Uneven ground: A decline in housing starts will limit industry revenue

The Concrete Pipe and Block Manufacturing industry in Canada is expected to grow significantly over the five years to 2018. Demand has slowed in recent years as the volatile growth in the nonresidential construction market offset the growth in government expenditure and the residential market. As a mature industry, some companies are actively acquiring smaller players to expand their market share and geographic reach. Recovering demand conditions will be combated by a decline in housing starts and subdued residential construction growth, limiting industry revenue. Consolidation is anticipated to continue as major players capture a growing share of the market and acquire smaller operators...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Some companies are acquiring smaller players to expand their market share and geographic reach
  • Companies are increasingly investing in new technologies and systems
  • Canadian goods will become relatively more expensive to US contractors
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Concrete blocks and bricksConcrete blocks and bricks comprise 64.9% of industry revenue in 2018. Examples of segment products include paving, clinker, prestressed and precast blocks and bricks. Such products are used for a wide range of construction projects, due to its durability, simplicity and energy efficiency for manufacturers and construction workers. Furthermore, concrete blocks and bricks are environmentally friendly as it promotes long life cycle efficiency and can use postindustrial, preconsumer recycled content and locally sourced materials. Rebounding demand from the residential market and an increase in government expenditure and investment have increased its share of the total over the past five years...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing Industry are

  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Ability to control total supply on market
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Value of nonresidential construction in the Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry manufacture concrete pipes, bricks and blocks. Concrete pipes include storm sewer pipes, sanitary sewer pipes, reinforced pressure pipes, prestressed cylinder pressure pipes and culvert pipes. Concrete brick and block production comprise structural blocks, decorative block and pavers, bricks and miscellaneous concrete products. Products made by industry operators are used heavily in infrastructure and residential construction.

    Industry Products
  • Concrete blocks and bricks
  • Concrete pipes
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing concrete blocks
  • Manufacturing concrete pipes
  • Manufacturing concrete bricks
  • Manufacturing culvert and other specialized pipes
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • Demand from highway, street, bridge and tunnel construction
  • US dollar exchange rate
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • Overnight rate

  • Current Performance
  • Construction and consolidation
  • Trade and technology
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Contracts and trade
  • Partnerships and energy performance
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting In Canada
  • Mining In Canada
  • Natural Gas Distribution in Canada
  • Sewage Treatment Facilities in Canada
  • Construction In Canada
  • Road & Highway Construction in Canada
  • Water & Sewer Line Construction in Canada
  • Oil & Gas Pipeline Construction in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cement Manufacturing in Canada
  • Electric Power Transmission in Canada
  • Glass Product Manufacturing in Canada
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing in Canada
  • Local Freight Trucking in Canada
  • Natural Gas Distribution in Canada
  • Sand & Gravel Mining in Canada
  • Stone Mining in Canada
  • Water Supply & Irrigation Systems in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Concrete blocks and bricks
  • Concrete pipes
  • Chart: Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Infrastructure
  • Nonresidential construction
  • Residential construction
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages and depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    CRH PLC, HeidelbergCement AG,
  • Table: CRH PLC - financial performance
  • Table: HeidelbergCement AG - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Concrete Pipe & Block 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 Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Value of nonresidential construction (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Portland Cement
  • A general-purpose cement and the most common type used as the basic ingredient of concrete, mortar and stucco. Produced using cement clinker and calcium sulphate to control the setting time.
  • Precast Concrete
  • Concrete products produced by casting in a reusable mold, which is then cured at a controlled temperature. It is mainly used for blocks, bricks, pavers and panels.
  • Prestressed Concrete
  • Concrete products made with reinforcing cables, rods or wires that are tensioned before bearing a load. Used mainly for long-span beams requiring greater strength than normal reinforced concrete.
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