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Published Dec 1, 2006 | 212 Pages | Pub ID: SB1315800

The United States ranks third in cement production, after China and India. Cement consumption is very closely linked to the performance of the construction industry; however, since cement is used in both residential and non-residential construction, it doesn’t experience extreme cycles. The non-residential sector is classified into commercial and industrial, and institutional segments. The residential and non-residential sectors are also classified as private and public construction.

Cement and readymix concrete demand is dependent on the level of construction activities. Construction activities are in turn closely related to a number of macroeconomic factors such as consumer spending, population growth, manufacturing sector growth, inflation rates, government spending, and the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy. Cement and Readymix Concrete in the U.S., a new report from SBI, examines the macroeconomic factors that are influencing market demand and trends for these products in the U.S. The report offers a comprehensive examination of import/export data, competitive profiles, mergers and acquisitions within the industry, and construction and housing market trends that affect the demand and production of cement and readymix concrete.

Scope and Methodology
This report data were obtained from government sources, trade associations (notably the Portland Cement Association), publications, business journals, company literature, wikipedia.com, and investment reports. Shipment statistics are derived from the U.S. Census of Manufacturers and the Annual Survey of Manufacturers, and are estimated and forecasted by SBI. Import and export data, by major country of origin, are derived from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission. Historical data are provided for 2001 through 2005 (all 2005 shipments are estimates), with forecast data from 2006 to 2010.

The market size of cement and readymix concrete is defined as the amount of cement and readymix concrete products supplied to the total U.S. marketplace, in a particular period. Therefore, market size is determined by supply rather than demand. The U.S. cement and readymix market supply was calculated from the Department of Commerce statistics by collecting data from domestic plant shipments, adding imports, and extracting exports. As such, the formula for determining the market size will be Production in the U.S. + Balance of Trade [i.e. Shipments + (Imports - Exports)].

Note that the values are in net selling values, i.e., free on board (f.o.b.) from the manufacturing plant, and not the retail/wholesale price sold to the end consumer.

What You’ll Get in this Report
Cement and Readymix Concrete in the U.S. makes important predictions and recommendations regarding the future of this market, and pinpoints ways current and prospective marketers can capitalize on current trends and spearhead new ones. No other market research report provides both the comprehensive analysis and extensive data that Cement and Readymix Concrete in the U.S. offers. The report addresses the following segments:

  • The Market (including market size and composition, and projected market growth)
  • Competitive Profiles (of the mainstream marketers, specialists and up-and-coming niche players, and analyses of the products they market)
  • Market Dynamics
  • End-Users
  • The Products

Plus, you’ll benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.

How You Will Benefit from this Report
If your company is already competing in the concrete or cement industry, or uses these products, you will find this report invaluable, as it provides a comprehensive package of information and insight not offered in any other single source. You will gain a thorough understanding of the current market for cement and concrete, as well as projected market demand and trends through 2010.

This report will help:

  • Marketing Managers identify market opportunities and develop targeted promotion plans for cement and readymix concrete.
  • Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand for cement and concrete.
  • Advertising agencies working with clients in the cement and readymix concrete industry understand the product buyer to develop messages and images that compel purchases of these products.
  • Business development executives understand the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships.
  • Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, brand and product managers and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.

