Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Metal Furniture Manufacturing industry sells metal furniture used in offices and other business premises, for complex storage systems, for specialist institutional applications (e.g. in hospitals, prisons, schools) and, to a lesser extent, for domestic purposes. Over the five years through 2014-15, the industry is expected to decline by an annualised 4.9%. It currently generates revenue totalling $705.0 million, up by 2.0% on 2013-14. This poor performance principally reflects the loss of the domestic market to imported furniture products. It also reflects the adverse demand conditions in the key building markets over the past five years, particularly the declining demand in the non-residential building market... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Firms in this industry produce a wide 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