Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing in Canada
Clay bricks and tiles are principally used in the housing market for construction and renovation, while refractory products, which have high thermal resistance, are used to line kilns and furnaces. Therefore, the primary sources of demand for industry products are construction and industrial manufacturing markets, particularly steel manufacturers. Over the five years to 2018, the Clay Brick and Product Manufacturing industry in Canada experienced mixed results. The industry is small and fragmented. This has compounded the challenge of import penetration for the industry. Foreign manufacturers, operating cost-competitively and with large economies of scale, have been able to undercut domestic operators. Over the next five years, difficulties will continue to damage industry prospects.
This industry manufactures clay building material including bricks, mortars and ceramic tiles. Operators also manufacture refractories, which are structures that retain their shape and chemical identity when subjected to high temperatures; refractories are ideal for use in kilns and furnaces. Major buyers of industry products include building markets, steel manufacturers and companies in the mineral refining sector.
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.
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