Metal Furniture Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Metal Furniture Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C2512 | Oct 2015

Making ends meet: Low-cost imports have put pressure on locally manufactured products

IBISWorld’s Metal Furniture Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Metal Furniture Manufacturing industry sells metal furniture used in offices and other business premises for complex storage systems, specialist institutional applications in hospitals and schools, and households. The industry's performance has steadily deteriorated since the late 2000s, reflecting the loss of market share of low-cost imports, the substitution of non-metal furnishings, and the spread of digital technology for storing electronic records. The industry has also been adversely affected by the subdued conditions in the non-residential building market.

The industry has contracted sharply over the five years through 2015-16, with revenue estimated to fall by an annualised 9.0%, while domestic demand remains stable... purchase to read more

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The industry has a low concentration of ownership, with the four largest enterprises generating approximately 12% of annual industry revenue. Although economies of scale exist in sheet metal furniture production, the smaller manufacturers can generally compete by offering non-standard (bespoke) products or services (e.g. custom colouring).

Ownership became steadily concentrated through the 2000s with Dexion acquiring several competitors, including Elite Built, Spacemaster Office Systems, and Godfrey Office Equipment, along with offshore manufacturers in New Zealand and China. GUD Holdings acquired the Dexion assets in late 2010 and has since closed its local manufacturing capacity, preferring to outsource production locally and to foreign manufacturers... purchase to read more


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What is the Metal Furniture Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in the industry manufacture furniture, storage structures, shelving or parts of furniture predominantly from metal, including sheet metal, tubular metal or other forms of metal.

Industry Products
Office and general business furnitureLarge-scale complex storage systemsSpecialist institutional furnitureDomestic metal furniture
Industry Activities
Metal cabinetMetal compactusMetal disassembled furnitureMetal filing cabinetMetal furniture fittingsMetal furniture partOther metal furnitureMetal screen partitionMetal shelving

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