2020 SRW Sales Survey released, 2.3% increase reported

Compared to sales in 2019, the overall sales of segmental retaining wall (SRW) units increased 2.6% in the US and decreased by 0.1% in Canada between 2018 and 2019, according to a study released by the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA).

The 2020 NCMA SRW Sales Survey is the fifth year of this industry survey. In total, 39 individual companies provided data for the survey, from both SRW producers and SRW licensors. The producers that responded represent 174 plant locations across the United States and Canada in 2019. Data was submitted in four different categories of SRW products: ‘DOT quality products’, ‘8 in. height SRW units’, ‘6 in. height SRW units’, ‘Boundary wall units’ (such as those used for fences or other vertical applications not retaining soil) and ‘other’ (which includes all other SRW products smaller than 6 in. high).

The category with the largest growth in 2019 was ‘Other SRW products’, which experienced a 2.5% increase in sales from 2018. Increases in sales in 2019 were also seen for ‘8 in. height SRW units’ and ‘DOT quality products’.

Wayne Villaluna, Basalite and NCMA SRW Committee Chair said “this survey and the data it conveys truly speaks for itself. Altogether, it shows the continued strength of the segmental retaining wall unit market and its overall demand. The continued sales growth year-over-year benefits all in the industry, including producers, designers, engineers, and those who supply machinery, materials, and other products to segmental retaining wall producers. It’s extremely promising.”

From the available data it is estimated that the total sales of SRWs in the US and Canada was 237.7 million sq. ft. of wall face.

The complete survey is available for purchase for $1,500 to individuals who are not members of NCMA. NCMA members pay only $250. Click here to buy it online. NCMA members should contact NCMA at (703) 713-1900 for member discounts and other purchase options.

Published November 19, 2020
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