Valves play a crucial role in the modern economy. They are used in taps, dishwashers, air conditioners and gas ovens as well as in the oil, gas, manufacturing, construction, energy and water industries. The United Kingdom accounts for a relatively small percentage of the global valve market, but has a significant role in some segments. International trade has a substantial influence on industry performance as exports account for a major share of revenue, while imports satisfy a large share of domestic demand. However, the value of imports and exports are artificially inflated by re-exports.
This industry includes the manufacture of sanitary taps and valves, the manufacture of heating taps and valves, and the manufacture of industrial taps and valves (including regulating valves and intake taps). A valve is a device that can be used to control the flow of liquids, gases and slurries. There are a number of different designs for valves, depending on how they are being used. The manufacture of parts is also included in the industry.
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.