Break the mold: Operators will combat competitive import pressures with greater consolidation of ownership and production

IBISWorld’s Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators are expected to continue benefiting from strengthening demand for clay bricks
  • Import penetration has forced numerous operators out of the domestic market
  • Steel manufacturing will remain the major market for industry products

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2017, increased demand from the primary steel and nonferrous metal manufacturing sectors has benefited the industry. Revenue growth has also been driven by rebounding demand for clay brick and tile products from the revitalized residential construction sector; however, revenue is expected to experience a slight setback in 2017 due to a decrease in exports. Over the five years to 2022, industry operators are expected to continue benefiting from strengthening demand for clay bricks, tiles and other structural products from the residential construction sector...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Clay Brick and Product Manufacturing industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. The industry's value-added (IVA), which measures its contribution to the overall economy, is projected to increase at an annualized rate of 2.4% over the 10 years to 2022. This is slightly higher than the US GDP's forecast annualized growth of 2.1% during the period. That the industry is growing in line with the economy is indicative of maturity, but other signs of maturity include whole-hearted acceptance of industry products in downstream industries and increasing focus on cost containment and operational efficiency among operators.

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    Additional Insights for the Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to high quality inputs
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
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    Industry Products

    What is the Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry manufacture clay building material including bricks, mortars and ceramic tiles. Operators also manufacture clay and nonclay refractories, which are structures that retain their shape and chemical identity when subjected to high temperatures; these structures are ideal for use in kilns and furnaces. Major buyers of industry products include building markets, steel manufacturers and companies in the mineral refining sector.

    Industry Products
    Brick and structural clay tiles
    Ceramic floor and wall tiles
    Clay refractories
    Nonclay refractories
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing clay and nonclay refractories
    Manufacturing clay bricks
    Manufacturing ceramic floor and wall tiles
    Manufacturing other structural clay products

    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
  • Housing starts
  • Industrial production index
  • World price of steel
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Recovery across markets
  • Trade, profit and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Market demand stabilizes
  • Imports on the rise while exports stagnate
  • Profit margins remain high
  • Table: Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Aluminum Manufacturing
  • Nonferrous Metal Refining
  • Coal & Natural Gas Power
  • Nuclear Power
  • Hydroelectric Power

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dye & Pigment Manufacturing
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Sand & Gravel Mining
  • Stone Mining
  • Transportation and Warehousing

  • Products & Services
  • Nonclay refractories
  • Clay refractories
  • Brick and structural clay tiles
  • Ceramic floor and wall tiles
  • Other
  • Chart: Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Construction demand for building materials
  • Demand for refractory products
  • Import competition

  • Major Markets
  • Primary and secondary metal manufacturers
  • Residential construction
  • Energy and other industrial markets
  • Exports
  • Nonresidential construction
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Clay bricks
  • Ceramic floor and wall tiles
  • Refractory products

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Mohawk Industries Inc. Vesuvius PLCBoral Limited
  • Table: Mohawk Industries Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Vesuvius PLC - financial performance
  • Table: Boral Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing 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 Clay Brick & Product 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)
  • Industrial production index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A refractory vessel (typically made of graphite or ceramic) used for melting and calcining materials at high temperatures.
  • Refractory
  • A heat-resistant material used in products for handling, molding or conveying molten metals or for lining furnaces and kilns.
  • Terracotta
  • A semi-fired waterproof ceramic clay often used for the manufacture of roof tiles.
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