Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Plaster Product Manufacturing industry produces a wide range of gypsum-based products principally used for the internal and external cladding of buildings. The local industry is dominated by a small number of manufacturers. Boral Limited, CSR Limited, Knauf Group Australia and BGC Australia collectively account for approximately two-thirds of annual industry revenue and all of the domestic production of plasterboard. These firms manufacture a range of plaster-based products and accessories, and have networks of distribution and marketing offices.
The industry currently generates revenue totalling $1.92 billion (up 0.8% on 2011-12) with an annualised 1.5% decline over the five years through 2012-13... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The barriers to enter this industry are relatively high given the wide market presence of the dominant players: Boral Plasterboard, CSR Gyprock, Knauf Group and BGC (operations confined to Western Australia). The leading players have interests in a wide range of building products which provide a huge advantage of scale, integration and experience over new entrants.
The principal competitive advantages of the existing dominant players against the entry of new competition include the concentration of ownership by technologically advanced companies and the substantial level of sunken capital required to enter the plasterboard segment of this industry. Further, the existing players have long-term arrangements providing access to raw materials (i.e... purchase to read more