Overview

Rock solid: Growth in demand for residential building construction will bolster industry growth

IBISWorld’s Masonry 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.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$28bn
Annual Growth
12-17
6.7%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
212,906
Business
85,949

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Record corporate profit levels have supported increased construction activity
  • Demand for masonry services from municipalities has stagnated since early-period local budget cuts
  • The majority of new operators will have fewer than five employees

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Demand for masonry services in the US has benefited from increased residential, commercial, and municipal construction work over the past five years due to increased housing starts and an improved unemployment rate, which calls for new office and other commerical spaces. Over the next five years, these trends are likely to continue, albeit at a slowed growth rate. The Masonry industry is returning to prerecessionary levels of revenue...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Masonry industry consists of many small- and medium-sized players that operate on a local and regional basis, performing services related to masonry construction, such as bricklaying, block laying, stone cutting, cleaning and caulking masonry materials, among other activities. Over the past five years, industry performance has been influenced by the convergent trends in demand from downstream construction markets. Increased demand from the housing construction market and rapidly expanding demand from the nonresidential construction market has benefited the industry in recent years, despite weak demand from municipal construction, particularly those requesting masonry facades on public buildings. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Masonry Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Masonry Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Market research and understanding
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of residential construction and Demand from commercial building construction in the Masonry industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Masonry Industry?

    Operators in the Masonry industry provide services such as stone setting, bricklaying, brick-to-glass block laying and exterior marble, granite and slate work. Industry activities also include additions, alterations, maintenance, repairs and new construction. This industry excludes businesses that pour, build and finish concrete foundations and structural elements (see IBISWorld report 23811).

    Industry Products
    Masonry contracting using brick, block or concrete
    Other (including work with slate, marble and granite)
    Pointing, cleaning and caulking
    Stucco contracting
    Stone contracting
    Industry Activities
    Constructing walls and other structures by laying bricks, blocks or stones
    Repairing existing masonry work
    Constructing foundations made of bricks, blocks or stones
    Laying bricks or glass blocks
    Laying marble, granite or slate on the exterior of buildings and structures
    Setting Stone
    Laying paving bricks, blocks or tiles
    Constructing and repairing partitions, arches, sewers and chimneys
    Constructing and repairing work on kilns and furnaces
    Laying refractory bricks

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of residential construction
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Housing starts
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note

  • Current Performance
  • Strengthening residential markets
  • Growing nonresidential buildings construction
  • Growing profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Trending construction market
  • Slight profit gains
  • Table: Masonry Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Masonry Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Heavy Engineering Construction
  • Apartment Rental
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Municipal Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing
  • Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing
  • Construction & Mining Equipment Wholesaling
  • Manufactured Home Wholesaling
  • Stone Mining
  • Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Masonry contracting using brick, block or concrete
  • Other (including work with slate, marble and granite)
  • Pointing, cleaning and caulking
  • Stucco contracting
  • Stone contracting
  • Chart: Masonry Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Short-term determinants of demand
  • Long-term determinants of demand

  • Major Markets
  • Residential construction market
  • Commercial construction market
  • Municipal Construction market
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Masonry Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationRent and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Masonry

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Masonry Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Masonry Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Masonry Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Value of residential construction (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Cladding
  • A covering or coating on a structure or material.
  • Joint
  • In masonry, joints are the spaces between bricks, concrete blocks or glass blocks that are filled with mortar or grout.
  • Pavers
  • An interlocking, precast piece of concrete or brick commonly used in exterior hardscaping applications.
  • Refractory Brick
  • Bricks or blocks typically manufactured from ceramic materials that can withstand extremely high temperatures, and are used in lining furnaces, kilns, and fireplaces.
  • Tuck Pointing
  • Repair of brickwork by "tucking" mortar into damaged mortar joint using the point of a trowel.
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