Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Brick and Tile Manufacturing Industry produce clay bricks and tiles for use in the downstream building and construction markets. Industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 10.9% over the five years through 2016-17, though this growth rate is distorted by low revenue in the base year of the period. The trend reflects the general recovery in key downstream markets, which has supported greater industry demand. Demand for bricks and tiles has been stimulated by a resurgent property market, driven by favourable lending conditions, government policy and rising consumer and business confidence for much of the period. Despite recent gains, industry revenue is expected to remain below pre-recession levels... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The South East
Approximately 18.9% of industry establishments are located in the South East. Concentration in the area is not surprising given that the region has the highest share of construction activity within the United Kingdom, thus presenting operators with close access to a variety of downstream markets. The region is key for the production of clay bricks, as well as ceramic floor and tile operations.
The West Midlands
The West Midlands is the heartland of the British ceramics sector and includes the industrial cities of Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Stoke-on-Trent. The West Midlands is home to 15.1% of industry establishments. This greatly outweighs the region's share of UK population and GDP. Cer.. purchase to read more