GVR Report cover Modular Construction Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Modular Construction Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Relocatable, Permanent), By Material (Wood, Steel, Concrete, Others), By Application, By Region, And By Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-561-8
  • Number of Pages: 109
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global modular construction market size was estimated at USD 90.79 billion in 2022 and is expected to register a growth of 7.5% over the forecast period. This growth is attributed to the growing demand for affordable housing coupled with the increasing investment in the development of healthcare and commercial infrastructure around the globe. Off-site building activities in the urban regions are also growing, which is further driving the growth of modular construction market. Off-site building is not affected by weather conditions as they are manufactured within closed factories using advanced machinery, thereby, optimizing the construction time and providing high-quality products. The aforementioned benefits of off-site building make modular construction cost-effective and contribute to less site-generated waste.

U.S. Modular Construction Market Size, by product, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

Rapid urbanization and industrialization are expected to increase the number of new projects, primarily in the commercial and industrial sectors. This is likely to fuel the growth of the construction industry across the globe. Increasing technological advancements in building industry coupled with the advantages provided by modular construction such as reduced building schedule, reduced cost, greater flexibility, reuse, and less material waste are contributing to the product demand.

The U.S. market is expected to grow both in terms of the number of building units and revenue. Several multinational companies are investing in advanced modular construction technologies such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, and real-time data analytics for cost savings. Additionally, to provide multifamily residential structures, the U.S. government and companies are investing heavily in modular construction sector, thus boosting the market growth.

Modular construction enables the completion of a project in less than half of the time taken by traditional construction methods. In a time of crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, time is invaluable in building new healthcare set-ups. Several countries are adopting and approving modular construction techniques for hospitals and treatment centers.

Modular construction enables industries to customize their designs and utilize the latest innovations in style and functionality. Before the development of modular construction, industries were compelled to spend countless man-hours on planning and designing, while actual construction took months or years to complete. Modular construction takes the guesswork out of the planning stages and simplifies building to a large extent, reducing the time from conception to completion by months or more.

Increasing efforts by the players to adopt the latest technologies such as 3D printing, building information modeling (BIM) for the optimizing their offsite module construction activities is likely to have a positive impact on the market growth. However, fluctuation in the transportation cost is anticipated to hamper the market growth over the projected period.

Product Insights

Based on product, the permanent modular construction segment dominated the market with the revenue of USD 58.21 billion in 2022. The segment is further expected to expand at a CAGR of 7.8% over the forecast period on account of offering high quality control in comparison to on-site construction.

Permanent modular construction (PMC) method is the innovative and sustainable construction method that facilitates off-site manufacturing of prefabricated modules that are deployed in single or multi-story buildings. Additionally, these modules can be integrated into an existing structure or can be built to stand independently.

Relocatable product segment is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.0% for the peirod of 2023-2030 as temporary housings for emergency and relief operations that have gained popularity over the past decade. These buildings are made to be repurposed and transported to various building sites.

In the case of an immediate requirement for residential houses for a group of underprivileged people, relocatable construction models are the best alternative for managing time and economic constraints. Government initiatives and regulations toward sustainability and a green environment are also expected to fuel the market growth over the forecast period.

Material Insights

The steel segment has emerged as the largest market segment in 2022 with the revenue of USD 37.69 billion. It is used in various shapes like H-type beams, columns, angles, I- beam shapes, and T-shapes. The material exhibits excellent mechanical and chemical properties such as high strength, durability, ductility, ease of fabrication, seismic resistance, and fast erection speed. It is used as a reinforcing material in concrete to compensate for its low tensile strength.

Pre-engineered steel structural solutions are widely used in large open spaces, mostly for commercial or industrial uses. Steel frames are lighter in comparison to other wall materials, which allows building structures to be craned and transported in a more efficient manner, resulting in less disturbance to the local area and reduced costs. It is recyclable in nature and hence buildings made from steel can be easily dismantled. It is one of the most popular materials used in relocatable buildings that are used as commercial buildings, warehouses, and retail outlets.

Wood material segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% over the period of 2023-2030. Mass timber can be used to substitute concrete and steel in construction to minimize greenhouse gas emissions without compromising on quality. Although mass timber is lighter than steel and concrete, it exhibits the same durability and seismic performance as these traditional construction materials.

Timber has emerged as a viable mass-scale alternative to traditional materials in the modular construction industry over the past decade. It is widely used in modular construction due to its excellent properties such as high durability, lightness, and low toxicity. It is biodegradable in nature and easy to reuse and recycle, which is further expected to increase its demand over the forecast period.

