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Manufacturing & Construction Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

The Manufacturing sector covers work performed in mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products. The assembling of component parts of manufactured products also falls under Manufacturing unless the activity is appropriately classified in Construction.

The Construction sector primarily covers work performed in the construction of buildings or engineering projects (e.g., highways and utility systems). Companies that perform work in the preparation of sites for new construction and those involved subdividing land for sale as building sites also are included in Construction.

Manufacturing uses raw materials that are products of agriculture, fishing, forestry, mining, or quarrying, as well as products of other manufacturing operations. Plants, factories, or mills that characteristically use power-driven machines and materials-handling equipment, transform the raw materials into new finished products or components of products that require further manufacturing.

Construction markets include new work, additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs. Activities of these enterprises generally are managed at a fixed place of business, but they usually perform construction activities at multiple project sites. Production responsibilities are specified contractually with construction project owners (prime contractors) or contracts with other construction companies (subcontractors).

Construction companies that contract responsibility for all aspects of individual construction projects are commonly known as general contractors, but are also markets known as design-build, construction management, turnkey contracting, or (in cases where two or more establishments jointly secure a general contract) joint-venture contracting. Construction managers that provide oversight and scheduling only (i.e., agency) as well as construction managers that are responsible for the entire project (i.e., at risk) are included as general contractor type establishments. General contractor types frequently arrange construction of separate project parts through subcontracts with other construction companies, such as masonry, painting, and electrical work). These are commonly known as specialty trade markets. In remodeling and repair construction, work may also be done directly for the owner of the property.

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Manufacturing & Construction Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Prospects for the textile and clothing industry in Malaysia, 2018

    ... exports were valued at US$3.3 bn in 2017. The Malaysian government has ambitious plans for the industry, and an export target of US$6 bn has been set for 2020. Moreover, the continuing importance of the ... Read More

  • World textile and apparel trade and production trends: the EU, November 2018

    ... and includes information on general economic trends, textile production in the EU, the textile and clothing trade balance, imports by supplying country, exports by destination country, and trends in textile and clothing production by EU ... Read More

  • Framing Contractors

    ... new home construction. The profitability of individual companies depends on a steady volume of contracted work, accurate work estimation, and cost controls. Large companies have advantages in working in multiple geographies and may have relationships ... Read More

  • Specialty Contractors

    ... include APi Group, Comfort Systems USA, EMCOR, Performance Contracting, and Quanta Services (all based in the US), as well as Bilfinger Berger (Germany) and Skanska (Sweden). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by new residential and ... Read More

  • Prefabricated Wood Building Manufacturing

    ... include American Homestar, Cavco, Clayton Homes, Skyline Champion, and Tuff Shed (all of the US), as well as Fertighaus Weiss (Germany), GriffnerHaus (Austria), Honkarakenne (Finland), and Matsushima Rinko (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by ... Read More

  • Turbine Manufacturing

    ... (both of the US), as well as Hitachi (Japan), Siemens (Germany), Vestas Wind Systems (Denmark), and Xinjiang Goldwind (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for turbines is driven by the level of overall industrial activity, and growth ... Read More

  • Cement & Concrete Product Manufacturing

    ... Marietta Materials, US Concrete, and Vulcan Materials (all based in the US), as well as Anhui Conch (China), Cemex (Mexico), CRH (Ireland), HeidelbergCement (Germany), and LafargeHolcim (Switzerland). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is determined primarily by nonresidential ... Read More

  • Clay Product & Refractory Manufacturing

    ... Kohler (all of the US) as well as Kyocera, Shinagawa Refractories, and TOTO (all of Japan), Interceramic (Mexico), RHI Magnesita (the Netherlands), and Vesuvius (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by industrial production of metals, ... Read More

  • Lighting Equipment Manufacturing

    ... Acuity Brands and Hubbell (both based in the US), as well as OSRAM (Germany), Signify (formerly Philips Lighting, the Netherlands), TCP International (Switzerland), and Zumtobel (Austria). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand depends primarily on residential, industrial, and ... Read More

