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 Locations Chapter
Businesses in the industry tend to operate near major customer bases, key suppliers and transportation hubs. Historical factors can also influence the location of a manufacturing facility. For instance, the founder may have placed the company in the region where they lived. Establishments are reasonably well distributed across all regions of the United Kingdom. However, the South East, the East of England, London and the South West have the highest concentration of industry establishments. Meanwhile, Northern Ireland and the North East have the lowest concentration of industry establishments.
The South East and London
The South East and London are home to approximately 16.5% and 12.4% of industry establishments respectively. Ind.. purchase to read more