Application Insights

The residential segment accounted for the largest segment consist 52.7% of the total market in 2022 and is also expected to be the fastest growing segment by 2030. Modular construction can be used to construct attractive buildings that focus on sustainability, and aesthetics. It allows rapid building, feasibility in terms of challenging designs, and the building of unique and customizable homes that fulfill the requirements of communities.

The residential application segment includes single-family houses, multi-story residential buildings, and rental housing properties. Modular construction is witnessing rapid adoption in residential applications owing to its ability to significantly reduce building cost and time. The rising number of migrants necessitating the building of temporary and permanent housing structures in the world is expected to augment the demand for residential modular construction over the forecast period. 

Global Modular construction market share, by application, 2022 (%)

Commerical application segemnt in modular construction market was valued at the revenue of USD 11.95 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 21.01 billion by 2030. In the past few years, the commercial modular construction market has gone mainstream. The recovering economic situations in key markets such as the U.K., the U.S., and Asia are expected to generate robust demand for commercial spaces such as offices, showrooms, and hotels, thus, leading to an increase in commercial building activities.

From portable commercial buildings to modular retail stores, modular construction holds the potential to disrupt the industry. These buildings are constructed in accordance with the International Building Code (IBC) or a version of a code modeled after the IBC and state regulations. The dynamism of modular construction makes it an ideal option for use across different commercial sectors such as offices, public restrooms & bathrooms, restaurants, and diners. It can also be used for long-term, temporary, or permanent facilities such as temporary retail buildings or offices.

Regional Insights

Europe was the largest market for modular construction in 2022 with the revenue of USD 41.29 billion, on account of the high level of penetration in Germany, Finland, the U.K., and Sweden. The primary driving factor is expected to be the rising influx of migrants necessitating the development of temporary and permanent housing structures. Moreover, factors such as multiple investments and the implementation of advanced technologies are driving the modular construction market in Europe.

In U.K., modular construction is gaining popularity as a viable method of constructing affordable homes owing to various factors such as population growth and shortages in housing. The number of modular homes in the country is increasing, and the country's top construction companies, investors, and developers are exploring modular housing solutions. As the UK government plans to construct approximately 300,000 new homes per year to address the challenges in the housing market, modular construction is expected to play a significant role.

Modular construction Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

Asia Pacific  is expected to witness fastest growth with the CAGR of 8.3% over the forecast period. This is due to the rising international investments in the region's infrastructural sector supporting the market growth. The increasing demand for sustainable structures owing to growing environmental concerns and rising pollution rate is propelling the deployment of modular construction, in turn, contributing significantly to the product growth.

According to the Global Construction Survey, China's construction sector is anticipated to rise by 12.4%, reaching USD 1355.31 billion in 2021. Modular construction has gained traction in the country in the last two decades owing to the rapid economic development, rising labor costs, the quality & affordability of homes, innovations in technologies, and promotion of national policies.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Key players have adopted various growth strategies, such as acquisitions, mergers, contracts, and agreements, to increase their shares in the market and enhance their product and service portfolios. Additionally, they are focusing on energy efficiency and customization to fulfill specific customer requirements. Some prominent players in the global modular construction market include:

  • Sekisui House Ltd.


  • Red Sea International

  • Skanska

  • Bouygues Construction

  • Premier Modular Limited


  • DuBox

  • Wernick Group

  • CIMC Modular Building Systems Holdings Co., Ltd. (CIMC-MBS)

  • Riko Hiše d.o.o

  • Lendlease Corporation

  • Modulaire Group

  • Guerdon, LLC

  • Hickory Group

Modular Construction Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 96.77 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 162.40 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 7.5% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion, and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, material, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; U.K.; Germany; Sweden; China; India; Japan; Australia; Singapore; Brazil; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

Sekisui House Ltd.; LAING O'ROURKE; Red Sea International; Skanska; Bouygues Construction; Premier Modular Limited; KLEUSBERG GmbH & Co KG; DuBox; Wernick Group; CIMC Modular Building Systems Holdings Co.; Ltd. (CIMC-MBS); Riko Hiše d.o.o; Lendlease Corporation; Modulaire Group; Guerdon; LLC; Hickory Group

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Global Modular Construction Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the segments from 2018 to 2030. For  this study, Grand View Research has segmented the modular construction market report based on product, material, application, and region:

Global Modular Construction Market Report Segmentation

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)

    • Relocatable

    • Permanent

  • Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)

    • Wood

    • Steel

    • Concrete

    • Others

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)

    • Residential

    • Commercial

    • Industrial

    • Healthcare

    • Educational

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • Sweden

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Singapore

      • Australia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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