Brick: United States

This report forecasts to 2018 US brick demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level. Total demand is segmented by brick material in terms of clay building, glazed clay, other clay brick, and concrete. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: residential building, nonresidential building, and nonbuilding. In addition, total demand is provided by brick type (ie, thin and face brick and molded and extruded brick).

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided at five-year intervals for 2003, 2008, and 2013; the various segments are reported for 2008 and 2013. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical market size and trends, key economic indicators, and pricing. A Demand Segmentation and Forecasts section defines materials, types, and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each material, type, and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 26-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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