In the mix: A relatively resilient construction sector has supported growth despite uncertainty

The Cement Manufacturing industry makes various types of cement, the majority of which is supplied to the commercial and residential construction sectors. As a result, commercial and residential building activity heavily influences industry demand. Over the five years through 2017-18, commercial and residential building activity has grown, resulting in higher industry revenue, particularly in the first half of the period. Towards the end of the period, revenue growth is expected to have been dampened as a result of falling business confidence due to the EU referendum. Over the five years through 2017-18 industry revenue is forecast to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.5% to reach £956.3 million. This includes an estimated rise of 0.4% in 2017-18...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£956.3m
Annual Growth 13-18
2.5%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
3,955
Businesses
14

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The construction sector has been more resilient than initially expected since the referendum
  • The launch of numerous government initiatives aimed at stimulating the housing market has benefited growth
  • Operators are expected to intensify their focus on developing more eco-friendly concrete products
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Cement Manufacturing industry has a high level of market share concentration. The largest four companies are estimated to account for 89.5% of industry revenue in 2017-18. Concentration has climbed steadily in recent years, with the Competition Commission having to oversee several mergers and acquisitions. These acquisitions have resulted in several changes in the composition of the major players. For example, before approving the 2013 joint venture between Lafarge SA and Anglo American plc, called Lafarge Tarmac, the Competition Commission required both companies to divest a package of assets. These assets became Hope Construction Materials, which maintained a large enough share of the market to become a major player in its own right. It ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Cement Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Cement Manufacturing Industry are

  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from commercial building construction and Demand from residential building construction in the Cement Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Cement Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture clinkers and hydraulic cements, including Portland cement, aluminous cement and ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) cement.

    Industry Products
  • Portland cement
  • Other hydraulic cements
  • Cement clinker
  • Aluminous cement
  • Industry Activities
  • Portland cement
  • Clinker
  • Other hydraulic cement
  • Aluminous cement
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Government capital expenditure
  • Consumer confidence index
  • World price of steaming coal

  • Current Performance
  • Solid foundations
  • Government assistance
  • Cracks in profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Cemented growth
  • Eco-friendly products
  • Profit performance
  • Table: Cement Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cement Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Concrete Construction Product Manufacturing
  • Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity Distribution
  • Gas Distribution
  • Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction
  • Stone Quarrying

  • Products & Services
  • Portland cement
  • Other hydraulic cements
  • Aluminous cement
  • Cement clinker
  • Chart: Cement Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Ready-mixed concrete manufacturers
  • Precast and pre-stressed concrete product manufacturers
  • Wholesalers and retailers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cement Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesUtilitiesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cement Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cement Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Cemex UK Operations Ltd, HeidelbergCement AG, Hope Cement Ltd, Aggregate Industries UK Ltd,
  • Table: Cemex UK Operations Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: HeidelbergCement AG - financial performance
  • Table: Hope Cement Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Aggregate Industries UK Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cement Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Cement Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Clinkers
  • Cinder lumps formed by heat processing limestone, clay, bauxite and iron ore sand in a rotating kiln.
  • Hydraulic Cement
  • Any cement that will set and harden after being combined with water. It becomes water-resistant after drying. Most construction cements are hydraulic.
  • Portland Cement
  • General purpose cement used as the basic ingredient of concrete, mortar and stucco. Portland cement is produced using cement clinker and calcium sulphate to control the setting time.
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