Chapter 1 Executive Summary
  • Scope of the Report
  • Cement Market Composition
  • Readymix Concrete Market Composition
  • Methodology
  • The Market for Cement and Readymix Concrete
  • Cement Market
  • Figure 1-1 U.S. Cement Market, 2001-2005 (E) (in billion $)
  • Table 1-1 U.S. Market for Cement by Shipment and Import-Export Values, 2001-2005 (E) (in million $)
  • Readymix Concrete Market
  • Figure 1-2 U.S. Readymix Concrete Market, 2001-2005 (E) (in billion $)
  • Table 1-2 U.S. Market for Readymix Concrete by Shipment and Import-Export Values, 2001-2005 (E) (in million $)
  • Market Trends
  • Overview
  • Macroeconomic Trends Governing the Cement and Readymix Concrete Markets
  • Positive Economic Trend Supports Cement Market Growth in 2005
  • Factors Negatively Affecting Housing/Cement Demand in 2006
  • Discouraging Population Rate
  • Higher Inflation Rate
  • Hike in Funds Rate Leading to Further Rise In Mortgage Rates
  • Cement Shipments Growth Declines in 2006
  • Non-residential Construction Growth Continues in 2006
  • Cement Market Expected To Grow at Lower Rate In 2006
  • Cement Supply Falls Short of Demand
  • Higher Cement Demand and the Underlying Factors
  • Measures Taken by Cement Producers to Meet Demand
  • Major Consolidation in the Readymix Concrete Industry
  • Consolidation/Expansion Continues in the Cement Industry
  • Price Trends in the Cement/Readymix Concrete Industry
  • Impact of Energy Costs on the Cement Industry
  • Higher Cement and Readymix Selling Prices
  • Measures Taken by Manufacturers to Reduce Costs
  • Increasing Efficiencies
  • Shift Toward Energy-Efficient Dry-Process Manufacturing
  • Environmental Considerations - Reduction of Pollutants Emission
  • Marketing Dynamics
  • Supply Chain and Sales & Distribution
  • Major Exhibitions and Conventions
  • International Builders Show (IBS)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Design Expo 2006
  • CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2005
  • NRMCA Fall Conference Expo 2006
  • Associations and Standards
  • Portland Cement Association (PCA)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
  • Slag Cement Association (SCA)
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)
  • End Users
  • Construction Industry Overview
  • Construction Industry’s Strong Growth Continued in 2005
  • Residential Sector Surges in 2005, Benefiting from Lower Mortgage Rates
  • Non-residential Construction Sector Zooms in 2005
  • Construction Industry Growth Slows in 2006
  • Residential Sector Decline in 2006 Retards Construction Industry Growth
  • Decline in New House Sales and Sales Prices
  • Existing Home Sales and Sales Prices Also Dip
  • Drastic Fall in New Privately Owned Housing Units
  • Shift from Adjustable to Fixed-Rate Mortgage
  • Despite Slower Home Value Growth, Housing Activity in 2006 to Set Third Best Year on Record
  • Residential Sector Outlook for the Second Half of 2006
  • Non-residential Sector Growth Continues in 2006
  • Construction Maintenance and Improvements Gains Momentum in 2006
  • Cement Customers Benefit from the Growth in Construction
  • Concrete Products Manufacturers
  • Contractors
  • Building Material Dealers
  • Market Projection and Outlook
  • Hurricane Rebuilding Process
  • Growth in Non-residential Construction
  • Slowdown in Residential Construction
  • Figure 1-3 U.S. Projected Cement Market, 2005-2010 (in billion $)
  • Table 1-3 U.S. Projected Market for Cement, by Shipment and Import-Export Values, 2006-2010 (in million $)
  • Figure 1-4 U.S. Projected Readymix Concrete Market, 2005-2010 (in billion $)
  • Table 1-4 U.S. Projected Market for Readymix Concrete, by Shipment and Import-Export Values, 2006-2010 (in million $)

