Brittle: Industry exits and weak downstream conditions have caused revenue to decline

Operators in the Ceramic Product Manufacturing industry have struggled to maintain market share against rising import penetration and lower cost substitutes, such as glass, PVC and concrete products. Consistent declines in the number of enterprises and establishments over the past five years have underlined the industry's deteriorating performance. Main industry products include ceramic sanitary ware and bathroom fittings, wall and floor tiles, refractory products and crockery. The industry's performance depends heavily on demand from building construction, demand from iron smelting and steel manufacturing, and household discretionary income. Any changes in these markets can severely enhance or disrupt industry revenue streams...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$502m
Annual Growth 13-18
-0.5%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
1,851
Businesses
398

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Import penetration has been detrimental to local manufacturers over the past five years
  • Demand from iron smelting and steel manufacturing is projected to increase
  • Many downstream markets are expected to improve, supporting industry operators
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Ceramic Product Manufacturing industry displays moderate capital intensity. The ratio of labour costs to capital expenses (as measured by depreciation) indicates the relative contribution of these inputs into production. The industry is expected to allocate $7.31 to wages for every dollar invested in capital equipment in the current year. However, investment requirements can vary substantially depending on the scale of operations and markets serviced. National Ceramic Industries Australia has invested heavily in new productive capacity over the past five years, opening a second kiln. While many industry processes have become increasingly automated, remaining labour units have become more specialised. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Ceramic Product Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Ceramic Product Manufacturing Industry are

  • Business expertise of operators
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Having links with suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from building construction and Demand from iron smelting and steel manufacturing in the Ceramic Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Ceramic Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry firms manufacture a range of ceramic products, mainly for building or industrial applications. Manufacturing activities include shaping and kiln firing clay-based, non-metallic minerals to produce ceramic sanitary ware products, ceramic tiles and pipes, refractory products, porcelain and vitreous china.

    Industry Products
  • Sanitary ware, bathroom and plumbing fittings
  • Refractory products
  • Crockery and tableware
  • Ceramic roof, floor and wall tiles, and other construction goods
  • Other ceramics
  • Industry Activities
  • Vitreous china, porcelain and earthenware crockery and vases
  • Ceramic bathroom fixtures and fittings
  • Ornamental ceramics (excluding tiles, but including flowerpots)
  • Porcelain insulators and other goods
  • Refractory product (e.g. bricks, blocks, crucibles)
  • Refractory cements and mortar
  • Foundry accessories (e.g. gauntlets and ladles)
  • Ceramic wall or floor tiles
  • Terracotta ridge caps, roof tiles and construction goods
  • Stoneware and earthenware pipes or fittings
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from building construction
  • Demand from iron smelting and steel manufacturing
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Demand from fossil fuel electricity generation
  • Demand from heavy and civil engineering construction
  • Demand from mining

  • Current Performance
  • Profit
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Housing construction
  • Refractory and ceramic manufacturers
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue
  • Profit
  • Employment
  • Ceramics
  • Roofing
  • Table: Ceramic Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Ceramic Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Cement and Lime Manufacturing
  • Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction
  • Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Alumina Production
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
  • Integrated Logistics
  • Manganese and Other Mineral Mining
  • Salt and Other Mineral Mining

  • Products & Services
  • Ceramic roof, floor and wall tiles, and other construction goods
  • Crockery and tableware
  • Refractory products
  • Sanitary ware, bathroom and plumbing fittings
  • Other ceramics
  • Chart: Ceramic Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Construction
  • Households
  • Industrial
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ceramic Product Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ceramic Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ceramic Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    National Ceramic Industries Australia Pty Ltd, Shinagawa Refractories Australasia Pty Ltd,
  • Table: National Ceramic Industries Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Shinagawa Refractories Australasia Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ceramic Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Ceramic Product Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Castables
  • A dry-prepared mixture that when water is added becomes concrete or mortar suitable for refractory use.
  • Crucible
  • Refractory vessel (typically made of graphite or ceramic), which is used for melting and calcining materials at high temperatures.
  • Refractories
  • Heat-resistant materials, which are used in products for handling, moulding or conveying molten metals or for the lining of furnaces and kilns.
  • Vitreous
  • Relating to or resembling glass. Vitreous china is a ceramic item that has been glazed to make the surface shiny or glassy.
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