Rotary Kiln Market By Type (Cement Kiln, Lime Kiln, Metallurgy Kiln) By Application (Cement, Metallurgy, Chemical, Others) - Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2016 - 2028

About this report

The global rotary kiln market report presents a critical analysis of the industry using key parameters. The report includes investment strategies, the need for investments in the rotary kiln industry, and the numerous advantages for investors. Importantly, this report outlines significant changes in global technical regulations for the rotary kiln industry and how economic and non-economic barriers assist the market's growth. In addition, the report analyzes historical and projected market sizes at the global, regional, and national levels. The report also thoroughly examines key investment propositions, competitor positioning, demand and supply gaps, SRC analysis, STAR analysis, and Tornado analysis. Other analyses and key technological developments include PESTEL analysis, Porter's five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc.



Rotary Kiln Market by Volume


Market by Value


Market, Tornado Analysis


Market, STAR Analysis


Market, SRC Analysis


Market, Import-Export Data

Yes (On Demand)

Market Pricing Analysis

Yes (On Demand)

Market Segment Analysis

By Type (Cement Kiln, Lime Kiln, and Metallurgy Kiln)

By Application (Cement, Metallurgy, Chemical, and Others)

Market, Regional Analysis

North America (US and Canada)

Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, and the Rest of Europe)

Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, South East Asia, and the Rest of Asia Pacific)

Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and the Rest of Latin America)

Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries, South Africa, and the Rest of the Middle East and Africa)

Market Key Companies

Ansac Pty Ltd, Steinmuller Babcock Environment GmbH, FEECO International Inc, and CITIC Heavy Industries Co. Ltd

Market Competitive Landscape

Market Share Analysis

Competitive Benchmarking

Key Players Market Positioning

Geographical Presence Analysis

Major Strategies Adopted


Key Highlights of the Report

How are the major segments performing in the rotary kiln market?

  • In 2021, the cement kiln type segment led the global market, a trend expected to continue throughout the forecast period owing to its superior durability and strength. Also, it assists in strengthening buildings constructed in quake-prone regions.
  • In 2021, the cement application segment had the largest revenue share of the rotary kiln market. This was because commercial and residential activities were growing around the world, which increased the demand for cement.

Which region dominated the rotary kiln market?

Asia Pacific is expected to have the largest global market share due to the region's strong presence in various end-use industries. The World Steel Association estimates that China alone produces about 50% of the world's steel, with Asia Pacific accounting for more than 70% of that total. The dominance of Asia Pacific in the global rotary kiln market is largely due to this factor, which is also the most important one. Leaders in the region are further fueled by the region's significant non-ferrous metal and cement industries. Co-current rotary kilns are now more popular in Asia-Pacific owing to reduced capital costs and rapidly increasing industrial manufacturing plants.

How is the US market performing in the rotary kiln market?

In 2021, the United States dominated the North American rotary kiln market. In the United States, 19% of all scrap tires are burned in cement kilns. These are also very polluting, and neighborhood organizations have already been fighting them. Coal is commonly used to power cement kilns. The use of alternative sources of energy in cement kilns reduces CO2 emissions throughout the manufacturing process. In exchange for its calorific value, the waste is fed into the cement kiln and substituted for a specific amount of coal. A large percentage of cement and lime producers in the United States are increasing their current capacity of production to meet the increasing demand for cement & steel in construction projects.

What is the competitive environment of the rotary kiln market?

The rotary kiln sector is highly fragmented, and the major suppliers are using growth strategies to compete, such as spending money on R&D, capacity expansion, and launching new products. For instance, Tate Inc., the leading company in raised floor production, announced the introduction of Cavity Floors in November 2021. The cavity floor is a raised floor system made for particular uses that only occasionally or never require access to the subfloor. Likewise, UltraTech Cement Limited declared the commissioning of a 1.2 MTPA cement capacity in October 2021. Installing new cement plants will accelerate rotary kiln market expansion in the upcoming years.

Executive Summary

What are the key trends in the rotary kiln market?

  • The growing use of alternative fuels: A popular trend in the market is using alternative fuels, such as used motor oil, textiles, solvents, paper waste, sawdust, rice husks, and sewage sludge. Additionally, construction and demolition waste like used carpets, old asphalt shingles, and demolition wood is frequently used as low-carbon alternative energy sources. The utilization of alternative fuels assists in preserving resources and reduces carbon dioxide emissions. The reduction of emissions of carbon dioxide during the manufacture of cement is achieved by using alternative fuels in cement kilns. It is advantageous for cement production to use alternative fuels. These trends will support further market expansion in the upcoming years.

What are all the technical developments in the global rotary kiln market?

The global market for rotary kilns is dominated by chemical waste applications, which can only be destroyed at high temperatures (over 1,000 °C) using incineration technology. The adoption of incineration technology is encouraged by strict emission and waste disposal rules. The proliferation of new technologies is assisting in improving efficiency and lowering incinerators' impact on the environment. For instance, Metso Oyj offers ecologically friendly solutions and services to the metallurgy, minerals, chemical, recycling, and processing industries.


Which are the key investments by the rotary kiln market players?

The rotary kiln market is fragmented, and vendors are using growth tactics to compete in the international market, including investments in R&D. New incineration capacity is being invested due to the rising demand for renewable energy sources.These rotary kiln units are widely used in the mineral, mineral processing, cement, carbohydrates, and food industries, as well as in the silicon oxide, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries as incinerators and pyrolysis units.

