Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Cement Manufacturing industry makes various types of cement, most of which is supplied to the commercial and residential construction sectors. As a result, commercial and residential building activity heavily influence industry demand. Over the five years through 2016-17, commercial and residential building activity have grown, resulting in higher industry revenue in the first half of the period. Towards the end of the period, revenue is expected to decline thanks to falling business confidence as a result of the EU referendum. Over the five years through 2016-17 industry revenue is forecast to increase at a compound annual rate of 3.6% to reach £961.8 million. This includes an estimated decline of 2.4% in 2016-17... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Barriers to entering the Cement Manufacturing industry are very high owing to the high market share concentration. The four major players in the industry benefit from economies of scale that allow them to reduce operating costs and produce cement far more cheaply than newer entrants. Large-scale businesses with various production sites benefit from reduced transport costs. Lower costs allow firms to offer lower prices, therefore making them more appealing to consumers.
Additionally, many of the established manufacturers are vertically integrated with quarries and ready-mixed concrete and concrete producers. The.. purchase to read more