Australian footwear producers are facing a tough operating environment. The dominance of low-cost foreign competitors, tariff reductions and import penetration have caused the industry's structure to change dramatically in the past decade. The industry also faces skilled-labour shortages, accelerated industry reforms and companies outsourcing production overseas. Finding a significant low-cost footwear producer based in Australia is now a difficult task. There are several larger footwear manufacturers that produce industrial and safety boots, while sheepskin footwear such as ugg boots has retained stable domestic output levels in recent years.
This industry consists of operators that manufacture footwear or footwear components. These products are then purchased by footwear wholesalers and retailers who resell them to consumers.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.