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 | Apr 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Leather and Leather Substitute Product 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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing industry has struggled significantly over the past five years. Revenue is primarily driven by demand from clothing and footwear manufacturers and personal accessory retailers. Industry revenue is estimated to decline at an annualised 4.7% over the five years through 2014-15. Revenue has been affected by falling demand from downstream clothing and footwear manufacturers. While leather is a key input for these manufacturers, it also competes with other fabrics and materials. Despite falling revenue, rising real household income, which tends to increase spending on discretionary products, and greater export demand for industry products, mainly from China, has helped curb the industry's decline... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry displays a medium level of market share concentration. The four largest companies in the industry account for an estimated 59.7% of revenue in 2014-15. A I Topper & Co account for a relatively large share of the industry due to its vertically integrated business model, which includes animal hide and skin tanning, processing, finishing and distribution. In addition to vertical integration, the larger companies in the industry have sought to grow their business through the acquisition of smaller firms. The remainder of businesses are generally small to medium enterprises that focus on higher value products. Sole traders represent over half of the businesses operating in the industry... purchase to read more


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What is the Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing Industry?

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

Industry Products
Bovine hidesSheepskins and other animal skinsAutomotive leatherLeather productsOther products
Industry Activities
Animal hideAutomotive leatherFinishing hides and skinsLeather or leather substitute handbag, belt, saddle, suitcase and walletSlipe woolTanning hides and skins

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