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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

New firms face strong competition from industry incumbents and competing imports. It can be especially difficult for potential participants to gain a foothold in the market because they compete against manufacturers with established brands and proven marketing capabilities. The high and increasing level of competing footwear in recent years has contributed to the barriers already in place for new entrants. Prospective firms face pricing and volume pressure from low-price footwear, particularly from China.

New industry players can also struggle to deliver the same degree of productivity and cost competitiveness of existing vertically integrated firms. Efficient and well-functioning distribution channels are critical for an industry participant to remain competitive... 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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