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The Concrete Product Manufacturing industry produces a range of products that are key inputs in 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 has grown over the past five years, despite variable demand conditions in the key construction markets. Generally strong demand conditions have prevailed in the key building markets but adverse trends in several infrastructure construction markets have significantly constrained sales of some products.Domestic demand for concrete products is expected to rise at an annualised 4.0% over the five years through 2018-19, to $3.1 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has grown despite volatile demand from downstream construction markets
  • Imports have captured more domestic demand for concrete products over the past five years
  • Profit margins are expected to increase due to stronger demand across most construction markets
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Concrete Product Manufacturing industry produces a range of concrete products that are used in the residential and non-residential building markets, heavy infrastructure construction, mining and agriculture.Concrete pipes and box culvertsIndustry manufacturers produce concrete pipes and box culverts used for water supply, sewerage and drainage, and in road and bridge construction. This segment currently contributes over one-fifth of the industry's revenue and has increased as a share of revenue over the past five years due to growing investment in large-scale road and bridge projects and expanding water pipelines. Pro...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Concrete Product Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Concrete Product Manufacturing 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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    What is the Concrete Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in the Concrete Product Manufacturing industry produce concrete products, including aerated and composite products. Downstream sectors use industry products 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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
  • Actual capital expenditure on mining
  • Capital expenditure by the public sector
  • Demand from road and bridge construction

  • Current Performance
  • Profit and competition
  • Construction market trends
  • Product substitution
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profitability rebounds
  • Construction markets
  • Table: Concrete Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • 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
  • Non-residential building contractors and developers
  • 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
    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
    Fletcher Building Limited, James Hardie Industries Public Limited Company, CSR Limited, Brickworks Ltd, Holcim (Australia) Holdings Pty Ltd, Adelaide Brighton Ltd,
  • Table: Fletcher Building Limited - financial performance
  • Table: James Hardie Industries Public Limited Company - financial performance
  • Table: CSR Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Brickworks Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Holcim (Australia) Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Adelaide Brighton Ltd - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Concrete Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Value of Building (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Autoclaved Aerated Concrete
  • A lightweight precast building material that can be used to erect structures and is fire and mould resistant.
  • 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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