Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Aluminium Door and Window Manufacturing industry has faced a challenging operating environment over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 1.9% over the five years through 2013-14 to reach $3.9 billion. Aggressive price discounting and muted demand conditions weakened industry revenue performance.
The onset of the global financial crisis in the late 2000s resulted in a slump of demand for architectural products in the housing and commercial building markets, the primary sources of industry revenue. Consumer and business confidence plummeted, and access to credit was extremely difficult to secure. Falling demand and excess capacity led aluminium prices to decline dramatically, resulting in drops in revenue... 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 this industry's products. The industry's geographic spread by state mirrors population dispersion very closely, with the exceptions being: New South Wales with 33.5% of industry enterprises and 32.3% of the national population; Queensland with 22.0% of enterprises and 20.3% of population; and Western Australia with 9.0% of enterprises below its 10.4% 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