Spread thin: Revenue has recorded marginal growth in recent years, following a sharp decline

The Paint, Coatings and Printing Ink Manufacturing industry is expected to contract over the five years through 2018-19, 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, meaning that competition occurs throughout the supply chain, rather than just at the manufacturing level.The industry grew strongly prior to the start of the past five-year period, thanks to increasing downstream demand from department stores and furniture, lighting and homeware retailers...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Low manufacturing output and increased raw material prices have created difficulties
  • The weak pound has boosted export revenuein the aftermath of theEU referendum
  • The maturity of downstream markets may encourage operators to seek new export opportunities
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    As with many mature industries, the industry is characterised by strong brand awareness and dominance (including that associated with the Dulux or Crown brands), established and comprehensive distribution networks and heavy competition, which constrains profit margins. These pose barriers to entry, as existing players can devote considerable sums of money to advertising their branded products to compete against a new entrant.Some degree of vertical integration amongst the major players, extending to the operation of company-owned stores as is the case with Crown Paints decorator centres or to raw material inputs as is the case with BASF Coatings, can act as a major barrier to entry or expansion. The...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..

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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 paints
  • Industrial coatings
  • Woodcare
  • Printing inks
  • Pigments, dyes, opacifiers, vitrifiable enamels, glazes and engobes
  • Industry Activities
  • Paint, varnish, enamel or lacquer
  • Prepared pigment and dye, opacifier and colour
  • Vitrifiable enamel, glaze, engobe and similar preparation
  • Mastic
  • Caulking compound and similar non-refractory filling or surfacing preparation
  • Organic composite solvent and thinner
  • Prepared paint or varnish remover
  • Printing ink
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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
  • Uneven coverage
  • A colourful exchange
  • Stripping back
  • Employment and enterprises
  • Environmental products
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Shining through
  • Trade activity
  • Green industry
  • 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

  • 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
  • Decorative users
  • Industrial users
  • Printers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    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

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    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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