Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The first commercial production of paint in Australia dates back to the 1850s. Over the past century, the Paint and Coatings Manufacturing industry recorded strong growth in line with Australia's industrial development, before entering a slower growth phase as the industry matured. Despite now being in a decline phase, it remains a relatively important component of Australia's broader chemical segment.
One of the defining characteristics of the industry is the dominant position held by a few major players with a strong stable of national and global brand names within different pricepoints and product segments. These major players are vertically integrated, so competition occurs across the supply chain rather than just at the manufacturing level... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The industry produces a wide range of paints, timber finishes and other surface coatings for the decoration and protection of surfaces against wear, weather and corrosion. The industry also produces thinners, mastics and fillers, which service a similar market. It is also involved in the manufacture of ink products.
Architectural and decorative paints
The largest product segment by volume is the architectural and decorative (A&D) paints segment, which accounts for roughly 57.0% of all industry products. This segment includes household paints, including interior and exterior water-based (latex) paints and interior and exterior solvent-based (oil) paints... purchase to read more