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South Korea Erosion and Sediment Control Market

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South Korea Erosion and Sedimentation Control Market: Information By Product Type (Mats, Turfs, Blankets, Filter Socks, Logs, and Wattles, Woven Sediment Fences and Silt Fences, Filtration Systems, Sediment Basin), By End-User (Highway and Road Construction, Energy and Mining, Government and Municipality, Landfill Construction and Maintenance, Infrastructure Development, Industrial Manufacturing), and By Country—Forecast Till 2032

Report Code: SRSC56306DR
Study Period 2020-2032 CAGR 8.0%
Historical Period 2020-2022 Forecast Period 2024-2032
Base Year 2023 Base Year Market Size USD 99.9 million
Forecast Year 2032 Forecast Year Market Size USD 196.4 million
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Market Overview

The South Korea erosion and sediment control market size was valued at USD 99.9 million in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 196.4 million by 2032, registering a CAGR of 8.0% during the forecast period (2024-2032).

South Korea's erosion and sediment control market is booming thanks to rapid urbanization, infrastructure development, and stringent environmental regulations. In 2023, 81.5% of South Koreans lived in urban areas, up from 46.6% in 1974. In response, the government enacted stringent rules requiring the use of erosion and sediment control measures on construction sites. This has increased demand for erosion control products like silt fences, sediment basins, and blankets.

Market Dynamics

South Korea Erosion and Sediment Control Market Drivers:

Urbanization and Infrastructure Development

South Korea's urbanization and infrastructure development are major drivers of the erosion and sediment control market, with increased construction activity leading to a greater demand for erosion control measures. On March 11, 2024, 81.7% of South Korea's population lived in urban areas. The country has a population density of 533 people per square kilometer and a total land area of 97,230 square kilometers. As more people move to cities, there is a greater need for infrastructure development, such as roads, bridges, and buildings, driving up demand for erosion and sediment control solutions.

Moreover, to allow for the early operation of the high-tech future mobility network, the country plans to overhaul the public transportation system by 2024. South Korea hopes that by 2035, half of all new cars will be fully automated and that traffic fatalities will be reduced to less than 1,000 per year. Another important goal is for South Korea to release a Level 3 autonomous vehicle by the end of 2022, making it the world's third country after Germany and Japan. With such large construction projects underway, the demand for erosion and sediment control measures is high.

South Korea Erosion and Sediment Control Market Restraints:

Cost Consideration

The initial investment in erosion and sediment control measures can be significant, especially for small and medium-sized construction projects. For example, installing erosion control products such as silt fences, sediment basins, and erosion control blankets incurs material costs, labor expenses, and equipment rentals, which can strain project budgets. Beyond the initial installation costs, ongoing maintenance is required to ensure the efficacy of erosion control measures. This includes routine inspections, repairs, and replacement of erosion control products. Construction firms may only sometimes budget for these additional costs associated with maintenance activities.

Additionally, according to a study conducted by the Korea Institute of Construction Technology (KICT), the cost of erosion and sediment control measures varies significantly depending on the project's size and complexity. The study discovered that erosion control measures typically account for about 2-5% of total construction costs in South Korea. While this percentage may appear small, it can still be a significant financial burden for construction companies, especially those with limited resources.

South Korea Erosion and Sediment Control Market Opportunity:

Innovation and Technology Integration

South Korea can invest in advanced monitoring technologies to help detect and assess erosion and sedimentation risks. For example, combining remote sensing techniques like satellite imagery and aerial drones can provide real-time data on soil erosion, sediment runoff, and land degradation. This information can help identify vulnerable areas and guide targeted erosion control interventions.

Furthermore, the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) has led research and development in erosion and sediment control technologies. "K-Road" is the name of Korea's government-operated road infrastructure performance testing facilities, which offer simulated climate testing, road testing, and paved or sloped surface testing, among other advanced road-testing types. The Department of Highway and Transportation Research's world-class efforts are producing future road and transportation technology, which it shares to ensure the balanced development of global mobility. These technologies improve the accuracy of erosion risk prediction and assessment, allowing for more proactive erosion control planning and management.

