Solid structure: A forecast increase in cement and concrete prices is expected to boost profit

IBISWorld’s Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • High cement prices have historically correlated to high industry revenue and profitability
  • High selling prices have opened opportunities for industry operators
  • A potential concern moving forward lies in infrastructure and utilities construction

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    IBISWorld estimates that the Concrete Pipe and Block Manufacturing industry's sustained growth has partially resulted from consistent performance in the key downstream infrastructure and residential construction markets. Additionally, over the past five years, the price of cement started to recover from drastic lows, indicating improving demand conditions and increasing profit growth for operators. Moving forward, construction markets are expected to continue their steady growth. The number of companies operating in the industry is expected to fall slightly, indicating increasing consolidation, which will help to reduce per-unit production costs. Despite a forecast increase in cement and concrete prices, decreasing revenue will limit profit growth...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Concrete Pipe and Block Manufacturing industry has a medium degree of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, operators in the industry spend $0.21 on machinery, equipment and other capital expenses. These high capital costs reflect the industry's reliance on heavy machinery and equipment to mix, produce and deliver concrete products for customers.

    Traditionally, this industry has been regionally based with several medium scale operators, but industry restructuring over the past two decades has resulted in a slightly higher concentration of ownership into larger scale operators, which generally adopt sophisticated production processes that require a higher degree of capital investment. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing Industry are

  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Ability to control total supply on market
  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of utilities construction and Housing starts in the Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture concrete pipes, bricks and blocks. Concrete pipes include storm sewer pipes, sanitary sewer pipes, reinforced pressure pipes, prestressed cylinder pressure pipes and culvert pipes. Concrete brick and block production mainly includes structural blocks, decorative blocks and pavers, bricks and miscellaneous concrete products. Products made by this industry are heavily used in infrastructure and residential construction.

    Industry Products
    Concrete blocks
    Concrete pipes
    Concrete bricks
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing concrete blocks
    Manufacturing concrete pipes
    Manufacturing concrete 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 utilities construction
  • Housing starts
  • Price of cement
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note

  • Current Performance
  • Incomplete recovery
  • Prices, profit and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Full recovery
  • Rising profit
  • Consolidation
  • Going green
  • Table: Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Mining
  • Natural Gas Distribution
  • Water Supply & Irrigation Systems
  • Sewage Treatment Facilities
  • Construction
  • Road & Highway Construction
  • Road & Highway Maintenance
  • Water & Sewer Line Construction
  • Oil & Gas Pipeline Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cement Manufacturing
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Local Freight Trucking
  • Natural Gas Distribution
  • Sand & Gravel Mining
  • Stone Mining
  • Water Supply & Irrigation Systems

  • Products & Services
  • Concrete blocks
  • Concrete pipes
  • Concrete bricks
  • Chart: Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Infrastructure building market
  • Nonresidential building market
  • Residential building market
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Labor and depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    CRH PLCHeidelbergCement AG
  • Table: CRH PLC - financial performance
  • Table: HeidelbergCement AG - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Concrete Pipe & Block 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 Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Value of construction (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Portland Cement
  • A general-purpose cement that is the most-common base ingredient of concrete, mortar and stucco. Produced using cement clinker and calcium sulfate to control the setting time.
  • Precast Concrete
  • Concrete products produced by casting in a reusable mold, which is then cured at a controlled temperature; mainly used for blocks, bricks, pavers and panels.
  • Prestressed Concrete
  • Concrete products made with reinforcing cables, rods or wires that are tensioned before bearing a load. Used mainly for long-span beams requiring greater strength than provided by normal concrete.
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