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Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C23.420 | May 2017

Overflowing competition: Imports are expected to continue to weigh on industry performance

IBISWorld’s Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures 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
Bristan Group Ltd Bristan Group Ltd market share
Ideal Standard (UK) Ltd Ideal Standard (UK) Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The growing popularity of alternative products has contributed to long-term revenue decline
  • Shrinking profitability has caused some operators to leave the industry recently
  • Government schemes are anticipated to stimulate new home construction, fuelling demand for new sanitaryware
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing industry has been subject to difficult conditions over the past five years. Domestic manufacturers face fierce competition from cheaper alternative products. Sanitary fixtures made from plastic, PVC or stainless steel have grown in popularity, contributing to a long-term decline in industry revenue over the past decade, although revenue has grown slightly in the past five years. Imports of ceramic products have also destabilised local producers. Demand for industry products was hit hard by the economic downturn and the subsequent collapse in construction activity, and the industry has not recovered since then. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase at a compound annual rate of 0.3%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Industry activity is heavily concentrated in the West Midlands. The region is home to Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, a key ceramic manufacturing base known informally as 'The Potteries'.

The West Midlands

The West Midlands is home to 36% of all firms operating in the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing industry. Operators include Ideal Standard International, which has manufacturing operations at Armitage in Staffordshire, the Bristan Group head office is in Tamworth, Staffordshire, and TCL Manufacturing (Perrin and Rowe in the UK) has a sanitaryware manufacturing plant in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Add.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Real household disposable income in the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry?

    Firms in this industry manufacture ceramic sanitary fixtures and bathroom accessories, including ceramic sinks, washbasins and pedestals, baths, bidets, lavatory pans, cisterns and urinals.

    Industry Products
    Basic toilet systems Specialised sanitary fixturesUrinalsWashbasinsBathsOther sanitaryware
    Industry Activities
    Ceramic lavatory panCeramic cisternCeramic bidetCeramic urinalCeramic washbasinCeramic sink

    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
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Demand from primary form plastics manufacturing
  • Current Performance
  • Sanitaryware substitution
  • Operators down the drain
  • EU Referendum
  • Activity in the pipeline
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Improving economic conditions
  • Leaving the European Union
  • Sinking sales
  • Table: Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Residential Nursing Care
  • 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
  • Basic toilet systems
  • Washbasins
  • Baths
  • Urinals
  • Other sanitaryware
  • Specialised sanitary fixtures
  • Chart: Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Household market
  • Non-residential property market
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wage costs
  • Road transport services
  • Utilities and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Ideal Standard (UK) Ltd
    Bristan Group Ltd
  • Table: Ideal Standard (UK) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Bristan Group Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures 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 Sanitary Fixtures 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
  • A term that describes various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a non-metallic mineral, such as clay.
  • Cistern
  • A tank that holds the water reserve for toilet flushing.
  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic materials made by heating clay at high temperatures to produce a strong translucent surface. Porcelain is used for kitchenware, sanitaryware, electric insulators and dental products.

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