Competitive Analysis of the Construction Materials Sector on the Island of Ireland

In 2012 InterTradeIreland, the Irish Concrete Federation and the Quarry Products Association of Northern Ireland published a competitive analysis of the construction materials sector on the island of Ireland. The report articulated a vision for the sector based on a combination of strong management capability, efficient use of resources/capacity, product quality and innovation. This report updates that research and finds that the recovery in construction materials output is regionally concentrated, driven, in part, by exports and for it to be consolidated and broadened there is a need for greater levels of investment, regulation and innovation within the sector.