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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 | 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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$542m
Annual Growth 09-14
-4.1%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
2,372
Businesses
519
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 Locations Chapter

The Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing industry is mainly concentrated in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. These states are estimated to account for 82.5% of the industry's total enterprises in 2013-14. Fellmongering and tanning require large amounts of water and generate significant pollution. Soft water with a low salt content is preferable for industry operations. Most industry activity is therefore carried out in north and north-west Melbourne and south Sydney, as soft water is readily available in these areas.

There is also moderate enterprise activity occurring in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia due to relatively low start-up costs and barriers to entry... 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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