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Gypsum & Drywall Market

Gypsum & Drywall Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report, by PRODUCT, by END-USER, by Thickness : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: Payal Suresh Ghurde | Surya Sanka
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Gypsum & Drywall Market Research, 2032

The global gypsum & drywall market was valued at $29.3 billion in 2022, and is projected to reach $51.9 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2023 to 2032. Drywall is mostly utilized as a finishing material for creating interiors. Drywall is also known as gypsum board or plasterboard. Gypsum plaster is the substance used to manufacture drywall, which has fiberglass matting on the sides.

Gypsum & Drywall Market

Dry wall has become the preferred standard for internal wall finishing in new houses and those undergoing renovations. Gypsum is a naturally occurring mineral that is also known as hydrated calcium sulphate. Gypsum is primarily utilized as a raw material for a variety of products, including drywall. It is particularly valuable in the building sector as it is a naturally fire-resistant mineral.

Gypsum board’s advantages, such as time-saving and cost-effective building construction method, as well as a labor-saving alternative, are expected to boost its growth and establish it as a valuable asset in the expanding construction industry. The use of gypsum board offers efficient solutions for modern construction needs, making it an attractive choice for builders and developers looking to optimize resources and streamline construction processes. As the demand for sustainable and practical building materials increases, the gypsum board industry is well-positioned to capitalize on these opportunities and play a crucial role in shaping the future of construction practices.. Rising demand for enhanced infrastructure at an affordable price is expected to boost the gypsum & drywall market growth. Furthermore, increase in construction activities are driving demand for drywall and gypsum board. Gypsum board is a popular building material because of its properties such as fire resistance, acoustic attenuation, and durability. It is generally utilized as the surface layer of interior walls and ceilings, a foundation for ceramic, plastic, and metal tiles, external soffits, elevator & other shaft enclosures, area-separation walls between building units, and to protect structural elements from fire. All these factors are projected to drive the gypsum & drywall market forecast period.

Gypsum frequently needs further processing before use, whether it is natural, synthetic, or recycled. Gypsum must also undergo testing on an individual basis to ensure high-quality outcomes. It demands strong tools and durable parts owing to its abrasive nature. It also has issues with dust and clumping when making pelletized and powdered gypsum. It can naturally solidify and lump together into a cement-like structure, making it challenging to remove the substance from processing machinery. This may lead to build-up problems that lead to the deterioration of moving parts and maintenance difficulties for processing equipment. It may also clump up while drying or storing due to its potential to harden. Gypsum is a mineral that can contain impurities and variations in its chemical composition, which can impact the quality and characteristics of the final product. Therefore, these challenges in gypsum processing are predicted to hamper market expansion during the forecast period.

Ongoing R&D efforts in the drywall and gypsum board industry are driving remarkable technological advancements, presenting promising opportunities for market growth. Manufacturers are making substantial investments in innovations to meet evolving consumer demands and address the challenges posed by the construction sector. One significant area of focus is the development of lightweight boards, which offer easier handling and installation, reducing labor costs and facilitating faster construction timelines. These boards also contribute to reducing transportation expenses, making them more cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Furthermore, advancements in improving isolation properties provide enhanced soundproofing and thermal insulation capabilities. As the demand for energy-efficient and acoustically comfortable spaces rises, these improved boards offer competitive advantages in meeting green building standards and regulations, further boosting market growth. For instance, in March 2021, National Gypsum Company launched a multi-website portal that provides an unparalleled customer experience for designers, contractors, interior designers, distributors, property owners, and other visitors. National Gypsum Company is the exclusive provider of durable, high-performance construction products made by its subsidiaries and marketed under the Gold Bond, PermaBASE, and ProForm.

The key players profiled in this report include Saint-Gobain, USG Corporation., TECNI-GYPSUM, NATIONAL GYPPSUM (NGC), Knauf Gips KG, GYPLAC SA, BEIJING NEW BUILDINGS MATERIAL (GROUP) CO. LTD., American Gypsum Company LLC, Lafarge Group, and Global Mining Company LLC (GMC). Investment and agreement are common strategies followed by major market players. For instance, in July 2022, Holcim acquired Cantillana, a major specialty building solutions company located in Belgium, for an expected net sales of $93 million (EUR 80 million). This acquisition is expected to boost Holcim's position in building refurbishment and energy efficiency solutions.

The gypsum & drywall market overview is segmented on the basis of product, end user, thickness, and region. By product, the market is divided into wallboard, ceiling board, pre-decorated board, and others. By end user, the market is classified into commercial and residential. By thickness, the market is classified into 1/2 inch, 5/8 inch, and more than 5/8 inch. By region, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

The gypsum & drywall market outlook is segmented into PRODUCT, END-USER and Thickness.

Gypsum & Drywall Market by PRODUCT

By product, the wallboard sub-segment dominated the market in 2022. Wallboards have been the most popular product category due to their general acceptance as an alternative to plaster. Rising demand for environmentally friendly building is expected to increase product demand in the upcoming years. Furthermore, the product's continuing innovation is expected to increase its acceptance in high-end building applications. These boards are often utilized in commercial applications as they provide superior surface durability and color retention while providing flexibility in changing workspace designs. Other gypsum-based products like sheathing, plaster foundation, and lath are becoming more popular in the market due to their ability to improve the architectural design and aesthetics of building structures. Plaster-based panels include a unique gypsum core and a multi-layered laminated face paper that provides a strong plaster bond, sag resistance, rapid installation, and water absorption management. These are predicted to be the major factors boosting the gypsum & drywall market size during the forecast period.

