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Bearing & Gear Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Bearing & Gear Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C28.150 | Oct 2016

Out of gear: Industry revenue continues to decline as import competition intensifies

IBISWorld’s Bearing & Gear Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
NSK Europe Ltd NSK Europe Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry manufactures a wide range of ball bearings, gearboxes, clutches, transmission shafts, flywheels, pulleys and a variety of related parts. Trends in imports and exports have a significant influence on the industry's performance, since exports account for the majority of industry revenue and imports satisfy the bulk of domestic demand. However, both import and export values are distorted due to the high level of re-export activity.

The past five years have been challenging for industry participants, as bleak industrial production activity has dampened demand. Intense import competition, reductions in manufacturing capacity and deteriorating export sales also hampered industry performance... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The capital intensity of an industry is determined by comparing the human and equipment factors of production using wages and depreciation costs as proxies. High depreciation costs indicate a high level of investment in depreciable assets such as buildings and equipment, suggesting high capital intensity. Conversely, high wage costs demonstrate high labour intensity.

The industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity with an estimated capital-to-labour ratio of 1:10.52 in 2016-17. This indicates that for every £1.00 spent on capital, £10.52 will be spent on labour. Labour costs in the industry are high as skilled staff are required to manufacture products. Alt.. purchase to read more


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What is the Bearing & Gear Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in the industry manufacture ball and roller bearings, mechanical power transmission chains, clutches, flywheels, pulleys, gears and gearboxes, and the relevant parts. Operators do not assemble power transmission equipment used in vehicles or aircraft. The manufacture of hydraulic transmission equipment and electromagnetic clutches is also excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Bearing housingsChainsBall bearingsRoller bearingsGearboxesSub-partsClutches and shaft couplingsFlywheels and other products
Industry Activities
Manufacturing ball and roller bearingsManufacturing bearing housings and plain shaft bearingsManufacturing clutches and shaft couplingsManufacturing transmission shafts and cranksManufacturing gearboxes and gearsManufacturing flywheels and pulleysManufacturing parts of gears and bearings

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