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Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C23.630 | Dec 2016

A solid performance: Revenue is expected to continue to rise, despite economic uncertainty

IBISWorld’s Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Cemex UK Cemex UK market share
HeidelbergCement AG HeidelbergCement AG market share
Tarmac Services Ltd Tarmac Services Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Residential and commercial construction activity has improved, boosting demand
  • Government initiatives have boosted residential building construction over the past five years
  • Demand is expected to fall in the short term due to declining business and consumer confidence
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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 for contractor use, competing with construction contractors who mix concrete on site. Demand for concrete has been changeable over the past five years. Downstream demand fluctuated broadly in line with the economy, contracting in the immediate aftermath of the downturn and rebounding more recently with the economic recovery.

In 2016-17, RMC manufacturers are projected to generate revenue of £2.7 billion, up 2.3% on the previous year. This is the expected result of heightened demand from a resurgent construction sector, a key source of industry demand... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entry for new competitors into this industry can be considered medium, as new entrants must acquire the necessary capital equipment and meet various licensing requirements. The initial capital costs to enter this industry are substantial and comprise the purchase of a transit or stationary mixer and access to batching facilities. Lease financing typically facilitates equipment purchases, but new entrants must achieve a high level of capacity utilisation of equipment to ensure cash flow and operating efficiencies.

Once a new company enters the industry, barriers to success are much higher. New entrants are likely to encounter difficulties competing with incumbent operators. Thi.. 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... purchase to read more


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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, anddeliver batches to customers in an unhardened state.

    Industry Products
    Standard ready-mixed concreteRapid-set concreteSelf consolidating concreteOther specialist products
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing ready-mixed concreteManufacturing ready-mixed mortar

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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
  • Boosting demand
  • Competitive conditions
  • Modest margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • The EU referendum
  • Input costs
  • Profit and establishments
  • 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
  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Chart: Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Non-residential building projects
  • Residential construction
  • Non-transport infrastructure projects
  • Transport infrastructure projects
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Labour costs
  • Subcontractors and other services
  • Utilities and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Tarmac Services Ltd
    Cemex UK Operations Ltd
    Hanson Quarry Products Europe Ltd
  • Table: Tarmac Services Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Cemex UK Operations Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Hanson Quarry Products Europe Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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