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Cement and Readymix Concrete in the U.S.

The United States ranks third in cement production, after China and India. Cement consumption is very closely linked to the performance of the construction industry; however, since cement is used in both residential and non-residential construction, it doesn’t experience extreme cycles. The non-residential sector is classified into commercial and industrial, and institutional segments. The residential and non-residential sectors are also classified as private and public construction.

Cement and readymix concrete demand is dependent on the level of construction activities. Construction activities are in turn closely related to a number of macroeconomic factors such as consumer spending, population growth, manufacturing sector growth, inflation rates, government spending, and the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy. Cement and Readymix Concrete in the U.S., a new report from SBI, examines the macroeconomic factors that are influencing market demand and trends for these products in the U.S. The report offers a comprehensive examination of import/export data, competitive profiles, mergers and acquisitions within the industry, and construction and housing market trends that affect the demand and production of cement and readymix concrete.

Scope and Methodology
This report data were obtained from government sources, trade associations (notably the Portland Cement Association), publications, business journals, company literature, wikipedia.com, and investment reports. Shipment statistics are derived from the U.S. Census of Manufacturers and the Annual Survey of Manufacturers, and are estimated and forecasted by SBI. Import and export data, by major country of origin, are derived from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission. Historical data are provided for 2001 through 2005 (all 2005 shipments are estimates), with forecast data from 2006 to 2010.

The market size of cement and readymix concrete is defined as the amount of cement and readymix concrete products supplied to the total U.S. marketplace, in a particular period. Therefore, market size is determined by supply rather than demand. The U.S. cement and readymix market supply was calculated from the Department of Commerce statistics by collecting data from domestic plant shipments, adding imports, and extracting exports. As such, the formula for determining the market size will be Production in the U.S. + Balance of Trade [i.e. Shipments + (Imports - Exports)].

Note that the values are in net selling values, i.e., free on board (f.o.b.) from the manufacturing plant, and not the retail/wholesale price sold to the end consumer.

What You’ll Get in this Report
Cement and Readymix Concrete in the U.S. makes important predictions and recommendations regarding the future of this market, and pinpoints ways current and prospective marketers can capitalize on current trends and spearhead new ones. No other market research report provides both the comprehensive analysis and extensive data that Cement and Readymix Concrete in the U.S. offers. The report addresses the following segments:

  • The Market (including market size and composition, and projected market growth)
  • Competitive Profiles (of the mainstream marketers, specialists and up-and-coming niche players, and analyses of the products they market)
  • Market Dynamics
  • End-Users
  • The Products

Plus, you’ll benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.

How You Will Benefit from this Report
If your company is already competing in the concrete or cement industry, or uses these products, you will find this report invaluable, as it provides a comprehensive package of information and insight not offered in any other single source. You will gain a thorough understanding of the current market for cement and concrete, as well as projected market demand and trends through 2010.

This report will help:

  • Marketing Managers identify market opportunities and develop targeted promotion plans for cement and readymix concrete.
  • Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand for cement and concrete.
  • Advertising agencies working with clients in the cement and readymix concrete industry understand the product buyer to develop messages and images that compel purchases of these products.
  • Business development executives understand the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships.
  • Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, brand and product managers and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.


