Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Paint, Coatings and Printing Ink Manufacturing industry has had a volatile performance over five years through 2016-17, with falling demand from mature end-user industries leading to a degree of consolidation. Another characteristic of the industry is that it is dominated by a few global players with strong national, regional and global brand names at different price points and in various product segments. A number of businesses also operate on a vertically integrated basis so that competition occurs across the supply chain, rather than just at the manufacturing level.
Since 2010-11, industry revenue has only expanded marginally overall, with falls at the start of the period reflecting downturns in many of the industry's key drivers... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is expected to rise at a compound annual rate of 0.4% to reach £3.8 billion. A marked downturn in the housing construction market and the manufacturing sector as a whole resulted in revenue falling at the beginning of the period. In addition, weak conditions along the entire printing value chain translated into sluggish demand for printing ink. These variables created a challenging environment for upstream paint and printing ink manufacturers. However, the industry has grown overall over the five years through 2016-17 and IBISWorld expects the industry to continue to remain stable in the current year, as the economy continues growing but demand from some downstream markets falls.
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