The Dutch Brick Market Is Expected To Be Flourished By Rising Demand For Sustainable Construction Materials


The Dutch brick market involves the manufacturing and sales of fired-clay building materials, primarily used as load-bearing, wall, or facing materials in masonry construction. Bricks are mainly used in building walls, patio slabs, planters and garden edging, among other applications. Key brick types in the market include solid clay, clay and sand-lime, and fly ash clay bricks. Solid clay bricks dominate the market with their durability and aesthetics. These bricks are ideal for cavity wall construction in housing projects and commercial buildings.

The global Dutch brick market is estimated to be valued at US$ 4.19 Bn in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 9.7% over the forecast period 2024 to 2031, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.

Market Dynamics
Rising demand for sustainable construction materials: The Dutch brick market growth is driven by the growing focus on sustainable construction practices. Bricks offer several environmental benefits over wood, concrete, and steel. They have high thermal mass properties that regulate indoor temperatures passively. Moreover, brick production emits fewer greenhouse gases compared to other building materials and bricks can be recycled at the end of a building’s lifetime. This has increased the preference for brick masonry among residential and commercial builders looking to reduce their carbon footprint. The increased focus on green buildings to address climate change concerns will continue augmenting the demand for eco-friendly bricks.
Shift towards cavity wall construction: Cavity wall construction using two skins of bricks or blocks with a thermally broken cavity between them offers superior thermal and sound insulation compared to solid walls. This construction method has gained widespread acceptance in the Netherlands for its energy efficiency. The growing residential housing sector and ongoing commercial infrastructure projects are expected to drive the cavity wall market, thus fueling brick consumption.

Segment Analysis
The Dutch brick market can be segmented into decorative bricks, landscaping brick, architectural cladding, water absorptive bricks, facing brick, refractory bricks, and engineering bricks. Among these, decorative bricks dominate the market by holding over 35% market share. They are widely used in home remodeling, landscape edging and patios. These products come in many color and texture options to enhance aesthetics.

PEST Analysis
Political: Brick production is regulated by government building codes. Strict quality standards are imposed on physical and chemical properties of bricks.
Economic: Rising disposable incomes are driving home improvement activities in Netherlands. This augments the demand for decorative and landscaping bricks. Construction sector growth also bolsters the brick market.
Social: Population growth and urbanization are key social factors prompting new residential and commercial construction. Customized design trends motivate use of decorative and patterned bricks.
Technological: Manufacturers focus on developing innovative brick textures, finishes and colors using advanced technologies. Some embrace mechanization and automation to boost production efficiency.

Key Takeaways
The global Dutch brick market share is expected to witness high growth. The global Dutch brick market is estimated to be valued at US$ 4.19 Bn in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 9.7% over the forecast period 2024 to 2031.

Regional analysis: The Netherlands dominates the Dutch brick market accounting for over 50% share. It has favorable climatic conditions and rich clay reserves for brick making. Growing renovation spending and infrastructure projects are fueling demand.

Key players:

Key players operating in the Dutch brick market are QL Foods Sdn Bhd, Al Islami Foods Co., DagangHalal Group, Saffron Road, Kawan Foods Berhad, Janan Meat Ltd, Prima Agri-Products Sdn Bhd, Cargill, Inc., BRF S.A., Nestle S.A., and Tahira Foods Ltd. These leading manufacturers are investing in developing energy-efficient plants and launching new product lines.

1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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