Damp squib: Industry revenue struggles to rise as external competition remains strong

The Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing industry has been subject to difficult conditions over the past five years. Domestic manufacturers face fierce competition from cheaper alternative products. Sanitary fixtures made from plastic, PVC or stainless steel have grown in popularity, contributing to a long-term decline in industry revenue over the past decade, although revenue has grown slightly in the past five years. Imports of ceramic products have also destabilised local producers. Demand for industry products was hit hard by the economic downturn and the subsequent collapse in construction activity, and the industry has not recovered since then. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase at a compound annual rate of 0.3%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Competition from plastic sanitary fixtures has weighed on the industry over the past five years
  • The fall in the value of the pound since the EU referendum is expected to increase input costs
  • Restrictions to trade after Britain leaves the European Union are anticipated to affect the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    After a decade of significant restructuring, the industry has become more concentrated. Obsolete plants have been closed and some manufacturing capacity has been moved offshore, resulting in the industry contracting. The value of local product shipments has also declined over the past five years.The four largest players are Ideal Standard (UK) Ltd, the Bristan Group Ltd, The Imperial Bathroom Company Ltd and TCL Manufacturing Ltd. Together, these firms are expected to generate 88.9% of industry revenue in 2017-18, giving the industry a very high market share concentration...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Real household disposable income in the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry?

    Firms in this industry manufacture ceramic sanitary fixtures and bathroom accessories, including ceramic sinks, washbasins and pedestals, baths, bidets, lavatory pans, cisterns and urinals.

    Industry Products
  • Basic toilet systems
  • Specialised sanitary fixtures
  • Urinals
  • Washbasins
  • Baths
  • Other sanitaryware
  • Industry Activities
  • Ceramic lavatory pan
  • Ceramic cistern
  • Ceramic bidet
  • Ceramic urinal
  • Ceramic washbasin
  • Ceramic sink
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Demand from primary form plastics manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Sanitaryware substitution
  • Operators down the drain
  • EU referendum
  • Activity in the pipeline
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Improving economic conditions
  • Leaving the European Union
  • Sinking sales
  • Table: Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Residential Nursing Care

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dye & Pigment Manufacturing
  • Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply
  • Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction
  • Manufacture of Refractory Products
  • Meat Processing
  • Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

  • Products & Services
  • Basic toilet systems
  • Washbasins
  • Baths
  • Urinals
  • Other sanitaryware
  • Specialised sanitary fixtures
  • Chart: Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Household market
  • Non-residential property market
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWage costsRoad transport servicesUtilities and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Ideal Standard (UK) Ltd, Bristan Group Ltd,
  • Table: Ideal Standard (UK) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Bristan Group Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A term that describes various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a non-metallic mineral, such as clay.
  • Cistern
  • A tank that holds the water reserve for toilet flushing.
  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic materials made by heating clay at high temperatures to produce a strong translucent surface. Porcelain is used for kitchenware, sanitaryware, electric insulators and dental products.
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