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The Glass Wool, Stone and Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Glass Wool, Stone and Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing industry produces a range of products used principally for construction and manufacturing applications. Products manufactured by the industry include dimension stone for internal cladding, flooring, pavers and bench tops; glass wool and mineral wool insulation products; abrasive materials; and non-metallic mineral products, such as ground talc, slag, hydrated lime and fuller's earth. The industry has a low concentration of ownership, with the largest players being the two dominant glass wool insulation manufacturers, Fletcher Building Limited and CSR Limited.

Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 1.8% over the five years through 2016-17, to $1.7 billion...

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry is considered to have a low degree of ownership concentration, with the four largest enterprises contributing less than 20% of annual industry revenue. The two largest players in the industry, Fletcher Building and CSR Limited, together contribute about 17.0% of industry revenue in 2016-17.

The glass wool and mineral wool insulation products segment has a particularly high concentration of ownership, with the local market dominated by Fletcher Building and CSR. The degree of industry concentration has increased over the past 10 years, with Fletcher Building acquiring the former ACI Fibreglass Pink Batts to add to its existing Tasman Insulation subsidiary, giving Fletcher Building a 60% share of the glass wool insulation market.


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Industry Products

What is the Glass Wool, Stone and Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Industry?

Industry firms manufacture glass wool insulation products, processed stone products and other non-metallic mineral products such as agricultural or hydrated lime, and natural and synthetic abrasives.

Industry Products
Dimension stone
Glass wool and mineral wool insulation
Abrasive products
Other non-metallic mineral products
Industry Activities
Natural and synthetic abrasives
Glass and mineral wool acoustic tiles, panels and boards
Building boards, imitation brick or stone
Carbon product
Chalk product, diamond powder and graphite product
Earth and ground fullers
Headstone and installation
Glass fibre, mineral wool and rock-wool insulation
Stone cutting, dressing, polishing or shaping stone product
Synthetic gemstones

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
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

Jargon & Glossary

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