The Stone, Concrete and Clay Wholesaling industry has enjoyed the ongoing recovery in residential and commercial construction that has continued to occur in the years following the recession. Over the next five years, the industry is expected to continue to strengthen due to improvements in downstream construction sectors. Unemployment will continue to fall with economic recovery, providing income that will make homeownership and housing renovation projects more affordable, while increasing demand for residential construction. Rising corporate profit will also attract new companies and bring previously struggling companies back into business, boosting demand for new commercial buildings, which require concrete, cement and other construction materials that the industry wholesales.
Companies in the Stone, Concrete, and 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).
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.