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

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1320 | Mar 2016

Wearing thin: Falling demand from downstream manufacturers has contributed to industry declines

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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing industry includes operators that manufacture and process leather hides and other animal skins, and companies that manufacture leather products, like wallets, saddles and handbags. The industry has struggled significantly over the past five years. Revenue is primarily driven by downstream demand from clothing and footwear manufacturers, which has declined over the past five years. While leather is a key input for these manufacturers, it also competes with other fabrics and materials. Rising demand from personal accessory retailers has partly offset this trend over the past five years, as Australian consumers have increasingly demanded luxury goods. Despite this, industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 5.2%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing industry has been in decline over the past five years mainly due to weak demand from downstream markets. Companies that tan animal hides and skins have been negatively affected by falling demand from downstream clothing and footwear manufacturers. This has in part been counteracted by rising demand from personal accessory retailers, which sell the industry's finished leather products, including wallets, belts and handbags. Given the high level of international trade, the trade-weighted index also shapes the performance of industry operators due to the effects of the Australian dollar on the competitiveness of imports and exports... purchase to read more


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What is the Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing Industry?

Firms in the 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. The industry excludes leather clothing and footwear manufacturing.

Industry Products
Bovine hidesSheepskins and other animal skinsAutomotive leatherOther 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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