Some major players in the rotary kiln market are Ansac Pty Ltd., Steinmuller Babcock Environment GmbH, FEECO International Inc., and CITIC Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.

What are the major driving factors for the rotary kiln market?

The market has expanded due to the widespread use of rotary kilns in many industrial branches for the thermal treatment of residual waste of different origins, particularly hazardous waste. Developing and installing new cement facilities is a major driver for the global rotary kiln industry. Most cement and lime production companies are increasing their current production capacity to meet the growing demands for cement and steel in the construction industry. Such developments and installations of new lime, cement, and steel manufacturing units are anticipated to propel rotary kiln market growth throughout the forecast period.

What are the major risks for the rotary kiln market?

Volatile raw material prices influence the fabrication of rotary kilns. Any volatility in raw material prices, like steel, a key material in constructing rotary kilns, directly impacts production costs. As a result, volatile raw material prices constrain manufacturers, impeding the expansion of the global rotary kiln market.

Which is the key type in the rotary kiln market?

The cement kiln type segment will have a significant revenue share of the global rotary kiln market over the projection period. Cement kilns are utilized in the pyro-processing step of manufacturing Portland and other types of hydraulic cement, where magnesium carbonate reacts with silica-bearing materials to produce calcium silicates. It also helps to reinforce buildings built in earthquake-prone areas. Cement manufacturing technology has prioritized increasing the kiln's efficiency as it consumes most of the process’s energy and produces the most greenhouse gases. The need is expected to create significant opportunities for Chinese and European manufacturers to focus on their products in the coming years. Cement field funding is increasing, competition is escalating, new products are being offered, and existing technology is being updated and renovated, which is driving the growth of the cement kiln industry.

How is the rotary kiln market performing in different regions?

In 2021, the Asia Pacific region will dominate the global market for rotary kilns in terms of revenue. This is due to accelerating urbanization and growing industrialization, which have increased waste production and consumption. Several developing countries, including Vietnam, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, and Thailand, are also in the region. These countries are experiencing rapid economic growth due to various factors, including low labor costs and easy access to raw materials and industrial facilities.

Furthermore, Europe is expected to hold the largest revenue share in the global rotary kiln market throughout the forecast period due to stringent environmental regulations and growing efforts by regional governments to reduce the carbon footprint associated with solid management practices across their territories. New incineration facilities are being built in the European region as a result of the rising consumption of energy from renewable sources. Two rotating arms with various rotation speeds make up a counter-current rotary kiln incinerator widely used for waste management in the region.

What is the regulatory landscape for the rotary kiln market?

Medical waste applications are also growing in popularity due to stringent government regulations governing safe disposal in various parts of the world. Blast furnaces consume massive amounts of coal to produce heat, which causes large amounts of greenhouse gases (GHG) and other pollutants to be released into the atmosphere. Thus, several strict regulations are being implemented to reduce such emissions. For example, the EPA authorized changes to the Indiana sulfur dioxide state implementation plan (SIP) for the steel mill in Burns Harbor, Indiana, in July 2021. Additionally, ThyssenKrupp AG declared in June 2021 that by 2025 it would replace its four blast furnaces and transition to a system that relies on directly reducing raw materials using hydrogen.

What is the market size of rotary kilns in terms of value?

The global rotary kiln market is anticipated to grow at a substantial CAGR of 3.1% in the upcoming years. The global rotary kiln industry was estimated to be worth USD 658.6 million in 2021 and was expected to be worth USD 790.99 million by 2028.

What are the major players planning for the future of the rotary kiln market?

Rotating kilns are used actively in several sectors to treat residual losses from various sources with heat, mostly to burn off hazardous material. The global rotary kiln business depends on developing and installing new cement facilities. Major cement and lime producers are boosting their present production capacity to fulfill the increased demand for cement and steel in the building sectors. Future growth is anticipated to be fueled by the installation and expansion of these new cement, lime, and steel production facilities during the projection period.

Segmentation of Global Rotary Kiln Market -

Global Rotary Kiln Market – By Type

  • Cement Kiln
  • Lime Kiln
  • Metallurgy Kiln

Global Rotary Kiln Market – By Application

  • Cement
  • Metallurgy
  • Chemical
  • Others

Global Rotary Kiln Market – By Region

  • North America
    • US.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • South-east Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East and Africa

Frequently asked questions about the global rotary kiln market 

The global rotary kiln industry was negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which reduced market revenue by more than 2% in 2020.

Asia Pacific accounted for the largest share in the global rotary kiln market.

Manufacturers of cement and lime are building and expanding more factories to meet the construction industry's rising demand for steel and cement. These producers are concentrating on establishing new cement and lime plants to increase their production capacity, which is anticipated to increase market demand for rotary kiln systems. As a result, the global rotary kiln market is expected to expand at a rapid pace in the upcoming years.

The cement kiln segment had a major global market revenue share in 2021.

The cement segment had a major revenue share in the global market in 2021.

Rotary Kiln Market Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market Value in 2021 USD 658.6 million
Market Value in 2028 USD 790.99 million
CAGR 3.1%
Benchmarking Year 2021
Past data 2016 – 2021
Forecast period 2022 – 2028
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Published Date:  Dec 2022
Category:  Automation & Process Control
Report ID:   60860
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