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Dry Mix Mortar Market

Dry Mix Mortar Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Application and by End User : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

CM : Construction Materials

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Author's: | Sonia Mutreja
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Dry mix mortar is a versatile material that is used widely and growing in adoption in the global construction industry. Mortar is a combination of cement and sand. Although it does not have the same strength as concrete, it can be used as an adhesive material to lay bricks and other masonry blocks, to fix tiles, to coat buildings as renders among other applications. Although concrete is stronger and more durable than mortar, the latter, which is a mixture of water, cement, and sand, has a higher water-to-cement ratio than concrete. Mortar thus has a thicker consistency which makes it a great adhesive and bonding agent for bricks and tiles.  Compared to traditional mortar that is made or mixed on site, dry mix mortar has many competitive advantages like the consistency in quality, ease to mix and apply, better flexibility, better finish and surface appearance, among others. Moreover, wastage of materials and resources on site can be reduced can be reduced as dry mix mortar can be better quantified and measured for the required application. Also, one of the most important benefits of dry mix mortar is the time saved as dry mix mortar can be easily mixed, stirred and pumped by machine making the overall process more efficient. Dry mix mortar can be easily transported and stored in bags or silos and only need to be mixed with water prior to use. Dry mix mortar is produced in special dry mix mortar plants. The binders and aggregate materials required for the dry mix mortar are mixed in the appropriate amounts to maximize the important material properties the dry mix such as the workability, consistency, water retention and also the strength of the hardened mortar. Different additives and admixtures can be added to the dry mix mortar composition to improve the technical performance of the material and thus mixtures with different properties can be produced depending upon type of application. 

COVID-19 scenario analysis:

  • Coronavirus has affected the import and export of construction materials. China is the largest exporter of construction materials globally. Negative trends in the economy of China are anticipated to reduce the global import and export throughout the globe.
  • Demand for new construction materials have witnessed a massive negative shift since the corona outbreak in December 2019, with manufactures and investors fearing an excessively receding economic growth.
  • Travel prohibitions around the globe have affected the trade of construction materials. Thus, the supply and demand for construction materials are almost halted throughout the globe.
  • Construction materials manufacturing companies located in China, are the major sufferers of from the virus outbreak, owing to lockdown and unavailability of logistics in the region.
  • The major hindrance for the global construction materials market comes from the orders of home quarantine by respective governments, which has led to the discontinuing of production of construction materials.
  • Decreased consumer demand and consumption has led to reduction and slowdown of sales of construction materials all over the globe over the course of the current economic year.
  • Therefore, the global dry mix mortar market is expected to be negatively affected in 2020.

Top impacting factors: Market Scenario Analysis, Trends, Drivers, Opportunities, Restraints and Impact Analysis

The rising global population, disposable income and urbanization are some of the major factors driving the global dry mix mortar market. The growing adoption of green building materials for environmental reasons is another important factor for the growing demand of dry mix mortar around the world. Although concrete due to its higher strength is favored more for structural projects such as setting posts, mortar and dry mix mortar is a better bonding agent for bricks, stones, and other building materials due to its higher adhesive properties. Dry mix mortar is commonly used for laying bricks and other masonry blocks, fixing of tiles, rendering of buildings among other applications. Moreover, unlike some other materials, which may get weakened in case of excessive mixing or smoothing, dry mix mortar can be spread and trowelled repeatedly until it begins to harden. The high price of dry mix mortars is a restraining factor for the growth of the market. Dry mix mortar suited for different applications can be produced easily by the dry mix mortar plants by changing the additives and admixtures used in the composition. This gives it higher suitability for specific applications like plastering, rendering, grouting, waterproofing, and use as tile adhesive, among others. The increasing amount of construction activity around the world in both commercial and residential sectors is expected provide further growth opportunities for the global dry mix mortar market.

The global dry mix mortar market trends are as follows:

Rise in construction activity worldwide

The global dry mix mortar industry is expected to grow because of the increasing construction activity worldwide. Rising global population and urbanization are causes behind the rapid infrastructural development worldwide. Public infrastructure expansion industry is expected to grow in the near future due to growing urbanization worldwide. Private real estate development and individual residential construction projects are also growing as global population and urbanization increases. The growing number of nuclear families worldwide is an important factor behind this trend. Schools, hospitals and other public facilities are being built, expanded or updated. Dry mix mortar is useful in almost all such construction activity for laying bricks and other masonry blocks, fixing of tiles, rendering of buildings, plastering, grouting, waterproofing, among other applications. 

Surge in adoption of green building materials

Building and construction sector accounts for more than two-thirds of total greenhouse gas emissions across the globe. As per the United Nations Environment Programme, the global building and construction sector uses about 30%–40% of global energy produced. In addition, the CO2 emissions from construction activity constitutes a large share of total CO2 emitted. Governmental regulations regarding pollution and emission standards around the world has progressively become stricter since the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. Green building materials are growing in adoption in the global construction industry as a solution to such environmental problems as climate change, depletion of natural resources, increase in atmospheric pollution, contamination of freshwater resources, and loss of biodiversity. Cement is one of the major materials used in construction and is very resource-consuming and caused great pollution to the environment. Compared to traditional cement, dry-mix mortar is more environmentally friendly and reduces both wastage and carbon emissions. 

Key benefits of the report:

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the global dry mix mortar market industry along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the global dry mix mortar market share.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the global dry mix mortar market growth scenario.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market. 
  • The report provides a detailed global dry mix mortar market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years. 

Dry Mix Mortar Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Application
  • Plaster
  • Render
  • Grout
  • Waterproofing
  • Tile Adhesive
  • Others
By End User
  • Residential
  • Non-Residential
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
Key Market Players

Sika Group, Hempel, Saint-Gobain Weber, MAPEI., Knauf, Cemex, Quikrete, Laticrete, Parex Group, Fosroc

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Dry Mix Mortar Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032