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Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1320 | Mar 2016

Wearing thin: Falling demand from downstream manufacturers has contributed to industry declines

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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing industry includes operators that manufacture and process leather hides and other animal skins, and companies that manufacture leather products, like wallets, saddles and handbags. The industry has struggled significantly over the past five years. Revenue is primarily driven by downstream demand from clothing and footwear manufacturers, which has declined over the past five years. 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 5.2%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing industry predominantly operates in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. These states are estimated to account for 84.7% of industry enterprises. New South Wales has the largest concentration of industry enterprises, although this percentage has fallen over the past five years. Victoria and Queensland house 28.9% and 24.9% of industry enterprises, respectively.

The majority of Australia's cattle are raised and slaughtered in the eastern states. Therefore, these states house the majority of industry operators, to minimise the time and cost of the delivery of raw animal skins and hides... purchase to read more


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What is the Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing Industry?

Firms in the industry primarily 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 hidesSheepskins and other animal skinsAutomotive leatherOther products
Industry Activities
Animal hideAutomotive leatherFinishing hides and skinsLeather or leather substitute handbag, belt, saddle, suitcase and walletSlipe woolTanning hides and skins

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