Cold feet: Local capacity, such as Electrolux's refrigerator plant, continues to be offshored

The Household Appliance Manufacturing industry has struggled to compete in an increasingly import-dominated market over the past five years. Strong price-based competition from low-cost producers across Asia, coupled with mixed domestic demand, has negatively affected the industry's performance. Overall, revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 3.9% over the five years through 2017-18, to $1.8 billion. This trend has forced several enterprises to leave the industry, with Electrolux ceasing local refrigeration manufacturing in April 2016.Declining revenue has been accompanied by lower profit margins over the past five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 13-18
-3.9%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
4,030
Businesses
309

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Difficult operating conditions have led to profit falls over the past five years
  • Enterprise numbers have fallen as domestic firms have moved manufacturing operations offshore
  • Profit is expected to decline as import competition continues to dominate the local market
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Household Appliance Manufacturing industry has struggled with tough operating conditions arising from intense competition from imports over the past five years. Increasing pressure from overseas manufacturers has negatively affected industry operators, with many domestic firms unable to compete with low-cost producers in China and other Asian countries. As a result, imports have increased strongly over the past five years, contributing to major industry declines. Industry enterprise numbers, employment and profit margins have all declined over the past five years.Steady industry revenue declinesIndustry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 3.9% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $1.8 billion. Str...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Household Appliance Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Development of new products
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of merchandise trade imports and Trade-weighted index in the Household Appliance Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Household Appliance Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry firms manufacture household whitegoods and other domestic appliances. Whitegoods include household refrigerators, freezers, ovens, stoves, range hoods, dishwashers, washing machines, clothes dryers, microwave ovens, barbecues and food waste disposal units. Other domestic appliances include household air conditioners, heaters, electric blankets, fans, electric toothbrushes, hot-water systems, sewing machines, kettles, toasters and vacuum heaters.

    Industry Products
  • Kitchen whitegoods
  • Laundry whitegoods
  • Hot-water systems
  • Heating and air conditioning units
  • Small and other appliances
  • Barbecues
  • Industry Activities
  • Domestic refrigerator and freezer
  • Washing machine and clothes dryer
  • Stove, oven, microwave oven and range hood
  • Dishwasher, food waste disposal unit and barbecue
  • Household heater, space heater and air conditioner
  • Kettle, toaster, fan and hair dryer
  • Electric blanket and electric toothbrush
  • Sewing machine
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Other domestic appliance and whitegoods
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of merchandise trade imports
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Household consumption expenditure
  • Capital expenditure on private dwellings
  • Demand from domestic appliance retailing

  • Current Performance
  • Steady industry revenue declines
  • Enterprise and

    profit falls

  • Import competition intensifies
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Import penetration
  • Structural change

    in manufacturing

  • Future retail strength
  • Table: Household Appliance Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • House Construction
  • Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction
  • Household Appliance Wholesaling
  • Domestic Appliance Retailing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminium Door and Window Manufacturing
  • Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining
  • Gold and Other Non-Ferrous Metal Processing
  • Plastic Bottle Manufacturing
  • Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material Manufacturing
  • Steel Pipe and Tube Manufacturing
  • Structural Steel Fabricating

  • Products & Services
  • Hot-water systems
  • Barbecues
  • Heating and air conditioning units
  • Kitchen whitegoods
  • Small and other appliances
  • Laundry whitegoods
  • Chart: Household Appliance Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Wholesalers
  • Trade service providers
  • Consumers
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Household Appliance 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 Household Appliance Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Rheem Australia Pty Limited, Electrolux Home Products Pty Limited,
  • Table: Rheem Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Electrolux Home Products Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Household Appliance 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 Household Appliance Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Small Appliance
  • Appliances, usually handheld, that accomplish some routine housekeeping or personal care task.
  • Space Heater
  • A heater consisting of a self-contained (usually portable) unit, used to warm a room.
  • Whitegoods
  • A large kitchen or laundry appliance, such as fridges, freezers, washing machines, and clothes dryers. These goods were traditionally white, but are now also popular in a stainless steel finish.
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