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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growth in building activity has driven downstream demand for industry products
  • Companies have invested in more efficient production equipment and have improved logistics
  • An expected increase in interest rates will put downward pressure on new home purchases

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Gypsum Product Manufacturing industry has rebounded strongly in recent years, as growth in building activity has driven downstream demand for industry products, most significantly in the construction of new houses. Wallboard manufacturers also invest heavily in the research and development of increasingly specialized products, notably enabling them to capture increased demand for environmentally-friendly products (including wallboard that improves indoor air quality) and better compete with other operators. New recycling techniques, such as the industry's increased reliance on synthetic gypsum, and the development of lightweight wallboard have helped operators save on both transportation and installation costs...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The distribution of the Gypsum Product Manufacturing industry is skewed toward regions located near raw supplies. The tendency to locate close to raw material deposits reflects the low value-to-weight ratio of gypsum rock and its bulky nature, which increases transportation costs. Most manufacturers incur substantial transportation expenses, from either taking the raw gypsum to the manufacturing plant or transporting the finished product to distribution facilities closer to the end market. Growth in the use of synthetic gypsum (a byproduct of coal-fired electric power generation) as a raw material source has resulted in the construction of new gypsum wallboard plants relatively close to power plants.


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    Additional Insights for the Gypsum Product Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Environmental compliance
  • Access to high quality inputs
  • Locating near key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Demand from drywall and insulation installers in the Gypsum Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Gypsum Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry manufacture gypsum products, such as wallboard, plasters, moldings, statuaries and architectural plaster work. Gypsum product manufacturers may mine for or purchase natural or synthetic gypsum for use in the manufacturing of goods.

    Industry Products
    Standard gypsum wallboard
    Type-X board
    Other specialty boards
    Industrial and building plasters
    Moldings, ornamental and architectural plaster work
    Industry Activities
    Gypsum wallboard, ceiling and plasterboard
    Acoustic tiles and plaster
    Cornices, moldings and architectural plaster
    Ornamental and statuary display models
    Fibrous plaster products
    Insulating gypsum board
    Perlite and vermiculite
    Plaster of Paris

    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
  • Demand from drywall and insulation installers
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Residential construction and remodeling
  • Innovation and efficiency
  • Profit gaining ground
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Construction market growth slows
  • Trade and going green
  • Profit conditions and acquisitions
  • Table: Gypsum Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Drywall & Insulation Installers
  • Manufacturing
  • Home Improvement Stores
  • Lumber & Building Material Stores
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Municipal Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Coal & Natural Gas Power
  • Coated & Laminated Paper Manufacturing
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Manufacturing
  • Mineral & Phosphate Mining
  • Paperboard Mills
  • Printing, Paper, Food, Textile & Other Machinery Manufacturing
  • Water Supply & Irrigation Systems

  • Products & Services
  • Standard gypsum wallboard
  • Type-X board
  • Other specialty boards
  • Industrial and building plasters
  • Moldings, ornamental and architectural plaster work
  • Other
  • Chart: Gypsum Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Residential building activity
  • Nonresidential building activity
  • Natural disasters

  • Major Markets
  • Repair and remodeling
  • Residential construction
  • Nonresidential construction
  • Exports
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gypsum Product Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesRent and utilitiesWagesDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gypsum Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gypsum Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    USG CorporationNew NGC Inc.Georgia-Pacific LLCCertainTeed CorporationEagle Materials Inc.Continental Building Products
  • Table: USG Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: New NGC Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Georgia-Pacific LLC - financial performance
  • Table: CertainTeed Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Eagle Materials Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Continental Building Products - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gypsum 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 Gypsum 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)
  • Housing starts (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A horizontal molded projection typically made of plaster, used to crown or complete the join between internal walls and ceilings.
  • Gypsum
  • A common sulfate mineral used in the manufacture of plaster products and fertilizers.
  • Nonresidential Building
  • A building primarily intended for uses other than long-term residential purposes.
  • Residential Building
  • A building predominantly consisting of one or more dwelling units.
  • Synthetic Gypsum
  • Gypsum produced from the byproducts of coal-burning power plants and factories
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