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Brick and Structural Clay Tile

Brick and Structural Clay Tile

U.S. sales of brick and structural clay tile turned upward in 2013 and 2014. Sales, however, remain some 50.0% below record 2005 levels. Sales have been adversely affected by the housing bust, sluggish nonresidential construction spending, and weak prices over the past decade. Sales growth is expected to strengthen during 2015 due to the continued recovery in residential and nonresidential construction activity.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look on Brick and Structural Clay Tiles. This First Look also provides data on product line sales, price trends, exports and imports, end-use market purchases, factors driving demand, plant operating ratios and profitability, and the competitive environment. Data is compiled and analyzed from 1997 to the current year and the Executive Summary provides a five year forecast.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
U.S. market sales
Factors driving demand
Product mix and price trends
Material input costs
Industry cost structure and profitability
Competitive environment
Outlook and five year forecast
BRICK AND STRUCTURAL CLAY TILE SALES AND MARKETS
U.S. sales and growth analysis
Real sales trends
Price Index trends
Residential versus commercial sales
U.S. IMPORTS
Import shipments and growth analysis
Imports’ share of U.S. sales
Imports for the top five countries of origin
U.S. EXPORTS
Export shipments and growth analysis
Exports’ share of U.S. shipments
Exports for the top five countries of destination
FACTORS DRIVING DEMAND
Residential and nonresidential building construction spending
New and existing home sales
Housing starts and permits
Homeowner remodeling and repair spending
Employment, personal income, and mortgage rates
U.S. BRICK AND STRUCTURAL CLAY TILE PLANT COST STRUCTURE AND PROFITABILITY
Labor costs percent shipments
Material costs percent shipments
Gross plant profit margins
Total employees and employee sales productivity
Average production worker wages
Capital spending trends
COMPETITVE ENVIRONMENT
Number of manufacturers and plants
Plant shipments and average shipments per plant
Share of U.S. shipments for the top manufacturers
Leading competitor sales trends

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