Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The principal products manufactured by the industry are used by the building markets and include garage doors, window shutters, metal doors, door and window frames, and curtain walls. The industry also supplies products used in infrastructure projects such as railings and steel grates, and customised door and shutter systems for road-freight vehicles (trucks and vans). International trade is low in the industry, as structural metal components are typically large and expensive to transport over long distances.
Over the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is projected to increase by an annualised 0.5% to reach $2.4 billion... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of industry's enterprises is generally consistent with the distribution of the national population. This trend reflects that major downstream construction industries are also roughly distributed according to population. Firms are often located in close proximity to their key markets and collaborators such as architects and engineers. This trend helps to create links with other construction companies and to reduce distribution time and costs. Close proximity to markets also allows for direct contact with customers.
New South Wales and Victoria each account for a slightly greater share of industry enterprises than their respective shares of population... purchase to read more