Chapter 2 Market

  • Scope of the Report
  • Methodology
  • The Market for Cement and Readymix Concrete
    • Product Definition: Cement
    • Types of Cement
    • Portland Cement
    • Types of Portland Cement
    • Blended Cement
    • Types of Blended Cements
    • Non-Portland Hydraulic Cements
    • Types of Hydraulic Cement by Performance
    • Product Definition: Concrete
    • Concrete
    • Cement Market
    • Figure 2-1 U.S. Cement Market, 2001-2005 (E) (in billion $)
    • Table 2-1 U.S. Market for Cement by Shipment and Import-Export Values, 2001-2005 (E) (in million $)
    • Table 2-2 U.S. Shipments of Cement, by Segment, 2001-2005, (in million $)
    • Cement Imports
    • Table 2-3 U.S. Total Imports, by Product Segment, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
    • U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement for Cement Imports
    • Table 2-4 U.S. Total Imports of All Cement Products, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in million $)
    • Export of Cement Products
    • Table 2-5 U.S. Total Exports, by Product Segment, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
    • Table 2-6 U.S. Total Exports of All Cement Products, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
    • Readymix Concrete
    • Figure 2-2 U.S. Readymix Concrete Market, 2001-2005 (E) (in billion $)
    • Table 2-7 U.S. Market for Readymix Concrete by Shipment and Import-Export Values, 2001-2005 (E) (in million $)
    • Table 2-8 U.S. Shipments of Readymix Concrete, by Category, 1992-2005 (E), (in million $)
    • Readymix Concrete Imports/Exports by Top Countries
    • Table 2-9 U.S. Imports of Wet Non-Refractory Mortars and Concretes, by Top Three Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
    • Table 2-10 U.S. Exports of Wet Non-Refractory Mortars and Concretes, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
    • Market Projection and Outlook
    • Figure 2-3 U.S. Projected Cement Market, 2005-2010 (in billion $)
    • Table 2-11 U.S. Projected Market for Cement, by Shipment and Import-Export Values, 2006-2010 (in million $)
    • Figure 2-4 U.S. Projected Readymix Concrete Market, 2005-2010
    • (in billion $)
    • Table 2-12 U.S. Projected Market for Readymix Concrete, by Shipment and Import-Export Values, 2006-2010 (in million $)
    • Hurricane Rebuilding Process
    • Growth in Non-residential Construction
    • Slowdown in Residential Construction
    • Table 2-13 U.S. Imports of Hydraulic Lime, by Top Five Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
    • Table 2-14 U.S. Imports of Hydraulic Lime, by Top Five Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
    • Table 2-15 U.S. Imports of Cement Clinker, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
    • Table 2-16 U.S. Imports of Cement Clinker, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
    • Table 2-17 U.S. Imports of White Portland Cement Whether Or Not Are Colored, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
    • Table 2-18 U.S. Imports of White Portland Cement Whether Or Not Are Colored, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
    • Table 2-19 U.S. Imports of Portland Cement, Other than White Portland Cement, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
    • Table 2-20 U.S. Imports of Portland Cement, Other than White Portland Cement, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
    • Table 2-21 U.S. Imports of Aluminous Cement, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
    • Table 2-22 U.S. Imports of Aluminous Cement, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
    • Table 2-23 U.S. Imports of Hydraulic Cement, Other NESOI, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
    • Table 2-24 U.S. Imports of Hydraulic Cement, Other NESOI, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
    • Exports of Individual Cement Products By Top Five-Ten Countries
    • Table 2-25 U.S. Exports of Hydraulic Lime, by Top Five Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
    • Table 2-26 U.S. Exports of Hydraulic Lime, by Top Five Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
    • Table 2-27 U.S. Exports of Cement Clinkers, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
    • Table 2-28 U.S. Exports of Cement Clinker, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
    • Table 2-29 U.S. Exports of White Portland Cement Whether Or Not Are Colored, by Top Five Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
    • Table 2-30 U.S. Exports of White Portland Cement Whether Or Not Are Colored, by Top Five Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
    • Table 2-31 U.S. Exports of Portland Cement, Except White Portland Cement, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
    • Table 2-32 U.S. Exports of Portland Cement, Except White Portland Cement, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
    • Table 2-33 U.S. Exports of Aluminous Cement, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
    • Table 2-34 U.S. Export of Aluminous Cement, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
    • Table 2-35 U.S. Exports of Hydraulic Cement, Other NESOI, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in thousand $)
    • Table 2-36 U.S. Exports of Hydraulic Cement, Other NESOI, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in metric tons)
    • Shipments of Cement and Readymix Concrete, by Quantity
    • Figure 2-4 U.S. Annual Shipments of Portland and Masonry Cement, 2001-2004, (in million metric tons)
    • Figure 2-5 U.S. Monthly Shipments of Portland and Blended Cement, 2005-2006, (in million metric tons)
    • Figure 2-6 U.S. Monthly Shipments of Masonry Cement, 2005-2006, (in thousand metric tons)
    • Figure 2-7 U.S. Monthly Shipments of Slag Cement, 2001-2005, (in million metric tons)
    • Figure 2-8 U.S. Annual Readymix Concrete Production, 2001-2005, (in million cubic yards)
    • Figure 2-9 U.S. Monthly Readymix Concrete Production, 2006, (in million cubic yards)

Chapter 3 Competitive Profiles

  • Overview
  • Lafarge S.A.
    • Overview
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-1 Annual Revenues of Lafarge Group and Lafarge North America, Inc., 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Head Start in 2006
    • Product Portfolio
    • Cement Products
    • Table 3-1 Lafarge North America’s Cement Brand Portfolio
    • Concrete
    • Table 3-2 Lafarge North America’s Readymix Brand and Product Portfolio
    • Aggregates
    • Other Products
    • Snapshot
    • Acquisition of Ritchie Companies
    • Winner of the 2005 Phoenix Awards
    • Lafarge Group Extends its Ownership in Lafarge North America to 100%
    • Promotion Through Corporate Advertising Campaign
    • Energy Efficiency in Buildings Project Gains Strength
    • New Biannual Magazine “Crescendo”

