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Abrasive Product Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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

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

The Abrasive Product Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Fluctuating global prices and high input competition have constrained industry growth
  • Industry performance is expected to remain exposed to fluctuations in the value of the pound
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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Abrasive Product Manufacturing industry is estimated to be in the decline phase of its life cycle. Key indicators of decline include slowing contribution to the economy, squeezed revenue and a dwindling number of industry enterprises. Industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the wider economy, is expected to rise at an estimated compound annual rate of 1% over the 10 years through 2021-22. Over the same period the UK economy is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3%. This is indicative of an industry in the decline stage of its life cycle.

The industry suffered under the strain of the economic downturn, but it was already declining prior to this. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Abrasive Product Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Abrasive Product Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to provide goods/services in diverse locations
  • Effective quality control
  • Establishment of brand names
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from motor vehicle manufacturing and Industrial production index in the Abrasive Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Industrial production index
  • Total value of construction
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Current Performance
  • Recent growth
  • The high road
  • Rough patch
  • International competition
  • Profit and employment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Smoother progress
  • Input prices and import penetration
  • Enterprise, employment and profitability
  • Table: Abrasive Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Abrasive Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity Supply
  • Paper & Paperboard Manufacturing
  • Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Coated abrasives
  • Bonded abrasives
  • Abrasive grains
  • Superabrasives
  • Chart: Abrasive Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • General manufacturers
  • Construction sector
  • Motor vehicle manufacturers
  • Aerospace manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Abrasive Product Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Abrasive Product Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Abrasive Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Saint-Gobain Abrasives Ltd
    Sia Abrasives (GB) Ltd
    Washington Mills Electro Minerals Ltd
  • Table: Saint-Gobain Abrasives Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Sia Abrasives (GB) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Washington Mills Electro Minerals Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Abrasive Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Abrasive Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • Removing unwanted edges or pieces of material from a workpiece.
  • Electroplated Products
  • Electroplated products consist of a single layer of diamond or cubic boron nitride (CBN) superabrasive particles that have been bonded to a metal surface in a nickel electroplated bath.
  • Grit
  • A dominant component to abrasive products. The small, coarse abrasive particles or granules, such as of sand.
  • Superabrasive
  • An abrasive that is manufactured using diamond or cubic boron nitride (CBN), and is used to machine a broad range of materials, especially those otherwise difficult to handle.
  • Vitrified
  • Glass-based; made via vitrification of clays and feldspar (rock).

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Abrasive Product Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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