Block: United States

This report forecasts to 2018 US block demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level. Total demand is segmented by block type in terms of lightweight structural, medium-weight structural, normal-weight structural, and outdoor wall. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: residential building, nonresidential building, and nonbuilding.

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, pricing, manufacturing process, and structural applications. A Demand Segmentation and Forecasts section defines types and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each 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 23-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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