US demand for brick and block will reach $7.9 billion in 2012. Growth will be greatest in concrete products, reflecting stronger growth in key nonresidential building markets. Demand for clay brick will benefit from a recovery in residential building activity, especially in new single-family housing.
This study analyzes the 14.2 billion unit US brick and block industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by product (e.g., common clay brick, glazed clay brick, structural concrete block, decorative concrete block, concrete pavers, concrete brick); market (e.g., residential, nonresidential, nonbuilding); application (e.g., siding, structural, chimneywork, fencing); and US geographic region.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 31 major players, including Wienerberger, Boral, HeidelbergCement, CEMEX, Titan Cement, Berkshire Hathaway, and CRH.