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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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry has moderate barriers to entry and this has remained steady over the past five years. The main barriers for new entrants are initial establishment costs, purchase of machinery and equipment, and the ability to operate and compete with the same scale and volume of existing businesses. Many of the larger firms in the industry have vertically integrated operations with a stable source of raw animal skins and hides. These larger companies also have established brand names, distribution channels and contracts. As a result, it can be difficult for new participants to compete with the larger industry operators and to find access to a steady supply of skins and hides... 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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