All mixed up: Divergent trends in downstream markets have reduced industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Concrete Product Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The four largest players are estimated to account for over 60% of industry revenue
  • Domestic demand for concrete products has declined over the past five years
  • The volume of concrete brick and paver production is forecast to climb over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Concrete Product Manufacturing industry produces a range of products that are essential inputs into most construction markets. Industry products include pipes and box culverts; bricks and blocks; cement-based building boards; floor, wall and roofing tiles; and precast panels and posts. The industry is subject to intensifying competition from imports, which are expected to account for an estimated 11.4% of domestic demand in 2016-17, up from 6.0% in 2011-12.

    The industry is projected to generate revenue of $2.3 billion in 2016-17, representing a contraction of 6.5% on the previous year...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The industry has a highly dispersed geographic structure as the end products are generally of a high weight, low unit value, which results in prohibitively high long haul transport costs. Manufacturing operations are generally established close to the major construction markets (i.e. near major metropolitan areas) and close to raw material quarries (e.g. sand and gravel). The large-scale vertical integration of manufacture has contributed to economies of transport that have enabled the key players to service wider markets from fewer manufacturing centres.

    New South Wales is relatively under-represented in terms of concrete product manufacturing plants, accounting for about one-quarter of the enterprises, falling well below the state's share of the national population (32.0%). How..

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    Additional Insights for the Concrete Product Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Demand from heavy industry and other non-building construction in the Concrete Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Concrete Product Manufacturing Industry?

    The Concrete Product Manufacturing industry produces concrete products, including aerated and composite products. Industry products are used for a range of construction and ornamental applications.

    Industry Products
    Concrete pipes and box culverts
    Bricks, blocks and pavers
    Building boards
    Concrete roof tiles
    Posts, poles and railway sleepers
    Beams, trusses and concrete panels
    Industry Activities
    Autoclaved aerated concrete products
    Concrete bricks, blocks and tiles
    Cement-based building boards
    Concrete-styrofoam composite products
    Monument, grave marker, flowerpot and ornament
    Prefabricated concrete panel
    Concrete post or pole
    Concrete pipe and box culvert
    Railway concrete sleeper
    Tank, sink and tub

    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
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Demand from heavy industry and other non-building construction
  • Demand from non-residential building construction
  • Capital expenditure by the public sector
  • Demand from mining
  • Demand from road and bridge construction

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Concrete Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Concrete Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Water Supply
  • House Construction
  • Road and Bridge Construction
  • Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cement and Lime Manufacturing
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
  • Metal and Mineral Wholesaling
  • Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining

  • Products & Services
  • Concrete pipes and box culverts
  • Building boards
  • Bricks, blocks and pavers
  • Concrete roof tiles
  • Posts, poles and railway sleepers
  • Beams, trusses and concrete panels
  • Chart: Concrete Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential building contractors and developers
  • Non-residential building contractors and developers
  • Government agencies
  • Other private contractors and developers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Concrete Product 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 Concrete Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Concrete Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Fletcher Building LimitedCSR LimitedJames Hardie Industries Public Limited CompanyBrickworks LtdBoral LimitedHolcim (Australia) Holdings Pty LtdAdelaide Brighton Ltd
  • Table: Fletcher Building Limited - financial performance
  • Table: CSR Limited - financial performance
  • Table: James Hardie Industries Public Limited Company - financial performance
  • Table: Brickworks Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Boral Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Holcim (Australia) Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Adelaide Brighton Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Concrete Product 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 Concrete Product 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)
  • Value of Building (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Autoclaved Aerated Concrete
  • A lightweight precast building material that can be used for structural erection while having insulation, fire and mould resistance attributes.
  • Concrete
  • A construction material comprising cement, coarse and fine aggregate, water and chemical admixtures. When combined, this solidifies into a stone-like material.
  • Culverts
  • Precast concrete conduits that enclose a flowing body of water. They are used for road crossings, irrigation and drainage.
  • Pre-Stressed Concrete
  • Concrete products made with reinforcing cables, rods or wires that are tensioned before bearing a load.
  • Precast Concrete
  • Concrete products produced by casting in a reusable mould and curing at a controlled temperature.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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