Strong foundations: Improved construction markets foster growth

IBISWorld’s Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


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

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    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...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing industry has a moderate to high level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every $1.00 spent on wages, operators in the industry spend $0.22 on machinery, equipment and other capital expenses. Industry capital equipment comprises permanent and portable production plants that produce ready-mix concrete in both wet and dry batches. The permanent or fixed facilities produce concrete in a central market location for delivery to the respective construction sites via mixer trucks. Portable or mobile plant facilities are typically located on major construction sites for the duration of a project, with the concrete delivered using a series of conveyor belts, or pumped through tubes.


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    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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    Industry Products

    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

    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
  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
  • Table: CEMEX SAB de CV - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Ready-Mix Concrete 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)
  • Price of cement (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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