Uneven ground: Revenue will fall as government expenditure decreases and housing starts decline

The Concrete Pipe and Block Manufacturing industry in Canada is expected to contract over the five years to 2017, as demand has recently slowed, due in part, to declines in government expenditure. Over the five years to 2022, recovering demand conditions will be combated by a decline in housing starts and subdued residential construction growth, limiting industry revenue...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$775m
Annual Growth 12-17
-6.9%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
4,323
Businesses
105

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators are acquiring smaller players to expand their market share and geographic reach
  • Players with vertical integration are able to competitively price products and boast higher returns
  • Companies will likely acquire existing regional players to leverage rising demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Concrete Pipe and Block Manufacturing industry in Canada comprises companies that manufacture a number of concrete and aggregate products used to construct buildings, roads and other forms of infrastructure. Such products include architectural, cinder, patio and paving blocks; culvert, irrigation and sewer pipes; and precast, prestressed and slumped bricks. While demand from housing starts and the nonresidential market accelerated following the economic slump, infrastructure investment waned as stimulus spending came to a halt and the government aimed to balance its budget. As a result, industry revenue is projected to decline at an annualized rate of 6.9% over the five years to 2017 to total $774.7 million, including a decrease of 11.5% over 2017...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 comprises 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
  • Overnight rate

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

  • Industry Outlook
  • Contraction and trade
  • Partnerships and energy performance
  • 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
  • Nonresidential construction
  • Exports
  • Infrastructure
  • Residential construction
  • 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
    HeidelbergCement AG, CRH PLC,
  • Table: HeidelbergCement AG - financial performance
  • Table: CRH PLC - 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
    Includes:
  • 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)
  • Value of nonresidential construction (2008-2022)

  • 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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