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