The Latin America construction chemicals market size reached a value of about USD 5662.555 million in 2021. The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.10% between 2024 and 2032 to attain nearly USD 6761.144 million by 2027.
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In May 2023, Sika opened its new plant in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. With this, the company aims to double its production capacity for mortar and concrete admixtures and strengthen its position in the Bolivian construction market. The new production facility would also help double the usable spaces, replace the existing plants, and boost the sustainability and efficiency of production. Such expansion activities are driving the Latin America construction chemicals market growth.
In March 2023, Arkema appointed Brenntag as a distributor for its waterborne acrylic resins in Mexico. Through this, the company aims to distribute the ENCOR®, CELOCOR® SNAP® and NEOCAR® brands in Mexico, which find extensive applications in construction products, industrial coatings, adhesives, caulks and sealants, architectural paints, and traffic coatings.
In August 2021, Sika acquired Bexel Internacional S.A. de C.V., which is a leading Mexican producer of stucco and tile adhesives. The company aimed to expand its position and manufacturing footprint in the Mexican mortar market through the acquisition. It was also aimed at expanding the company’s Building Finishing portfolio as well as the distribution network in the country. Hence, the increasing mergers and acquisitions are favouring the market growth in the region.
In June 2021, MC-Bauchemie started its operations in Bolivia after acquiring the majority shares of Linox. The latter is a Bolivian company that manufactures construction chemical products and offers an extensive product portfolio of paintings and waterproofing products in the local market. Through this, the company aimed to enhance its activities in Latin America as a part of its Vision 2030.
In February 2021, Bostik, the adhesive solutions segment of Arkema, announced its plans to acquire Poliplas Ltda. through its Fortaleza brand. Poliplas is a Brazil-based sealants and adhesives producer, and its acquisition was aimed at enabling the company to strengthen its adhesives business unit in Brazil.
Construction chemicals refer to chemical additives that are added to cement, concrete, or other building materials to bolster their efficiency, workability, and cost-effectiveness. They are integral for boosting the quality of construction materials and enhancing the strength and durability of buildings. In addition, construction chemicals are extensively used in new construction, repairing, and retrofitting activities.
The surging construction of green buildings in Latin America is likely to boost the demand for construction chemicals that offer enhanced energy-efficiency while reducing repair, maintenance, and carbon footprint of buildings.
The improvement in building design to boost the durability of structures is bolstering the utilisation of concrete admixtures and waterproofing chemicals.
Technological advancements and innovations in construction chemicals owing to the growing demand for quality materials and evolving regulatory standards are contributing to the growth of the market.
Construction chemicals including concrete admixtures, waterproofing chemicals, and others are widely used in construction activities. Any impact on the construction sector can affect the demand for construction chemicals.
There is an increased focus on reducing the carbon footprint of the construction industry, which is compelling manufacturers to increase their R&D investments in order to improve their production process. This might be a challenge for new and small manufacturers.
The prices of raw materials of construction chemicals are subjected to frequent fluctuations and are impacted by crude oil prices.
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On the basis of type, the market can be segmented into flooring chemicals, concrete admixtures, repair and rehabilitation, waterproofing chemicals, and sealants and adhesives, among others. By application, the market is classified into residential as well as non-residential. The major regional markets in Latin America include Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Peru, among others.
The comprehensive EMR report offers a SWOT analysis while providing an in-depth market assessment on the basis of the Porter's five forces model.
The report also provides a detailed analysis of the following key players in the Latin America construction chemicals market and covers their competitive landscape as well as the latest developments like mergers and acquisitions, investments, and expansion plans.
Concrete admixtures dominate the market on account of their growing demand to enhance the workability and strength of concrete while reducing its cure time. The development of innovative concrete admixtures that minimise carbon footprint and boost technical performance is expected to accelerate the Latin America construction chemicals market growth.
Flooring chemicals offer chemical resistance, impact resistance, and abrasion resistance and are used to boost the properties of floorings. They also enhance fire resistance, antibacterial properties, and static resistance of floors. Meanwhile, waterproofing chemicals are critical to minimise damage amid water exposure and reduce humidity inside buildings. Such chemicals are increasingly used to enhance the longevity of buildings while decreasing their maintenance and repair costs, which is anticipated to fuel the market growth in the coming years.
