The local Household and Commercial Furniture Manufacturing industry has struggled to fend off competition from low-cost imports, while furniture demand remains weak due to consumer and business concerns about local and global economic prospects. In 2012-13, the industry is expected to employ about 8,000 people in 900 plants, mainly small-scale non-employer establishments. The leading manufacturers include Steinhoff Asia Pacific Holdings, Schiavello Group, G James Australia and Sutcliffe Interiors. The industry has a low concentration of ownership, with the four largest enterprises accounting for less than 10% of annual industry revenue.
Companies in this industry manufacture metal (except sheet metal) furniture or parts of furniture, large-scale storage for structures, shelving, or furniture for medical, hospital, dental (except dental chairs) or veterinary purposes. Companies in this industry also manufacture or install shop-fittings.
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.