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Flat Glass Shaping & Processing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Flat Glass Shaping & Processing Market Research Report | SIC C23.120 | Mar 2017

Reflecting growth: High overseas demand for UK-produced motor vehicles boosts revenue

The Flat Glass Shaping & Processing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Glassolutions Saint-Gobain Ltd Glassolutions Saint-Gobain Ltd market share
Pilkington Group Ltd Pilkington Group Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£2bn
Annual Growth 12-17
2.0%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
11,689
Businesses
435
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Industry operators shape, bend, etch, bond and otherwise process flat glass. The finished product is used in building construction and automotive and furniture manufacturing. Volatile conditions in the commercial and residential construction markets dampened demand for industry firms during the first year of the five-year period through 2016-17, owing to sustained uncertainty following the downturn. Similarly, demand from vehicle and furniture manufacturers remained low. In the years after, generally rising confidence brought much needed relief to flat glass processors, with the residential and commercial construction markets both rebounding strongly. As a result, industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2% over the five years through 2016-17... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle, with short- and medium-term performance heavily influenced by trends in the downstream building construction and vehicle manufacturing markets.

The industry's contribution to the wider economy is forecast to grow at a moderate compound annual rate of 1.3% over the 10 years through 2021-22. This is slower than the projected GDP growth for the same period, which is 2.3%. Key downstream construction markets struggled to shrug off the effects of the economic downturn during the first half of the five-year period through 2016-17, which dampened industry demand. After intermittent growth, revenue looks to dip slightly once again as uncertainty affects demand for building products, including glass.

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What is the Flat Glass Shaping & Processing Industry?

Firms in this industry specialise in processing flat glass. This involves shaping, etching, bending and bonding. The industry produces higher value products used predominantly for architectural and automotive glazing, or in decorative furnishing.

Industry Products
Insulated glass unitsToughened safety glassLaminated safetyGlass mirrorsDecorative glassOptical glass
 
Industry Activities
Manufacturing laminated glassManufacturing toughened or tempered glassManufacturing insulated glass unitsManufacturing automotive glassManufacturing glass mirrorsManufacturing optical glass Manufacturing non-toughened decorative glass that has been screen printed, sandblasted or acid etched


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