Repair and rehabilitation chemicals are used to reinstate distressed and defective concrete, due to which they are extensively used to ensure the structural integrity of old buildings. Meanwhile, adhesives and sealants find applications in construction activities like sealing, waterproofing, bonding, gap filling, adhering, glazing, window installations, and fire protection, among others. Hence, the growing demand for such chemicals in both new construction and renovation activities is likely to drive the Latin America construction chemicals market expansion.
The residential construction sector in Latin America is growing robustly due to the rising housing demand of the increasing population. While the global construction chemicals market witnessed a slowdown due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments across the nations took initiatives to combat the effect of the crisis.
The governments in Latin America are also initiating residential construction activities to provide affordable housing for the population, thereby propelling the demand for construction chemicals. Furthermore, with the inflating disposable incomes of consumers, residential renovation activities are also surging, fuelling the growth of the Latin America construction chemicals market.
Non-residential construction in Latin America is expanding due to the introduction of numerous favourable government initiatives to develop railway, transportation, port, and road infrastructure.
The growing construction of solar and wind plants owing to the increasing focus on sustainable infrastructure development is likely to provide further impetus to the Latin America construction chemicals market. For instance, in July 2023, Scatec, along with its partners, began the construction of the Mendubim solar project of 531MW in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
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Mexico holds a significant share of the Latin America construction chemicals market due to the growing construction activities and the increasing housing demands in the country. The market is also being propelled by the penetration of key players and the surging availability of innovative construction chemicals. For instance, in October 2021, Saint-Gobain entered into an agreement to acquire IMPAC in order to enter the market for construction chemicals in Mexico and offer light and sustainable construction solutions.
The market in Brazil is witnessing robust growth owing to the growing awareness regarding the significance of the structural integrity of buildings. Some of the leading Latin America construction chemicals market trends include the rising demand for affordable housing and the increasing attempts by building contractors to boost the durability and cost-effectiveness of buildings.
The rising investments by the leading companies to increase the production capabilities in the country are propelling the market. For instance, in March 2021, Sika announced the acquisition of Supermassa do Brasil Ltda. to expand its production footprint and presence in the country.
The Latin American countries like Colombia are expected to hold a considerable market share in the forecast period on account of rapid urbanisation, increasing disposable incomes, and rising construction activities. The Colombian government is also extensively investing in the development of roads, bridges, dams, and tunnels, among others, which is likely to contribute to the Latin America construction chemicals market growth in the coming years.
Sika AG is a speciality chemical company that is engaged in the development and manufacturing of bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protecting products, with applications in the construction and automotive sectors. With a workforce of 27,000 employees and subsidiaries in nearly 101 countries, the company’s annual sales reached CHF 9.3 billion in 2021. In addition, Sika provides several innovative construction solutions for meeting the evolving Latin America construction chemical market demand.
Aquaquim S.A. de C.V. is a chemical speciality manufacturer that is based in Mexico. It produces chemical specialities for various end-use sectors such as construction, textile, oil and gas, industrial cleaning, surfactants, animal food additives, and agricultural adjuvants, among others. With plants in Irapuato and Coatzacoalcos in Mexico, the company has a batch process capacity of 3 to 30 tonnes per batch.
Dow Inc. is among the leading material science companies that offers a range of products for different applications such as packaging, infrastructure, and mobility. The company operates 104 manufacturing sites in over 30 countries and employs about 35,700 people.
Arkema Group is one of the leading speciality chemical companies. The company is categorised into three segments, each of which is dedicated to different Speciality Materials (Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions). The company has about 20,000 employees and operates in around 55 countries. The company also offers various products in the Latin America construction chemicals market.
Clariant International Ltd. is among the leading speciality chemical companies on a global level. The company actively initiates research and development (R&D) in various fields, including emission-free mobility, energy efficiency, conserving finite resources, and renewable raw materials. In 2021, the company reached sales of CHF 5284 million.
