Built on rock: Increasing construction activity will boost industry demand

The Cement Manufacturing industry has improved over the current five-year period. Vertical integration increases the efficiency of procurement, production and distribution, while also enabling companies to maintain market share in the highly saturated and competitive cement market. Mergers and acquisitions have also enabled companies to streamline production and reach geographically dispersed markets without the costs of organic growth. A merger between two of the largest global cement manufacturers, Holcim and Lafarge, attests to the significance of concentration in the industry. In the next five years, the industry is expected to experience further consolidation...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Improved demand conditions across building and infrastructure markets will boost revenue
  • Companies have undertaken cost-saving initiatives to improve profit
  • Strong growth in the value of residential construction projects will underpin industry growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Cement Manufacturing industry exhibits a medium level of concentration, with the top four companies generating an estimated 64.7% of all industry revenue in 2017. The top four companies are all foreign-owned with headquarters in Mexico or Europe. Concentration over the previous five years has been on the rise as major players rely on mergers and acquisitions for growth and cost containment. As evidenced by Martin Marietta's acquisition of Texas Industries Inc., significant synergies and increased profit margins can be obtained through vertical integration. The merger between two of the largest players, Lafarge SA and Holcim Ltd., however, demonstrates to the possible disadvantages of consolidation in this industry. Glo...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Cement Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Access to high quality inputs
  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • Ability to control total supply on market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of residential construction and Value of private nonresidential construction in the Cement Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Cement Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry manufacture cements, including Portland, natural, masonry, and pozzolanic cements for use in construction. This industry does not produce lime, which is an ingredient in cement, nor does it produce concrete, which uses cement as an input.

    Industry Products
  • General use and moderate sulfate resistance cement
  • High early strength cement
  • High sulfate resistance cement
  • Oil well cement
  • Blended cement
  • Cement clinker
  • Masonry cement
  • Other cement
  • Industry Activities
  • Portland cement
  • Blended and specialty cement
  • Masonry cement
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of residential construction
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Government funding for highways
  • Value of utilities construction
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Construction booms
  • Mergers and barriers
  • Rising profit margin
  • International markets
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Increasing construction
  • Barriers deter new entrants
  • International trade opportunities
  • Table: Cement Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
  • Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing
  • Precast Concrete Manufacturing
  • Tool & Hardware Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Mineral & Phosphate Mining
  • Mining, Oil & Gas Machinery Manufacturing
  • Sand & Gravel Mining
  • Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing
  • Stone Mining
  • Utilities

  • Products & Services
  • General use and moderate sulfate resistance cement
  • Cement clinker
  • High sulfate resistance cement
  • High early strength cement
  • Oil well cement
  • Masonry cement
  • Blended cement
  • Other cement
  • Chart: Cement Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Ready-mixed Concrete Industry
  • Other
  • Concrete Product Manufacturers
  • Export Markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cement Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    PurchasesWagesDepreciationRent and utilitiesMarketing and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cement Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cement Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    LafargeHolcim Group, CEMEX SAB de CV, HeidelbergCement AG, Buzzi Unicem SPA,
  • Table: LafargeHolcim Group - financial performance
  • Table: CEMEX SAB de CV - financial performance
  • Table: HeidelbergCement AG - financial performance
  • Table: Buzzi Unicem SPA - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cement Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Cement Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (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
  • Crushed materials including sand, gravel, stone, slag and other inputs that are used to make cement.
  • Cement Clinker
  • A small cinder lump formed by the heat processing of limestone, clay, bauxite and iron ore sand in a rotating kiln.
  • Hydraulic Cement
  • Any cement that will set and harden after being combined with water. Most construction cements are hydraulic.
  • Portland Cement
  • A general-purpose cement and the most common type used for making concrete, mortar and stucco. Produced using cement clinker and calcium sulfate to control the setting time.
  • Pozzolana Cement
  • A type of cement that contains fine siliceous materials. Often used in conjunction with Portland cement.
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