NCMA, ICPI confirm steady rebound in block, paver, SRW demand

Source: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.

The NCMA and Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s 2013 Industry Sales Profile provides timely data on North American concrete masonry unit, paver and segmental retaining wall product shipments, including gains from 2011 to 2012.

Reflecting results from a survey of 73 U.S. and Canadian producers, the Profile confirms unit masonry interests’ steady rebound from the recession. In the U.S., the survey finds a 2.2 percent increase in 2012 paver output over the prior year: 4.26 million square feet versus 4.17 million square feet per producer. Gray block output per producer increased 21 percent in 2012, to an average 8.1 million units versus the prior year’s 6.71 million unit average.

The 2013 Industry Sales Profile is the second survey with joint NCMA and ICPI member participation. Hard copies are available for $99, plus shipping and handling, from NCMA, 703/713-1900, or the Publications section at