Industry overview

Businesses in the UK that produce, process, fabricate and recycle materials have an annual turnover of around £170 billion.

They contribute about 15% of UK GDP, with a gross value-added (GVA) of around £60 billion, and form an important element in the supply chain of many high value manufacturing businesses.

Key market sectors which rely on, or are strongly underpinned by, advanced materials technology include:

  • Energy
  • Aerospace
  • Transport (Land and Marine)
  • Healthcare
  • Packaging
  • Textiles
  • Construction
  • Defence
  • Security

Last updated on Monday 02 July 2012 at 09:43

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