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

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. Following the housing crisis, years of skyrocketing unemployment and subsequent declines in disposable income deterred Americans from investing in new home construction and residential renovations. Vacant homes and office buildings minimized the need for new home construction. 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...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising property values encourage investment in residential construction
  • The past five years have been a case of the industry returning to expected market conditions
  • The residential construction sector will continue to be the largest source of demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Stone, Concrete and Clay Wholesaling industry has a low concentration with the top four operators accounting for less than 35.0% of industry revenue.In the past five years, larger players have engaged in mergers and acquisitions to expand their geographic reach and resources, and to boost profit margins by looking for returns of scale. For example, Martin Marietta Materials Inc. acquired three larger companies in 2011, one of which involved taking over part of major player Lafarge North America’s operations in Denver. This has led to considerable consolidation in the industry, and the number of industry operators has decreased as a result.Small operators are commonplace; 51.6% of industry companies employ fewer than five workers, and 97.8% o...purchase to read more.

    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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    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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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 construction
  • Rising profit margins
  • Environmental 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

  • 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 and Public Sector Construction
  • Commercial Construction
  • Hardware retail
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    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 competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling Industry

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

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Value of private nonresidential construction (2008-2022)

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