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Abrasive Product Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Abrasive Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C23.910 | Apr 2017

A rough patch: Uncertainty stemming from the EU referendum has constrained industry growth

IBISWorld’s Abrasive Product Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Saint-Gobain Abrasives Limited Saint-Gobain Abrasives Limited market share
Sia Abrasives Holding AG Sia Abrasives Holding AG market share
Washington Mills Electro Minerals Limited Washington Mills Electro Minerals Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Abrasive Product Manufacturing industry produces abrasives for a range of applications from sanding to sawing. Subdued economic conditions and stagnant construction and manufacturing activity until 2012-13 negatively affected demand for industry products. Since then, industry revenue growth has been supported by robust demand from growing motor vehicle manufacturing and construction activity. This has been the result of strengthening economic conditions and government led initiatives such as the Help to Buy Scheme for first-time homebuyers and the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative. Despite these positive trends, the industry has remained dogged by fluctuating foreign exchange conditions, volatile input costs and high import competition... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The industry's geographic spread broadly reflects distribution of major UK manufacturing centres. Manufacturing facilities are typically located close to port, rail or road links to facilitate raw material intakes and the distribution of finished goods.

The West and East Midlands

Activity is concentrated in the key manufacturing regions of the West and East Midlands. The two regions account for 25% and 8.3% of industry establishments respectively. The midlands are traditionally a major location for motor vehicle manufacturing, an important downstream industry for abrasive product manufacturers.

The South East

The South East, another important manufacturing region, also accounts for a substantial share of abrasives output, with 16.7% o.. purchase to read more


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What is the Abrasive Product Manufacturing Industry?

Firms in this industry manufacture abrasive products such as sanding and grinding discs, coated sanding blocs and sandpaper.

Industry Products
Abrasive grainsBonded abrasivesCoated abrasivesSuperabrasives
Industry Activities
Coated abrasivesAbrasive grainsBonded abrasivesSuperabrasives

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