Furniture wholesalers in Australia are facing increased pressure from wholesale bypass, rising import competition, falling retail prices and higher input prices. In addition to these difficulties, the industry's largest market, furniture retailers, experienced tough trading condition during the global financial crisis, which reduced demand for furniture.
The Furniture Wholesaling industry is estimated to record revenue growth by 1.3% during 2011-12 to total $1.6 billion, with value added of about $296 million or 0.02% of Australia's GDP.
Furniture wholesalers act as the supply link between furniture manufacturers and retailers. Products include a range of indoor and outdoor household furniture, mattresses and blinds, excluding canvas blinds.
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.