Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing industry is expected to grow by 0.9% and generate revenue of approximately £1.4 billion in 2015-16. This marks compound annual revenue expansion of 2% over the five years since 2010-11. The industry's main segment, the manufacture of rock wool insulation, has benefited from the growing popularity of energy-efficiency measures. Rising heating costs over much of the period encouraged households to invest in insulation in an effort to cut their expenditure on heating. However, volatility in construction markets, which are key sources of demand for insulation and bituminous waterproofing products, has induced significant revenue fluctuations over the past five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Generally speaking, UK manufacturing industries have been traditionally located in the Midlands or in the northern areas of England. These regions have been well-established manufacturing hubs for many years, due to good supply chain infrastructure (e.g. motorways, rail links and pipelines) and cheap labour and land. This is consistent with the distribution of non-metallic mineral product manufacturing firms.
The North West
The North West has the highest level of industry presence as it accounts for approximately 15.2% of industry establishments. Considering that the construction sector by far the largest downstream market for the industry, locating in areas of high construction activity can be very beneficial for industry participants. Are.. purchase to read more