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Ready-Mix Concrete Market growing at a CAGR of 4.5% & projected to reach $704.2 billion by 2030

Ready-Mix Concrete Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type, by Application, by Mixer Type : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020-2030
Published 24 June 2024

The global ready-mix concrete market, valued at $447,981.1 million in 2020, is projected to grow to $704,243.8 million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 4.5% from 2021 to 2030. Ready-mix concrete (RMC) is a pre-mixed formulation of water, additives, aggregates, and cement, precisely blended to ensure durability and strength according to standard codes. It is widely preferred in residential, commercial, and industrial construction, as well as for manufacturing and transportation facilities due to its convenience, quality, and ease of use compared to conventional concrete.

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Key Drivers and Trends

The demand for diverse building materials and the emphasis on durable construction practices are driving the growth of the ready-mix concrete market globally. The expansion of urban populations and urbanization trends are expected to significantly impact the construction sector, stimulating the need for housing, commercial spaces, and infrastructure projects.

Government and private sector investments in infrastructure development further bolster the market. For instance, initiatives like China's $163 billion investment in infrastructure in 2019 and India's $1 trillion infrastructure plan announced in 2021 are creating lucrative opportunities for industry players, especially in the construction of airports, railways, and other major infrastructure projects.

Challenges and Constraints

Despite its advantages, ready-mix concrete faces challenges such as logistical constraints related to transportation and the short shelf life of the mixture (90 minutes). This limitation requires proximity to construction sites and efficient logistical planning to maintain workability and quality. Economic uncertainties and employment issues in developing countries like Iran, Iraq, and Indonesia also indirectly affect market growth.

Moreover, infrastructure deficiencies, non-tariff trade barriers, and low foreign direct investment impede economic growth in some regions, thereby restricting the expansion of the ready-mix concrete market.

Market Segmentation

The ready-mix concrete market is segmented based on type, application, mixer type, and region:

  • Type: Transit mix concrete, central mix concrete, shrink mix concrete
  • Application: Commercial & infrastructure, residential, industrial
  • Mixer Type: Volumetric, barrel truck/in-transit mixer
  • Region: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)

Competitive Landscape

Key players in the global ready-mix concrete market include ACC Limited, Barney & Dickenson, Inc., CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V., CRH plc, HeidelbergCement, Holcim Ltd., SIKA group, Ultra Tech Cement Limited, Vicat SA, and Vulcan Materials Company. These companies leverage strategies such as acquisitions, product launches, and partnerships to enhance their market presence and offer improved products and services to customers.

Key Benefits for Stakeholders

  • Quantitative Analysis: Detailed insights into market segments, current trends, and dynamics from 2020 to 2030.
  • Market Drivers: Analysis of key drivers, restraints, and opportunities influencing market growth.
  • Porter's Five Forces Analysis: Assessment of buyer and supplier dynamics to facilitate informed business decisions.
  • Regional Analysis: Identification of major revenue-contributing countries in each region.
  • Competitive Analysis: Positioning of market players to enable benchmarking and strategic planning.


The global ready-mix concrete market is poised for steady growth driven by urbanization, infrastructure investments, and the demand for sustainable building solutions. While logistical challenges and economic uncertainties pose constraints, strategic initiatives by market players and supportive government policies are expected to fuel market expansion through 2030.

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