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Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 32712 | Oct 2016

Structurally sound: Stronger construction markets will aid revenue, but import penetration will remain high

IBISWorld’s Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Operators are expected to continue benefiting from strengthening demand for clay bricks
  • Solid growth in demand from the construction sector has boosted revenue
  • Rising construction activity will boost demand for ceramic products
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

While demand and revenue fell during the recession due to slowed building markets, the industry has turned around over the five years to 2016, as increases in housing starts and the value of nonresidential building construction boosted demand. Over the next five years, revenue and profit performance will be supported by steady improvements in demand for refractory products used in downstream manufacturing and energy production industries. However, industry operators will have to contend with competition from less-costly imports... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Clay Brick and Product Manufacturing industry produces a range of materials used in downstream construction and industrial production industries. Operators manufacture structural and decorative ceramic floor, wall and roofing tiles; clay bricks and pavers; and clay pipes, drains and fittings. The industry also includes manufacturers of clay and nonclay refractory materials used in heat-intensive industrial processes, such as steel, aluminum, glass and cement manufacturing. Refractories are the industry’s largest and most diverse product offering, with shipments of refractories expected to account for a combined 51.5% of industry revenue in 2016.

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Additional Insights for the Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Access to high quality inputs
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Industrial production index in the Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry manufacture clay building material including bricks, mortars and ceramic tiles. Operators also manufacture clay and nonclay refractories, which are structures that retain their shape and chemical identity when subjected to high temperatures; these structures are ideal for use in kilns and furnaces. Major buyers of industry products include building markets, steel manufacturers and companies in the mineral refining sector.

    Industry Products
    Brick and structural clay tilesCeramic floor and wall tilesClay refractoriesNonclay refractories
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing clay and nonclay refractoriesManufacturing clay bricksManufacturing ceramic floor and wall tilesManufacturing other structural clay products

    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
  • Industrial production index
  • World price of steel
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • Recovery across markets
  • Trade, profit and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Market demand stabilizes
  • Imports on the rise while exports stagnate
  • Profit margins remain high
  • Table: Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Aluminum Manufacturing
  • Nonferrous Metal Refining
  • Coal & Natural Gas Power
  • Nuclear Power
  • Hydroelectric Power
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dye & Pigment Manufacturing
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Sand & Gravel Mining
  • Stone Mining
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Products & Services
  • Nonclay refractories
  • Brick and structural clay tiles
  • Clay refractories
  • Ceramic floor and wall tiles
  • Other
  • Chart: Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Construction demand for building materials
  • Demand for refractory products
  • Import competition
  • Major Markets
  • Residential construction
  • Primary and secondary metal manufacturers
  • Energy and other industrial markets
  • Exports
  • Nonresidential construction
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Clay bricks
  • Ceramic floor and wall tiles
  • Refractory products
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Mohawk Industries Inc.
    Vesuvius PLC
  • Table: Mohawk Industries Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Vesuvius PLC - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Clay Brick & 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 Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Industrial production index (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A refractory vessel (typically made of graphite or ceramic) used for melting and calcining materials at high temperatures.
  • Refractory
  • A heat-resistant material used in products for handling, molding or conveying molten metals or for lining furnaces and kilns.
  • Terracotta
  • A semi-fired waterproof ceramic clay often used for the manufacture of roof tiles.

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