Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Concrete continues to be a key input used by construction industries; therefore, positive changes in downstream markets benefit industry manufacturers. Demand from downstream construction industries will begin to improve in the latter half of the next five years, with an increase in housing starts and non-residential construction stimulating demand for water, sewage and gas pipes... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Concrete Pipe and Block Manufacturing industry has a low market share concentration, with the five largest players generating just over 32.0% of industry revenue in 2012. The remainder of the market is captured by a large number of small and medium-scale operators that service relatively narrow geographical markets. However, large-scale players maintain a presence across many regional markets.
Over the past five years, ownership concentration within the industry has increased due to acquisition activity in the US building materials market. This has typically involved the acquisition of local and regional players by larger companies seeking to expand their operations, and large foreign owned manufacturing companies hoping to gain a foothold in the US market... purchase to read more