Sorry for interrupting, this website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Learn more
Accept & Close

Concrete and Concrete Products (Industrial Report) - UK - April 2013

This report will give you fast, easy access to robust information from analysis and critical recommendations – so you can make the right decisions, at the right time. It will challenge routine thinking by providing you with fresh, new perspectives that energize your thought process.

Using primary research and multiple secondary data sources only a Mintel report will provide you with the complete picture.

For the purposes of this report, the concrete and concrete products market has been segmented into the following sectors:

  • ready mixed concrete
  • cement
  • concrete bricks and blocks
  • concrete paving and flagstones
  • pre-cast structural concrete
  • concrete roofing tiles
  • concrete pipes

All values quoted in this report are at current prices unless otherwise specified.

The construction industry is one of the largest sectors of the UK economy. The concrete and concrete products market in the UK tends to be highly cyclical, being totally dependent on the UK construction industry, which is itself notoriously cyclical.

The separate sectors of the concrete and concrete product market serve different aspects of the construction industry, and these can generally be identified as follows:

Ready mixed concrete: which is a compound of cement, sand, water and gravel or crushed stone. The product is utilised as a component for the construction of buildings and for the building of infra-structures such as roads and tunnels. Ready mixed concrete was first produced in the UK in the 1930s.

Cement: cement is used in virtually all construction applications, ranging from the bonding of bricks for most building constructions, through to major infra-structure requirements, such as used by the water industry. The market potential tends to be limited by its high compressive strength but low tensile strength, such that steel reinforcement is necessary in order to carry tensile loads. Research is being undertaken in order to attempt to increase the tensile strength of cement based products.

Concrete bricks and blocks: there are two classifications of concrete blocks used by the aggregate concrete block association:

  • dense aggregate blocks of natural aggregates which comply with BS882 or BS1047.
  • lightweight aggregate blocks, which are manufactured from blast furness slag, furness clinker and lightweight aggregates.

Within these two categories there are three types of blocks:

  • solid blocks containing no cavities
  • cellular blocks containing formed cavities which do not fully penetrate
  • hollow blocks

Blocks are used for a wide variety of applications including general building work, added insulation and architectural masonry units. Some concrete blocks are used in structural, load bearing capacities, such as floor and wall construction in housing, these are made from dense aggregates. The lightweight and particularly aerated concrete blocks are created from blast furness slag and other lightweight aggregates, providing both insulation and fire prevention properties. Lightweight or medium blocks are used in commercial and industrial applications, whereas aerated blocks are normally used for residential construction.

Concrete paving and flagstones: paving has a number of applications, such as pedestrian areas, car parks, urban roadways, industrial pavements, paths and driveways. The market for paving and flagstones is not as intrinsically linked to the construction of buildings, but is more commonly associated with the infra-structure requirements.

Pre-cast structural concrete: structural pre-cast concrete tends to be utilised for floors, beams and frames. The pre-cast structural concrete includes the products that help to form the framework of a building or structure. Its main competitive product is steel and in-situ concrete.

Concrete roofing tiles: are the most common form of roofing in the UK. They tend to compete with traditional materials such as clay and slate.

Concrete pipes: the primary application for concrete pipes is gravity pipes, with the sewerage industry its major end use application, and with significant concrete piping used in road drainage. The major competitive product to concrete pipes has been plastic pipes, which have tended to increase their market share over the past few years. In particular, plastic pipes have gained market share in the market for products under 600 mm, whereas concrete pipes have tended to be far more successful in sizes above this diameter.

What you get

What's included

Why buy from us?

Succeed

Our reports will provide you with market data, consumer research and competitive intelligence to succeed in your market.

Instant Access

Buy now and you'll have instant access to the information you need to make the right decisions.

Opportunities

Find out what's next in the markets that matter to you: where opportunities lie and what challenges you will face.

Trusted

A business Superbrand, Mintel is a source you can trust. We have been defining and refining the Market Intelligence mix since 1972.

Table of contents

  1. 1. Executive Summary

    • 2. Introduction

      • 2.1 Definitions
        • 2.2 Methodology
          • 2.3 Abbreviations
            • 2.4 Market Positioning
              • 2.5 UK Economy
                • 2.6 Market Factors
                  • Table 1: Construction Output in Great Britain, by Type, 2008-2012
                  • Table 2: Civil Engineering Construction Output in Great Britain, 2008-2012
              • 3. Market Size And Trends

