India Bricks and Blocks Market Report Focuses on AAC Block Segment. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the brick and blocks market in India. It also covers market size and segmentation of overall market.
The report covers the further segmentation of the overall market based on clay brick, fly-ash brick, concrete block, AAC block and others.
The sub segments of concrete blocks (Solid, hollow, CLC and RMC) have been discussed separately and analysis on them has been presented individually.
India is the second largest brick manufacturer in the world after China.
Bricks industry in India has recorded considerable growth over past few years, driven by the growth in infrastructure and construction activities.
In India’s brick industry majorly four types of bricks are available: clay brick, fly ash brick, concrete block and AAC block. As of FY’2016, clay brick was the most widely sold product category with approximately. Clay brick had the highest market share as it is being traditionally. New category of bricks such as AAC blocks and usually have been observed to opt for pocket friendly clay bricks in most construction works.
By concrete block type (Solid, Hollow, CLC and RMC): Solid block is the market leader followed by hollow block as of FY’2016. Solid blocks are commonly used to build load bearing walls due to its density and compressive strength of 5 Newton/meter square.
It is much higher than other types of concrete blocks. Whereas, hollow blocks were the second most preferred concrete blocks in India.
They have better insulating properties, more durable, easier to install electrical and plumbing fixtures. Hollows blocks are used as outer or inner walls in high rise buildings to reduce the overall dead load of the building.
Clay bricks can be further segmented according to the production technique used to manufacture them such as Bulls trench kilns (BTK), Clamps, Zig-Zag, HDK, and others.
Production capacity of bricks was way higher using BTK technique as compared to other brick burning techniques. Hence, BTK technique accounted for maximum, followed by clamps.
Clay bricks were extensively used for construction of residential buildings whereas fly-ash bricks, concrete blocks and AAC blocks comparatively found higher acceptance for construction of non-residential structures.
In India, Siporex of BG Shrike Group was the first to venture in to AAC block market and established its manufacturing plant in Pune way back in 1970.
However, by 2010 there were only 5 companies which manufactured AAC blocks in India. It is only in last few years that AAC block market has garnered much traction, owing to its several beneficial attributes.
AAC block market in India was highly competitive and dominated by a handful of large players, which have established considerable manufacturing capability to meet the current demands.
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