The Brick and Tile Manufacturing industry crumbled during the economic downturn. Volatile construction activity sparked a collapse in key downstream building product markets to the detriment of demand for bricks and tiles. The industry is almost completely dependent on the construction sector, particularly residential housing construction. National building projects, both residential and commercial, endured a difficult period over the past five years, contracting sharply early on in the period before recovering in later years as the results of government intervention and economic recovery stimulated conditions for brick and tile manufacturers.
Operators in this industry manufacture clay bricks and tiles for use in downstream building and construction markets. The industry also includes the manufacture of ceramic tiles and clay pipes.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.