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New research puts UK fire protection market at £3 billion

New research puts UK fire protection market at £3 billion

A new piece of research by the Fire Industry Association (FIA) has calculated the value of the total UK fire protection industry at just under £3 billion.

The research document, entitled ‘Survey of the UK Active and Passive Fire Protection Market 2007 to 2009', was produced in conjunction with the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) and provides an invaluable insight into both the active and passive sectors of the industry.

The £2,965 million value for 2006 represents an annual growth rate of some 4 percent a year over the last five years (£2,151 million in 2001), with the passive sector representing 62 percent of the total and the active sector 38 percent.

Other interesting headline figures include a market breakdown of 42 percent represented by products, 46 percent by installations and the remaining 12 percent attributed to maintenance contracts.

In addition to these topline findings, the value of the research is in its detail, with breakdowns of sectors and sub-sectors within the market, including sector size and growth, a commentary on product and market structure and future developments, plus forecasts for market size and growth for 2007-2009.

Terry Martiny, FIA Marketing Manager, commented: "The research is based on data supplied by the member companies from the two participating trade associations, collectively representing some 90 percent of the products and systems sold within the UK.  It is therefore one of the most comprehensive studies into the fire protection market for some years and is an invaluable insight for anybody wishing to understand not only the current market position, but also likely future trends."

Copies of the research are available from the FIA by contacting them by email at or +44 (0) 20 8549 5855. They are priced at £325 to FIA members and £450 to non-members.

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