Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Industry
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Industry Analysis

Description

Companies in this industry manufacture clay products and refractories, glass and glass products, cement and concrete products, lime and gypsum products, and abrasives and other nonmetallic mineral products. Major companies include 3M, Ash Grove Cement Company, Guardian Industries, Kohler, and USG Corporation (all based in the US), as well as Asahi Glass and Noritake (both of Japan), Compagnie de Saint-Gobain (France), LafargeHolcim (Switzerland), and RHI Magnesita (the Netherlands).

Competitive Landscape

Demand is driven by industrial production and construction spending. Profitability depends on efficient operations, as many products are essentially commodities that compete primarily on price. Large companies have advantages of scale in purchasing and the ability to invest in equipment and technology that improve efficiency. Small companies can compete by offering specialized products, or by serving local markets. Overall, the industry in the US is fragmented: the top 50 companies account for about 45% of industry revenue.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major product groups include cement and concrete products (about 47% of industry revenue); glass and glass products (21%); abrasives, cut stone, mineral wool, and other nonmetallic mineral products (20%); clay products and refractories (6%); and lime and gypsum products (6%).

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Companies in this Country/Region:
Top Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Companies:
7625.566981M | China
7388.0885M | Germany
7055.0M | United States
4825.318591M | Brazil
3336.0M | United States
3208.579128M | China
2749.428M | United Arab Emirates
2486.597M | United States
2393.160272M | United States
1546.981945M | Germany
1465.274025M | China
1462.94925M | Australia
1248.877725M | United States
1239.473233M | China
1192.261M | Chile
1167.269418M | China
1136.7888M | Japan
1133.087572M | United States
1108.5679M | Switzerland
1075.570048M | Republic Of Korea
1051.297696M | United Kingdom

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