Global Construction Silicones to Grow 5.6% Annually Through 2021

The global market for silicones in construction applications is expected to climb 5.6% per year to $3.7 billion in 2021, when volume demand will reach 594,000 metric tons.  Growth will be affected by rebounds in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and Central and South America, and by continued strong increases in construction spending in the Asia/Pacific region and North America. These and other trends are presented in Global Silicones Market, 4th Edition, a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm.

The Asia/Pacific region will represent over half of additional demand between 2016 and 2021 remaining the largest and fastest growing regional market for silicones.  Rising personal incomes will stimulate consumer demand for more sophisticated and high performance construction materials.  According to analyst Zoe Biller, “Intensity of use in developing regions will remain low overall, however, constraining near term opportunities for silicone suppliers.”

Demand for silicones in adhesives and sealants is expected to retain the bulk of sales in construction.  However, demand in high gloss and water repellent architectural coatings is expanding at a rapid pace, fueled by robust growth in construction spending in the US and a recovery in Western Europe. 

Global Silicones Market, 4th Edition (published 06/2017, 221 pages) is available for $6500 from The Freedonia Group.  For further details or to arrange an interview with the analyst, please contact Corinne Gangloff by phone 440.684.9600 or email

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