Not constructive: The long-term decline of the Manufacturing division has reduced demand

The Factory and Industrial Building Construction industry constructs a variety of buildings, ranging from simple tilt-wall warehouse spaces to sophisticated purpose-built laboratories with high security and humidity-controlled environments. Industry revenue responds to trends in demand from several segments of the economy, in particular from the Manufacturing and Mining divisions and the Agriculture subdivision. Much of the industry's recent activity has focused on the construction of warehousing and distribution facilities to meet demand from Wholesale and Retail Trade divisions, including the upward trend in merchandise trade.The Manufacturing division's weak demand for factory construction over the past five years has adversely affected the industry's revenue more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increased merchandise trade has supported demand for warehouse construction
  • Investment in warehouse and distribution facilities has risen due to growth in online shopping
  • Investment in warehouse facilities will continue underpinning the industry’s performance
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Factory and Industrial Building Construction industry has a medium degree of capital intensity, which is broadly consistent with the overall Non-Residential Building subdivision. The industry's value added in construction is principally derived from the input of skilled labour and project management services, although only a relatively small share of industry revenue is absorbed by wage costs (about 7.3% in 2018-19). The bulk of the industry's labour requirement is met by independent subcontractors and professional consultants, which are projected to absorb about 45.7% of industry revenue in 2018-19.The industry's fixed capital expenditure requirement is fairly low with depreciation charges representing about 1.1% of annual industry revenue. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Factory and Industrial Building Construction Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Factory and Industrial Building Construction are:

  • Development of a symbiotic relationship with another industry
  • Having good working relationships with subcontracting building trade specialists
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from manufacturing and Demand from mining in the Factory and Industrial Building Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Factory and Industrial Building Construction Industry?

    Companies in the industry construct manufacturing structures, with firms specifically engaging in new work, additions and alterations.

    Industry Products
  • Factories and other production buildings
  • Warehouses
  • Agriculture and aquaculture buildings
  • Other industrial buildings
  • Industry Activities
  • Factory and other secondary production building construction
  • Warehouse building construction
  • Agriculture and aquaculture building construction
  • Other industrial buildings construction (crusher houses and oil depots)
  • 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 manufacturing
  • Demand from mining
  • Total merchandise imports and exports
  • Demand from industrial and other property operators
  • Demand from agriculture

  • Current Performance
  • Profit and employment
  • Demand for warehouse construction
  • Demand for factories and other industrial buildings
  • Demand for agricultural and aquaculture buildings
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profitability and jobs growth
  • Building market trends
  • Table: Factory and Industrial Building Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Factory and Industrial Building Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing
  • Online Shopping
  • Industrial and Other Property Operators

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction
  • Hardware Wholesaling
  • Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Equipment Manufacturing
  • Machinery and Scaffolding Rental
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

  • Products & Services
  • Warehouses
  • Factories and other production buildings
  • Other industrial buildings
  • Agriculture and aquaculture buildings
  • Chart: Factory and Industrial Building Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Industrial property developers
  • Resource firms
  • Wholesalers and import agents
  • Public sector agencies
  • Transport and logistics companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Factory and Industrial Building Construction 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 Factory and Industrial Building Construction

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Factory and Industrial Building Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Factory and Industrial Building Construction 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 Factory and Industrial Building Construction Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Commercial Buildings
  • Refers to non-residential buildings that have a commercial application such as offices, retail stores, hotels and entertainment venues.
  • Greenfield
  • Building on a previously unused or undeveloped site.
  • Institutional Buildings
  • Refers to non-residential buildings that are generally operated to provide a public service, including schools, universities, hospitals, law courts and religious buildings.
  • Safe Work Method Statement (Swms)
  • A statement prepared to brief onsite personnel about health and safety risks.
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