  • Executive Summary
    • Scope of the Report
      • Methodology
      • The Market for Cement and Readymix Concrete
      • Cement Market
        • Table U.S. Market for Cement by Shipment and Import-Export Values, 2001-2005 (E) (in million $)
      • Readymix Concrete Market
        • Table U.S. Market for Readymix Concrete by Shipment and Import-Export Values, 2001-2005 (E) (in million $)
      • Market Trends
      • Factors Negatively Affecting Housing/Cement Demand in 2006
      • Cement Supply Falls Short of Demand
      • Major Consolidation in the Readymix Concrete Industry
      • Consolidation/Expansion Continues in the Cement Industry
      • Price Trends in the Cement/Readymix Concrete Industry
      • Measures Taken by Manufacturers to Reduce Costs
      • Environmental Considerations - Reduction of Pollutants Emission
      • Marketing Dynamics
      • Major Exhibitions and Conventions
      • Associations and Standards
      • End Users
      • Construction Industry Overview
      • Construction Industry's Strong Growth Continued in 2005
      • Construction Industry Growth Slows in 2006
      • Cement Customers Benefit from the Growth in Construction
      • Market Projection and Outlook
        • Table U.S. Projected Market for Cement, by Shipment and Import-Export Values, 2006-2010 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Projected Market for Readymix Concrete, by Shipment and Import-Export Values, 2006-2010 (in million $)
  • Market
    • Scope of the Report
      • Methodology
    • The Market for Cement and Readymix Concrete
      • Product Definition: Cement
      • Types of Cement
      • Product Definition: Concrete
      • Cement Market
        • Table U.S. Market for Cement by Shipment and Import-Export Values, 2001-2005 (E) (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Shipments of Cement, by Segment, 2001-2005, (in million $)
      • Cement Imports
        • Table U.S. Total Imports, by Product Segment, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Total Imports of All Cement Products, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Total Exports, by Product Segment, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Total Exports of All Cement Products, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
      • Readymix Concrete
        • Table U.S. Market for Readymix Concrete by Shipment and Import-Export Values, 2001-2005 (E) (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Shipments of Readymix Concrete, by Category, 1992-2005 (E), (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Wet Non-Refractory Mortars and Concretes, by Top Three Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Wet Non-Refractory Mortars and Concretes, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
      • Market Projection and Outlook
        • Table U.S. Projected Market for Cement, by Shipment and Import-Export Values, 2006-2010 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Projected Market for Readymix Concrete, by Shipment and Import-Export Values, 2006-2010 (in million $)
      • Hurricane Rebuilding Process
      • Growth in Non-residential Construction
      • Slowdown in Residential Construction
        • Table U.S. Imports of Hydraulic Lime, by Top Five Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Hydraulic Lime, by Top Five Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Cement Clinker, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Cement Clinker, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
        • Table U.S. Imports of White Portland Cement Whether Or Not Are Colored, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of White Portland Cement Whether Or Not Are Colored, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Portland Cement, Other than White Portland Cement, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Portland Cement, Other than White Portland Cement, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Aluminous Cement, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Aluminous Cement, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Hydraulic Cement, Other NESOI, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Hydraulic Cement, Other NESOI, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Hydraulic Lime, by Top Five Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Hydraulic Lime, by Top Five Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Cement Clinkers, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Cement Clinker, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
        • Table U.S. Exports of White Portland Cement Whether Or Not Are Colored, by Top Five Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of White Portland Cement Whether Or Not Are Colored, by Top Five Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Portland Cement, Except White Portland Cement, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Portland Cement, Except White Portland Cement, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Aluminous Cement, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Export of Aluminous Cement, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Hydraulic Cement, Other NESOI, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Hydraulic Cement, Other NESOI, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
        • Table U.S. Annual Shipments of Portland and Masonry Cement, 2001-2004, (in million metric tons)
        • Table U.S. Monthly Shipments of Slag Cement, 2001-2005, (in million metric tons)
        • Table U.S. Annual Readymix Concrete Production, 2001-2005, (in million cubic yards)
        • Table U.S. Monthly Readymix Concrete Production, 2006, (in million cubic yards)
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Overview
    • Lafarge S.A.
      • Overview
