Global Bricks Industry

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Global Bricks industry

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This report analyzes the Global and European markets for Bricks in US$ Million. Annual forecasts are provided for the period 2006 through 2015. The report profiles 37 companies including Acme Brick Company, Inc., Featherlite Building Products Corporation, Boral Bricks Inc., BrickWorks Limited, Carolina Ceramics Brick Company, Castaic Brick Manufacturing Co., Cemex SAB de CV, Rinker Group Limited, Cherokee Brick & Tile Company, CRH Plc., Glen-Gery Corporation, Old Castle Architectural Product Group, HeidelbergCement AG, Hanson Building Products Ltd., Hanson Building Products North America, Imerys Group, Lawrenceville Brick Incorporated, Lee Masonry Products Inc., Redland Brick Inc., Robinson Brick Company, Wienerberger Baustoffindustrie AG, Arriscraft International Inc., Baggeridge Brick Ltd., and General Shale Brick Incorporated. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

BRICKS MCP-6004

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW II-1

A Prelude II-1

Construction Materials Industry: An Overview II-1

Diverse Facets: At a Glance II-2

Key Statistics: II-2

Table 1: Global Construction Materials Market (2007):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Category

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Impact of Recession II-3

Soft Housing & Construction Industry Cast a Dampener On Growth II-3

Decline in Housing Construction Activity II-3

Cyclicality & Seasonality II-4

Region Specific Demand II-4

Cost Component II-4

Table 2: Basic Cost Structure of a Brick Manufacturer

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Distribution & Supply II-5

Noteworthy Drivers & Trends II-5

New Housing Construction & Renovation: A Fundamental Growth

Driver II-5

Product Assortment Keeps Consumer Interests Sufficiently

Kindled II-6

The Market Faces the Heat of Product Substitution II-7

Widespread Consumer Awareness: A Crucible for Success II-7

Recognition of Intrinsic Cost Benefits: Critical to Market

Acceptance II-7

Energy Efficiency: A Primer Benefit Encouraging Growth II-7

Sustainable Building Practices Spur Growth II-8

Bricks Industry Embracing E-Commerce II-8

Captivating Customers through TQM II-9

Competitive Landscape II-9

2. REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE II-10

United States II-10

Current and Future Analysis II-10

Market Overview II-10

Housing Activity in United States II-10

Table 3: Housing Starts in the United States (2007-2009):

Yearly Breakdown of Number of Housing Starts (In 000 Units)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 4: Housing Starts in the United States (2007-2009):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Housing Starts by

Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Key Statistics: II-12

Table 5: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Brick

Market - Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years

2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Market Share Statistics: II-12

Table 6: US Bricks Market (2008): Percentage Share Breakdown

of Sales by Key Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 7: US Brick & Block Market (2007): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Volume Sales By Material Type (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 8: Building Materials Market in the US (2006):

Percentage Breakdown of Cladding Materials Used in New Homes

by Type - Vinyl, Brick, Wood, Stucco, Aluminum, and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 9: Brick and Structural Clay Tiles Market in the US

(2006): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Category -

Building or Common Brick, Glazed Brick and Other Brick, and

Brick and Structural Clay Tile (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 10: US Common Clay Brick Market (2006): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Exports-Imports: II-14

Table 11: US Exports of Ceramic Building Bricks (2008):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by Key

Destination Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 12: US Imports of Ceramic Building Bricks (2008):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Key Countries

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Canada II-15

Current and Future Analysis II-15

Key Statistics: II-15

Table 13: Canadian Exports of Ceramic Building Bricks

(2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by Key

Destination Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 14: Canadian Imports of Ceramic Building Bricks

(2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Key

Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Europe II-16

Current and Future Analysis II-16

Key Statistics: II-16

Table 15: UK Facing Bricks Market (2008): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Revenues by End Use Sector (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 16: French Building Bricks Market (2007): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Sales by Type of Building Material

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 17: French Building Bricks Market (2007): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Sales by Key Player (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17

Table 18: French Clay Bricks Market (2007): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Sales by Type of Construction (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17

Table 19: Romanian Bricks Market (2006): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Revenues by Key Players (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-18

Asia - Pacific II-18

Current & Future Analysis II-18

Focus on Select Markets II-18

Australia II-18

Table 20: Australian Clay Bricks Market (2006): Percentage

Breakdown of Value Sales by Key Players (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

