Wall to wall: Demand from the residential building market has supported industry growth

Operators in the Plaster Product Manufacturing industry produce a range of gypsum-based products that are principally used for the internal cladding of walls and ceilings in buildings. Therefore, the industry's performance depends heavily on trends in downstream building markets. The industry is dominated by a handful of large plasterboard manufacturers. This group of companies, which includes CSR, USG Boral, Knauf Plasterboard and BGC Australia, together account for over 80% of industry revenue. National plasterboard production capacity is expected to total 233.0 million square metres in 2018-19. This has been bolstered by the output from Knauf's newly commissioned plasterboard plant in Bundaberg, Queensland...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand from the residential building market has underpinned the industry's performance
  • The residential building market accounts for over three-quarters of total plaster consumption
  • Demand from residential building markets will continue to decline in the short term
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Plaster Product Manufacturing industry is considered to be in a mature stage of its economic life cycle. Growth in industry revenue is driven principally by the cyclical fluctuations in the building and construction markets. Industry value added, which is indicative of the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is projected to increase at an annualised 4.0% over the 10 years through 2023-24. In comparison, Australia's economy is forecast to increase at an annualised 2.7% over the same period. As a result, the industry is expected to outperform the wider industry over the period.The industry's performance is heavily dependent on trends in downstream construction industries, and residential construction in particular. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Plaster Product Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Plaster Product Manufacturing are:

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Downstream ownership links
  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from house construction and Demand from non-residential building construction in the Plaster Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Plaster Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in the Plaster Product Manufacturing industry produce plaster, plasterboard and other products composed wholly or principally of gypsum. The industry excludes companies that primarily manufacture processed lightweight aggregates or other expanded non-metallic minerals.

    Industry Products
  • Plasterboard products
  • Plaster compounds
  • Plaster panel products
  • Moulded plaster products
  • Specialist plaster products
  • Industry Activities
  • Plaster acoustic and ceiling tiles
  • Plaster cornice
  • Plasterboard
  • Plaster wall or ceiling board
  • Fibrous plaster products
  • Plaster insulating board
  • Plaster moulding
  • Plaster display model
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Plaster product, except dental or medical plasters
  • 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 house construction
  • Demand from non-residential building construction
  • Demand from multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction
  • year bond rate
  • Dwelling commencements

  • Current Performance
  • Profit and participation
  • Residential building
  • Non-residential building trends
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand fluctuates with housing trends
  • Profit margins tighten
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Plaster Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • House Construction
  • Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction
  • Plastering and Ceiling Services
  • Dental Services
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Institutional Building Construction
  • Hardware Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
  • Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing
  • Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining

  • Products & Services
  • Plasterboard products
  • Plaster compounds
  • Plaster panel products
  • Moulded plaster products
  • Specialist plaster products
  • Chart: Plaster Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Company-owned distributors
  • Hardware wholesale and retail stores
  • Independently owned plaster distributors
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plaster 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 Plaster Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Boral Limited, CSR Limited, Knauf Plasterboard Pty Limited,
  • Table: Boral Limited - financial performance
  • Table: CSR Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Knauf Plasterboard Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plaster 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 Plaster Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Plasterboard Production (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cornice Adhesive
  • A gypsum plaster-based adhesive used for cementing cornices and other decorative plaster products to gypsum plasterboard.
  • Gypsum
  • Mineral rock from which plaster is made.
  • Plaster Of Paris
  • A plaster made from white powder that is mixed with water and can dry quickly. This product can be used to make plaster casts.
  • Plasterboard
  • A wallboard with a gypsum plaster core bonded to layers of paper or fibreboard. Plasterboard is used to clad interior walls of a building.
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