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2 Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3 Report Description
3.1 Market Definition and Outlook
3.2 Properties and Applications
3.3 Market Analysis
3.4 Key Players
4 Key Assumptions
5 Executive Summary
5.2 Key Drivers
5.3 Key Developments
5.4 Competitive Structure
5.5 Key Industrial Trends
6 Market Snapshot
7 Opportunities and Challenges in the Market
8 Latin America Construction Chemicals Market Analysis
8.1 Key Industry Highlights
8.2 Latin America Construction Chemicals Historical Market (2018-2023)
8.3 Latin America Construction Chemicals Market Forecast (2024-2032)
8.4 Latin America Construction Chemicals Market by Type
8.4.1 Concrete Admixtures
22.214.171.124 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
126.96.36.199 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.4.2 Flooring Chemicals
188.8.131.52 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
184.108.40.206 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.4.3 Waterproofing Chemicals
220.127.116.11 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
18.104.22.168 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.4.4 Repair and Rehabilitation
22.214.171.124 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
126.96.36.199 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.4.5 Sealants and Adhesives
188.8.131.52 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
184.108.40.206 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.5 Latin America Construction Chemicals Market by Application
220.127.116.11 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
18.104.22.168 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
22.214.171.124 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
126.96.36.199 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.6 Latin America Construction Chemicals Market by Country
9 Regional Analysis
9.1.1 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
9.1.2 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
9.2.1 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
9.2.2 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
9.3.1 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
9.3.2 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
9.4.1 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
9.4.2 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
9.5.1 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
9.5.2 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
9.6.1 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
9.6.2 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
10 Market Dynamics
10.1 SWOT Analysis
10.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
10.2.1 Supplier’s Power
10.2.2 Buyer’s Power
10.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
10.2.4 Degree of Rivalry
10.2.5 Threat of Substitutes
10.3 Key Indicators for Demand
10.4 Key Indicators for Price
11 Competitive Landscape
11.1 Market Structure
11.2 Company Profiles
11.2.1 Sika AG
188.8.131.52 Company Overview
184.108.40.206 Product Portfolio
220.127.116.11 Demographic Reach and Achievements
11.2.2 Aquaquim S.A. de C.V.
18.104.22.168 Company Overview
22.214.171.124 Product Portfolio
126.96.36.199 Demographic Reach and Achievements
11.2.3 Dow Inc.
188.8.131.52 Company Overview
184.108.40.206 Product Portfolio
220.127.116.11 Demographic Reach and Achievements
11.2.4 Arkema Group
18.104.22.168 Company Overview
22.214.171.124 Product Portfolio
126.96.36.199 Demographic Reach and Achievements
11.2.5 Clariant International Ltd.
188.8.131.52 Company Overview
184.108.40.206 Product Portfolio
220.127.116.11 Demographic Reach and Achievements
12 Key Trends and Developments in the Market
List of Key Figures and Tables
1. Latin America Construction Chemicals Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2032
2. Latin America Construction Chemicals Historical Market: Breakup by Type (USD Million), 2018-2023
3. Latin America Construction Chemicals Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (USD Million), 2024-2032
4. Latin America Construction Chemicals Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2018-2023
5. Latin America Construction Chemicals Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2024-2032
6. Latin America Ammonia Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2023
7. Latin America Ammonia Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2024-2032
8. Latin America Construction Chemicals Market Structure
In 2021, the market attained a value of nearly USD 5662.555 million.
In the construction sector, construction chemicals are used to increase the strength and durability of buildings while protecting them from degradation. Construction chemicals are also used in infrastructural development activities, including the construction of roads and bridges, among others.
The demand for construction chemicals in the coming years is expected to increase on account of the evolving regulatory standards and the surging preference for high-quality construction materials in the construction sector.
The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.10% between 2024 and 2032.
Construction chemicals added to various building materials enhance the workability, performance, and functionality while protecting the structural integrity of buildings.
The market is projected to reach about USD 6761.144 million by 2027.
The growing demand for innovative construction chemicals, the rising housing demand, and the surging renovation activities are driving the market demand for construction chemicals in Latin America.
The market is likely to be driven by robust growth of the construction sector, technological advancements and innovations by the leading Latin America construction chemicals companies, and the rising investments in infrastructural development.
The major regions in the Latin America market are Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Peru, among others.
The various types of construction chemicals in the market are concrete admixtures, flooring chemicals, waterproofing chemicals, repair and rehabilitation, and sealants and adhesives, among others.
The several applications of construction chemicals are residential and non-residential.
The major players in the market are Sika AG, Aquaquim S.A. de C.V., Dow Inc., Arkema Group, and Clariant International Ltd., among others.
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