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 - Industry Locations Chapter
The industry is competitive and fragmented, with businesses spread across the country in line with major markets. RMC is batched at a plant and then transported to the market where it is poured. Under manufacturing specifications, the concrete has to be delivered within 90 minutes of batching, which makes the proximity to markets crucial. Therefore, the level of residential and commercial building construction activity in each region, as well as government projects, drives the spread of RMC revenue.
The South East, the North West, the West Midlands, Yorkshire and the East of England
The South East, North West, The West Midlands, Yorkshire and the East of England account for the largest chunks of revenue. The South East accounts for 11.4% o.. purchase to read more