Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1320 | Jun 2014

Joining the herd: Declining revenue has led to consolidation activity in the industry

IBISWorld’s Leather and Leather Substitute Product 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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing industry has struggled significantly over the past five years. Industry performance has been affected by falling demand for leather tanning, fur dressing and leather product manufacturing and less demand from downstream clothing and footwear manufacturers. Companies have also been affected by real household discretionary income levels and the strength of the Australian dollar. Industry operators export a majority of Australia's animal hides and skins to China. A large number of finished leather products such as belts, wallets and handbags are also imported from China. Industry revenue is estimated to decline at a compound annual 4.1%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry displays a medium level of capital intensity. In 2013-14, for every $1.00 spent on wages, an estimated $0.17 is invested in capital. Capital intensity has increased slightly over the past five years due to wages falling as a proportion of revenue. Companies have also introduced automated tanning processes and automatic inventory management systems. Although technological developments have increased the use of automated processes, some parts of production still require manual labour. For example, handbag and wallet manufacturing still requires employees to operate stitching machines. For smaller niche firms, leather tends to be stitched by hand, increasing labour expenses... purchase to read more


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What is the Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing Industry?

Firms in this industry primarily tan, curry, dress, finish, dye, emboss and stamp leather and animal hides, skins and fur. Companies are also involved in the production of fellmongered, pelt or slipe wool. Industry operators also manufacture leather or synthetic leather handbags, wallets, luggage, saddles and harnesses. This industry excludes leather clothing and footwear manufacturing.

Industry Products
Bovine hidesSheepskinsOther animal skinsLeather productsLeather substitute productsAutomotive leatherOther products
Industry Activities
Bleaching and currying furEmbossing hides and skinsFinishing hides and skinsLeather or leather substitute handbag, belt, saddle, suitcase and walletPelt finishing and tanningLeather toy

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