Set back: Revenue has declined due to weak demand from non-building infrastructure

Ready-mixed concrete is the principal material used in the construction of infrastructure, precast panels, building foundations and tilt walls. Manufacturers batch, mix and deliver concrete for use by construction contractors. The product's perishable nature restricts manufacturers' supply capabilities to a narrow geographic market, with most operating within a 50-kilometre radius from the batching plant. The Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing industry includes four large vertically integrated multi-plant firms, which together account for over two-thirds of annual industry revenue. These include Boral, Hanson Australia, Holcim and Barro more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand from the apartment construction market is expected to sharply contract in 2017-18
  • Firms have faced rising domestic prices for cement, concrete and sand over the past five years
  • The short-term decline in residential building will contribute to excess productive capacity
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The industry has a spatially fragmented structure, with a large number of small-scale establishments competing in narrow, geographically dispersed markets. The extremely perishable nature of ready-mixed concrete narrows the radius in which it is practical to transport the product to about 40 to 50 kilometres. Industry standards require that ready-mixed concrete be discharged at the destination within 90 minutes or 300 revolutions after water has been added to the cement...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Ability to control total supply on market
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from building construction and Demand from heavy industry and other non-building construction in the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture ready-mixed concrete or mortar, dry-mix concrete and concrete slurry. These firms deliver ready-for-pouring mixed concrete and mortar to the customer in an unhardened state.

    Industry Products
  • Standard concrete
  • Decorative concrete
  • High-performance concrete
  • Specialist applications
  • Industry Activities
  • Concrete slurry
  • Dry-mix concrete
  • Dry-mix mortar
  • Ready-mixed concrete
  • 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 building construction
  • Demand from heavy industry and other non-building construction
  • Demand from road and bridge construction
  • Domestic price of concrete, cement and sand
  • Road freight service price

  • Current Performance
  • Building construction subdued
  • Infrastructure construction declines
  • Profit and employment fall
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit recovers
  • Construction market trends
  • Table: Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • House Construction
  • Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction
  • Site Preparation Services
  • Concreting Services
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cement and Lime Manufacturing
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
  • Fuel Retailing
  • Gravel and Sand Quarrying
  • Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining

  • Products & Services
  • Standard concrete
  • High-performance concrete
  • Specialist applications
  • Decorative concrete
  • Chart: Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential building contractors and developers
  • Non-residential building contractors and developers
  • Engineering construction companies and asset owners
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and rental costs
  • Contract payments
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Boral Limited, Hanson Australia (Holdings) Proprietary Limited, Holcim (Australia) Holdings Pty Ltd, Barro Group Pty Limited,
  • Table: Boral Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Hanson Australia (Holdings) Proprietary Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Holcim (Australia) Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Barro Group Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ready-Mixed Concrete 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 Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Concrete Production Index (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Sand, gravel or crushed stone materials, which are combined with cement and water to make concrete.
  • Batch
  • Production of a quantity of ready mixed concrete by volume (e.g. cubic yards or cubic metres) by mixing aggregate, cement, water, extenders and chemical additives.
  • Concrete Slurry
  • Another term for ready-mixed concrete, which is a construction material formed by mixing cement, sand, stone, extenders and water to harden into a rigid and strong mass.
  • Fly Ash
  • An inorganic residue or by-product from thermal coal power plants, which has cementitious properties and is used as a partial replacement (or extender) for cement in a concrete batch.
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