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

The Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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

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 Investment Chapter

The Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing industry displays a medium level of capital intensity. In 2014-15, for every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.16 is invested in capital. Capital intensity has remained stable over the past five years with wages increasing as a proportion of revenue at a slow rate. Some new technologies have been introduced, including new tanning processes and inventory management, but some parts of production still involve manual labour. For example, handbag and wallet manufacturing requires employees to operate stitching machines. Leather products from smaller niche firms tend to be stitched by hand, increasing labour expenses for these operators... 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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