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Shipbuilding in the UK: Market Research Report

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Shipbuilding Market Research Report | SIC C30.110 | Feb 2017

The rising tide: A rise in government defence spending boosts demand from the military

The Shipbuilding market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Babcock International Group plc Babcock International Group plc market share
BAE Systems plc BAE Systems plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£4bn
Annual Growth 12-17
5.0%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
23,666
Businesses
454
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Shipbuilding industry has grown over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to rise at a compound annual rate of 5% over the five years through 2016-17 to £4.5 billion. Revenue is forecast to expand by 4% in 2016-17 as a result of a rise in government defence spending boosting demand from the industry’s biggest market, military vessel production. An anticipated rise in exports and slowdown in import competition due to the depreciation of the pound are also expected to slightly boost revenue.

Import competition in the passenger ship segment has remained intense in recent years, although imports have remained volatile while exports risen strongly over the past five years. A... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry has a medium level of capital intensity, with an estimated £1.00 spent on capital for every £5.82 spent on labour. Wages account for approximately 24.4% of revenue in 2016-17. This marks a decline in the percentage of revenue attributed to wages over the past five years. However, the industry's average wage is still high compared with most of the manufacturing sector, indicating the specialised skills required. Depreciation costs account for approximately 4.2% of revenue. The industry requires facilities and equipment to build ships, such as specialised lifting cranes and building facilities.

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What is the Shipbuilding Industry?

Companies in this industry build ships and boats, and construct floating structures. The industry does not include repair activities, but does include ship rebuilding and overhauls. Industry participants do not build ships used for sport or recreation and do not manufacture parts of vessels, other than major hull assemblies.

Industry Products
Passenger and cargo vesselsOther vesselsWarshipsFloating structures
 
Industry Activities
Passenger and cargo vessel constructionFerry boatWarshipFishing boat and fish-processing factory vesselFloating or submersible drilling platform buildingFloating structure constructionFabricating sections for ships and floating structuresLifeboat


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