Strong foundations: Improved construction markets foster growth

Over the five years to 2017, strengthening demand in essential downstream markets drove revenue growth for the Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing industry. Industry performance relies on the level of activity in residential, commercial and institutional construction markets, as well as on the level of infrastructure and utilities construction. These markets rely on concrete as a main input for foundation, suspended flooring and pavement construction. The strong uptick in construction markets has been a crucial catalyst of positive industry performance over the five years to 2017, while also boosting volumes and prices commanded by industry operators. In turn, this has prompted healthy growth among ready-mix concrete manufacturers, which provide a substantial amount of the input...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$30bn
Annual Growth 12-17
6.6%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
75,267
Businesses
5,431
Market Share of Companies
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increased demand in downstream construction markets has led to industry revenue growth
  • Construction fluctuations have been balanced by public construction expenditure
  • Rising construction activity will continue to contribute to industry growth
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry to the Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing industry are moderate but rising steadily. Prospective operators contend with significant challenges that include securing concrete mixing trucks, plants and other necessary capital equipment. In addition, new entrants will have to meet various licensing requirements from local, state, and federal government agencies. Heightened public concerns about cement dust, process water runoff, noise and the heavy traffic associated with the operation of concrete plants and mixer trucks has made it more difficult in recent years to obtain the permits and licenses necessary to operate in the industry.Entrants will also likely encounter difficulties competing with incumbent operators. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Government funding for highways and Value of private nonresidential construction in the Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures concrete and delivers it in a plastic and unhardened state to purchasers, such as contractors, who then mix and pour the concrete at construction sites. This industry does not engage in the mixing and pouring operations. It also does not manufacture dry concrete.

    Industry Products
  • Crushed and broken limestone
  • Crushed and broken granite
  • Other crushed and broken stone
  • Construction sand and gravel
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing wet batches of ready-mix concrete in plants
  • Delivering ready-mix concrete to end-users
  • Manufacturing ready-mix concrete in transit using mobile plant facilities
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Government funding for highways
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Value of residential construction
  • Value of utilities construction
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note

  • Current Performance
  • Building markets
  • Government projects
  • Profit and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Government support for public infrastructure
  • Profit induces structural changes
  • Table: Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Bridge & Elevated Highway Construction
  • Heavy Infrastructure Construction
  • Concrete Contractors
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Municipal Building Construction
  • Road & Highway Construction
  • Road & Highway Maintenance

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cement Manufacturing
  • Coal & Natural Gas Power
  • Construction & Mining Equipment Wholesaling
  • Fuel Dealers
  • Gypsum Product Manufacturing
  • Heavy Equipment Rental
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Sand & Gravel Mining
  • Stone Mining
  • Utilities

  • Products & Services
  • Construction sand and gravel
  • Crushed and broken limestone
  • Other crushed and broken stone
  • Crushed and broken granite
  • Chart: Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other public works and infrastructure construction
  • Residential construction
  • Street and highway construction and paving
  • Commercial and industrial construction
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Labor and depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    CEMEX SAB de CV
  • Table: CEMEX SAB de CV - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ready-Mix Concrete 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 Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • 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)
  • Price of cement (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Aggregate
  • Sand, gravel or crushed stone materials, which are combined with cement and water to create concrete.
  • Batch
  • Production of a quantity of ready-mix concrete by volume (e.g. cubic yards or cubic meters) by mixing aggregate, cement, water, extenders and chemical additives.
  • Fly Ash
  • An inorganic residue or byproduct from thermal coal power plants that has cementitious properties and is used as a partial replacement (or extender) for cement in a concrete batch.
  • Portland Cement
  • A hydraulic cement and the most common for making concrete.
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