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Overview of the Brazilian construction materials sector

Overview of the Brazilian construction materials sector

The Brazilian construction materials sector employs over 850 thousand people and achieved production value of US$ 50 billion in 2016; it represents over 14% of the transformation industry in the country. Retail stores are the main historic distribution channel but lost relevance to the construction industry in recent years, currently accounting for 28% of sales. Construction materials exports account for only US$ 5 billion and the sector’s trade balance remained negative since 2009. Strictly connected to the construction industry, the sector has recently struggled to grow and the main opportunities lie with income classes B and C.

This report discusses the subject market, its geographic footprint, link to the construction industry, main product categories and players' performance.


1. Overview of the construction materials sector in Brazil:
Brief history and perspectives for the construction materials sector in Brazil
Production chain of construction materials in Brazil and related industries and segments
Construction materials GDP and share on national GDP in Brazil (2008-2016)
Production value, employment and average salary for construction materials (2008-2016)
Materials industry sales breakdown into main sectors in Brazil (2007-2016)
Materials industry purchases breakdown into main sectors in Brazil (2007-2016)
Construction materials exports and trade balance evolution in Brazil (2008-2016)
Construction materials sales evolution and breakdown into main product categories (2008-2016)
Geographic breakdown of construction materials sales and top states in sales (2008-2016)
Urban population families’ construction materials consumption evolution in Brazil (2008-2016)
-Annual consumption potential breakdown per geographic and income level for materials (2015)
2. Regional analysis of construction materials sales in Brazil:
Geographic breakdown and evolution of construction materials sales in Brazil (2008-2016)
Geographic breakdown of employment in construction and materials industries in Brazil (2008-2016)
Retail and wholesale breakdown of construction materials per consumer type in Brazil (2007-2015)
Origins, distribution channels and destinations of construction materials in Brazil (2015)
3. Overview of Brazilian construction materials segments:
Sales breakdown into 10 construction materials segments in Brazil (2007-2016)
Construction materials segments overview: cement, concrete and aggregates (2009-2015)
Construction materials segments overview: long steel products (2009-2015)
Construction materials segments overview: electric materials (2009-2015)
Construction materials segments overview: plastic materials (2009-2015)
Construction materials segments overview: sanitary metals (2009-2015)
Construction materials segments overview: ceramic products (2009-2015)
Construction materials segments overview: paints and varnish products (2009-2015)
Construction materials segments overview: glass products (2009-2015)
4. The construction industry and growth potential for materials in Brazil:
Turnover and share on national GDP evolution for the construction industry in Brazil (2000-2017)
Revenue breakdown and comparison between civil and heavy construction in Brazil (2007-2015)
Heavy construction revenues and top players’ market share evolution (2008-2015)
Construction industry sales and potential material sales in Brazil (2009-2017)
Main expectations and trends for the construction materials sector in Brazil
Impact of mobile technologies and concentration in the construction materials sector

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