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Lafarge Group26 and Lafarge North America, Inc., 2001-2005 (in billion $)
      • Product Portfolio
        • Table Lafarge North America's Cement Brand Portfolio
        • Table Lafarge North America's Readymix Brand and Product Portfolio
      • Snapshot
    • CEMEX, S.A. de C.V.
      • Overview
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Cemex, S.A. de C.V., 2002-2005 (in billion $)
      • Product Portfolio
        • Table Cemex, S.A. de C.V.'s Cement Product Portfolio
        • Table Cemex, Inc.'s Special Readymix Concrete Brands Portfolio
      • Snapshot
    • Holcim Ltd.
      • Overview
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Holcim Group, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
      • Product Portfolio
        • Table Holcim, (US) Inc.'s Portland Cement Product Portfolio
      • Snapshot
    • HeidelbergCement Group
      • Overview
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of HeidelbergCement AG, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Lehigh Cement Company's Cement Product Portfolio
      • Snapshot
        • Table Expansion Activities of HeidelbergCement AG, 2005-2006
    • Buzzi Unicem SpA
      • Overview
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Buzzi Unicem SpA, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
      • Product Portfolio
      • Snapshot
    • Florida Rock Industries, Inc.
      • Overview
        • Table Florida Rock Industries, Inc.'s Construction Aggregates Segment Plant Operations
        • Table Florida Rock Industries, Inc.'s Concrete Products Segment Plant Operations
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Florida Rock Industries, Inc., 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table Florida Rock Industries, Inc.'s 2005 Sales, by Market (in %)
      • Snapshot
        • Table Florida Rock Industries, Inc.'s Third Quarter 2006 Sales, by Business Segment (in 1000 $)
    • Italcementi S.p.A.
      • Overview
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Italcementi Group, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
      • Product Portfolio
        • Table Essroc Bulk Cement for Concrete Product Portfolio
        • Table Essroc Packaged Cement for Concrete Product Portfolio
        • Table Essroc Masonry Cement Product Portfolio
        • Table Essroc Colored Masonry Cement's Product Portfolio
      • Axim Concrete Products
      • Snapshot
    • Ash Grove Cement Company
      • Overview
      • Product Portfolio
        • Table Ash Grove Cement Company's Product Portfolio
      • Snapshot
    • The Monarch Cement Company
      • Overview
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of The Monarch Cement Company, 2001-2005 (in million $)
      • Product Portfolio
  • Trends
    • Overview
      • Macroeconomic Trends Governing the Cement and Readymix Concrete
      • Positive Economic Trend Supports Cement Market Growth in 2005
        • Table U.S. Quarterly GDP Trend (in billion $), 2001-2006
        • Table U.S. Quarterly Economic Indicators, as Percentages from Previous Period, 2003-2006
      • Factors Negatively Affecting Housing/Cement Demand in 2006
        • Table U.S. Annual Population Trend (in millions), 2001-2005
        • Table U.S. Weekly Federal Funds Rate (in %), July 2006-September 2006
      • Non-residential Construction Growth Continues in 2006
      • Cement Supply Falls Short of Demand
      • Major Consolidation in the Readymix Concrete Industry
      • Underlying Explanation for the Selling Spree
    • Consolidation/Expansion Continues in the Cement Industry
      • Lafarge Group Mergers and Acquisitions
      • Holcim Acquisitions Strategy
      • CEMEX Strategy to Grow Via Acquisition
      • HeidelbergCement Diversification Strategy
      • Joint Ventures
    • Price Trends in the Cement/Readymix Concrete Industry
      • Impact of Energy Costs on the Cement Industry
        • Table Approximate Energy Consumption of Cement and Concrete Production
      • Emission Allowances Could Add to Build-Up in Cost Pressures
      • Transportation Adds Significantly to Costs
        • Table U.S. Annual Price Indexes of New One-Family Houses Sold Including Value of Lot, 2001-2006
        • Table U.S. Median Price and Average Price of Houses Actually Sold, 2005-2006
        • Table U.S. Annual Median and Average Sales Price of New One-Family Houses Sold, 2001-2005
      • Higher Cement and Readymix Selling Prices
      • Measures Taken by Manufacturers to Reduce Costs
  • Marketing Dynamics
    • Major Exhibitions and Conventions in 2005/2006
      • Associations and Standards
      • Portland Cement Association (PCA)
      • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
        • Table ASTM Test Methods Standard Specifications for Cement
      • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
        • Table AASHTO Test Methods Standard Specifications for Cement
      • Slag Cement Association (SCA)
      • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)
  • End Users
    • Table Portland Cement Shipments, by Final Customer Type, 2003 (in %)
    • Construction Industry Overview
      • Construction Industry's Strong Growth Continued in 2005
      • Construction Industry Growth Slows in 2006
        • Table U.S. Value of Total Construction by Sectors, 2005-2006 (in billion $)
        • Table U.S. Value of Total Private Construction by Sectors, 2005-2006 (in billion $)
      • NAR's Projection on Different Non-residential Segments for 2006
        • Table U.S. Value of Total Public Construction by Sectors, 2005-2006 (in billion $)
      • Construction Maintenance and Improvements Gains Momentum in 2006
      • Cement Customers Benefit from the Growth in Construction
        • Table U.S. Estimated Annual Building Material and Supplies Dealer Sales 2001-2005 Q1 (in billion $)

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