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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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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


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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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