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Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C23.990 | Mar 2016

Insulating demand: Revenue expands moderately thanks to demand from construction markets

IBISWorld’s Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Knauf Insulation Ltd Knauf Insulation Ltd market share
Rockwool Limited Rockwool Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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


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What is the Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Industry?

Firms in this industry manufacture a range of non-metallic mineral goods, including friction materials, heat and sound insulation, asphalt products, carbon and graphite products for non-electrical use and artificial corundum.

Industry Products
InsulationAsphalt productsCarbon-fibre, graphite and mixed-fibre products
Industry Activities
insulation material from minerals, such as vermiculite and basaltasphalt based products, such as roofing felt and bituminous paintcarbon and graphite fibres and products for non-electrical use

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