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Painting in the UK: Market Research Report

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Painting Market Research Report | SIC F43.341 | Apr 2017

Smooth finish: The industry's recent growth has somewhat offset earlier contraction in revenue

IBISWorld’s Painting 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
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The industry has grown overall, howeverthis is expected to slow in the current year
  • A lack of skilled labour in the industry has prevented operators from expanding further
  • Decreased demandsince the EU referendumis likely to constrainshort-term growth
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Painting industry specialise in painting buildings and civil engineering structures. Their activities span the residential, commercial, public, infrastructure and industrial building markets. As a result, the industry's performance is heavily dependent on the level of activity in these markets. In recent years, a more stable economy, rising housing construction and improving business expenditure have supported the industry's recovery, after revenue had declined at the beginning of the period. However, a challenging economic environment in the aftermath of the EU referendum is expected to cause this recovery to stagnate somewhat in the final year of the period... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Painting industry is highly fragmented and has a low level of concentration. There are a large number of enterprises, with smaller operators dominating the industry. In 2017-18, the four largest enterprises in the industry are expected to account for just 3.2% of industry revenue. The industry is characterised by its many small-scale, regionally dispersed contracting firms, although the largest players operate across the national market and are multi-establishment enterprises. A high number of operators in the industry are independent contractors who are often the sole workers in their companies. The fragmented nature of the industry is also evident from the distribution of enterprises by revenue and employment size. According to the Office for National Statistics, 94.8% o.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Painting Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Painting Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • Ability to change which market the firm operates in
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Demand from commercial building construction in the Painting industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Painting Industry?

    Contractors in this industry apply paint and industrial coatings to the interior or exterior surfaces of buildings and structures. This includes work on new projects, renovations, maintenance and repairs to existing structures.

    Industry Products
    General painting services Specialist painting servicesSurface preparation servicesIndustrial coating services
    Industry Activities
    General painting of buildings or other structures Industrial and protective coatingSurface preparation such as industrial shot and high-pressure water blastingPaint and graffiti removalApplication of stains and varnishes

    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
  • Housing starts
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Household expenditure on maintenance and repair
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Mortgage rate
  • Current Performance
  • Fresh lick of paint
  • Repairing the cracks
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Ongoing residential investment
  • Referendum concerns
  • A gloss on profit
  • Table: Painting Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Painting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • General Insurance
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling
  • Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling
  • Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • General painting services
  • Specialist painting services
  • Industrial coating services
  • Surface preparation services
  • Chart: Painting Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential construction
  • Commercial construction
  • Public non-residential construction
  • Infrastructure construction
  • Industrial construction
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Painting Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Subcontractor payments
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Painting
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Painting Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Painting 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 Painting Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A semi-transparent glossy substance that is a type of glass, applied by vitrification to metallic or other hard surfaces for ornament or as a protective coating.
  • Industrial Coatings
  • Paint products with protective properties that are mainly used for coating industrial items such as structural steel.
  • Lacquer
  • A liquid made of shellac dissolved in alcohol, or of synthetic substances, that dries to form a high gloss surface.
  • Tender Price
  • The amount a contractor offers to perform work.
  • Trompe L'oeil
  • An art technique that uses realistic imagery to create an optical illusion that the depicted object exists in three dimensions.

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    • 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
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