Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Aluminium Door and Window Manufacturing industry has faced a challenging trading environment over the past five years, characterised by aggressive price discounting as demand conditions have remained subdued. Industry revenue is projected to decline at an annualised 1.7% over the five years through 2014-15 to total $3.9 billion. Domestic demand is projected to fall by an annualised 1.0% to $4.1 billion.
The deterioration in the industry's performance since the late 2000s was sparked by the onset of the global financial crisis. It dampened consumer and business confidence and led to the slump of demand for architectural products in the key building markets. Aluminium prices declined dramatically as a result of weak demand and excess capacity, and industry revenue followed suit... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The industry's prime area of activity is in the capital cities of Australia, particularly those along the eastern seaboard. This reflects the pattern of construction activity and therefore of demand for a range of the industry's products. The industry's geographic spread by state mirrors population dispersion very closely, with the exceptions being: New South Wales with 33.1% of industry enterprises and 32.0% of the national population; Queensland with 21.4% of enterprises and 20.1% of population; and Western Australia with 8.8% of enterprises below its 10.9% share of population. This reflects operators' desire to balance proximity to customers (the construction sector) with access to input supply and diversity of construction markets... purchase to read more