Toned down: Mixed downstream demand is thinning the industry's growth prospects

IBISWorld’s Paint and Coatings Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Paint and Coatings Manufacturing industry is an important component of Australia's broader chemical manufacturing sector. The industry includes major players with strong national and global brand names across different pricepoints and product segments. These major players are vertically integrated, so competition occurs across the supply chain rather than just at the manufacturing level.

The industry's performance over the past five years has been held back by cyclical variations in Australia's housing market and the gradual structural decline of local printing firms and motor vehicle manufacturers. Industry revenue is expected to contract by an annualised 1.3% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach an estimated $2.9 billion. This includes a forecast 8.1%...

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Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The industry produces a range of paints, timber finishes and other surface coatings for decorating and protecting surfaces against wear, weather and corrosion. The industry also produces thinners, mastics and fillers, which service a similar market, and ink products.

Architectural and decorative paints

The largest product segment by volume is the architectural and decorative (A&D) paints segment, which accounts for an estimated 63.5% of all industry products. This segment includes household paints, including interior and exterior water-based (latex) paints and interior and exterior solvent-based (oil) paints. As ..

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What is the Paint and Coatings Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in the industry mix pigments, solvents and binders into paints and coatings. In addition, they manufacture allied paint products such as putties, caulking compounds, varnish removers and rubbing compounds. Companies that manufacture inks and toners are also included in the industry.

Industry Products
Architectural and decorative paints
Industrial coatings
Wood-care and other products
Industry Activities
Paint or varnish removers
Enamels, lacquers, stains and shellac
Ink including carbon, drawing, printing, writing and silk screen ink
Fillers, putty and rubbing compound
Water repellent coating (for concrete and masonry)

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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