Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 2.0%

Ready-mixed concrete is the principal material used in 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 firms include Boral, Hanson Australia, Holcim and Barro Group. The industry's performance has been significantly dampened by a steep decline in demand from the non-building infrastruct...
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Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing industry is anticipated to face difficult trading conditions over the two years through XXX-XX due to a further fall in demand from the residential building and engineering infrastructure markets. However, manufacturing activity among the larger players is projected to remain near historical highs, reflecting strong demand for ready-mixed concrete from the commercial building and transport infrastructure markets. These markets include landmark infrastructure developments such as the Sydney Metro City & Southwest rail project and the WestGate Tunnel project in Melbourne. The industry's growth prospects are forecast to strengthen from XXX-XX onwards as investment in the residential building and infrastructure mark...
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Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $6bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 765
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 8,950

Biggest companies in the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing in Australia industry include Boral Limited, Hanson Australia (Holdings) Proprietary Limited, Holcim (Australia) Holdings Pty Ltd and Barro Group Pty Limited.

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  • pie_chart Hanson Australia (Holdings) Proprietary Limited Market Share: x.x%
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What is Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing industry?

Industry Definition

Industry companies 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 and Services

  • Standard concrete
  • Decorative concrete
  • High-performance concrete
  • Specialist applications
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Concrete slurry manufacturing
  • Dry-mix concrete manufacturing
  • Dry-mix mortar manufacturing
  • Ready-mixed concrete manufacturing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry companies 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.

Main Activities

  • Concrete slurry manufacturing
  • Dry-mix concrete manufacturing
  • Dry-mix mortar manufacturing
  • Ready-mixed concrete manufacturing

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Investment trends in engineering infrastructure and mining markets influence the industry's performance. The surge of private infrastructure investment si...
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Demand from heavy industry and other non-building construction
Dwelling commencements
Demand from non-residential building construction
Demand from residential building construction

Current Performance

Infrastructure construction declines
Profit fluctuates
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Construction market trends
 Table: Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

House Construction in Australia
Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction in Australia
Site Preparation Services in Australia
Concreting Services in Australia
Commercial and Industrial Building Construction in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Gravel and Sand Quarrying in Australia
Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining in Australia
Cement and Lime Manufacturing in Australia
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
Fuel Retailing in Australia


Products & Services

Ready-mixed concrete production involves batching or blending raw materials and cement powder to meet clients' specifications, and then mixing the batch w...
Residential building contractors and developers
Non-residential building contractors and developers
Residential renovators and specialist contractors



Demand Determinants

The demand for ready-mixed concrete production is primarily determined by two factors: growth in the value of work done in the downstream construction mar...
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Major Markets

Residential building contractors and developers
Non-residential building contractors and developers
Residential renovators and specialist contractors




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

While the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing industry includes many small-scale establishments, market share concentration is moderate as the industry is ...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Boral Limited is one of Australia's largest building and construction materials manufacturers. Boral has restructured its operations recently, with its re...
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Boral

 Table: Boral - financial performance

Hanson Australia Holdings

 Table: Hanson Australia Holdings - financial performance

Holcim Australia

 Table: Holcim Australia - financial performance

Barro Group

 Table: Barro Group - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing industry is moderately capital-intensive. The industry derives its principal value added by mixing and transporting...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

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Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
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