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Game & Toy Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Game & Toy Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C32.400 | Dec 2016

Game on: Rising export revenue is expected to support growth despite strong competition

IBISWorld’s Game & Toy 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
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£565m
Annual Growth 12-17
1.3%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
5,266
Businesses
545
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry has rebounded over the past five years, despite contracting at the beginning of the period, driven by rising export revenue, which has been supported by the reputation and quality advantages of UK manufacturers. Meanwhile, domestic demand conditions improved, aided by rebounding economic conditions and the expansion in the population aged 10 and under. Gambling and betting firms also reaped the benefits of favourable conditions during many years, which positively influenced demand for some professional games. Nevertheless, rising import competition has limited the benefits of improved domestic demand. Foreign-made toys and games proved to be tough competition for UK-manufactured goods. Industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 1.3%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Professional and arcade games

Expected to account for 44.1% of industry revenue in 2016-17, the professional and arcade game segment includes coin-operated games, snooker tables, special tables for casino games, gaming machines and games for funfairs. Demand for professional games has increased during the past five years, as gambling and betting firms enjoyed favourable trading conditions during many years. However, the growing popularity of game consoles has adversely influenced demand for arcade games, and the number of game arcades has declined as a consequence. Strong import competition has also adversely influenced this segment's performance. As a result, the segment's share of revenue has declined marginally during the past five years.

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What is the Game & Toy Manufacturing Industry?

Operators in this industry manufacture games and toys for professional, arcade or personal use. The manufacture of automatic bowling alley equipment, video game consoles and bicycles is excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Traditional toys and gamesElectronic toys and gamesProfessional and arcade games
 
Industry Activities
Manufacturing dolls, garments and accessoriesManufacturing action figures, toy animals and toy musical instrumentsManufacturing board games, puzzles and playing cardsManufacturing scale models, including electronic trains and construction setsManufacturing wheeled toys like plastic bicycles and tricyclesManufacturing coin-operated games, billiard tables and special tables for casino games


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