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IBISWorld’s Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


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Ready-mixed concrete (also referred to as concrete slurry) 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 industry includes four large vertically integrated multi-plant firms, which between them contribute over two-thirds of annual industry revenue. These include Boral, Hanson Australia, Holcim and Barro Group. The majority of remaining enterprises are small-scale firms operating within narrow geographic areas...

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Ready-mixed concrete production involves the batching or blending of raw materials and cement powder to meet the client's required specifications and the mixing of the batch with water. Batching is usually done at a plant located close to where raw materials are quarried. Mixing is normally done in hydraulically driven transit-mixers mounted on prime movers. Water is added to mix the batch into cement simultaneously while the truck transports the concrete to the construction site.

Ready-mixed concrete is not a homogeneous product as batches are blended to meet specific customer requirements. Various combinations of aggregates, extenders (e.g. fly..

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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

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About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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