The construction materials industry has a number of sub-sectors that have different dynamics and which require different capabilities and resources. The trade data for several construction material sub-industries for Georgia was assessed to identify any additional potential industries.
Apart from timber, clay-based construction materials (ceramic tile, ceramic sanitary wear, brick and tile) and basalt (stone wool), Georgia has trade deficits in all sub-categories consistently (except for cement - Georgia has a deficit in cement only in year 2010).
This document briefly analyzes Georgia’s potential to manufacturer a small range of construction materials based on a range of factors. These include local growth potential, contribution to narrowing the trade deficit, ease of entry into the industry, production intensity, availability of inputs, technology needs and regional competition.
Rather than indicate specific construction materials Georgia has the potential to excel at, it does give a prioritization with which construction materials could be studied in greater detail.