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Footwear Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Footwear Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1352 | Apr 2015

Booted out: Revenue declines amid increasing imports from overseas low-cost manufacturers

IBISWorld’s Footwear Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$487m
Annual Growth 10-15
-0.5%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
1,802
Businesses
216
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Australian footwear producers have faced a tough operating environment over the past decade. The dominance of low-cost foreign competitors, tariff reductions and import penetration have significantly changed the industry’s structure. The industry has also been dealing with skilled-labour shortages, accelerated industry reforms and companies outsourcing production overseas. Finding a significant low-cost footwear producer based in Australia is now a difficult task. However, several larger footwear manufacturers still produce industrial and safety boots, while sheepskin footwear such as ugg boots has retained stable domestic output levels over the past five years.

In 2014-15, industry revenue is estimated to decline by 3.6% to $486.5... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on capital costs, $5.50 is spent on wages. Footwear manufacturing requires a significant level of labour inputs, and a moderate amount of capital investment. Although the level of capital employed in the industry has been rising for over a decade, it is difficult to completely replace labour with automated processes in particular parts of production. For example, shoemaking still requires workers to operate machines for stitching leather and other material.

Automation levels in footwear manufacturing vary depending upon styles. Plastic shoes that use an injection moulding process require a great deal of capital equipment... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Footwear Manufacturing Industry?

The Footwear Manufacturing industry consists of operators that manufacture footwear or footwear components. These products are then purchased by footwear wholesalers and retailers that resell them to consumers.

Industry Products
Women's footwearMen's footwearChildren's and infants' footwearOther footwear
 
Industry Activities
Footwear and bootFootwear componentSafety and protective footwearSandal and shoeSlipper


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