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Article: Opportunity in Business: CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS - 01 Aug 2010
The industry has a number of advantages. These are:
  • Competitive price and quality
  • Environment-friendly operations
  • Customer orientation
  • Sales and delivery reliability
  • Post-sales service commitments

Product Scope

Wood-Based Products

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Joineries / moldings
  • Door and window frames
  • Plywood and veneer
  • Parquet panels / wood tiles
  • Panels / boards of waste wood

Metal-Based Products   

Iron and Steel Products

  • Doors, windows and frames
  • Staples
  • Nails
  • Screws, hooks and rings
  • Chain parts
  • Bars, rods and profiles
  • Washers
  • Rails
  • Junction boxes
  • Tubes and pipes
  • Sheets
  • Others such as electrical parts used in buildings

Other Metal Products : 

Aluminum Products

  • Rods, bars and profiles
  • Plates, sheets and strips
  • Ingots and pigs
  • Doors, windows and frames
  • Tube/pipe fittings
  • Hollow profiles
Copper Products
  • Wires and cables
  • Screws
  • Bolts and nuts
  • Plumbing fittings
Base Metals / Metal Carbides
  • Wires
  • Mountings / fittings
Lead Products
  • Tubes and pipes
Non-Metallic, Mineral-Based ProductsMarble and other Stone Products
  • Tiles and slabs
  • Kitchen and bathroom countertops
  • Columns
  • Fireplaces
  • Mosaic for floorings, walls and borders
Clay and Ceramic Products
  • Chimney-pots
  • Liners
  • Cornices
  • Roofing tiles
  • Floor tiles
  • Insulators
  • Bricks
  • Sanitary wares
Glass Materials
  • Laminated glass
  • Float/surface glass
  • Cast and rolled glass
  • Paving block slabs, art-pressed/molded glass
  • Insulators
  • Multi-cellular glass
  • Foam glass
Cement Products
  • Building blocks and bricks
  • Refractory pipes
  • Pozzolan cement
  • Portland cement
  • White cement
  • Cement fiberboard
  • Sheets/panels
  • Tiles
  • Gaskets
  • Tubes, pipes and fittings
  • Electrical parts used in buildings
Chemical-Based Products
  • PVC / Plastic and Vinyl Products
  • Lavatory covers
  • Shutters, blinds
  • Boards, panels, consoles
  • Moldings
  • Switches
  • Electrical parts used in buildings
  • Insulators
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Door and window frames
  • Baths
  • Wash basins and sinks
  • Floor coverings
  • Faucets
  • Junction boxes

Paints and Varnishes

Other Resource-Based Products

  • Pre-fabricated buildings and modular-type structures of materials other than metal
  • Fiber-based products
  • Shell products
  • Rubber products

Exports of Construction Materials (1996-2000)

Exports from 1996 to 2000 increased at an average annual rate of 16.5%:

  • Covered 135 Philippine Standard Commodity Classification (PSCC) categories.
  • Generated total revenues of US$ 337 million
  • Up by 79.7% (US$ 149.5 m) from 1999
  • Exports of construction materials accounted for 0.9% of total Philippine exports led by the following products:


    Value in US$ millionShare in Total RP Exports of Construction Materials (%)Ave. Annual Growth Rate, 1996-2000 (%)
    Builder's woodworks160.850.529
    Sanitary wares35.910.736

Construction Materials Quadrant

Quadrant I

  • Competitive in price and quality
  • With potential for domestic and export growth
  • With locally sourced raw materials
  • Need product and market development and promotion assistance
Quadrant II
  • Need more of policy intervention and infrastructure improvement for growth
  • Have significant shares in Philippine exports
Quadrant III
  • With potential for export development and growth
  • Need R&D to establish technical feasibility, market acceptability, cost and quality competitiveness
Quadrant IV

With limited prospects for growth

Source:  Department of  Trade and Industry,

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