  • Paper & Paper Products Manufacturing

    ... include Georgia-Pacific, International Paper, Kimberly-Clark, Neenah Paper, and WestRock (all based in the US), as well as Domtar (Canada), Oji Holdings (Japan), and Stora Enso (Finland). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by general commercial activity ... Read More

  • Personal Computer Manufacturing

    ... the PC market is driven by technological advances, disposable income in the consumer market, and corporate spending cycles. The profitability of individual companies depends on supply chain efficiency and ancillary products and services. Large companies ... Read More

  • Supply and Demand of Glyphosate in China

    ... at a CAGR of about 6.8% in 2006–2014, but it firstly decreased to 179.7 million hectares in 2015 due to a low price, resulting in that some farmers stopped planting corn, cotton and rapeseed, but ... Read More

  • Botswana Infrastructure Q1 2019

    ... of 4.7% in real terms. This expansion will be supported primarily by thecommissioning of projects in the mining, water and energy sector. Regional connectivity projects will also contribute to Botswana'sinfrastructure growth over the coming years. Read More

  • Bulgaria Infrastructure Q1 2019

    ... the country's construction industry, expanding 4.8% in 2018and accounting for 61% of total construction. The infrastructure market will be backed by government plans to improve thecountry's transport infrastructure through an influx of EU funds.The tourism ... Read More

  • Honduras Infrastructure Q1 2019

    ... strong to moderate growth over the coming years supportedmajor infrastructure investments. Road construction in particular will remain a driver of overall construction industry growth withboth large-scale projects and smaller maintenance projects to see substantial investment. Read More

  • Nigeria Infrastructure Q1 2019

    ... construction industry will accelerate in 2018 and remain robust over both our five- and ten-yearforecast periods. Supporting factors include the government's infrastructure development plans, higher oil revenues and effortsaimed at attracting private investment in projects. Read More

  • Oman Infrastructure Q1 2019

    Oman Infrastructure Q1 2019 Key View: We expect robust, broad-based growth in Oman's construction sector over the coming decade due to a combination of Read More

  • Austria Infrastructure Q1 2019

    ... recovers from a decade in the doldrums, supported by significant transport infrastructure investmentand strengthening residential construction. Activity will be driven by committed public spending, growing private investment andinflows from EU institutions towards developing regional interconnectivity. Read More

  • Norway Infrastructure Q1 2019

    ... construction market will be robust over the coming years, as the market benefits from the gradualrealisation of the government's transport investment plan, a ramp-up in investment in the hydrocarbon sector and ongoinginvestment into low-carbon infrastructure. Read More

  • Peru Infrastructure Q1 2019

    ... View: Growth in Peru's construction industry will remain robust over the coming quarters, supported by investment into themining sector and government stimulus. However, political risks abound and major projects will likely continue to face delays. Read More

  • Industrial Design Services

    ... Design, (all based in the US), as well as Alessi (Italy), BUSSE Design (Germany), PDD (UK), and Seymourpowell (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for industrial design is driven by consumer spending and advances in technology. The ... Read More

  • Plumbing & HVAC Contractors

    ... COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE New technology for HVAC and plumbing applications are driving growth in the industry. Systems that connect HVAC, lighting, and security elements as well as tools to monitor energy use and efficiency are popular ... Read More

  • Architectural Services

    ... and Perkins + Will, as well as IBI (Canada), Nikken Sekkei (Japan), and Woods Bagot (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for architectural services depends heavily on the volume of residential and commercial construction. Because most costs ... Read More

  • Electrical Contractors

    ... in the US). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Most electrical work is driven by new residential and nonresidential construction activity. Operation, maintenance, and repair work (sometimes called "facilities services") is less sensitive to real estate cycles. Larger companies ... Read More

  • Printing Machinery & Equipment Manufacturing

    ... based in the US); Canon, Fuji Xerox, Komori, and Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho (Japan); and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, Koenig & Bauer, and manroland Goss web systems (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by commercial print volume, which ... Read More

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