Out of fashion: Falling demand from retailers has reduced current-year industry revenue

Revenue for the Wicker and Fibreglass Furniture Manufacturing industry has fluctuated significantly over the past five years, but has grown overall. Revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 2.4% over the five years through 2018-19, to $333.0 million. Over the period, industry operators have contended with substantial price competition from lower cost wicker and fibreglass products made overseas. Strong competition from furniture made from wood, plastic and steel has also slowed revenue growth. Combined with largely negative consumer sentiment over the past five years, these trends have slowed growth in demand for industry products...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has faced competition from low-cost imports and furniture made from substitute materials
  • Imports have satisfied an increasing share of domestic demand over the past five years
  • The Australian dollar is forecast to appreciate, increasing import competition
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Wicker and Fibreglass Furniture Manufacturing industry displays a low level of capital intensity. In 2018-19, for every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.07 is invested in capital. Capital intensity has remained low over the past five years. Industry products made from wicker are manufactured using traditional craft techniques, particularly furniture made from cane and rattan. These traditional craft skills require highly trained and skilled staff. This is especially relevant for firms who target niche markets, such as crafts enthusiasts who purchase the products based on the quality of wicker designs. Production of fibreglass furniture requires a greater amount of capital investment due to the use of heavy machinery throughout the manufacturing process. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Wicker and Fibreglass Furniture Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Wicker and Fibreglass Furniture Manufacturing are:

  • Production of premium goods/services
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Highly trained workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from building construction and Demand from furniture retailing in the Wicker and Fibreglass Furniture Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Wicker and Fibreglass Furniture Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry companies manufacture furniture or furniture parts from materials such as cane, bamboo, rattan and fibreglass. The industry excludes firms that manufacture furniture mainly made from wood, plastic or metal.

    Industry Products
  • Assembled wicker furniture
  • Unassembled wicker furniture and parts
  • Fibreglass furniture and parts
  • Industry Activities
  • Wicker furniture
  • Bamboo furniture
  • Cane furniture
  • Fibreglass furniture
  • Rattan furniture
  • Furniture part
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from building construction
  • Demand from furniture retailing
  • Government consumption expenditure
  • Number of households

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Demand drivers
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand
  • Profitability
  • Trade trends
  • Table: Wicker and Fibreglass Furniture Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wicker and Fibreglass Furniture Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling
  • Department Stores
  • Furniture Retailing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Glass Wool, Stone and Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
  • Hay and Other Crop Growing
  • Nut, Bolt, Screw and Rivet Manufacturing
  • Steel Pipe and Tube Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Unassembled wicker furniture and parts
  • Assembled wicker furniture
  • Fibreglass furniture and parts
  • Chart: Wicker and Fibreglass Furniture Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Downstream manufacturers
  • Wholesalers and retailers
  • Commercial and other firms
  • Households
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wicker and Fibreglass Furniture Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other Costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wicker and Fibreglass Furniture Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wicker and Fibreglass Furniture Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wicker and Fibreglass Furniture Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Wicker and Fibreglass Furniture Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A natural material produced from the bark of the rattan tree. The strips are cut to uniform width and depth, and used to weave seats, baskets and other furniture.
  • Carcass
  • The body component of a furniture unit, which typically has external doors and benchtops.
  • Flat Pack Furniture
  • Furniture that is sold to consumers unassembled.
  • Jig
  • A custom-made tool that is used to control the location and motion of another tool.
  • Rattan
  • A type of palm tree or vine, which grows in South-East Asia, India and China. The inside of the rattan is cut into reeds and used for wickerwork.
  • Wicker
  • The general term for both natural and man-made materials used in wickerwork, including cane, rattan, seagrass, bamboo and rush.
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