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Metal Structure Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Metal Structure Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C25.110 | Feb 2017

Fragile foundations: Low business confidence slows construction activity and limits growth

IBISWorld’s Metal Structure Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Kingspan Group Ltd Kingspan Group Ltd market share
Tata Steel Europe Limited Tata Steel Europe Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£6bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-3.2%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
46,837
Businesses
3,049
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Metal Structure Manufacturing industry produces a range of products. Steel beams, purlins, trusses and brackets are essential for constructing multi-storey buildings, wide-span structures and roofs. Prefabricated metal buildings are used for applications ranging from classrooms, tourist cabins and Olympic venues to the construction of site offices and public toilets. The industry is expected to generate revenue of £6.1 billion in the current year, a decrease of 3.5% on the previous year. Industry revenue is projected to decline at a compound annual rate of 3.2% over the five years through 2016-17. Despite strong demand from the domestic construction industry, metal structure manufacturers have suffered due to the influx of cheap imported steel from China and Russia... purchase to read more

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The industry has a low market share concentration. The four largest companies are estimated to contribute 16.8% of industry revenue in 2016-17. The industry is characterised by many small- to medium-sized firms that serve customers in narrow geographic and product markets. The fragmented nature of the industry is reflected in the average number of employees per establishment. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 80.2% of establishments employ less than 20 people while only 2.5% employ 100 or more people. Only a handful of manufacturers supply orders nationwide, including Kingspan, Tata Steel Europe, Shepherd Group, Laing O’Rourke, Voestalpine and Severfield.

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What is the Metal Structure Manufacturing Industry?

Firms in this industry manufacture structural metal products such as metal frameworks, parts for construction and industrial frameworks.

Industry Products
Metal frameworks for construction Metal parts for construction Metal frameworks for industrial usePrefabricated buildings
 
Industry Activities
Manufacturing metal frameworks or skeletons for construction Manufacturing metal parts for construction Manufacturing metal frameworks for industrial applications Manufacturing prefabricated buildings mainly made from metal


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