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)
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.