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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
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 - Industry Products Chapter

Products manufactured by the industry include women's, men's, children's, infants', and unisex footwear. Some industry participants may specialise in producing a certain type of shoe, such as work boots or sports footwear.

Men's footwear

Men's footwear accounts for the largest share of industry revenue, due to high and steady demand for and output of work boots in Australia. The segment is estimated to represent 45.0% of the industry and includes athletic shoes, casual footwear, work boots and dress shoes. The influx of cheap imported goods has prompted domestic manufacturers to focus on higher value, specialised products, such as work boots. This has contributed to an increase in this segment's share of revenue over the past five years... 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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