|Last Quarterly Update:||2/13/2017|
|SIC Codes:||3211, 3221, 3229, 3231, 3241, 3251, 3253, 3255, 3259, 3261, 3262, 3264, 3271, 3272, 3273, 3274, 3275, 3281, 3291, 3295, 3296, 3297|
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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 (Austria).
Leading countries for the manufacture of nonmetallic mineral products include China, France, Germany, Japan, and the US. China is a leading consumer of many nonmetallic mineral products including cement, glass products, abrasives, and refractories.
The US nonmetallic mineral products industry includes about 10,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $119 billion. Coverage of key components of the nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing industry can be found in the following industry profiles: Abrasives Manufacturing, Cement & Concrete Product Manufacturing, China & Earthenware Plumbing Fixture Manufacturing, Clay Product & Refractory Manufacturing, and Glass & Glass Product Manufacturing.
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 ...
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