Overview of the Market for Articles of Fiber Cement in the United Kingdom
In value terms, articles of fiber cement production amounted to $109M in 2010 estimated in export prices. Overall, articles of fiber cement production continues to indicate a perceptible decrease. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 with an increase of 4.5% against the previous year. In that year, articles of fiber cement production attained its peak level of $127M. From 2009 to 2010, articles of fiber cement production growth remained at a lower figure.
The revenue of the articles of fiber cement market in the UK amounted to $42M in 2010, dropping by -10.4% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Overall, articles of fiber cement consumption continues to indicate a deep descent. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 with an increase of 23% against the previous year. Articles of fiber cement consumption peaked at $50M in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2010, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.