Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Aluminium Door and Window Manufacturing industry has faced a challenging trading environment since the late 2000s, characterised by aggressive price discounting and subdued demand conditions. Industry revenue is projected to decline at an annualised 1.4% over the five years through 2014-15, to total $4.0 billion. Domestic demand is projected to fall by an annualised 0.8% to $4.2 billion.
The deterioration in the industry's performance over the past five years was sparked by the onset of the global financial crisis. This dampened consumer and business confidence and led to a slump in demand for architectural products in the key building markets. Aluminium prices have declined since 2011-12 as a result of weak demand and excess capacity... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Industry products range from mass-produced consumer goods (such as window frames and shower screens) to highly engineered custom-built goods for construction (such as fabricated aluminium ceiling sections). Most products made by industry firms have standard list prices. Wholesalers and retailers primarily market products. Sometimes goods are sold by tender or through individual negotiation. Increasingly, manufacturing firms are vertically integrating their operations and becoming wholesalers themselves.
Aluminium window systems (including sliding, double-hung, transom and casement windows) are mainly used and sold for residential building construction... purchase to read more