Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Industry operators manufacture a plethora of different pieces of machinery and equipment, ranging from excavators and front shovels to mineral processing equipment. International trade has a significant influence on industry performance, with imports satisfying an estimated 46.2% of domestic demand and exports accounting for approximately 62.2% of industry revenue. The industry has a handful of global firms operating alongside a large number of smaller players.
Industry growth has been relatively weak over the past five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Scotland has the highest concentration of industry establishments. Oil and gas industries are major downstream markets and Scotland and its waters are home to a high percentage of these markets. This makes Scotland a desirable place to locate for firms producing this kind of machinery.
Northern Ireland has the second largest concentration of industry establishments, with approximately 13.8% of establishments located here. Although it is not the most prominent region in the manufacturing sector, there has been a long history of manufacturing firms locating here. Due to the high level of international trade present in the industry, proximity to ports is desirable. Loc.. purchase to read more