Overview

Building up: Rising activity in downstream construction markets will revive industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising property values encourage investment in residential construction
  • Demand for new construction projects will positively impact industry profit
  • The residential construction sector will continue to be the largest source of demand

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Stone, Concrete and Clay Wholesaling industry provides materials to the construction sector, and as a result, industry revenue largely follows downstream demand trends. As the construction sector has returned to solid ground, the industry has followed suit. As the economy has improved, downstream construction activity has rebounded, increasing demand for industry products. Industry revenue has grown over the five years to 2016. Over the next five years, falling unemployment and rising property values will encourage greater investment in residential construction activity, which will continue to foster recovery in the housing market and increase demand for industry products...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Stone, Concrete and Clay Wholesaling industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle; indicated by growth comparable to the overall economy, having widely accepted products and undergoing industry consolidation.

    This industry is expected to outperform the overall economy over the 10 years to 2021. IBISWorld estimates the industry’s overall contribution to the economy, as measured by the industry value-added (IVA), will grow at an annualized rate of 4.9% over the 10 years to 2021. Meanwhile, GDP is forecast to grow an annualized 2.1% during the 10-year period. The strong 10-year performance for this industry mostly reflects the fact that the construction sector was decimated in the years following the recession, so large IVA growth figures are inflated by this low baseline. IVA..

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    Additional Insights for the Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling Industry are

  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • Appropriate climatic conditions
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of private nonresidential construction and Value of residential construction in the Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling Industry?

    Companies in the Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling industry distribute stone, cement, lime, brick, concrete and other construction materials. These materials are sold to construction contractors or hardware stores. This industry does not include companies that distribute refractory, which are materials that are able to withstand high heat; instead, refractory products are included in the Industrial Supplies Wholesaling industry (IBISWorld report 42384).

    Industry Products
    Sand, gravel and crushed stone
    Cement and lime
    Brick, block, tile and clay or cement sewer pipe
    Ready-mixed or transit-mixed concrete
    Floor and floor coverings
    Industry Activities
    Construction sand wholesaling
    Cement wholesaling
    Brick wholesaling
    Asphalt and concrete mixture wholesaling
    Lime wholesaling
    Stone wholesaling
    Concrete, stone and structural clay products wholesaling
    Brick, block, tile and clay sewer pipe wholesaling
    Drywall wholesaling

    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 private nonresidential construction
  • Value of residential construction
  • year conventional mortgage rate
  • Government funding for highways

  • Current Performance
  • Demand builds up
  • Profit steadily increases
  • Acquiring efficiencies
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Rising demand from building constructionRising profit marginsEnvironmental concerns
  • Table: Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Bridge & Elevated Highway Construction
  • Heavy Engineering Construction
  • Heavy Infrastructure Construction
  • Masonry
  • Tile Installers
  • Concrete Contractors
  • Road & Highway Construction
  • Road & Highway Maintenance
  • Water & Sewer Line Construction
  • Oil & Gas Pipeline Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cement Manufacturing
  • Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing
  • Lime Manufacturing
  • Mineral & Phosphate Mining
  • Mineral Product Manufacturing
  • Precast Concrete Manufacturing
  • Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
  • Sand & Gravel Mining
  • Stone Mining

  • Products & Services
  • Cement and lime
  • Brick, block, tile and clay or cement sewer pipe
  • Sand, gravel and crushed stone
  • Floor and floor coverings
  • Ready-mixed or transit-mixed concrete
  • Chart: Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential construction
  • Infrastructure construction
  • Nonresidential construction
  • Hardware retail
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    LafargeHolcim GroupMartin Marietta Materials, Inc.
  • Table: LafargeHolcim Group - financial performance
  • Table: Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling 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 Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Value of private nonresidential construction (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Aggregate
  • Loose particulate material used in construction, typically including sand, gravel, slag, crushed stone and recycled concrete.
  • Fly Ash
  • A by-product of burning coal used as a substitute to cement in making concrete
  • Slag
  • A by-product of steel and iron production used as a substitute to cement in making concrete
  • Stone Products
  • Crushed stone that is used for foundations, drainage and road construction, or dimension stone such as processed marble, granite and sandstone that is used for fascia and bench tops.
  • Vertical Integration
  • Owning different parts of the supply chain, either in the form of forward integration (owning upstream suppliers) or backward integration (owning downstream buyers).
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    This report on Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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