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Paint and Coatings Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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

Paint and Coatings Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1916 | Oct 2016

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

IBISWorld’s Paint and Coatings Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry is characterised by a low level of capital intensity, reflecting the use of only semi-automated production process operated by most industry participants. In 2016-17, the industry will spend $8.52 on wages for every dollar spent on capital. In the ink product segment, the labour-to-capital ratio is higher for smaller manufacturers producing specialty inks and whose operations tend to be more labour-intensive. However, it tends to be lower for the larger manufacturers involved in the production of general commodity inks.

Over the five years through 2016-17, companies have been forced to adopt various efficiency-improving measures in the face of a highly competitive environment... purchase to read more


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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 paintsInksIndustrial coatingsWood-care and other products
Industry Activities
PaintPaint or varnish removersEnamels, lacquers, stains and shellacInk including carbon, drawing, printing, writing and silk screen inkTonerFillers, putty and rubbing compoundWater repellent coating (for concrete and masonry)

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