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 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 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

Medium barriers to entry characterise the industry. The capital investment required to begin operation in the industry is moderate. In addition, manufacturing processes and design expertise are fairly accessible. However, over the past five years, new software has been incorporated into computer-driven processes and inventory management systems. Technology is therefore a key component to the industry. The vertically integrated operations of some major players in the industry may also limit new firms' access to animal hides and skins.

It can also be difficult for new participants to compete against existing manufacturers that have established brand strengths and proven marketing capabilities... 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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