Back to the wall: The increasing popularity of cheaper building materials has limited demand

IBISWorld’s Clay Brick Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising inputs costs and declining brick intensity of housing construction have limited profit
  • Establishment numbers have declined as firms consolidated their manufacturing operations
  • The number of dwelling commencements is expected to fluctuate, creating volatility in demand

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Clay Brick Manufacturing industry has overcome challenging conditions over the past five years to achieve moderate revenue growth. Industry performance is heavily influenced by trends in dwelling commencements, which have risen over the past five years. This growth has been tempered by the long-term trends in residency preference away from traditional brick-intensive single-unit housing towards multi-unit apartments, which often use alternative cladding and structural materials (e.g. concrete and steel). Within the traditional housing market, clay bricks are under pressure from substitute products, notably wood and polyurethane cladding, which are used on the upper storeys of new houses.

    Industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 2.7%...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The principal output of the industry is clay bricks. Brick products vary significantly in design and quality based on their intended use. Face bricks are primarily used for residential house construction as exterior cladding. Boutique bricks are an important subset of face bricks and are designed for a particular market or customised requirements. Common bricks are generally used structurally, usually as support walls. Common bricks are also used in high-rise residential and commercial developments. Clay pavers are also produced by the industry and are used in outdoor areas.

    Face bricks

    This product segment has increased as a share of revenue over the past five years, due to a rise in demand from high-rise residential and commercial developments. As ..

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    Additional Insights for the Clay Brick Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Clay Brick Manufacturing Industry are

  • Financial position of the company (as against financial structure)
  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • Access to high quality inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Dwelling commencements and Demand from hardware wholesaling in the Clay Brick Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Clay Brick Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry firms manufacture clay pavers and bricks (excluding refractory bricks).

    Industry Products
    Face bricks
    Common bricks
    Clay pavers
    Industry Activities
    Clay brick
    Clay paver

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Dwelling commencements
  • Demand from hardware wholesaling
  • Demand from multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction
  • Demand from commercial and industrial building construction

  • Current Performance
  • Dwelling commencements
  • Substitute materials
  • Profit and structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Clay Brick Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Clay Brick Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • House Construction
  • Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction
  • Bricklaying Services
  • Landscaping Services
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Institutional Building Construction
  • Hardware Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
  • Road Freight Transport
  • Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining

  • Products & Services
  • Face bricks
  • Common bricks
  • Clay pavers
  • Chart: Clay Brick Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Single-unit housing contractors
  • Multi-unit apartment contractors
  • Wholesalers
  • Non-residential building contractors
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Clay Brick Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Clay Brick Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Clay Brick Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Brickworks LtdBoral LimitedCSR Limited
  • Table: Brickworks Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Boral Limited - financial performance
  • Table: CSR Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Clay Brick Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Clay Brick Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Brick Face
  • The long side of the brick that is intended for display in the wall. Bricklayers ensure the face is displayed correctly (i.e. fair faced).
  • Standard Brick Equivalents
  • Represents the conversion of saleable bricks to a standard common sized brick. 1 X SBE is equivalent to 1.814 kilogram (4 pound brick).
  • Traditional Brick
  • Defined in the Australian Standard as being of the dimensions L230mm x H76mm x W110mm.
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