Concrete Contractors in Canada Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated

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Canadian construction markets are projected to progress steadily in the five years to 2020, fuelling the Concrete Contractors industry and, over the five-year period, industry revenue is expected to grow. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Concrete Contractors industry in its growing industry report collection.

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Stable growth across residential and commercial segments benefits industry participants

The Concrete Contractors industry plays a central role throughout Canada's construction sector. Virtually every newly built structure requires concrete, most commonly as a building's foundation, floor, internal superstructure or exterior cladding. Concrete is used heavily for raising office buildings and retail structures (e.g. malls and civic centres), as well as in energy infrastructure, construction of highways and other industrial buildings. Many contractors also rely on the single-family housing market, which provides smaller operators with a high volume of contracts each year. “However, larger operators rely less on the housing market and more on other markets, such as bridge and tunnel construction,” IBISWorld Economic Analyst Omar Khedr says in the updated report. As a result of the diverse uses for concrete, the industry has trended upwards over the past five years. However, volatility in downstream industries has taken a toll, leading to a slow level of revenue growth for this period. In the five years to 2015, IBISWorld anticipates that the industry will grow.

Over the five-year period the Concrete Contractors industry has seen profit margins increase due to a quick rebound in the housing market from 2010 until 2012. As demand fluctuated over the period, the pool of work for industry operators increased overall, leading to less price competition and, in turn, benefiting margins. However, with barriers to entry being low, competition in this segment remains high, inhibiting profit margins from widening too much. In the next five years, profit margins are expected to improve slightly as demand from the construction and government sectors continue to improve.

Canadian construction markets are projected to progress steadily in the five years to 2020, fuelling the Concrete Contractors industry. Over the five-year period, industry revenue is expected to grow. “In the previous five-year period, the industry experienced instability as a result of volatility in the downstream residential construction market,” Khedr says in the updated report. However, the next five years, will be characterized by more stable growth across the residential and commercial segments, benefiting industry participants and helping revenue grow faster than in the previous five-year period.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Concrete Contractors in Canada industry report page.

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Establishments in this industry primarily pour, build and finish concrete foundations and structural elements such as retaining walls and private driveways and walks. Industry firms also perform grout and shotcrete work. The work performed may include new work, additions, alterations, maintenance and repairs.

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