In hot water: Industry revenue falls on the back of increased foreign imports

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Household Appliance Manufacturing industry has struggled to compete in a market increasingly dominated by imported goods. High competition from low-cost producers across Asia and subdued domestic demand has negatively affected the industry's performance over the past five years. Revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 3.8% over the five years through 2015-16, as volumes fall and remaining local manufacturers attempt to maintain profit margins and move operations offshore to save wage costs. Competitive pricing and high import penetration have contributed to lower production for domestic whitegoods and appliances over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to fall by 5.5% in 2015-16, to $1.9...

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Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic distribution of business locations in 2015-16 is fairly typical of manufacturing across Australia with New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland having 79.5% of the firms manufacturing household appliances. This is due to the historical development of the industry and the bulk of the Australian population being located in these states. Manufacturing has traditionally been most concentrated in New South Wales and Victoria, as these are the most populous states with the highest demand for industry goods. Overall, the largest three states are estimated to account for 82.3% of industry revenue in 2015-16.

Queensland in particular has shrunk in size as a proportion of the industry over the past five years with the closure of several key companies. New..

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What is the Household Appliance Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in the industry 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
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

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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