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

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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

IBISWorld’s Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-4.5%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
15,000
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. 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

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The Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing industry has contracted substantially since the mid-2000s as the industry has struggled to protect its market share from low-cost imports and the substitution of alternative furniture products (notably steel, glass and plastics). The subdued pace of the domestic economy, particularly weaker trends in building investment and consumer spending, has also contained furniture sales.

The industry has sustained declines in revenue, employment and establishments since the mid-2000s, mainly associated with the loss of market share to imports. Industry sales have contracted by 40.7% since 2006-07, while employment has fallen by about 35.8% over the same period (representing the loss of over 8,000 jobs)... 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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