Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C2511 | Oct 2015

In the hot seat: Imported and substitute products have caused heavy revenue declines

The Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing industry is the largest in the furniture manufacturing sector, accounting for 60% to 70% of Australian furniture production and employment. However, the industry has endured a sharp decline since the since the mid-2000s. An appreciating Australian dollar through to a peak in 2012-13 significantly eroded the capacity of local manufacturers to compete with imports and non-wooden furniture substitutes.

Domestic demand for wooden and upholstered furniture products is expected to currently total $4.3 billion, representing a marginal decline over the five years through 2015-16. However, imports now capture a greater share of domestic demand at the expense of local manufacturing... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is considered to be in a declining stage of its economic life cycle. It is increasingly subject to competition from low-cost substitutes and imported furniture.

Demand is also influenced by the cyclical fluctuations in new building activity, growth in household incomes, household consumption patterns and new household formation. The industry is characterised by its many small- to medium-scale operators and there is little scope for the emergence of a major player, which could stimulate a faster pace of industry expansion. The limited scope of the domestic market tends to prevent manufacturers from obtaining substantial scale economies in production, distribution or marketing... purchase to read more


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What is the Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in this industry manufacture furniture out of wood (except built-in units), complete upholstered seating with wooden or metal frames, or upholster wooden furniture. The manufacture of upholstered seats for transport equipment is also included in the industry.

Industry Products
Upholstered furnitureNon-upholstered wooden furnitureWooden furniture carcasses
Industry Activities
Bedroom suite, wooden,Chair (except dental chairs)Dining room and lounge suite furniture, wooden,Disassembled kitchen furniture, wooden,Disassembled furniture, wooden,Lounge suiteOffice furniture and outdoor furniture, wooden,Seat, upholstered,Table, wooden,Upholstered furniture

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