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Brick & Tile Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Brick & Tile Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C23.300 | Jun 2017

Revenue renovation: Revenue growth is expected to slow over the current year

IBISWorld’s Brick & Tile 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
Forterra Building Products Ltd Forterra Building Products Ltd market share
IBStock Brick Ltd IBStock Brick Ltd market share
Wienerberger Ltd Wienerberger Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Demand for bricks and tiles has been stimulated by a resurgent property market
  • Large operators have used economies of scale to increase market share following the exit of inefficient operators
  • Government initiatives designed to stimulate housing construction are expected to support demand for bricks
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Brick and Tile Manufacturing industry produces 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 13.1% over the five years through 2017-18, though this growth rate is distorted by low revenue in the base year of the period. Industry revenue is forecast to increase by 5.2% in 2017-18 to reach £1.2 billion.

Demand for bricks and tiles has been stimulated by a resurgent residential property market, driven by favourable lending conditions, government policy and rising consumer and business confidence for much of the past five-year period. Despite uncertainty since the EU referendum, construction activity has proved resilient... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Clay building bricks

Clay building bricks constitute the industry's largest product segment, generating approximately 68.5% of industry revenue in 2017-18. The category can be largely disaggregated into three sub-categories: facing bricks, which account for approximately 78% of total brick production, engineering bricks, which account for 12%, and common bricks, which account for 10%. Facing bricks are used externally to provide an attractive exterior to a structure or building, and are used extensively in both residential and commercial construction. Engineering bricks are typically used for the construction of foundations due to their low water absorption capacity, while common bricks are used for internal decoration due to their low compressive strength. Thi.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Brick & Tile Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Brick & Tile Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to high quality inputs
  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • Financial position of the company (as against financial structure)
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Demand from commercial building construction in the Brick & Tile Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Brick & Tile Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in the industry manufacture clay bricks and tiles for use in the downstream building and construction markets. The industry also includes the manufacturing of ceramic paving, pipes and conduits. The industry excludes the manufacturing of artificial stone such as cultured marble, tiles made into stands or other ornamental articles.

    Industry Products
    Clay building bricks Ceramic tiles and flagsClay roof tilesConstructional products
    Industry Activities
    Clay brickClay roof tileCeramic floor and wall tileCeramic pipe and fitting

    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 residential building construction
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Housing starts
  • Government capital expenditure
  • Business confidence index
  • Current Performance
  • Building demand
  • International trade
  • Market structure
  • Profit
  • Challenges and competing materials
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Renovating revenue
  • Commercial opportunities
  • Market structure and profit
  • Table: Brick & Tile Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Brick & Tile Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Roofing Activities
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dye & Pigment Manufacturing
  • Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply
  • Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction
  • Manufacture of Refractory Products
  • Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
  • Products & Services
  • Clay building bricks
  • Ceramic tiles and flags
  • Clay roof tiles
  • Constructional products
  • Other
  • Chart: Brick & Tile Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • New housing construction
  • Non-residential construction
  • Housing repairs and maintenance
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Brick & Tile 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
  • Utilities
  • Transport services and rent
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Brick & Tile Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Brick & Tile Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    IBStock Brick Ltd
    Forterra Building Products Ltd
    Wienerberger Ltd
  • Table: IBStock Brick Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Forterra Building Products Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Wienerberger Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Brick & Tile 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 Brick & Tile Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • 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
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Clay Conduit
  • A pipe or channel for conveying fluids, such as water.
  • Common Bricks
  • These bricks have low compressive strength and are of lower quality than engineering or facing bricks. They are generally used for internal brickwork and can be coloured and textured.
  • Engineering Bricks
  • These bricks can withstand high pressures and absorb little water. They are suitable for use below ground level and for damp-proofing buildings.
  • Facing Bricks
  • Designed to be used externally to provide an attractive face for a building. These are the most popular type of brick and are produced in a wide variety of colours and sizes.

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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 Brick & Tile 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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