Under construction: Declining demand from manufacturing threatens industry expansion

The Factory and Industrial Building Construction 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 Factory and Industrial Building Construction industry constructs a variety of buildings, ranging in complexity from simple tilt-wall warehouse space to sophisticated purpose-built laboratories with high security and humidity-controlled environments. The industry's performance responds to trends in demand from several segments of the economy, notably the Manufacturing, Mining and Agriculture divisions. Much recent industry activity has focused on the construction of warehousing and distribution facilities to meet demand generated from the Wholesale and Retail Trade divisions and the upward trend in merchandise trade.

Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is projected to decline by an annualised 2.9% to total $5.6 billion...

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What is the Factory and Industrial Building Construction industry?

The Factory and Industrial Building Construction industry is in a mature stage of its life cycle. However, activity fluctuates widely with the start-up and completion of major projects and this can distort growth trends. The slump in construction activity following the global financial crisis was followed by significant investment in warehousing and industrial facilities associated with the resources boom.

The industry's warehousing and distribution segment has benefited from growth in merchandise trade over the past five years, which has absorbed existing storage space and driven up industrial property yields. Growth in online sales has also stimulated investment in warehouse and distribution centres as vendors seek to minimise the time among transaction and delivery...

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Products & Brands

Major products in this industry
Factories and other production buildings
Agriculture and aquaculture buildings
Other industrial buildings

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
Major Markets

Globalisation & 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

Jargon & Glossary

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