                  • 3.2 Market Size
                    • Table 3: The UK Market for Concrete and Concrete Products, 2008-2012
                  • 3.3 Market Segmentation
                    • Table 4: UK Production of Concrete and Concrete Products, by Type, 2008-2012
                  • Diagram 1: The UK Market for Concrete and Concrete Products, 2008-2012
                    • Diagram 1: The UK Market for Concrete and Concrete Products, 2008-2012
                  • 3.4 Ready Mixed Concrete
                    • Table 5: The UK Market for Ready Mixed Concrete, 2008-2012
                  • 3.5 Cement
                    • Table 6: The UK Market for Cement, 2008-2012
                  • 3.6 Concrete Bricks & Blocks
                    • Table 7: UK Market for Concrete Bricks & Blocks, 2008-2012
                  • 3.6.1 Dense Concrete Blocks
                    • Table 8: UK Market for Dense Concrete Building Blocks, 2008-2012
                  • 3.6.2 Lightweight Concrete Blocks
                    • Table 9: UK Market for Lightweight Concrete Building Blocks, 2008-2012
                  • 3.6.3 Aerated Concrete Blocks
                    • Table 10: UK Market for Aerated Concrete Building Blocks, 2008-2012
                  • 3.6.4 Concrete Bricks
                    • Table 11: UK Market for Concrete Bricks, 2008-2012
                  • 3.7 Concrete Paving, Flagstones and Rooftiles
                    • Table 12: UK Market for Concrete Paving, Flagstones & Roof Tiles, 2008-2012
                  • 3.8 Pipes
                    • Table 13: UK Market for Total and Underground Concrete Tubes and Pipes, 2008-2012
                  • 3.9 Seasonality of Sales
                    • Table 14: Seasonal Sales of Ready Mixed Concrete in the UK, 2008-2012
                    • Table 15: Seasonal Sales of Cement in the UK, 2008-2012
                    • Table 16: Seasonal Sales of Dense Aggregate Concrete Blocks in the UK, 2008-2012
                    • Table 17: Seasonal Sales of Lightweight Aggregate Concrete Blocks in the UK, 2008-2012
                    • Table 18: Seasonal Sales of Aerated Concrete Blocks in the UK, 2008-2012
                    • Table 19: Seasonal Sales of Concrete Roofing Tiles, Paving and Flagstones in the UK, 2008-2012
                  • 3.10 Regional Sales
                    • Table 20: Regional Public Housing Construction Output, 2008-2012
                    • Table 21: Regional Private Housing Construction Output, 2008-2012
                    • Table 22: Regional Private Commercial Construction Output, 2008-2012
                    • Table 23: Regional Private Industrial Construction Output, 2008-2012
                    • Table 24: Regional Public Non-residential Construction Output, 2008-2012
                    • Table 25: Sales of Concrete Blocks in Great Britain, by Region, 2008-2012
                • 4. Supply Sources

                    • 4.2 Production
                      • Table 26: UK Production of Concrete and Concrete Products, 2009-2012
                      • Table 27: UK Production of Concrete and Concrete Products, by Type, 2008-2012
                    • 4.3 Imports
                      • Table 28: UK Imports of Concrete and Concrete Products, 2008-2012
                      • Table 29: UK Imports of Concrete and Concrete Products, by Type, 2008-2012
                    • 4.4 Exports
                      • Table 30: Total UK Exports of Concrete and Concrete Products, 2008-2012
                      • Table 31: UK Exports of Concrete and Concrete Products, by Type, 2008-2012
                    • 4.5 Trade Surplus/Deficit
                      • Table 32: Total UK Trade Surplus and Deficit in Concrete and Concrete Products, 2008-2012
                      • Table 33: UK Trade Surplus (Deficit) in Concrete Products, by Type, 2008-2012
                  • 5. Industry Structure

                      • 5.2 Industry Development
                        • Table 34: Analysis of the Changes in the Structure of the Concrete Products for Construction Sector, 2008-2012
                      • 5.3 Structure by Employment
                        • Table 35: Analysis of the Employment Structure of Concrete Products for Construction Industry, 2001-2012
                      • 5.4 Structure by Turnover
                        • Table 36: Analysis of the Financial Structure of Concrete Products for Construction Sector, 2011-2012
                        • Table 38: Analysis of the Financial Structure of the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry, 2011 and 2012
                        • Table 39: Analysis of the Financial Structure of the Fibre Cement Industry, 2011 and 2012
                        • Table 40: Analysis of the Financial Structure of the Manufacture of Other Articles of Concrete, Plaster and Cement Industry, 2011 and 2012
                      • 5.5 Company Profiles
                        • 5.5.1 Hanson Quarry Products Europe
                          • Table 41: Financial Analysis of Hanson Quarry Products Europe, 2007-2011
                        • 5.5.2 Hanson Building Products
                          • Table 42: Financial Analysis of Hanson Building Products, 2007-2011
                        • 5.5.3 Lafarge Cement UK
                            • Table 43: Financial Analysis of Lafarge Cement UK, 2005-2009
                          • 5.5.4 Hanson Cement (formerly Castle Cement)
                            • Table 44: Financial Analysis of Castle Cement, 2007-2011
                          • 5.5.5 H+H UK
                            • Table 45: Financial Analysis of H+H UK, 2007-2011
                          • 5.5.6 Marshalls Mono
                            • Table 46: Financial Analysis of Marshalls Mono, 2007-2011
                          • 5.5.7 Plasmor
                            • Table 47: Financial Analysis of Plasmor, 2008-2012
                          • 5.5.8 Lafarge Aggregates
                              • Table 48: Financial Analysis of Lafarge Aggregates, 2007-2011
                            • 5.5.9 Monier (formerly Lafarge Roofing)
                              • Table 49: Financial Analysis of Monier Redland, 2007-2011
                            • 5.5.10 Cemex UK Operations
                              • Table 50: Financial Analysis of Cemex UK Operations, 2007-2011
                            • 5.5.11 Stanton Bonna Concrete
                              • Table 51: Financial Analysis of Stanton Bonna Concrete, 2007-2011
                            • 5.5.12 Tarmac
                              • Table 52: Financial Analysis of Tarmac, 2005-2009
                          • 6. Distribution

