DECORATION OF CERAMIC WARE BUSINESS IN UGANDA

 DECORATION OF CERAMIC WARE BUSINESS IN UGANDA

Introduction

Ceramic wares are precious products that have a high demand by many users. This project idea has been developed basing on the need to explore the abundant market that exists in the country as most of the ceramic ware is imported. The estimated fixed capital is 42,680US$, with operating costs of 100,041US$, and an estimated revenue of 125,424US$ in the first year of operation.

Production Capacity, Technology & Process

The process of decorating ceramic ware takes majorly two processes namely;

Plastic decoration form and painting form.

In plastic form, ceramic decoration is accomplished while the clay is pliable. This form includes the physical shaping of the object itself, incising, impressing, embossing, or ornamentation (ceramic flower application).

The painting form of ceramic decoration pertains to the surface coloring and includes slip painting, under glaze, glaze, and over glaze types. This type of decoration changes the surface of the ware both eye and sense touch.

 

Capital Investment Requirements in US $

Capital investment item units Qty @ Total
Land and Buildings No 16,000
Powerful Computers No 1 2,500 2,500
Image Scanners No 2 1,120 2,240
Multi-colour printing equipment No 1 2,280 2,280
Furniture &Fittings No 2,500
Electric Kiln No 1 5,890 5,890
Delivery Van No 1 9,000 9,000
Other Tools No 2,270
Total       42,680

Production and Operating Costs General Costs(Overheads)

Cost Item Units @ Qty/ day Pdn cost/ day Pdn cost/ mth Pdn cost/yr
Direct Costs            
Precious metals Kgs 8 2 16 416 4,992
Metal Oxides Kgs 5.8 2 11.6 301.6 3,619
Powdered Glass Kgs 2.2 7 15.4 400.4 4,805
Ceramic ware Pcs 2 60 120 3120 37,440
Painting materials Pcs 4.2 4 16.8 436.8 5,242
Printing frames materials Pcs 1.9 5 9.5 247 2,964
Magazines Other materials Pcs 2.7 3 8.1 210.6 2,527
Sub-total     83 197 5,132 61,589
Labour costs 1,400 16,800
Utilities 561 6,732
Administration expenses 208 2,500
Selling & distribution 313 3,750
Miscellaneous expenses 167 2,000
Depreciation 556 6,670
Sub-total 3,205 38,452
Total Operating Costs 8,337 100,041
  1. Production costs assumed 312 days per year with daily capacity of producing 60 pieces of ceramic ware.
  2. Depreciation (fixed asset write off) assumes 4-years life of assets written off at 25% per year for all assets.
  3. Direct costs include materials, supplies and other costs that directly go into production of the product.
  4. Total monthly days assumed are 26-days.
  5. The valuation currency used is United States Dollars.

Project Product Costs and Price Structure

Item Qty/ day Qty/yr @ Pdn cost/yr UPx T/rev
Decorated Ceramic Ware 60 18,720 5.3 100,041 6.7 125,424

Profitability Analysis Table

Profitability Item Per Day Per Month Per Year
Revenue 402 10,452 125,424
Less: Production & Operating Costs 321 8,337 100,041
Profit 81 2,115 25,383

Market Analysis

The market for ceramic wares readily exists in the country since most of the products are household products.

 

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