In the mixer: Innovation has provided new opportunities for industry expansion in recent years

Ready-mixed concrete (RMC) is the principal material input for infrastructure, building foundations and panels cast on-site. RMC manufacturers batch, mix and deliver concrete to contractors. The industry’s key downstream markets include commercial, residential and civil infrastructure construction firms. The industry offers a variety of products to cater to the diverse needs of downstream clients, from standard RMC to high-performance and rapid setting ranges.Over the five years through 2018-19, revenue is anticipated to rise at a compound annual rate of 1.8%. The industry’s growth may be attributed to the resurgent construction sector, which is a key source of demand...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£2.9bn
Annual Growth 14-19
1.8%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
11,390
Businesses
227

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • At the beginning of the period, the industry recorded particularly strong growth
  • The National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline has supported demand from the market
  • Investment in the energy sector, such as the development of Hinkley Point C, is expected to be highly important
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The principal product manufactured by the industry is ready-mixed concrete (RMC), which can be made to a variety of specifications. Products can be broadly split into three categories: standard ready-mixed concrete, high-performance products (rapid setting and self-consolidating), and other specialist categories.Standard ready-mixed concreteRMC is made of four main components: water, cement, air and aggregates. Aggregates usually include sand, gravel, stone and similar particles. Technological developments have led to more durable and stronger concrete. Standard RMC is delivered directly to construction sites in transit mixer vehicles, which hold the pre-mixed concrete in a rotating drum to keep the mixture from hardening. Rec...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Industry are

  • Having contracts within key markets
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Must comply with required product standards
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from commercial building construction and Demand from residential building construction in the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in the Ready-Mixed Concrete manufacturing industry manufacture ready-mixed concrete (RMC) and mortars, and deliver batches to customers in an unhardened state.

    Industry Products
  • Standard ready-mixed concrete
  • Rapid-set concrete
  • Self-consolidating concrete
  • Other specialist products
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing ready-mixed concrete
  • Manufacturing ready-mixed mortar
  • 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
  • Demand from road and motorway construction
  • Demand from water main, sewer system and related project construction

  • Current Performance
  • Residential and commercial demand
  • Infrastructure financing
  • Innovative products
  • Input costs
  • Market structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Non-residential construction
  • Residential growth
  • Construction pipeline
  • Market structure and profit
  • Table: Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Road & Motorway Construction
  • Bridge & Tunnel Construction
  • Water Main, Sewer System & Related Project Construction
  • Electricity & Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction
  • Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cement Manufacturing
  • Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Other Motor Vehicle Sales
  • Stone Quarrying

  • Products & Services
  • Standard ready-mixed concrete
  • Rapid-set concrete
  • Self-consolidating concrete
  • Other specialist products
  • Other
  • Chart: Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Non-residential building projects
  • Residential construction
  • Civil engineering infrastructure
  • Transport infrastructure projects
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesSubcontractors and other servicesDepreciationUtilities and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Hanson Quarry Products Europe Ltd, Cemex UK Operations Ltd, Breedon Group plc, Tarmac UK Holdings Limited,
  • Table: Hanson Quarry Products Europe Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Cemex UK Operations Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Breedon Group plc - financial performance
  • Table: Tarmac UK Holdings Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ready-Mixed Concrete 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 Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Total Assets (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Admixtures
  • Ingredients other than water, aggregates, hydraulic cement and fibres that are added to the concrete batch immediately before or during mixing.
  • Aggregate
  • Sand, gravel or crushed stone materials combined with cement and water to make concrete.
  • Batching
  • Producing ready-mixed concrete by mixing aggregate, cement, water, extenders and chemical additives.
  • Fly Ash
  • An inorganic residue or by-product from thermal coal power plants, which has cementitious properties and is used as a partial replacement (or extender) for cement in a concrete batch.
  • Rmc
  • Ready-mixed concrete.
  • Silica Fume
  • A fine-grained type of silica that is sometimes added to ready-mixed concrete to make it stronger.
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