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Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C20.300 | Dec 2016

Weathering conditions: Rising competition and weaker demand has negatively affected growth

IBISWorld’s Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Crown Paints Ltd Crown Paints Ltd market share
Imperial Chemical Industries plc Imperial Chemical Industries plc market share
PPG Industries (UK) Ltd PPG Industries (UK) Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Increased competition and weak demand from the housing market has affected revenue
  • The industry has benefited from declining commodity prices since 2014
  • A competitive environment is expected to encourage cost-reduction strategies
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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 Key Buyers Chapter

Concentration in the industry is considered to be low. IBISWorld expects the four largest participants to have a combined market share of 30.5%. This is despite the fact that key brands tend to dominate within certain product segments. The industry has a low level of concentration despite major players gaining market share over the past five years at the expense of smaller firms with weaker distribution links and lower cost competitiveness. However, niche players are maintaining their share in specialised segments of the industry.

The consolidation trends that have characterised the industry in the past decade have contributed to a slightly higher degree of concentration and more than 100 enterprises have exited the industry in the past 10 years. As .. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing Industry are

  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • Access to niche markets
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Capital expenditure on dwellings in the Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry are predominantly involved in the manufacture of paints, varnishes and similar coatings (such as enamels or lacquers) along with mastics and sealants. The industry also includes those involved in the manufacture of printing ink.

    Industry Products
    Decorative paintsIndustrial coatingsWoodcarePrinting inksPigments, dyes, opacifiers, vitrifiable enamels, glazes and engobes
    Industry Activities
    Paint, varnish, enamel or lacquerPrepared pigment and dye, opacifier and colourVitrifiable enamel, glaze, engobe and similar preparationMasticCaulking compound and similar non-refractory filling or surfacing preparationOrganic composite solvent and thinnerPrepared paint or varnish removerPrinting ink

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Capital expenditure on dwellings
  • Demand from motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Demand from printing
  • Demand from painting
  • Current Performance
  • Losing its shine
  • Profit stripped
  • Employment and enterprises
  • Environmental products
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Shining through
  • Trade activity
  • Colouring the industry green
  • Table: Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Newspaper Printing
  • Printing
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dye & Pigment Manufacturing
  • Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Decorative paints
  • Industrial coatings
  • Printing inks
  • Pigments, dyes, opacifiers, vitrifiable enamels, glazes and engobes
  • Other
  • Woodcare
  • Chart: Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Consumers and tradesmen
  • Industrial users
  • Printers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Imperial Chemical Industries Limited
    PPG Industries Inc
    Crown Paints Ltd
  • Table: Imperial Chemical Industries Limited - financial performance
  • Table: PPG Industries Inc - financial performance
  • Table: Crown Paints Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Decorative Paints
  • Paints are aimed specifically at the domestic market and include all clear and pigmented coatings for use on both interior and exterior surfaces for decorative and/or protective purposes.
  • Industrial Coatings
  • These include paints/coatings used or applied in manufacturing processes.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (Oem)
  • A company that manufactures products or components that are purchased by another company and retailed under that purchasing company's brand name.
  • Pigments
  • The pigment provides the colour of the paint. The most common white pigment used is titanium dioxide.
  • Printing Inks
  • Specialised surface coating designed to mark a substrate. They contain a high proportion of pigment.
  • Sealants
  • A viscous material that is used to prevent the penetration of air, gas, dust or liquid from one location through a barrier into another.
  • Varnish
  • A transparent, hard, protective finish or film predominantly used in wood finishing, although they can also be used on other materials.
  • Volatile Organic Compound
  • Organic chemicals that have a high vapour pressure at room temperature.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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