Edge of the seat: Import penetration rises as tariffs decline, leading to volatile revenue

The Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing industry has grown over the past five years. Industry operators have struggled to protect market share from an influx of low-cost imports and furniture made from alternative materials, such as metal, plastic and glass. However, increased building construction activity over the period has supported the industry, as new buildings are generally furnished with new furniture. Consequently, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 3.0% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $2.72 billion.Import penetration in the industry is high, despite a weaker Australian dollar over the period...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 14-19
3.0%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
14,719
Businesses
3,449
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Import penetration has forced some industry operators out of the industry, affecting revenue
  • Profit margins rely on the price of inputs sourced from low-cost foreign countries
  • Growth in furniture demand will be supported by positive trends in household and business spending
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Aside from price and quality segmentation, furniture products fall into three main categories: upholstered wooden furniture, non-upholstered wooden furniture and upholstered seats for public transport. These products are used for household, office and transport applications. Each segment's size represents its contribution to industry revenue.Upholstered wooden furnitureUpholstered furniture accounts for the largest portion of industry revenue and includes lounge, kitchen, dining, office, and bedroom furniture. Competition from imports is partly restricted in the upholstered furniture segment due to the bulky nature of products and the long turnaround time for manufacturing products to customer specifications. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing Industry are

  • Membership of joint marketing/distribution operations
  • Effective cost controls
  • Development of new products
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from furniture retailing and Real household discretionary income in the Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in the industry manufacture wood furniture (except built-in units). Industry firms also upholster seating with wooden or metal frames, and upholster wooden furniture. The manufacture of upholstered seats for transport equipment is also included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Upholstered wooden furniture
  • Non-upholstered wooden furniture
  • Upholstered seats for public transport
  • Industry Activities
  • Wooden bedroom suite
  • Chair (except dental chairs)
  • Wooden dining room and lounge suite furniture
  • Wooden disassembled kitchen furniture
  • Wooden disassembled furniture
  • Lounge suite
  • Wooden office furniture and outdoor furniture
  • Upholstered seat
  • Wooden table
  • Upholstered furniture
  • 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 furniture retailing
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Number of households

  • Current Performance
  • Import penetration
  • Improved consumption
  • Profit and structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Import competition
  • Cost cutting
  • Table: Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling
  • Department Stores
  • Furniture Retailing
  • Office Property Operators
  • Industrial and Other Property Operators

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Natural Rubber Product Manufacturing
  • Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing
  • Textile Product Wholesaling
  • Timber Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Upholstered wooden furniture
  • Non-upholstered wooden furniture
  • Upholstered seats for public transport
  • Chart: Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Wholesalers
  • Commercial and institutional customers
  • Other markets
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat 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 Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat 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 Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • 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)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Carcass
  • The body (non-visible) component of a furniture unit that typically has external doors and benchtops.
  • Medium-Density Fibreboard (Mdf)
  • An engineered wood product often used in furniture making due to its low-cost and flexible finish.
  • Occasional Furniture
  • Furniture used for different purposes. Some examples include coffee tables, hall tables, cabinets and side tables.
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