The Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing industry is expected to grow by 2.2% and generate revenue of approximately £1.3 billion in 2014-15. This marks compound annual revenue expansion of 2.6% over the five years since 2009-10. The industry's main segment, the manufacture of rock wool insulation, has benefited from the growing appeal of energy-efficiency measures. Rising heating costs over much of the period encouraged households to invest in insulation to cut their expenditure on heating.
Firms in this industry manufacture a range of non-metallic mineral goods, including friction materials, heat and sound insulation, asphalt products, carbon and graphite products for non-electrical use and artificial corundum.
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.