  • CEMEX, S.A. de C.V.
    • Overview
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-2 Annual Revenues of Cemex, S.A. de C.V., 2002-2005 (in billion $)
    • Mixed Performance in the U.S. in 2006
    • Product Portfolio
    • Table 3-3 Cemex, S.A. de C.V.’s Cement Product Portfolio Readymix Concrete
    • Table 3-4 Cemex, Inc.’s Special Readymix Concrete Brands Portfolio Related Products
    • Snapshot
    • Cemex Continues to Expand
    • RMC Acquisition Makes Cemex the World’s Largest Readymix Cement Producer
    • CEMEX Scores on Environmental Excellence

  • Holcim Ltd.
    • Overview
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-3 Annual Revenues of Holcim Group, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Big Leap in the First Half of 2006
    • Product Portfolio
    • Table 3-5 Holcim, (US) Inc.’s Portland Cement Product Portfolio
    • Holcim (US) Masonry Cement Product
    • Holcim (US) Cement/Lime Product
    • Snapshot
    • Strengthening of Aggregates Business
    • Company Sets Additional Targets in Sustainable Development

  • HeidelbergCement Group
    • Overview
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-4 Annual Revenues of HeidelbergCement AG, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Product Portfolio
    • Table 3-6 Lehigh Cement Company’s Cement Product Portfolio
    • Snapshot
    • Lehigh Cement Company Achieves Record 2005 Sales in North America
    • Alternative Fuels to Reduce Effect of Higher Fossil Fuel Costs
    • New Chairman for the Managing Board
    • Revaluation of Balance Sheet Items to Eliminate Related Risks
    • Company Decides to Increase Equity Base
    • Major Expansion Drive
    • Table 3-7 Expansion Activities of HeidelbergCement AG, 2005-2006
    • Encouraging Half Year 2006 Results

  • Buzzi Unicem SpA
    • Overview
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-5 Annual Revenues of Buzzi Unicem SpA, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Product Portfolio
    • Snapshot
    • Independence, Kansas Plant Celebrated Century Year in 2005
    • Environment Certification for Augusta (Italy) Cement Plant

  • Florida Rock Industries, Inc.
    • Overview
    • Table 3-8 Florida Rock Industries, Inc.’s Construction Aggregates Segment Plant Operations
    • Table 3-9 Florida Rock Industries, Inc.’s Concrete Products Segment Plant Operations
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-6 Annual Revenues of Florida Rock Industries, Inc., 2001-2005 (in million $)
    • Table 3-10 Florida Rock Industries, Inc.’s 2005 Sales, by Market (in %)
    • Snapshot
    • Impressive 2006 Third Quarter (April-June) Results
    • Table 3-11 Florida Rock Industries, Inc.’s Third Quarter 2006 Sales, by Business Segment (in 1000 $)

  • Italcementi S.p.A.
    • Overview
    • Performance
    • 2005 Results, as Compared to 2004
    • 2006 First Quarter Results, as Compared to 2005 First Quarter Results
    • Figure 3-7 Annual Revenues of Italcementi Group, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Product Portfolio
    • Essroc Cement Products
    • Table 3-12 Essroc Bulk Cement for Concrete Product Portfolio
    • Table 3-13 Essroc Packaged Cement for Concrete Product Portfolio
    • Table 3-14 Essroc Masonry Cement Product Portfolio
    • Colored Masonry Cement
    • Table 3-15 Essroc Colored Masonry Cement’s Product Portfolio
    • Axim Concrete Products
    • Corrosion Inhibitors
    • Air Entrainers
    • Self-Consolidating Concrete
    • Block and Pipe Admixtures
    • Accelerators
    • Grinding Aids
    • Fibers
    • Water Reducers
    • Super-Plasticizers
    • Retarders
    • Snapshot
    • Acquisition of Egyptian Companies
    • Working Toward a Better Tomorrow
    • Best Merger and Acquisition Award
    • Group Takes Full Control of Zuari Cement in India

  • Ash Grove Cement Company
    • Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Table 3-16 Ash Grove Cement Company’s Product Portfolio
    • Snapshot
    • Tenth Portland Cement Plant to Meet High Demand
    • Possible Boost in Cement Supply for Pacific Northwest
    • Cement Control Solution

