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Concrete Products

Concrete Products

The U.S. concrete products market increased at relatively sharp rates in 2014 as residential construction spending continued to recover and the upturn in nonresidential construction activity accelerated. Rising demand led to stronger price increases. Sales of precast concrete products were especially strong. Nonresidential market sales are expected to lead gains during 2015.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look on Concrete Products. 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
Concrete product mix and price trends
Material input costs
Industry cost structure and profitability
Competitive environment
Outlook and five year forecast
CONCRETE SALES AND END-USE MARKETS
U.S. sales and growth analysis
Real sales trends
Price Index trends
Residential versus commercial sales
U.S. MANUFACTURER SHIPMENTS BY PRODUCT SECTOR
Concrete block and brick — structural, decorative, pavers
Ready-mix concrete
Precast concrete products
U.S. SHIPMENTS OF PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCTS BY TYPE
Slab, tile, roof, and floor units
Architectural wall panels
Burial vaults and boxes
Joists and beams
Piling, posts, and poles
Stone products for architectural purposes
Prefabricated building systems
Septic tanks
Other building and non-building products
FACTORS DRIVING DEMAND
Residential and nonresidential building construction spending
New and existing home sales
Housing starts and permits
Homeowner remodeling and repair spending
Building material retail sales
Employment, personal income, and mortgage rates
U.S. CONCRETE PRODUCT 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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