Regional Analysis

The erosion and sediment control market in South Korea is expected to expand as the country prioritizes sustainable development and environmental protection. Seoul aims to be one of the world's top five cities. And, with its recently unveiled urban design plan, the city is getting closer to realizing this goal. The government's Urban Architectural Design Innovation Plan seeks to transform Seoul into a vibrant cultural hub by reforming building regulations, developing new facilities and precincts, and focusing on architectural design. As a result, implementing erosion control measures in this region is critical to preserving water quality, protecting natural habitats, and maintaining ecological balance in the face of urbanization.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
Segmentations
By Product Type
  1. Mats, Turfs, and Blankets
  2. Filter Socks, Logs, and Wattles
  3. Woven Sediment Fences and Silt Fences
  4. Filtration Systems
  5. Sediment Basin
  6. Others
By End-User
  1. Highway and Road Construction
  2. Energy and Mining
  3. Government and Municipality
  4. Landfill Construction and Maintenance
  5. Infrastructure Development
  6. Industrial Manufacturing
  7. Others
Company Profiles Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd. Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. Samsung C&T Corporation GS Engineering & Construction Corp. Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. SK Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. Kumho Engineering & Construction Co.,Ltd. Lotte Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., Ssangyong Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.  Dongbu Construction Co., Ltd.
Geographies Covered
South Korea
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Segmental Analysis

The South Korean erosion and sediment control market is segmented based on product type and end-user.

The market is further segmented by type into Mats, Turfs, Blankets, Filter Socks, Logs, Wattles, Woven Sediment Fences, and Silt Fences Filtration Systems Sediment Basins.

Mats, turfs, and blankets dominate South Korea's erosion and sediment control market, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.85% over the forecast period. These products are in high demand due to their versatility and effectiveness in preventing soil erosion and managing sediment runoff. Mats provide immediate protection for exposed soil surfaces, whereas turfs provide natural reinforcement through vegetation, and blankets provide long-term stabilization.

The market can be further bifurcated by end-users into Highway and Road Construction, Energy and Mining, Government and Municipality, Landfill Construction and Maintenance, Infrastructure Development, and Industrial Manufacturing.

Highway and Road Construction is expected to be the leading end-user segment in South Korea's erosion and sediment control market by 2023, with a CAGR of 9.3% over the forecast period. This sector's high demand can be attributed to the extensive network of highways, roads, and transportation infrastructure being developed and maintained across the country. Erosion and sediment control measures are critical in these projects to ensure roadway durability and sustainability, making it a key market growth driver.

Market Size By Product Type

Market Size By Product Type
  • Mats, Turfs, and Blankets
  • Filter Socks, Logs, and Wattles
  • Woven Sediment Fences and Silt Fences
  • Filtration Systems
  • Sediment Basin
  • Others
  • Recent Developments

    • May 2024- Hyundai E&C fully introduced HITTS, a smart safety system specialized for tunnels.

    Key Players

    South Korea Erosion and Sediment Control Market Share of Key Players

    South Korea Erosion and Sediment Control Market Share of Key Players
    Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd. Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. Samsung C&T Corporation GS Engineering & Construction Corp. Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. SK Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. Kumho Engineering & Construction Co.,Ltd. Lotte Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., Ssangyong Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.  Dongbu Construction Co., Ltd. Others

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What is the estimated growth rate (CAGR) of the South Korea Erosion and Sediment Control Market?
    The South Korea Erosion and Sediment Control Market size is growing at a CAGR of 8.0% from 2024 to 2032.
    Urbanization and infrastructure development are the key driver for the growth of the market.
    The key players in the global Market include Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd., Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., Samsung C&T Corporation, GS Engineering & Construction Corp., Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd., SK Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., Kumho Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., Lotte Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.


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