China II-19

China Expedites Abolition of Solid Clay Bricks II-19

Flourishing Demand for Advanced Building Materials II-19

INDIA - A Major Brick Market II-19

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-20

Introduction II-20

Benefits of Using Bricks II-20

Raw Materials Used in Brick Production II-21

Brick Manufacturing Process II-21

Brick-Forming Processes II-22

Extrusion or Stiff-mud Process II-22

Molding or Soft-mud Process II-22

Pressing or Dry-press Process II-22

Fly Ash Brick-Making II-22

Steps in Brick Making Process II-22

Chamfering II-22

Coating II-23

Drying II-23

Firing II-23

Setting and Packaging II-23

Fired Brick Colors II-23

Brick Types II-24

Common Brick II-24

Face Brick II-24

Refractory Bricks II-24

Calcium Silicate Bricks II-24

Glazed Bricks II-25

Bricks According to Composition & Structure II-25

Bricks According to Quality II-26

Brick Classification According to Dimension and Strength II-27

Bricks Used for Construction Purposes: II-28

Sand Lime Bricks II-28

Stabilized Soil Bricks II-28

Fly Ash Bricks II-28

Clay Brick Types II-28

Engineering Bricks II-28

Common Bricks II-29

Paving bricks II-29

Facing Bricks II-29

Special Shaped Bricks II-30

Handmade Bricks II-30

Hollow Bricks II-30

Burnt Clay Bricks II-30

Brick Grading II-30

Brick Siding II-30

Brick Masonry II-31

Quality Standards II-32

Application of Bricks II-32

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/LAUNCHES II-33

Hanson Launches New Highland Range of Bricks II-33

Esk Building Products Introduces New Calcium Silicate Bricks II-33

Acme Brick Launches New Forms of Modular and King Sized Bricks II-33

Redland Brick Introduces Tuscan Collection Genuine Clay Pavers II-33

Hanson Brick Unveils New Clay-Brick Styles II-34

Austral Bricks Introduces Terracade TL II-35

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-36

Hanson Establishes New Soft Mud Factory II-36

Brampton Brick Establishes New Plant in Sullivan County II-36

Uganda Clays Opens New Facility II-36

Ultra Tech Cement Plans to Establish 200 UTBS Outlets II-36

Boral Bricks Erects Hi-Tech Facility II-36

Euclid Chemical Acquires Increte Systems II-37

Votorantim Cimentos North America Acquires Prairie Material

Sales II-37

Midwest Block & Brick Acquires Hill Thomas Brick II-37

Global Investment and Bina Holding Signs Agreement to Develop

Carthage Cement Facility II-37

Brikor Acquires Zululand Quarries Group II-37

Adelaide Brighton Acquires Hanson Building Products II-38

Wienerberger Acquires Minority Stake in IGM Ciglana d.o.o

Petrinja II-38

Boral Plans to Construct New Concrete Masonry Unit II-38

China Plans to Erect New Building Material Plants II-38

CGM Establishes New Refractory Production Facility II-38

Wienerberger Establishes New Brick Factory II-39

INAX Vietnam Establishes New Building Materials Plant II-39

Uganda Clays Establishes Automatic Clay Production Plant II-39

CSR Acquires Ross Companies II-39

Protolima Malaysia Plans to Setup a Facility for Conversion of

Household Waste into Construction Materials II-39

CERIC Signs Supply Contract for Brick Manufacturing Equipment

with OJSC Pobeda LSR II-40

Pobeda LSR Signs Contract with Kompakt to Build Brick Unit II-40

UniTile Establishes New Brick Factory II-40

Keramika Plans to Establish Ceramic Brick Production Facility II-40

NTPC Plans to Erect Special Purpose Vehicle II-40

Bharat Refractories Enters into Merger with SAIL II-41

Berger Paints Acquires Bolix II-41

Wienerberger Installs New Manufacturing Plant near Bangalore II-41

Seasun Infrastructure Plans to Construct Clay Bricks

Production Unit II-41

Hanson Paver Products Acquires NAVASTONE II-41

General Shale Brick Acquires Arriscraft International II-42

Cemstone Products Company Acquires Mankato Brick and

Rochester Brick II-42

Summit Brick & Tile Company Acquires Mayne Block & Stone II-42

Dixieline Lumber Company Acquires Sandstone Brick II-43

CRH PLC Acquires W.P. Rose Supply Co. II-43

Hanson Pipe & Precast Acquires Carolina Precast Concrete II-43

Wienerberger Acquires RIL Laterizi II-43

HeidelbergCement Acquires Hanson II-43

Wienerberger Acquires Baggeridge Brick II-43

Wienerberger Kirpich Plans to Erect Construction Plant II-44

Wienerberger Invests in Manufacturing Plant in Karnataka II-44

Co-Co Peat Bricks Erects New Coir Brick Manufacturing Facility II-44

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-45

Acme Brick Company, Inc (USA) II-45

Featherlite Building Products Corporation (USA) II-45

Boral Bricks Inc (USA) II-45

BrickWorks Limited (Australia) II-45

Carolina Ceramics Brick Company (USA) II-45

Castaic Brick Manufacturing Co (USA) II-46

Cemex SAB de CV (USA) II-46

Rinker Group Limited (USA) II-46

Cherokee Brick & Tile Company (USA) II-46

CRH Plc (USA) II-46

Glen-Gery Corporation (USA) II-47

Old Castle Architectural Product Group (USA) II-47

HeidelbergCement AG (Germany) II-47

Hanson Building Products Ltd (UK) II-47

Hanson Building Products North America (US) II-48

Imerys Group (France) II-49

Lawrenceville Brick Incorporated (USA) II-49

Lee Masonry Products Inc. (USA) II-49

Redland Brick Inc (USA) II-49

Robinson Brick Company (USA) II-50

Wienerberger Baustoffindustrie AG (Austria) II-50

Arriscraft International Inc (Canada) II-50

Baggeridge Brick Ltd (UK) II-50

General Shale Brick Incorporated (USA) II-51

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-52

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Brick Market by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin American Market

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$

Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 22: World 10-Year Perspective for Brick Market by

Geographic Region - Percentage Share Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and

Latin American Market for Years 2006, 2009 and 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 23: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Brick Market by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,

UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Market Independently

Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years

2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 24: European 10-Year Perspective for Brick Market by

Geographic Region - Percentage Share Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of

Europe Market for Years 2006, 2009 and 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

III. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 37 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 51)

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Region/Country Players

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The United States 17

Canada 2

Europe 20

France 4

Germany 1

The United Kingdom 4

Rest of Europe 11

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 9

Latin America 1

Africa 2

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