Photographic and Optical Goods Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Photographic and Optical Goods Manufacturing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 7.8%

Revenue for the Photographic and Optical Goods Manufacturing industry has recovered over the past five years. Imports and exports have increased over the period, broadly in line with industry revenue. Several companies have developed niche markets domestically and abroad, boosting their exports. Exports include commercial photographic equipment for traffic management systems and other uses, and high-end ophthalmic equipment that generally requires significant R&D and extensive product knowledge. Some domestic companies manufacture photographic equipment, including commercial cameras and related products. These companies export a high proportion of their products. Local manufacturers do not produce digital cameras for the consumer market, as they can...
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Photographic and Optical Goods Manufacturing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Revenue for the Photographic and Optical Goods Manufacturing industry is anticipated to rise over the next five years as domestic output volumes and exports increase. Revenue is forecast to rise at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X million. Demand for ophthalmic and optical goods is projected to grow over the period, driven by increasing demand from optometry and optical dispensing. However, competing imports will continue to limit revenue growth. Future industry trends Industry revenue is projected to rise over the next five years, supported by growth in some markets. Niche segments, such as geological surveying and telemedicine, are the most promising sources of demand growth for cameras, telescopes and related goods...
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Photographic and Optical Goods Manufacturing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $264m
  • business Number of Businesses: 84
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 904

Biggest companies in the Photographic and Optical Goods Manufacturing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Photographic and Optical Goods Manufacturing in Australia industry include Ellex Medical Lasers Limited and Redflex Holdings Limited.

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What is Photographic and Optical Goods Manufacturing industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms manufacture photographic equipment (except sensitised photographic film, paper, plates or chemicals) and optical instruments and equipment. The industry also includes optical lens grinders and manufacturers of ophthalmic goods such as contact lenses, sunglasses, spectacle frames and sunglass frames.

Industry Products and Services

  • Glass and contact lenses
  • Ophthalmic diagnostic and surgical laser equipment
  • Glasses and sunglasses frames
  • Sunglasses
  • Cameras, binoculars, telescopes and microscopes

Industry Activities

  • Contact lens manufacturing
  • Binocular, telescope and microscope manufacturing
  • Camera manufacturing
  • Ophthalmic articles or equipment manufacturing
  • Optical instruments or equipment manufacturing
  • Optical lens grinding
  • Photographic equipment manufacturing
  • Spectacle frames manufacturing
  • Spectacle lens grinding
  • Sunglasses manufacturing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms manufacture photographic equipment (except sensitised photographic film, paper, plates or chemicals) and optical instruments and equipment. The industry also includes optical lens grinders and manufacturers of ophthalmic goods such as contact lenses, sunglasses, spectacle frames and sunglass frames.

Main Activities

  • Contact lens manufacturing
  • Binocular, telescope and microscope manufacturing
  • Camera manufacturing
  • Ophthalmic articles or equipment manufacturing
  • Optical instruments or equipment manufacturing
  • Optical lens grinding
  • Photographic equipment manufacturing
  • Spectacle frames manufacturing
  • Spectacle lens grinding
  • Sunglasses manufacturing

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Consumer demand for optometry services and products supplied by optical retailers influences demand for ophthalmic goods such as glasses and contact lens,...
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Demand from optometry and optical dispensing
Public health expenditure
Trade-weighted index
Value of merchandise trade imports

Current Performance

Specialist industry goods
International trade
Profit and enterprises
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Ophthalmic and optical goods
Industry structure
High international trade
 Table: Photographic and Optical Goods Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Photographic and Optical Goods Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Surveying and Mapping Services in Australia
Optometry and Optical Dispensing in Australia
Photographic Film Processing in Australia
Professional Photographic Services in Australia
Health Services in Australia
Consumers in Australia

Key Selling Industries

Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing in Australia
Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing in Australia




Products & Services

Industry firms manufacture a range of optical and related products. These product segments face varying degrees of import penetration, which has prompted ...
Optometrists and optical dispensers
Other markets
Ophthalmologists
Wholesalers and retailers


Demand Determinants

Ophthalmic product demand is largely reliant on downstream demand from optometrists and optical retailers. The cost of optometry services influences the n...
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Major Markets

Optometrists and optical dispensers
Other markets
Ophthalmologists
Wholesalers and retailers



 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Photographic and Optical Goods 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 concentration level, which has decreased over the past five years. The largest four operators in the industry are projected to acco...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Photographic and Optical Goods Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Photographic and Optical Goods Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Ellex Medical Lasers Limited, trading as Ellex, manufactures and designs products for ophthalmologists, including lasers and ultrasounds used for diagnosi...
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Ellex Medical Lasers

 Table: Ellex Medical Lasers - financial performance

Redflex Holdings

 Table: Redflex Holdings - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The industry has a medium level of capital intensity. For every dollar allocated for labour inputs, approximately $0.20 is projected to be invested in cap...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Photographic and Optical Goods 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 Photographic and Optical Goods 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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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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