Global Concrete Block and Brick Manufacturing Market: Overview
Concrete block or concrete masonry unit is primarily used as a building material in the construction of walls. The concrete blocks are formed and hardened before they are brought to the work site. Concrete blocks are stacked one at a time and are held together with fresh concrete mortar to form the desired length and height of the wall. Bricks are produced by mixing the ground clay with water, forming the clay into the desired shape and drying and firing. The various steps involved in the manufacturing of bricks include phases such as mining & storage of raw materials, preparation of raw materials, bricks formation, drying, firing & cooling, de-hacking and storage of finished products. Various shapes and sizes of bricks can be obtained by extrusion process, molding process and dry pressing. The normal method of manufacturing of autoclaved aerated concrete block is to incorporate an aerating agent in the mix, the most common of which is aluminum powder. This reacts with the alkali derived from the cement or lime to form complex hydrates and hydrogen gas. The hydrogen gas forms the voids and thus makes block aerated. The brick segment holds a major share of the global concrete block and brick manufacturing market in 2016. The clay brick segment holds more than 75% of the concrete block and brick manufacturing market owing to its size, ease of manufacturing, and extensive usage in developing nations.
Global Concrete Block and Brick Manufacturing Market: Scope of Study
This report analyzes and forecasts the market for concrete block and brick manufacturing market at the global and regional level. The market has been forecast based on volume (Billion Units) from 2016 to 2027, considering 2016 as the base year. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global concrete block and brick manufacturing market. It also covers impact of these drivers and restraints on production for concrete block and brick manufacturing market during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the concrete block and brick manufacturing market at the global and regional level.
The report includes detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global concrete block and brick manufacturing market. Porter’s Five Forces model for the concrete block and brick manufacturing market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape in the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, where in source, and application are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.
The report provides the actual market size of concrete block and brick manufacturing for 2016 and estimated market size for 2017 with forecast for the next ten years. The global market of concrete block and brick manufacturing has been provided in terms of volume. Market volume has been defined in Billion Units. Market numbers have been estimated based on source, and application of concrete block and brick manufacturing. Market volume have been provided in terms of global, regional and country level markets. The report also includes brick layers employed globally.
Global Concrete Block and Brick Manufacturing Market: Market Segmentation
The study provides a decisive view of the global concrete block and brick manufacturing market by segmenting it in terms of product type. In terms of product type, concrete block, brick and AAC block. Concrete block segment is sub segmented into hollow, cellular, fully solid and others. Brick segment is sub segmented into clay, sand lime, fly ash clay and others. These segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends. The report also includes production cost analysis for each manufacturing process and number of bricklayers employed globally. Regional segmentation includes current and forecast demand for concrete block and brick manufacturing in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa.
Among the regions, Asia Pacific holds a major share of the market. It is estimated to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period. Increase in population, high demand for shelter, and need for an inexpensive building material are major factors driving the concrete block and brick manufacturing market in Asia Pacific. In Europe, the autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) segment in the region is primarily driven by the increased focus toward using light-weight building materials. Therefore, the ACC manufacturing segment is anticipated to observe significant growth rate during the forecast. Economic development in Latin America has stimulated the growth of the concrete block and brick manufacturing industry in the region. There are approximately 45,000 brick manufacturers in the region, most of them are informal units. The brick segment is declining its share in North America and Middle East & Africa regions due to increase use of light weight building materials in the regions.
Global Concrete Block and Brick Manufacturing Market: Research Methodology
In order to compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a number of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represented the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, Internet sources, magazines and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective, and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights, and recognizing business opportunities.
Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, SEC filings, and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases such as ICIS, Hoover’s, oneSOURCE, Factiva and Bloomberg, national government documents, statistical databases, trade journals, market reports, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market.
We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators to validate data and analysis. These help validate and strengthen secondary research findings. These also help develop the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.
Global Concrete Block and Brick Manufacturing Market: Competitive Landscape
The report comprises profiles of major companies operating in the global concrete block and brick manufacturing market. Key players in the concrete block and brick manufacturing market are CRH plc, Wienerberger AG, Boral Limited, Acme Brick Company, UltraTech Cement Ltd., Xella Group, CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V., Lignacite Ltd, LCC Siporex Company, MaCon LLC, Midwest Block and Brick, Oldcastle, Magicrete Building Solutions Pvt. Ltd., General Shale, Inc., Monaprecast, Brickworks Limited, Midland Concrete Products, Inc., and others. Market players have been profiled in terms of attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments.
The global concrete block and brick manufacturing market has been segmented as follows:
Concrete Block and Brick Manufacturing Market: Product Type
Concrete Block and Brick Manufacturing Market: Regional Analysis
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