Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Concrete Construction Product Manufacturing industry makes a range of concrete products for construction purposes. The industry's performance has been relatively volatile over the five years through 2016-17, contracting sharply during 2012-13 while showing strong growth in 2014-15. Revenue is expected to decline by 1.3% in 2016-17 to £2.3 billion, as uncertainty following the EU referendum result is expected to result in a sharp drop in business confidence. This is forecast to cause firms to curtail expansion plans until a more certain economic climate, negatively affecting industry performance as downstream demand for concrete products falls. Over the five-year period through 2016-17, industry revenue is expected to decline by a compound annual growth rate of... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The distribution of concrete construction product manufacturing plants across the United Kingdom does not correspond to the spread of population and economic activity, and instead reflects proximity to inputs and transport links. Prohibitively high transport costs constrain establishments to supplying relatively narrow regional markets. It is therefore important for participants to establish a strong position in regional markets and retain that position through delivery availability. The dominant regions in terms of population and economic activity, London, the South East and the East of England, are significantly under-represented by this industry, while there is a heavy skew towards Northern Ireland, Yorkshire and the South West region.
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