Overview

Knock on wood: Revenue has increased, despite increasing competition from imports

IBISWorld’s Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat 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.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
0.7%
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Profit
Employment
15,910
Business
3,405

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing industry exhibited limited growth over the past five years as it struggled to protect its market share from the influx of low-cost imports and furniture alternatives, such as metal, plastic and glass. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 0.7% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $2.6 billion. This includes expected growth of 0.6% in the current year. The appreciation of the Australian dollar in the early part of the period reduced the price of low-cost imports. This reduced the production capacity of local manufacturers. Although the Australian dollar has depreciated from 2013-14 onwards, the industry has not been able to regain the sales lost to imports...

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Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Total distribution of industry activity generally corresponds with the distribution of population and economic activity. Manufacturers favour locations close to transport facilities and retailers, to minimise transport costs and time delays; customers and competitors, to better read changes in market trends; a ready supply of skilled labour; and key suppliers of material inputs, such as component parts, leather and textiles.

Victoria has traditionally been an important centre for the industry. The state's relatively high population density and established manufacturing base offer industry participants greater opportunity to obtain economies of scale and sell production either locally or interstate. Acc..

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Industry Products

What is the Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in the industry manufacture furniture out of wood (except built-in units), 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 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

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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