ICPI confirms growth in segmental concrete pavements

Sources: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.; CP staff

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has released its annual Industry Sales Profile, representing the most accurate and current sales information publicly available on the United States and Canadian segmental concrete pavement industry. The Profile tracks growth trends indicative of 100-plus producers running about 250 high-output machines in more than 200 plant locations. 

Twenty producers operating 130 paver machines participated in a survey forming the basis for the 30-page 2020 Industry Sales Profile. Respondents provided 2018 and 2019 shipment data for concrete pavers, permeable pavers, grid paving units and paving slabs to reveal year-over-year trends in residential, commercial, municipal and industrial markets. The report also provides overall sales trends since 2011, which demonstrates continued industry growth since private and public construction emerged from the Great Recession.

Among 2020 Profile notables: Combined U.S. and Canada permeable paver sales (PICP) grew from 1.61 million square feet in 2018 to 1.71 million square feet in 2019 among the companies responding to the survey. When projected to the total number of producers, PICP leads the segmental pavement market in growth in the U.S. Looking back at previous years’ survey results, the data suggests continued growth above industry averages compared to other paving products. The trend is likely driven by regulations on reducing stormwater runoff pollutants and volumes in commercial and residential projects.

Copies of the ICPI Industry Sales Profile are provided free to survey participants and available for purchase from the ICPI website at https://icpi.org/bookstore.