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Ceramic Household & Ornamental Article Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Ceramic Household & Ornamental Article Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C23.410 | May 2017

A few cracks: The industry's performance has slowed, and revenue is expected to contract in the future

IBISWorld’s Ceramic Household & Ornamental Article Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Churchill China plc Churchill China plc market share
Portmeirion Group plc Portmeirion Group plc market share
Steelite International Ltd Steelite International Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Intense competition from low-cost imports has negatively affected the industry’s performance
  • Constrained business confidence is expected to slow demand from hospitality companies
  • Manufacturers ofhigh-quality productsare expected to have success in export markets
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Ceramic Household and Ornamental Manufacturing industry has performed relatively well in recent years. Nevertheless, demand is expected to falter, and the industry’s growth is expected to continue to slow. Revenue is expected to increase by 0.1% in 2017-18 to reach £520 million. Promising industry growth has been the result of a boost in demand thanks to several high-profile events during the period, such as the royal wedding, the Diamond Jubilee and London 2012 Olympic Games, as well as strong demand from the hospitality industry. Overall the industry is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.1% over the five years through 2017-18... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

An industry's labour costs relative to depreciation expense indicates the capital intensity of production. The Ceramic Household and Ornamental Article Manufacturing industry has a labour-to-capital ratio of 1:21.64. This indicates a low capital intensity and suggests that, on average, industry manufacturers spend £21.64 on wages for every £1.00 they invest in equipment.

Production in the industry is not particularly capital-intensive. The industry is dominated by many small-scale pottery firms that depend on a high degree of skilled labour, typically involving artisans that hand decorate products, firing them in rudimentary kilns or leased facilities. Ind.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Ceramic Household & Ornamental Article Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Ceramic Household & Ornamental Article Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from full-service restaurants and Demand from hotels in the Ceramic Household & Ornamental Article Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Ceramic Household & Ornamental Article Manufacturing Industry?

    The industry manufactures ceramic household and ornamental goods. This includes ceramic kitchenware and tableware, figurines, statuettes, pottery and other ornamental household articles. The manufacture of imitation jewellery and ceramic toys is not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
    Earthenware articlesStoneware articlesPorcelain and china articlesOther ceramic articles
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing tableware and kitchenware Manufacturing household and toilet articlesManufacturing statuettes and other ornaments

    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 full-service restaurants
  • Demand from hotels
  • Business confidence index
  • Real household disposable income
  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Business confidence and revenue constraints
  • International trade
  • Enterprises, establishments and employment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Marginal growth
  • Trade opportunities
  • Profit and market structure
  • Table: Ceramic Household & Ornamental Article Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Ceramic Household & Ornamental Article Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Department Stores
  • Hotels
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dye & Pigment Manufacturing
  • Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply
  • Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction
  • Manufacture of Refractory Products
  • Meat Processing
  • Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
  • Products & Services
  • Earthenware articles
  • Porcelain and china articles
  • Stoneware articles
  • Other ceramic articles
  • Chart: Ceramic Household & Ornamental Article Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Hospitality and food-service operators
  • Retailers, department stores and specialty homeware stores
  • Household end-users
  • Collectors
  • Wholesalers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ceramic Household & Ornamental Article Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Labour costs
  • Purchases
  • Utility and rent
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ceramic Household & Ornamental Article Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ceramic Household & Ornamental Article Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Steelite International Ltd
    Portmeirion Group plc
    Churchill China plc
  • Table: Steelite International Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Portmeirion Group plc - financial performance
  • Table: Churchill China plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ceramic Household & Ornamental Article 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 Ceramic Household & Ornamental Article 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
    Bone China
  • Porcelain made by mixing clay and bone ash. It is generally translucent white and less brittle than normal porcelain and earthenware.
  • Ceramic
  • Any of various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and firing a non-metallic mineral such as clay.
  • Earthenware
  • White porous clay fired at between 950§C and 1100§C before being decorated, glazed and fired again.
  • Porcelain
  • A translucent ceramic made from a mixture of kaolin and ball clays, and fired at temperatures of 1200§C to 1800§C. It is often referred to as china because it originated in China.
  • Stoneware
  • Buff or red clay that has been fired at between 1160§C and 1300§C. It is generally water-resistant.

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    • 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 Ceramic Household & Ornamental Article 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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