Covering ground: An increase in building construction has supported steady revenue growth

The Floor Coverings Retailing industry has exhibited steady growth over the past five years. An overall upturn in residential building construction benefited the industry caused industry revenue to increase. However, increasing competition from hardware and building supplies retailers, which continued to offer competitive pricing across a range of floor covering options, constrained the industry's performance. The challenging trading environment caused industry enterprise and establishment numbers to decline. In response, industry operators placed a greater focus on controlling costs, which caused industry profitability to improve. Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 3.6% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $3.0 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Trends in residential building construction drive the industry's trading landscape
  • Online retailers have allowed consumers to compare prices of industry products online
  • Demand from residential building construction is forecast to increase, supporting industry demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry exhibits low capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital, $13.30 is spent on wages. Low capital intensity can be attributed to weak capital investment for daily business needs, and the industry's requirement for employees to undertake a variety of tasks. Employees are required to have a sound understanding of differences in floor covering products and be able to provide consumers with accurate advice and timely quotes.Despite the industry's reliance on labour, retailers are required to make an initial capital investment to enter the industry. The costs associated with purchasing or constructing a new store can be greatly reduced by players choosing to enter lease agreements. Other capital costs include fixtures and fittings and point-of-sale (POS) systems. Sin...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Floor Coverings Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Floor Coverings Retailing Industry are

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Having a clear market position
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Real household discretionary income in the Floor Coverings Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Floor Coverings Retailing Industry?

    Industry operators primarily sell a range of floor covering products including carpet, timber, vinyl and rugs. Tiles made of linoleum, vinyl, cork, carpet or rubber are included in the industry. However, businesses that primarily operate in laying floor covering or retailing ceramic tiles are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Carpets
  • Floor rugs, mats and matting
  • Vinyl and other floor coverings
  • Industry Activities
  • Carpet retailing
  • Floor covering retailing
  • Floor rug retailing
  • Floor tile retailing (linoleum, vinyl, cork, carpet and rubber)
  • Parquetry retailing
  • Timber floor retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Demand from hardware and building supplies retailing
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Cash rate

  • Current Performance
  • Trading environment
  • Profit performance
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Trading landscape
  • Rising profit
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Table: Floor Coverings Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Floor Coverings Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Carpet and Textile Floor Covering Manufacturing
  • Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling
  • Natural Rubber Product Manufacturing
  • Timber Resawing and Dressing

  • Products & Services
  • Carpets
  • Vinyl and other floor coverings
  • Floor rugs, mats and matting
  • Chart: Floor Coverings Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Businesses and other organisations
  • People aged 35-54
  • People aged over 55
  • People aged 15-34
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Floor Coverings Retailing 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 Floor Coverings Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Floor Coverings Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Carpet Court Australia Limited, Newfurn Floor Coverings Limited, Carpet Call (Holdings) Pty Ltd, Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd,
  • Table: Carpet Court Australia Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Newfurn Floor Coverings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Carpet Call (Holdings) Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Floor Coverings Retailing 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 Floor Coverings Retailing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Electronic data interchange technology involves computer systems that transmit data between establishments.
  • House Construction
  • The construction of new homes.
  • Pos
  • Point-of-sale systems are used at checkout points to capture data at the time and place of sale.
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