Gypsum & Drywall Market by END-USER

By end user, the residential sub-segment dominated the global gypsum & drywall market share in 2022. The residential industry is a major segment in the gypsum and drywall business due to increase in demand for sustainable and energy-efficient construction materials. Gypsum and drywall materials, with their ecologically favorable qualities and high thermal insulation, attract to the rising trend of eco-friendly construction practices. Homeowners desire long-lasting, mold-resistant, and fire-resistant solutions, making gypsum boards and drywall an excellent choice for constructing safe and attractive interior spaces. Furthermore, the simplicity of installation and smooth finishing choices provided by these materials appeal to both homeowners and professionals, accelerating construction activities and reducing project schedules. As urbanization and residential construction continues to grow, the residential segment remains a critical driver for the gypsum & drywall industry, with a focus on offering creative, cost-effective, and sustainable solutions for modern living spaces.

Gypsum & Drywall Market by Thickness

By thickness, the 1/2 inch sub-segment dominated the global gypsum & drywall market share in 2022. Gypsum and drywall with a thickness of 1/2 inch is important in the construction sector due to its adaptability and affordability. This intermediate thickness achieves a balance between structural stability and ease of installation making it a common option for many residential and commercial applications. Gypsum and drywall that are 1/2 inch thick are extremely fire resistant and create a safer interior environment. Its smooth finishing qualities make quick modification and painting possible. Furthermore, the material's soundproofing and thermal insulation properties lead to improved building comfort and energy efficiency. As construction activities continue to expand, the need for 1/2 inch gypsum and drywall remains high, making it an essential element for architects, builders, and developers, further driving gypsum & drywall market opportunity.

Gypsum & Drywall Market by Region

By region, North America dominated the global gypsum & drywall market in 2022, due to the increase in building activity, including new construction, rehabilitation, and remodeling projects. The region has well-defined building norms and regulations that focus safety, fire resistance, and energy efficiency in construction projects. Gypsum boards are well-known for their fire resistance, acoustic insulation, and ability to satisfy building code requirements. Furthermore, government expenditures in infrastructure development highlight the market potential possibilities for drywall and gypsum boards in North America. The presence of supportive government policies and regulations in North America attracts globally established organizations, especially in the manufacturing sector, to set up production facilities and R&D centers in the region. The availability of affordable resources and a pool of skilled labor in North America further motivates global companies to establish their strategies , which is anticipated to boost the regional gypsum & drywall market growth in the upcoming years.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Gypsum & Drywall Industry

  • The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the global gypsum and drywall industry. As countries implemented lockdowns and restrictions to contain the spread of the virus, construction activities were severely disrupted. The industry faced challenges such as supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, and reduced demand for construction materials.
  • The pandemic accelerated trends towards sustainability and eco-friendly building practices, leading to increased interest in lightweight and environmentally responsible gypsum and drywall solutions. Manufacturers responded by investing in R&D to meet these evolving demands.
  • During the pandemic, the impact of COVID-19 on the global gypsum & drywall industry was intense, leading to disruptions and challenges. However, as the world adapts to the new reality, the industry is gradually recovering and positioning itself to embrace opportunities in the post-pandemic era.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the gypsum & drywall market analysis from 2022 to 2032 to identify the prevailing gypsum & drywall market opportunities.
  • The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • In-depth analysis of the gypsum & drywall market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
  • Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global gypsum & drywall market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.

Gypsum & Drywall Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
Market Size By 2032

USD 51.9 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.1%

Forecast period

2022 - 2032

Report Pages


  • Wallboard
  • Ceiling Board
  • Pre-decorated Board
  • Others
  • Commercial
  • Residential
By Thickness
  • More than 5/8 Inch
  • 1/2 Inch
  • 5/8 Inch
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Rest of LAMEA)
Key Market Players

Knauf Gips KG, NATIONAL GYPPSUM (NGC), TECNI-GYPSUM, USG Corporation., Lafarge Group, BEIJING NEW BUILDINGS MATERIAL (GROUP) CO. LTD., Global Mining Company LLC (GMC), Saint-Gobain, American Gypsum Company LLC, GYPLAC SA

Author Name(s) : Payal Suresh Ghurde | Surya Sanka
Frequently Asked Questions?

The construction industry's expansion, driven by urbanization, population growth, and infrastructure development, increases the demand for gypsum and drywall products in residential, commercial, and industrial projects. In addition, supportive government regulations and policies promoting infrastructure development and affordable housing initiatives encourage investment in the construction industry and, subsequently, the gypsum and drywall market.

The major growth strategies adopted by the gypsum & drywall market players are product innovation and mergers & acquisitions.

Asia-Pacific is projected to provide more business opportunities for the global gypsum & drywall market in the future.

Saint-Gobain, USG Corporation., TECNI-GYPSUM, NATIONAL GYPPSUM (NGC), Knauf Gips KG, GYPLAC SA, BEIJING NEW BUILDINGS MATERIAL (GROUP) CO. LTD., American Gypsum Company LLC, Lafarge Group, and Global Mining Company LLC (GMC) are the major players in the gypsum & drywall market.

The wallboard sub-segment of the product acquired the maximum share of the global gypsum & drywall market in 2022.

Construction companies are the major customers in the global gypsum & drywall market.

The report provides an extensive qualitative and quantitative analysis of the current trends and future estimations of the global gypsum & drywall market from 2022 to 2032 to determine the prevailing opportunities.

Gypsum and drywall are widely used for creating interior walls and partitions in both residential and commercial buildings. The ease of installation, smooth finishing, and fire-resistant properties are expected to drive the adoption of gypsum & drywall.

The growing focus on sustainability and green building practices will drive the demand for eco-friendly gypsum and drywall materials. Manufacturers will continue to invest in R&D to produce energy-efficient and recyclable products to meet these evolving trends.

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Gypsum & Drywall Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032