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Preliminary data indicates that total residential output increased by 5% in 2018 to £74.2bn underpinned by 8% increase in new work but with residential RMI remaining static at £30bn.
According to the new report by AMA Research, the outlook for the UK floorcoverings market is one of moderate growth. Factors affecting this slow market change are increasing inflation, adverse currency movements and relatively low wage increases affecting consumer confidence.
The latest Self Build market report from AMA Research, highlights the strong disconnect between the number of available sites and where people want to build.
As a mature market, upholstered furniture remains mainly a non-essential purchase with lengthy replacement cycles and therefore can be deferred in times of economic constraint
According to the latest Domestic Central Heating market report (2018-2022) from AMA Research, smart heating controls are likely to take market share from conventional heating controls in the longer term.
Having experienced overall growth of 13% between 2013 and 2017, the UK household textiles market has been underpinned by returning consumer confidence and sustained demand from contract applications.
The total UK electronic security market, comprising of products - electronic access controls, intruder alarms and closed circuit television (CCTV) - and associated services, was estimated at approximately £2.35bn in 2017.
The plumbers' merchants market was worth an estimated £4.2bn in 2017, representing growth of around 2% from 2016. The overall trend in recent years has been positive, and early indications for 2018 are for a continuation of the modest recovery
The UK market for passive fire protection products is estimated to be worth around £650m at manufacturers selling prices - excluding installation. The market has grown by around 2% in 2017, with forecasts for 2018 at a similar level.
The market for diesel generator hire, which according to AMA’s definition excludes ancillary products, has performed well in recent years, having experienced growth of 29% from 2014.
There has been good growth in the domestic kitchen and bathroom worktops market in recent years. Between 2014 and 2017, the UK overall worktops market is estimated to have grown by 13%.
The UK market for wall cladding is estimated to have increased by around 40% between 2013 and 2017 in volume terms. In 2017/18, growth has been driven by strong growth in new build and major refurbishment output
The brassware and taps market in the UK, which is worth in excess of £200m, is estimated to have grown by 4% in 2017. Following a period of slow growth, the market improved between 2014-2016
The UK street lighting market has seen steady growth in recent years, driven by substantial LED replacement programmes run by local authorities over the past 5 years or so.
The UK plant hire market was estimated to be worth £3bn in 2017, with growth of around 1% forecast for 2018. The plant hire market is extremely diverse, with equipment ranging from dehumidifiers to excavators, and demand for each type of equipment varies
The total market size for active fire protection systems in the UK saw good growth to 2016 at between 7% and 9% per year, in line with higher levels of construction output across key end-use sectors such as education and offices.
The total value of the street furniture market that is supplied to or influenced by local authorities and placed in public spaces or highways controlled by local authorities, is estimated to be worth around £328m in 2017
Dominated by the private sector, the entertainment and leisure sector has experienced more positive construction output conditions than many other sectors over the past 5 years.
Including residential conversions, there were around 258,000 new dwellings delivered across the UK in 2016/17, up by 13% on the previous year.
The UK market for panelised modular building systems has performed relatively strongly over the past 3 years or so, and is estimated to have grown by 26% between 2014 and 2017.
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