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. The industry currently generates revenue totalling $725.0 million, up by 2.1% on 2012-13, and representing a decline of an annualised 6.1% over the five years through 2013-14. This poor performance reflects the declining trend in the downstream non-residential building market over the five years, particularly the slump in the value of commercial and industrial building construction in the aftermath of the global financial crisis... 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, which 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 mainly 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