Annual levels of brick production in Great Britain (GB) 2013-2018

Annual production of bricks in Great Britain (GB) from 2013 to 2018 (in millions)

by N. Sönnichsen, last edited Jun 24, 2019
Annual levels of brick production in Great Britain (GB) 2013-2018 British producers had manufactured nearly 2.03 billion bricks in 2018. This was the peak since the beginning of the reporting period in 2013 and the first time figures exceeded two billion units. Following increased demand, the Brick Development Association expects production volumes to increase further in the coming years, with companies within the industry seeking to invest in greater production capacity. Bricks are one of the main elements needed to fuel the construction industry in the country.

Most common uses

Bricks delivered in Great Britain were most commonly used for facings. 85 percent of bricks delivered in 2018 were meant for surface work on walls, which made this the peak year for facing type bricks.

Production value of construction industry

The production value of the UK construction industry reached 288.9 billion euros in 2016, which was a decrease compared to 2015, but still a significant increase from figures recorded at the beginning of the reporting period in 2010.
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Annual production of bricks in Great Britain (GB) from 2013 to 2018 (in millions)

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Production level in million bricks
2018*2,025
2017*1,877
20161,800
20151,915
2014 1,824
2013 1,555
Production level in million bricks
2018*2,025
2017*1,877
20161,800
20151,915
2014 1,824
2013 1,555
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by N. Sönnichsen, last edited Jun 24, 2019
British producers had manufactured nearly 2.03 billion bricks in 2018. This was the peak since the beginning of the reporting period in 2013 and the first time figures exceeded two billion units. Following increased demand, the Brick Development Association expects production volumes to increase further in the coming years, with companies within the industry seeking to invest in greater production capacity. Bricks are one of the main elements needed to fuel the construction industry in the country.

Most common uses

Bricks delivered in Great Britain were most commonly used for facings. 85 percent of bricks delivered in 2018 were meant for surface work on walls, which made this the peak year for facing type bricks.

Production value of construction industry

The production value of the UK construction industry reached 288.9 billion euros in 2016, which was a decrease compared to 2015, but still a significant increase from figures recorded at the beginning of the reporting period in 2010.
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