My precious: Declining gold and silver prices have boosted consumer demand for jewellery

IBISWorld’s Jewellery 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.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The declining world prices of silver and gold have supported demand for industry products
  • Demand for custom-made jewellery has grown, boosting revenue growth for niche operators
  • The forecast depreciation of the Australian dollar is anticipated to benefit industry operators

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Jewellery Manufacturing industry has enjoyed favourable trading conditions over the past five years, compared with most other Australian manufacturing industries that are in a general stage of decline. Steep declines in the world prices of gold and silver, two key raw materials for many industry products, have allowed industry firms to lower their prices, boosting demand from wholesalers, retailers and final consumers. Growing real household discretionary income has provided consumers with more money to spend on non-essential items such as jewellery products. This trend has increased demand for expensive custom-made or handmade jewellery, as consumers have been willing to pay premium prices for high quality and personalised fine jewellery...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Jewellery Manufacturing industry is highly fragmented. It is composed of many small-scale operators, which are typically family owned and have few employees. The industry therefore has low concentration, with the four largest companies holding a total market share well below 40%. Based on ABS data, over half of the businesses operating in the industry are non-employing. A further 37.5% of operators employ between one and 19 people, with just 1.3% of businesses employing in excess of 20 staff.

    Industry participants engage in a range of activities that vary in capital intensity, which contributes to low concentration. For example, coin minting is highly capital-intensive and is therefore dominated by larger players. Dia..

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    Additional Insights for the Jewellery Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Jewellery Manufacturing Industry are

  • Marketing of differentiated products
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of gold and World price of silver in the Jewellery Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Jewellery Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry operators manufacture jewellery or silverware using precious or semi-precious metal and stones. Products include fine jewellery, costume jewellery, badges and medals. Operators may also mint coins; cut diamonds and gems; and manufacture, engrave, chase or etch jewellery or precious metal. These products are sold to wholesalers and, sometimes, directly to retailers.

    Industry Products
    Fine jewellery
    Other products
    Costume jewellery
    Diamond and gem cutting
    Coin minting
    Industry Activities
    Coin minting
    Diamond and gem cutting
    Custom-made jewellery
    Costume jewellery
    Badge and medal
    Silverware and trophy
    Lapidary work

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of gold
  • World price of silver
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Demand from watch and jewellery retailing
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Foreign fortunes
  • Personalised products
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • International trade
  • Changing preferences
  • Table: Jewellery Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Jewellery Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Jewellery and Watch Wholesaling
  • Department Stores
  • Watch and Jewellery Retailing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining
  • Diamond and Gemstone Mining
  • Gold and Other Non-Ferrous Metal Processing

  • Products & Services
  • Fine jewellery
  • Diamond and gem cutting
  • Coin minting
  • Costume jewellery
  • Other products
  • Chart: Jewellery Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Jewellery retailers
  • Final customers
  • Department stores
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Jewellery Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Jewellery Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Jewellery Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Gold CorporationRoyal Australian Mint
  • Table: Gold Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Royal Australian Mint - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Jewellery Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Jewellery Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Bullion Coins
  • Precious metal coins that are kept as an investment, which are valued based on purity levels.
  • Costume Jewellery
  • Jewellery that is made of less precious stones and metals, and is cheaper to buy than fine jewellery.
  • Cut
  • The angles and proportions created in transforming a rough diamond into a polished diamond. A well-cut diamond is more valuable than one that is not well cut.
  • Lapidary
  • The process of carving, cutting and faceting gemstones and other materials into jewellery and decorative items. This excludes diamonds, as they require specialised tools and techniques.
  • Numismatic Coins
  • Collectible coins that have a higher value than their face value, due to low circulation, rarity or other value-added features.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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