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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 2014

Switching seats: Imported products have carved a hole in the industry's profit

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
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-7.3%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
14,250
Businesses
3,350
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. Industry activity has trended sharply downwards since the mid-2000s, as appreciation of the Australian dollar has significantly eroded the capacity of local manufacturers to compete with imports and non-wooden furniture substitutes. The price of general furniture components, such as leather, textiles, metal fasteners and springs, has increased, while the price of imported furniture products has decreased.

Industry revenue is expected to total $2.2 billion in 2014-15, reflecting moderate growth by 1.2%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to the entry of new competitors vary according to industry segments, but generally new entrants must quickly establish a market profile in order to withstand strong competitive pressures existing in the market. New entrants at the upper end of the market are likely to incur high marketing costs to counter the recognised brand names of existing manufacturers. Entrants into this segment are also likely to face difficulties competing against existing manufacturers and importers, which may have long-term, and possibly exclusive, supply contracts with key retailers.

In the area of mass-produced institutional furniture, entry is barred by large capital requirements for machinery, high tooling-up costs, and the need for long production runs... 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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