Tapping out: Operators have faced significant competition, although revenue has risen

In recent years, the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing industry has been challenged by high and increasing imports, the substitution of plastic alternatives, and a slowdown in construction activity in the current year. Following the economic downturn, the industry faced a slow recovery, and more recently, industry growth has been negatively affected by uncertainty stemming from the EU referendum. UK manufacturers have been forced to compete with firms overseas with a number of manufacturers closing factories or leaving the industry. Domestic manufacturers also face fierce competition from cheaper alternative products...read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry performance has been limited by high competition from imports and other products
  • The industry has faced stiff competition from plastic sanitary substitutes over the past five years
  • The share of revenue derived from exports is expected to fall over the coming five-year period
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    After a decade of significant restructuring, the industry has become more concentrated. The most significant change over the past five years has been the closure of obsolete plants. In 2014, Imperial Ware Group exited the industry, following the exit of Silverdale Bathrooms Ltd the previous year. A portion of manufacturing capacity has also been moved offshore, resulting in the scale of the industry contracting. The fall in the value of the sterling following the 2016 vote to leave the European Union led to increased purchase costs. This in turn means companies have faced increased competition from companies with manufacturing facilities in low cost countries...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Real household disposable income in the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry?

    Firms in this industry manufacture ceramic sanitary fixtures and bathroom accessories, including ceramic sinks, washbasins and pedestals, baths, bidets, lavatory pans, cisterns and urinals.

    Industry Products
  • Basic toilet systems
  • Specialised sanitary fixtures
  • Urinals
  • Washbasins
  • Baths
  • Other sanitaryware
  • Industry Activities
  • Ceramic lavatory pan
  • Ceramic cistern
  • Ceramic bidet
  • Ceramic urinal
  • Ceramic washbasin
  • Ceramic sink
  • 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 residential building construction
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Demand from primary form plastics manufacturing
  • Population aged 65 years and over

  • Current Performance
  • Construction u-turn
  • Luxury sanitaryware
  • Plastic fantastic
  • Importing China
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Overcoming competition
  • International trade
  • Increased building construction
  • Table: Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Residential Nursing Care

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dye & Pigment Manufacturing
  • Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply
  • Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction
  • Manufacture of Refractory Products
  • Meat Processing
  • Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

  • Products & Services
  • Basic toilet systems
  • Washbasins
  • Baths
  • Urinals
  • Other sanitaryware
  • Specialised sanitary fixtures
  • Chart: Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • New housing market
  • Non-residential property market
  • Home improvement market
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRoad transport servicesUtilities and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Ideal Standard (UK) Ltd, Bristan Group Ltd,
  • Table: Ideal Standard (UK) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Bristan Group Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures 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 Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures 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
  • A term that describes various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a non-metallic mineral, such as clay.
  • Cistern
  • A tank that holds the water reserve for toilet flushing.
  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic materials made by heating clay at high temperatures to produce a strong translucent surface. Porcelain is used for kitchenware, sanitaryware, electric insulators and dental products.
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