Global hollow concrete blocks market is segmented on the basis of product type, application, and geography. Concrete blocks have core void area larger than 25% of the gross area. As such, they are better known as hollow concrete blocks. Hollow concrete blocks are substitutes for conventional bricks and stones in building construction. This block is a type of building material generally used in both - commercial and residential industries.
The blocks mentioned above are made from water, cement, sand, and aggregate, though exact formulae can differ. Hollow concrete blocks are lighter than bricks, easier to place, and also prove to be frugal with respect to base cost and consumption of cement. When compared to conventional bricks, hollow concrete blocks offer the benefits of faster speed of construction, uniform quality, lower labour involvement, and greater durability. As such, hollow concrete hollow concrete blocks are being used extensively in the construction activities.
Some patterns of hollow concrete blocks are shaped generally like the number eight (8) with squared-off corners and typically measure 16 inches long by 8 inches tall by 8 inches deep. In construction sites builders use hollow concrete blocks to construct floors, walls, and the other structural surfaces inside and outside a home. They are also used to construct footers and foundations to support a building and evenly distribute the load of the building.
Majority of the hollow concrete block structures are constructed using mortar and also need steel reinforcement for adding support and strength. The factors that drive the growth of the hollow concrete blocks market (apart from the benefits mentioned above) are rapid execution of work, increase in floor area, better insulation properties, decrease in construction cost, and good bonding of mortar & plaster. Hollow concrete blocks are used for interior walls, panel walls, exterior load bearing walls, columns, retaining walls, and compound walls.
Based on product type, hollow concrete blocks market is segmented into split-faced, smooth-faced, and so on. Smooth-faced blocks are most commonly used in construction sites; while split-faced units have a normally textured surface that is generally used for finished (visible) surfaces. These blocks can be naturally gray or tan or dyed using pigments in the concrete mixture.
In the market, these blocks are available in different sizes and divided into sections known as cells; whereas dual-cell units are the most common, single-cell, and four-cell units available. Based on application, hollow concrete blocks market is segmented into residential building, commercial buildings, hardscaping, siding, and fireplace, structural, and so on. Based on geography, hollow concrete blocks market is segmented into Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, North America, and Latin America.
The U.S. is an important region in the hollow concrete blocks market and expected to grow at moderate CAGR in the years to come. Asia Pacific holds the largest market share due to increasing construction sites in the coming years, particularly in India and China. Similarly, growth of the hollow concrete blocks market is heading increasingly in the rising countries.
Key players operating in the hollow concrete blocks industry are Sas Prefabricados De Hormigon SA, Brampton Brick, Cemex, Verniprens, Bip Bétons, Mvb, Betoconcept, Tensar International, Aggregate Industries, Cultured Stone Products, Paver, PRADIER S.A., Shaw Brick, Eurobeton, F P McCann, Ballut Blocks, BISOTHERM, Contech, Phi Group and Thakeham.
Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Hollow Concrete Blocks in these regions, from 2013 to 2025 (forecast), covering
• North America
• Southeast Asia
Global Hollow Concrete Blocks market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including
• Midland Concrete Products, Inc.
• Adams an Oldcastle Company
• Concrete Products
• Brampton Brick
• Taylor Concrete
• Tristar Brick & Block LTD
• Materials Products International
• Hi-Way Concrete
• Ideal Concrete Block Co.
• McNear Brick & Block
• LEE MASONRY PRODUCTS
• Tianjin Guofeng Jiancai
• Qingchang Jiancai
• Zhejiang JIanfeng Group
• Supreme Concrete
• Columbia Block & Brick
On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
• Ordinary Concrete Small Hollow Block
• Light Aggregate Small Hollow Block
On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
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