  • The Monarch Cement Company
    • Overview
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-8 Annual Revenues of The Monarch Cement Company, 2001-2005 (in million $)
    • Product Portfolio

Chapter 4 Trends

  • Overview
  • Macroeconomic Trends Governing the Cement and Readymix Concrete Markets
  • Positive Economic Trend Supports Cement Market Growth in 2005
  • Figure 4-1 U.S. Quarterly GDP Trend (in billion $), 2001-2006
  • Table 4-1 U.S. Quarterly Economic Indicators, as Percentages from Previous Period, 2003-2006
  • Figure 4-2 U.S. Monthly New House Sales (in millions), 2005-2006
  • Factors Negatively Affecting Housing/Cement Demand in 2006
  • Slowing Population Rate
  • Figure 4-3 U.S. Annual Population Trend (in millions), 2001-2005
  • Higher Inflation Rate
  • Figure 4-4 Inflation Rate in the U.S., 2005-2006 (in %)
  • Hike in Funds Rate Leading to Further Rise In Mortgage Rates
  • Figure 4-5 U.S. Monthly Federal Funds Rate (in %), February 2005-June 2006
  • Figure 4-6 U.S. Monthly Prime Rates/Short-Term Interest Rates (in %), 2005-2006
  • Figure 4-7 U.S. Monthly Mortgage Rates (in %), 2005-2006
  • Figure 4-8 U.S. Weekly Federal Funds Rate (in %), July 2006-September 2006
  • Pause In Funds Rate Hike - As Housing Market Slows
  • Figure 4-9 U.S. Weekly Mortgage Rates (in %), May-September 2006
  • Cement Shipments Decline in 2006
  • Non-residential Construction Growth Continues in 2006
  • Cement Market Expected To Grow at Lower Rate In 2006
  • Cement Supply Falls Short of Demand
  • Higher Cement Demand and the Underlying Factors
  • Imports Help Meet Demand
  • Producers Increase Capacity
  • Major Consolidation in the Readymix Concrete Industry
  • Underlying Explanation for the Selling Spree
  • Consolidation/Expansion Continues in the Cement Industry
    • Lafarge Group Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Acquisition of Ritchie Corporation
    • Lafarge Group Merges its Chinese Operations with Shui On
    • Acquisition of Betecna
    • Holcim Acquisitions Strategy
    • Holcim Acquires Aggregate Industries plc
    • Holcim Activities in India
    • CEMEX Strategy to Grow Via Acquisition
    • CEMEX Acquires RMC
    • HeidelbergCement Diversification Strategy
    • Glen Falls Acquisition by Lehigh Cement Company
    • Acquisition of Teutonia
    • Acquisition of Russian Company Gurovo Beton
    • Acquisition of Ukrainian Cement Company Doncement
    • Acquisition of Kazakhstan-based Buchtarma Cement Company
    • Acquisition of Danish Companies Randers Cement and DK Beton
    • Acquisition of Kartuli Cementi
    • Acquisition of Russian Cement Company Volsk
    • Buzzi Unicem SpA Purchases Dyckerhoff’s Ordinary Shares
    • Joint Ventures
    • CEMEX and ReadyMix USA, Inc.
    • HeidelbergCement and Jidong Cement, China
    • HeidelbergCement and Indorama Cement Ltd, India

  • Price Trends in the Cement/Readymix Concrete Industry
    • Impact of Energy Costs on the Cement Industry
    • Table 4-3 Approximate Energy Consumption of Cement and Concrete Production
    • Figure 4-10 U.S. Producer Price Index of Coal, 2005-2006
    • Emission Allowances Could Add to Build-Up in Cost Pressures
    • Transportation Adds Significantly to Costs
    • Figure 4-11 U.S. Producer Price Index for Cement, 2005-2006
    • Figure 4-12 U.S. Producer Price Index for Readymix Concrete, 2005-2006
    • Figure 4-13 U.S. Annual Price Indexes of New One-Family Houses Sold Including Value of Lot, 2001-2006
    • Figure 4-14 U.S. Median Price and Average Price of Houses Actually Sold, 2005-2006
    • Figure 4-15 U.S. Annual Median and Average Sales Price of New One-Family Houses Sold, 2001-2005
    • Higher Cement and Readymix Selling Prices
    • Measures Taken by Manufacturers to Reduce Costs
    • Increasing Efficiencies
    • Shift toward Energy-Efficient Dry-Process Manufacturing
    • Environmental Considerations - Reduction of Pollutant Emissions
    • Self-Cleaning Concrete
    • Using Alternative Fuels

