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 Locations Chapter
Coating production units are located in the most populous and industrialised states: New South Wales and Victoria. These two states account for about two-thirds of total industry locations, which is roughly in line with historical trends. Queensland counts for a further 14.7% of industry locations, which means that the east coast of Australia accounts for about 82.0% of the industry.
A number of smaller production units are also located in South Australia and Western Australia with no activity occurring within the Northern Territories and an insignificant number of businesses located in Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory... purchase to read more