Building blocks: Accelerating construction activity has provided a foundation for growth

In a global context, the Cement Manufacturing industry in Ireland is small, epitomised by a small number of enterprises and comparatively less annual turnover than its UK and US counterparts. However, despite the industry's relatively small international stature, the productive output of Irish-based cement manufacturers, particularly deriving from incumbent Irish Cement, has accelerated and evolved in recent years. Considering cement and cement-based products are ubiquitously used in construction-related applications, industry sales run in line with activity and investment trends in associated markets. Since bottoming out in late 2012, the Irish construction market has proven buoyant in line with economic more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Significant growth in the construction sector over the past five years has propelled industry revenue
  • Employment numbers have grown as operators have increased output to meet growing demand
  • Previous investments in overseas facilities are expected to help drive export growth for the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The level of capital intensity is determined by comparing the human and capital equipment factors of production, using wages and depreciation as proxies. Comparatively high depreciation costs indicate substantial investment in depreciable assets, resulting in high capital intensity. Conversely, comparatively high wage costs indicate high labour intensity. IBISWorld estimates that operators in the Cement Manufacturing industry spend €7.58 on labour for every €1.00 they invest in capital. This indicates that the industry has a moderate level of capital intensity...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
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Production in building and construction index and Real effective exchange rate in the Cement Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Cement Manufacturing in Ireland Industry?

    Operators in the Cement Manufacturing industry produce traditional and eco-efficient portland cement and portland cement composite using integrated kiln system and material milling processes. The manufacture of cement-based products such as ready-mixed concrete and pre-cast concrete products is excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Portland
  • Portland composite
  • Industry Activities
  • Portland cement
  • Portland cement composite
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Production in building and construction index
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Gross Domestic Fixed Capital Formation
  • Business sentiment index

  • Current Performance
    Industry landscapeMarket conditionsIncreasing efficiency
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Market prospectsZero emissions
  • 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 in Ireland
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling in Ireland
  • Building Construction in Ireland

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

  • Products & Services
  • Portland composite
  • Portland
  • Chart: Cement Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturers
  • Building materials suppliers
  • Contractors
  • 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
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Utilities
  • Other Costs
  • Logistics
  • Other
  • 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
    Irish Cement Ltd,
  • Table: Irish Cement 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
  • 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)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Fly Ash
  • A coal combustion by-product which is produced by burning pulverised coal.
  • Ground Granulated Blast-Furnace Slag (Ggbs)
  • A cementitious material and by-product from the blast furnace used to make iron.
  • Grout
  • A dense fluid, generally a mixture of water, cement and sand, which is used to reinforce or fill gaps in existing structures.
  • Masonry
  • The process of building structures from individual units or components.
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