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Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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

Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C2511 | Sep 2016

Knock on wood: Revenue has increased, despite increasing competition from imports

IBISWorld’s Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing industry exhibited limited growth over the past five years as it struggled to protect its market share from the influx of low-cost imports and furniture alternatives, such as metal, plastic and glass. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 0.7% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $2.6 billion. This includes expected growth of 0.6% in the current year. The appreciation of the Australian dollar in the early part of the period reduced the price of low-cost imports. This reduced the production capacity of local manufacturers. Although the Australian dollar has depreciated from 2013-14 onwards, the industry has not been able to regain the sales lost to imports... purchase to read more

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The capital intensity of the industry varies significantly according to the scale of operations and the segment in which a firm operates. Overall, the industry has a low level of capital intensity. Unlike most manufacturing industries, wooden furniture manufacturers rely on the input of skilled labour for design and craftsmanship. Most of the industry’s players are small-scale firms with fewer than 20 employees, which often cannot afford to invest large amounts in production technology.

The industry allocates an estimated $16.00 on labour for every dollar spent on capital equipment in 2016-17. This indicates high labour intensity, especially when compared with the total manufacturing sector... purchase to read more


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What is the Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in the industry manufacture furniture out of wood (except built-in units), upholster seating with wooden or metal frames, and upholster wooden furniture. The manufacture of upholstered seats for transport equipment is also included in the industry.

Industry Products
Upholstered furnitureNon-upholstered wooden furnitureUpholstered seats for public transport
Industry Activities
Wooden bedroom suiteChair (except dental chairs)Wooden dining room and lounge suite furnitureWooden disassembled kitchen furnitureWooden disassembled furnitureLounge suiteWooden office furniture and outdoor furnitureUpholstered seatWooden tableUpholstered furniture

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