This Market Intelligence Report focuses on the cement marketplace in the United States from a supply chain sourcing perspective. The report includes products ranging from hydraulic to non-hydraulic cement types. Primarily a fragmented and mature industry, cement has a well developed supplier base. The cement category has low product segmentation and serves primarily public and private construction markets. The demand for cement is generated by various downstream industries with primary drivers including economic growth, private and public construction. Key costs around the cement category include energy (industrial power, coal), raw materials (limestone, clay), labor and transportation (Freight). The major trends in the cement industry include the use of clean energy and introduction of new products, among others. Import activity in this sector is high and is exhibiting an increasing trend. Regulatory considerations include potential tariff exposure that ranges from 0 to 2.1 percent, dependent on the country of origin. The risk outlook for the cement industry is deteriorating based on the macroeconomic environment. Category management best practices around the cement industry include strategic sourcing practices.
Starting with detailed background information to provide category context, this report provides insight into the market drivers around demand and key costs, including both historical and forecasted commodity pricing. The supply base section covers the top suppliers, including high-level overviews and market news. The report presents the NAICS category cost structure and historical, current and future pricing curves as well as average margins on a current and 5 year basis. The trend section reports new and emerging industry directions. Regulatory considerations include tariff and taxation issues and developing governmental initiatives. Risk outlooks offer a view into upstream drivers that could adversely affect the industry and category. Insights and Best Practices share winning strategies around the management and sourcing of this category.