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Footwear Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Footwear Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1352 | Apr 2014

Kicked out: Many footwear manufacturers are leaving the industry amid fierce competition

IBISWorld’s Footwear Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$489m
Annual Growth 09-14
-2.8%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
1,882
Businesses
221
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Australian footwear producers have faced a tough operating environment over the past decade as the dominance of low-cost foreign competitors, tariff reductions and import penetration have caused the industry's structure to change significantly. The industry also faces 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 produce industrial and safety boots, while sheepskin footwear such as ugg boots has retained stable domestic output levels over the past five years.

In 2013-14, industry revenue is estimated to decline by 2.7% to total $489.3... 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, $5.61 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?

This industry consists of operators that manufacture footwear or footwear components. These products are then purchased by footwear wholesalers and retailers who 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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