Fence & Scaffolding Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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The industry's performance was adversely affected by the recession, as demand for fences and scaffolding fell in line with the decline in construction projects; nevertheless, demand will pick up in the next five years thanks to the economic recovery and a slight increase in construction activity, primarily for repairs and renovations. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Meat Jerky Production industry in its growing industry report collection.

The Fence and Scaffolding Manufacturing industry primarily sells its products to specialty contractors across residential, commercial and industrial construction markets. The substantial US construction slump of recent years and the subsequent recovery of these markets caused demand for industry products to remain relatively unchanged, with Fence and Scaffolding Manufacturing industry revenue estimated to grow at an average annual rate of 0.1% over the five years to 2014, totaling $2.4 billion in 2014 and growing 4.2% over the year.

As residential construction spending began increasing at an annualized rate of 5.0% over the five years to 2014, contractors started to resume their purchases of scaffolding and metal fencing products. However, renewed demand did not immediately result in realized gains and many industry operators struggled to maintain healthy sales levels. Scaffolding equipment sales were most adversely affected by limited demand for industry products and equivalent foreign substitutes. Fencing tends to be less volatile as it is used in a range of settings across many markets. Increasing disposable income can serve as a proxy for recovering consumer spending; thus, more robust growth in disposable income has corresponded with solid industry revenue growth.

In the five years to 2014, many operators that struggled to maintain profitability in 2009 and 2010 experienced widening margins in recent years as revenue streams recovered and input prices stabilized in the second half of the five-year period. Thus, despite many companies shutting down manufacturing plants in 2010, recovering profit encouraged new entrants, resulting in enterprise growth, which mitigated many of these exits. Similarly, employment levels and establishment figures have experienced later growth, which has helped mitigated early losses over the period.

Continued economic recovery and an increase in construction activity, primarily for repairs and renovations, allowed the industry to turn the corner in 2011. In the five years to 2019, recovering home valuations, employment and per capita disposable income will likely continue to drive revenue growth for the industry as consumers demand better quality of fencing products and will be encouraged to upgrade existing fences. Increased construction spending across all markets will drive growth of scaffolding product manufacturing.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

The Fence and Scaffolding Manufacturing industry manufactures metal fencing, gates and scaffolding. The industry includes products made from purchased metal as well as fencing and gates made at plants that draw wire.

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
Globalization & Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

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