Market Research Report on Vitreous China Plumbing Fixture

Research and Markets(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cecf97/vitreous_china_plu) has announced the addition of Supplier Relations US, LLC's new report "Vitreous China Plumbing Fixture and China and Earthenware Bathroom Accessories Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade [Q4 2009 Edition]" to their offering.

The comprehensive Vitreous China Plumbing Fixture and China and Earthenware Bathroom Accessories Manufacturing Industry report provides the most updated data and analysis on the industry's key financial data, cost and pricing, competitive landscape, industry structure, and trends and opportunities. This latest December update provides the data necessary to make informed forecasts and planning for 2010.

In 2008, the value of imported products within this industry into the U.S. has been relatively high, at approximately 100% of U.S. production. Because of this reliance on imports, the report covers the foreign trade statistics including the top 25 countries the U.S. imports from and their respective import values. Over the past 3 years, the industry has shown a strong growth in exports, at approximately 11% constant annual growth. This growth in international trade is further analyzed in the report's export section covering major trade partners. The downstream analysis section of this industry reveals a large dependency on personal consumption. Understanding the recessionary effects on consumer consumption for products within this industry is essential. This industry has a high concentration of players, with the market consisting of fewer companies with relative similarity in size. This aspect exposes the industry to further possibility of merger and acquisition opportunities, as well as anti-trust scrutiny. The competitive landscape section provides a closer examination of this situation.

This 159-page report includes the most recent information on the domestic market, global market and overseas growth opportunities. This current report contains the most current data available, such as monthly shipments, inventory and trade data through September 2009, and sophisticated forecasts up to 2013 accounting for the affects of the recent economic recession. Industry experts consider this report the most comprehensive and consistently updated guide to the industry.

In this report, you will find industry data on the following major categories:

  • Executive Summary
  • Industry Income Statement
  • Industry Balance Sheet
  • Capital Expenditure
  • Industry Cost Analysis
  • Industry Pricing Analysis
  • Industry Foreign Trade
  • Industry Structure
  • Competitive Landscape

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Executive Summary:

Definition & Classification

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing vitreous china plumbing fixtures and china and earthenware bathroom accessories, such as faucet handles, towel bars, and soap dishes. This 6-digit NAICS industry (327111) is under the hierarchy of Pottery, Ceramics, and Plumbing Fixture Manufacturing Industry (32711), Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing Industry Group (3271), Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Subsector (327), and the Manufacturing Sector (31-33). Its SIC equivalent code is: 3261 - Vitreous China Plumbing Fixtures and China and Earthenware Fittings and Bathroom Accessories.

Revenue, Profitability & Foreign Trade Preview

The industry's revenue for the year 2008 was approximately $.8 billion USD, with an estimated gross profit of 51.46%. Import was valued at $.8 billion USD from 57 countries. The industry also exported $154.1 million USD worth of merchandise to 112 countries. Adding import value to and subtracting export value from the industry's shipment value, the total domestic demand for the industry in 2008 was $1.5 billion USD.

Report Summary

This 159-page report contains unparalleled research on this industry in breadth and depth. With a macroeconomic perspective, the report provides a fresh and comprehensive view of the industry. The report's supply and demand data covers both U.S. shipments and international trade while taking into consideration of the industry's capacity utilization. The industry level income statements, balance sheets, and capital expenditure analysis contain all the elements needed for financial benchmarking. In the cost analysis section, 43 upstream industries are analyzed to offer insight into the supply chain cost structure. For the channel and pricing structure, 62 downstream industries are analyzed. The competitive landscape section provides the number of companies and their revenue share within the industry, the market concentration, and a list of major players. All related trade associations, industry standards, and trade publications are also listed.

Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturers, international top consulting firms, major retailers and wholesalers, professional trade associations, financial corporations, universities, governmental entities, start-ups and individuals. We are committed to providing the highest level of quality to all our clients and assure your satisfaction in the report delivering as promised.

This industry report includes detailed information on:

  • Industry's major players
  • Organizations that set standards for the industry
  • Government agencies that regulate and monitor policies related to the industry
  • Trade associations, including educational institutions
  • Trade publications
  • Trade shows and organizers
  • Sources of the information

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