class F are the two common types of fly ash used in concrete. Class C contains high-calcium fly ashes with less than 2% carbon content, whereas Class F are low-calcium fly ashes with less than 5% carbon content but sometimes as high as 10%. The main application of fly ash is in the construction industry, mainly used as Portland cement concrete or PCC pavement. 

The fly ash market is segmented by type, application, and geography. By type, the market is segmented into class F and class C. By application, the market is segmented into construction, agriculture, mining, water treatment, and other applications. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for fly ash in 16 countries across major regions. 

For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (USD million).

Class F
Class C
Bricks and Blocks
Road Construction
Portland Cement and Concrete
Water Treatment
Other Applications
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
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Fly Ash Market Research FAQs

The Fly Ash Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 4% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Boral, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. , Separation Technologies LLC , Charah Solutions,Inc and Cement Australia are the major companies operating in the Fly Ash Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Fly Ash Market.

The report covers the Fly Ash Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Fly Ash Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Fly Ash Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Fly Ash market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Fly Ash analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Fly Ash Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)