Smoothed over: Ongoing government initiatives are expected to support demand

Operators in the Building Plaster Product Manufacturing industry produce and sell plasterboard and other plaster-based products. These products are used in residential and commercial building construction for a range of applications, such as internal wall cladding. Consequently, the industry’s performance tends to align with conditions in the downstream construction sector. Over the five-year period through 2018-19, revenue is forecast to rise at a compound annual rate of 8.5%. During the early and middle part of the period, economic recovery and a supportive policy backdrop drove housebuilding activity and renovation, and improving economic conditions also gave impetus to investment in commercial development more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry’s growth has slowed significantly as a result of prevailing economic uncertainty
  • The prominence of industry products in residential construction grew due to new techniques
  • Government policy support for the residential market is expected to be important in driving demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    PlasterboardPlasterboard, commonly known as drywall, dry board or gypsum board, is estimated to account for 58.7% of industry revenue in 2018-19. Plasterboard is rigid board consisting of a layer of plater compressed between layers of fibre or paperboard. Calcium sulfate dihydrate (i.e. gypsum) is a key material input involved in the manufacture of plasterboard. Gypsum originates from one of two sources – natural gypsum is extracted from the ground while flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) synthetic gypsum is made from a by-product of emissions captured from smoke stacks in fossil-fuelled power plants, which can then be purified into a hard substance. Pla...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Building Plaster Product Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Building Plaster Product Manufacturing Industry are

  • Downstream ownership links
  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from commercial building construction and Demand from residential building construction in the Building Plaster Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Building Plaster Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture gypsum-based plaster products for use in construction. This includes products that are faced or reinforced with paper or paperboard (e.g. plasterboard), and non-reinforced plaster products (e.g. premixed and bagged plasters).

    Industry Products
  • Plasterboard
  • Premixed and bagged plaster
  • Specialised plaster products
  • Plaster coving, cornices and ceiling roses
  • Industry Activities
  • Plasterboard
  • Cornice and coving
  • Ceiling rose
  • Acoustic tile and ceiling plaster
  • Premixed and bagged plaster
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Capital expenditure on dwellings
  • Demand from plastering
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Accommodating growth
  • Product innovation
  • Commercial slowdown
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • New money
  • Policy support
  • Building regulations
  • Table: Building Plaster Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Building Plaster Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Plastering

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Lime & Plaster Manufacturing
  • Paper & Paperboard Manufacturing
  • Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing
  • Sorted Material Recovery
  • Stone Quarrying
  • Water Collection, Treatment & Supply

  • Products & Services
  • Plasterboard
  • Premixed and bagged plaster
  • Specialised plaster products
  • Plaster coving, cornices and ceiling roses
  • Chart: Building Plaster Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • New residential
  • Commercial
  • Renovation and DIY
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Building Plaster Product Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDistributionUtilitiesDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Building Plaster Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Building Plaster Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Saint-Gobain Construction Products UK Ltd, Etex Building Performance Ltd, Knauf (UK) GmbH,
  • Table: Saint-Gobain Construction Products UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Etex Building Performance Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Knauf (UK) GmbH - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Building Plaster Product 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 Building Plaster Product 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
    Ceiling Rose
  • An ornamental plaster installation to decorate the area surrounding a light in the middle of a ceiling. They are particularly common in Victorian and Edwardian buildings.
  • Cove Or Cornice
  • A cove or cornice is the concave plaster moulding that provides an attractive, often ornate, junction at the intersection of a wall and ceiling.
  • Gypsum
  • The mineral from which plaster is made.
  • Plasterboard
  • Also known as gypsum wallboard, drywall and dryboard. A plaster core bonded to layers of paper or fibreboard. Plasterboard is used to clad the interior walls of a building.
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