                              • 6.2 Ready Mixed Concrete
                                • 6.3 Cement
                                  • Table 53: Distribution of Bagged Cement in the UK, 2012
                                • 6.4 Concrete Bricks & Blocks
                                  • Table 54: Distribution of Concrete Bricks & Blocks in the UK, 2012
                                • 6.5 Concrete Paving & Flagstones
                                  • Table 55: Distribution of Concrete Paving & Flagstones in the UK, 2012
                                • 6.6 Concrete Roofing Tiles
                                  • Table 56: Distribution of Concrete Roofing Tiles in the UK, 2012
                                • 6.7 Concrete Pipes
                                  • Table 57: Distribution of Concrete Pipes in the UK, 2012
                              • 7. End Use Markets

                                  • 7.2 Housing
                                    • 7.2.1 Public Housing
                                      • Table 58: Analysis of New Public Housing Construction Output in Great Britain, 2008-2012
                                      • Table 59: Public Housing Starts and Completions in the UK, 2008-2012
                                    • 7.2.2 Private Housing
                                      • Table 60: Analysis of Private Housing Construction Output in Great Britain, 2008-2012
                                      • Table 61: Private New Housing Starts and Completions in the UK, 2008-2012
                                    • 7.3 Private Commercial Construction
                                        • Table 62: Analysis of Private Commercial Construction Output in Great Britain, 2008-2012
                                        • Table 63: Analysis of Private Commercial Construction in Great Britain, by Type, 2008-2012
                                      • 7.4 Private Industrial Construction
                                        • Table 64: Analysis of Private Industrial Construction Output in Great Britain, 2008-2012
                                        • Table 65: Analysis of Private Industrial New Construction Work in Great Britain, By Sector 2008-2012
                                      • 7.5 Other Public Construction
                                          • Table 66: Analysis of Public Sector Non-Residential Construction Output in Great Britain, 2008-2012
                                          • Table 67: Analysis of Public Sector Non-Residential Construction in Great Britain, by Type, 2008-2012
                                        • 7.6 Civil Engineering
                                          • Table 68: Civil Engineering Construction Output in Great Britain, 2008-2012
                                      • 8. Forecast

                                          • 8.2 The Market
                                              • Table 69: Forecast Construction Output in Great Britain, 2013-2017
                                              • Table 70: Forecast Private Housing Output in Great Britain, 2013-2017
                                              • Table 71: Forecast Public Housing Output in Great Britain, 2013-2017
                                              • Table 72: Forecast Private Commercial Construction Output in Great Britain, 2013-2017
                                              • Table 73: Forecast of Private Commercial Construction in Great Britain, by Sector, 2013-2017
                                              • Table 74: Forecast Private Industrial Construction Output in Great Britain, 2013-2017
                                              • Table 75: Forecast of Private Industrial New Construction Work in Great Britain, By Sector 2013-2017
                                              • Table 76: Departmental Expenditure of Capital Spending by the Private Sector on Signed Projects under PFI, 2012-2013
                                              • Table 77: Forecast Public Non-residential Construction Output in Great Britain, 2013-2017
                                              • Table 78: Forecast of Public Non-residential Construction in Great Britain, by Type, 2013-2017
                                              • Table 79: Forecast Civil Engineering Construction Output in Great Britain, 2013-2017
                                              • Table 80: Forecast UK Market for Concrete and Concrete Products, 2013-2017
                                            • Diagram 2: UK Market Development of Concrete and Concrete Products Market, 2008-2017
                                              • Diagram 2: UK Market Development of Concrete and Concrete Products Market, 2008-2017
                                              • Table 81: Forecast UK Market for Concrete and Concrete Products, by Type, 2013-2017
                                          • 9. Further Sources & Contacts

                                            • 9.1 Trade Associations
                                              • 9.2 Trade Magazines
                                                • 9.3 Trade Exhibitions

                                                Companies Covered

                                                To learn more about the companies covered in this report please contact us.

                                                Concrete and Concrete Products (Industrial Report) - UK - April 2013

                                                £995.00 (Excl.Tax)