Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 2.7%

The Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing industry has contracted slightly 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. Given these factors, industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 0.2% over the five years through 2019-20, to $2.67 billion. Import penetration in the industry is high and has grown slightly over the past five years, despite a fall in the Australian dollar over the period. While the weaker Australian dol...
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Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Operators in the Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing industry is forecast to continue facing competition from low-cost imports over the next five years. Cheaper imported furniture is anticipated to account for a greater share of domestic demand over the period. Many tariffs that currently apply to furniture and furniture input products traded between Australia, New Zealand, China and the ASEAN region are scheduled for removal over XXX, due to the implementation of free trade agreements between Australia and these regions. The removal of tariffs is projected to further reduce the cost of imports, exacerbating difficulties for local manufacturers. The number of households is projected to grow marginally over the next five years. Howeve...
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Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $3bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 3,559
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 15,104

Biggest companies in the Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing industry

The Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing in Australia industry has no companies with major market shares. Get the full report to find out why.

What is Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing industry?

Industry Definition

Companies in the industry manufacture furniture made from wood, except built-in units. Industry firms also upholster seating with wooden or metal frames, and upholster wooden furniture. Upholstered seats manufactured for transport equipment is also included in the industry.

Industry Products and Services

  • Upholstered wooden furniture
  • Non-upholstered wooden furniture
  • Upholstered seats for public transport
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Wooden bedroom suite manufacturing
  • Chair manufacturing (except dental chairs)
  • Wooden dining room and lounge suite furniture manufacturing
  • Wooden disassembled kitchen furniture manufacturing
  • Wooden disassembled furniture manufacturing
  • Lounge suite manufacturing
  • Wooden office furniture and outdoor furniture manufacturing
  • Upholstered seat manufacturing
  • Wooden table manufacturing
  • Upholstered furniture manufacturing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Companies in the industry manufacture furniture made from wood, except built-in units. Industry firms also upholster seating with wooden or metal frames, and upholster wooden furniture. Upholstered seats manufactured for transport equipment is also included in the industry.

Main Activities

  • Wooden bedroom suite manufacturing
  • Chair manufacturing (except dental chairs)
  • Wooden dining room and lounge suite furniture manufacturing
  • Wooden disassembled kitchen furniture manufacturing
  • Wooden disassembled furniture manufacturing
  • Lounge suite manufacturing
  • Wooden office furniture and outdoor furniture manufacturing
  • Upholstered seat manufacturing
  • Wooden table manufacturing
  • Upholstered furniture manufacturing

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Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Trends in retail sales of furniture products indicate demand for local manufacturing output. Industry operators have faced subdued demand from furniture r...
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Demand from furniture retailing
Real household discretionary income
Trade-weighted index
Consumer sentiment index

Current Performance

Improved consumption
Profit and structure
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Cost cutting
 Table: Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling in Australia
Department Stores in Australia
Furniture Retailing in Australia
Office Property Operators in Australia
Industrial and Other Property Operators in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Natural Rubber Product Manufacturing in Australia
Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing in Australia
Timber Wholesaling in Australia
Textile Product Wholesaling in Australia



Products & Services

Aside from price and quality segmentation, furniture products produced in the industry fall into three main categories; upholstered wooden furniture, non-...
Commercial and institutional customers
Wholesalers
Other markets
Export markets


Demand Determinants

Most industry products are discretionary items. Consequently, purchases are readily deferrable and subject to shifts in economic conditions and the relati...
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Major Markets

Commercial and institutional customers
Wholesalers
Other markets
Export markets



 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The industry has a low degree of market share concentration, with the four largest players accounting for less than 10.0% of industry revenue. The industr...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

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Capital Intensity

The Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital costs, an es...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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