Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Metal Furniture Manufacturing industry sells metal furniture for various applications, such as storage in offices and other business premises, for specialist institutional applications in hospitals, and for schools. The industry's performance has steadily deteriorated since the late 2000s, as low-cost imports have won market share from industry firms, non-metal furnishings have substituted industry products and digital technologies for electronic storage of information have grown in popularity. The industry has contracted sharply over the past five years, despite solid domestic demand growth. Imports have captured a greater share of domestic demand at the expense of local manufacturers, surging from less than 25% in the mid-2000s to an estimated 61.6% in 2016-17... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Firms in the industry produce a range of furniture products comprised mainly of sheet metal components. These products are principally used for commercial, institutional or industrial applications.
Office and general business furniture
The majority of production comprises the shipment of commercial furnishings used in offices, retail and other business premises, most of which are mass produced and sold through wholesalers to corporate buyers. These include steel desks, filing cabinets, compactus storage units, shelving, packaging and sorting benches and lockers. Most of these products are constructed predominantly of powder-coated steel, for durability and display purposes... purchase to read more