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 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 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 Key Buyers Chapter

The industry displays a medium level of market share concentration. The four largest companies that operate in the industry account for an estimated 42.8% of industry revenue in 2013-14. A I Topper & Co has a relatively large market share concentration due to its vertically-integrated business model for animal hide and skin tanning, processing, finishing and distribution. The moderate labour intensity of production techniques means that there are a number of small operators in the industry. In 2011-12, no firms employed more than 200 staff and 90.6% of enterprises generated less than $2.0 million in revenue. On average, companies have fewer than five employees per enterprise and produce relatively low volumes... 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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