Ceramic Tile and Pipe Manufacturing in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld

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The Ceramic Tile and Pipe Manufacturing industry has been negatively affected by adverse trends in the housing and commercial building markets, competition from low-cost imports and the substitution of non-ceramic building materials, but conditions are starting to improve. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Ceramic Tile and Pipe Manufacturing industry in Australia.

IBISWorld Market Research

IBISWorld Market Research

Import competition and product substitution are threatening industry players

The Ceramic Tile and Pipe Manufacturing industry is a small player in the global tile market and is one of the smallest of the Australian building product manufacturing industries. The industry has undergone substantial rationalisation since the 1980s. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Anthony Kelly, “ceramic pipe manufacturing has nearly disappeared, while ceramic tile manufacturing operations have endured substantial restructuring involving the exit of several leading players, staff cuts, production cost reductions and productivity improvements”. The top four players in the industry in 2012-13 are expected to be National Ceramic Industries Australia Pty Ltd, CSR Limited, Boral Limited and Brickworks Ltd.

The Ceramic Tile and Pipe Manufacturing industry’s revenue is forecast to total $85 million in 2012-13, representing a dramatic slump by an annualised 5.9% over the past five years. “Industry sales have been affected by adverse trends in the housing and commercial building markets, the deterioration in competitiveness against low-cost imports and the substitution of non-ceramic building materials”, says Kelly.

Imports of industry products capture the majority of domestic demand, and the industry exports a small share of its production. Domestic demand is expected to fall over the five years through 2012-13, corresponding with a downward trend in the value of total building construction and particularly a slump in the number of single unit housing commencements, which is the primary market for terracotta roof tiles. The industry's performance is forecast to improve over the next five years, in line with the return of investment into the housing and commercial building markets. Domestic demand and the volume of production are also expected to increase.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Ceramic Tile and Pipe Manufacturing report in Australia industry page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

Companies in this industry manufacture ceramic tiles (including vitreous china or porcelain tiles), ceramic pipes or other ceramic construction goods.

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalisation
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

About IBISWorld Inc.
Recognised as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every Australian industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Melbourne, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organisations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com.au or call (03) 9655 3886.

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