Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Exasperated by volatile input prices, industry revenue fluctuated during the past five years. Revenue shrunk as a result of the housing market slump, then rebounded in the following years as housing starts surged amid economic recovery. Consequently, the recovering US housing market, the rising value of nonresidential construction and renewed downstream demand is expected to boost revenue growth during the five years to 2020. Additionally, industry consolidation is forecast to improve overall profit margins... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
This industry has a low level of market share concentration, with no company expected to account from more than 5.0% of industry revenue in 2015. The majority of companies are small, with nearly three-quarters of industry manufacturers employing fewer than 20 employees. In fact, only an estimated 11.1% of companies employ 50 or more workers, although these larger companies are expected to generate an estimated 61.8% share of industry revenue in 2015. More than a third of all establishments are owned or operated by four or fewer people, while only 4.5% of all establishments employ more than 100 workers.
Industry concentration varies significantly among product segments... purchase to read more