Chapter 5 Marketing Dynamics

  • Major Exhibitions and Conventions in 2005/2006
  • International Builders Show (IBS) 2005
  • Benefits of Concrete
  • International Builders Show (IBS) 2006
  • PCA’s The New American Home
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Design Expo 2006
  • CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2005
  • NRMCA Fall Conference Expo 2006
  • Supply Chain and Sales & Distribution
  • CEMEX
  • Monarch Cement Company
  • Holcim Ltd
  • HeidelbergCement Group
  • Lafarge North America
  • Associations and Standards
  • Portland Cement Association (PCA)
  • Sustainable Development Initiatives
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • Table 5-1 ASTM Test Methods Standard Specifications for Cement
  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
  • Table 5-1 AASHTO Test Methods Standard Specifications for Cement
  • Slag Cement Association (SCA)
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)
  • Certifications
  • Promotion Through Exposition And Other Events
  • Research and Engineering
  • Operations, Safety and Environment
  • Training and Education
  • Surveys on Readymix Concrete Business

Chapter 6 End Users

  • Figure 6-1 Portland Cement Shipments, by Final Customer Type, 2003 (in %)
  • Construction Industry Overview
  • Construction Industry’s Strong Growth Continued in 2005
  • Figure 6-2 U.S. Total Monthly Value of Construction, 2005 (in billion $)
  • Residential Sector Surges in 2005, Benefiting from Lower Mortgage Rates
  • Figure 6-3 U.S. Monthly Mortgage Rates, 2005 (in %)
  • Non-residential Construction Sector Soars in 2005
  • Construction Industry Growth Slows in 2006
  • Figure 6-4 U.S. Monthly Total Value of Construction, 2006 (in billion $)
  • Residential Sector Decline in 2006 Retards Construction Industry Growth
  • Figure 6-5 U.S. Monthly Mortgage Rates, 2006 (in %)
  • Decline in New House Sales and Sales Prices
  • Figure 6-6 U.S. New Houses Sold and For Sale, 2004-2006 (in Thousands)
  • Figure 6-7 U.S. Quarterly Median Sales Prices of New Homes Sold by Region, 2004-2006 (in 1000s)
  • Existing Home Sales and Sales Prices Also Dip
  • Figure 6-8 U.S. Monthly Existing Home Sales (in 1000s) and Median Sales Prices (in 1000$), 2005-2006
  • Drastic Fall in New Privately Owned Housing Units
  • Figure 6-9 U.S. New Privately Owned Housing Starts, 2005-2006 (in 1000s)
  • Shift from Adjustable to Fixed-Rate Mortgage
  • Despite Decline, Housing Activity in 2006 to Set Third Best Year on Record
  • Residential Sector Decline Causes Real GDP Growth Slow Down in 2006
  • Residential Sector Outlook for the Second Half of 2006
  • Non-residential Sector Growth Continues in 2006
  • Table 6-1 U.S. Value of Total Construction by Sectors, 2005-2006 (in billion $)
  • Table 6-2 U.S. Value of Total Private Construction by Sectors, 2005-2006 (in billion $)
  • NAR’s Projection on Different Non-residential Segments for 2006
  • Office Market
  • Industrial Market
  • Table 6-3 U.S. Value of Total Public Construction by Sectors, 2005-2006 (in billion $)
  • Hospitality Market
  • Construction Maintenance and Improvements Gains Momentum in 2006
  • Figure 6-10 U.S. Quarterly Expenditures for Maintenance and Repairs and Improvements, 2004-2006 (in billion $)
  • Green Movement Gains Momentum in Construction
  • Cement Customers Benefit from the Growth in Construction
  • Concrete Products Manufacturers
  • Figure 6-11 U.S. Annual Concrete Products Manufacturing, 2001-2005 (E), by Category (in billion $)
  • Contractors
  • Figure 6-12 U.S. Quarterly Expenditures for Owner-Occupied One-Unit Properties by Payments to Contractors or Materials Purchased by Owner 2004 Q1-2006 Q1 (in billion $)
  • Building Material Dealers
  • Figure 6-13 U.S. Estimated Annual Building Material and Supplies Dealer Sales 2001-2005 Q1 (in billion $)