The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and
statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.
Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts,
with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces
and relationships that affect industries and their performance.
Report contents include:
- Market size and characteristics
- Key statistics and ratios
- Current performance
- Competitive landscape
- Major firms and market share
- Key risk and success factors
- Five-year growth forecast
Industry Sales Profile
Annual industry sales profile for the North American market provides production, sales, and distribution data
for the interlocking pavement, masonry unit, and segmental retaining wall industries in the U.S. and Canada,
with detailed data breakdowns provided on a per manufacturer and on a per country and total market basis. Selected
excerpts from this publication including a detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.
Cement & Concrete Product / Clay Product & Refractory Manufacturing
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a
five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:
- Industry overview
- Recent developments
- Critical issues and challenges
- Business trends and opportunities
- Executive insights
- Financial benchmarking data
- Five-year growth forecast
Information resources available from this trade association include:
Overview of the Industry
Introductory section provides a summary overview of the industry with a focus on what brick is, how it is
made and used, and its contribution to the overall U.S. economy. All information is available free online.
Annual Sales and Marketing Report
Annual sales and marketing publication features comprehensive statistical data and trends for the clay building
products industry, and also includes monthly shipping statistics based on monthly reporting by association
members. Publication is available to members only; contact association for more information.
Annual Brick Industry Report
Brick and Block
Annual statistical report provides information on manufacturing plants, capacity, production, and shipments,
with shipments data broken out by destination, unit/product type/size, end use, and sales method, and also
includes an analysis of construction activity for the residential and non-residential markets by geographic
region and a forecast and trends analysis for the year ahead. Report can be downloaded and viewed online.
Comprehensive study provides in-depth analysis of this product sector in the U.S., with information provided
including historical demand and forecasts by material type (e.g., clay, concrete), end-user market sector (e.g.,
residential, nonresidential, and non-building), application (e.g., structural, chimney, siding, and fencing),
and geographic region. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.
Industry Financial Ratios
Brick and Concrete Block Manufacturers
Search for "327121" and "327331"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios,
with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
- Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
- Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
- Cash flow analysis
- Liquidity and working capital ratios
- Profitability and return on investment ratios
- Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
- Capital structure and debt service ratios
Risk Management Association Annual Statement Studies
Brick & Concrete Block Manufacturers
Search for "327121" and
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial
ratios for companies in this industry. Report includes five years of historical data with the most recent year's
data broken out by sales and assets size range. Sample report can be viewed free online.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Annual wage surveys provide hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in these manufacturing sectors
on a national, state, and metro area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean,
median, upper/lower quartiles, and upper/lower deciles. All information is available free online.