The UK Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing industry has been subject to difficult conditions. In recent years, domestic manufacturers have been challenged by cheaper alternatives to their ceramic products. Sanitary fixtures made from plastic, PVC or stainless steel have consistently gained favour, causing a gradual decline in industry revenue. Imports of ceramic products have also destabilised local producers. Additionally, demand for industry products was hit hard by the economic downturn and the subsequent collapse in construction activity. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to contract at a compound annual rate of 5% during the five years through 2014-15 to £110.7 million.
Firms in this industry manufacture ceramic sanitary fixtures and bathroom accessories, including ceramic sinks, washbasins and pedestals, baths, bidets, lavatory pans, cisterns and urinals.
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.