Tightening the belt: Ongoing weak downstream demand is shrinking industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Leather and Leather Substitute Product 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 Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing industry includes operators that produce and process leather hides and other animal skins, as well as manufacturers of leather products, like wallets, saddles and handbags. Industry firms have struggled significantly over the past five years. Downstream demand from clothing and footwear manufacturers, which has declined over the period, is a primary driver of industry revenue. While leather is a key input for these manufacturers, it also competes with other fabrics and materials. Rising demand from personal accessory retailers has partly offset this trend over the past five years, as Australian consumers have increasingly demanded luxury goods. Despite this, industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 4.1%...

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry exhibits moderate market share concentration. The four largest companies in the industry are expected to account for approximately 60.7% of industry revenue in 2016-17. A I Topper & Co accounts for a relatively large share of the industry due to its vertically integrated business model, which includes animal hide and skin tanning, processing, finishing and distribution. In addition to vertical integration, some larger companies in the industry have sought to grow their business through the acquisition of smaller firms. The remainder of businesses are generally small to medium enterprises that focus on higher value products. Sole traders represent more than half of industry businesses, which limits market share concentration. Des..

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What is the Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing Industry?

Firms in the industry primarily cut, tan, finish and dye leather and animal hides, skins and fur. Companies are also involved in the production of sheepskin and slipe wool. Industry operators manufacture leather or synthetic leather handbags, wallets, suitcases, saddles and harnesses. The industry excludes leather clothing and footwear manufacturing.

Industry Products
Bovine hides
Sheepskins and other animal skins
Processed leathers
Other products
Industry Activities
Animal hide
Automotive leather
Finishing hides and skins
Leather or leather substitute handbag, belt, saddle, suitcase and wallet
Slipe wool
Tanning hides and skins

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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