The Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing industry is the largest in the furniture manufacturing sector, accounting for 60% to 70% of Australian furniture production and employment. Industry activity has trended sharply downwards since the mid-2000s, as appreciation of the Australian dollar has significantly eroded the capacity of local manufacturers to compete with imports and non-wooden furniture substitutes. The price of general furniture components, such as leather, textiles, metal fasteners and springs, has increased, while the price of imported furniture products has decreased.
Companies in this industry manufacture furniture out of wood (except built-in units), complete upholstered seating with wooden or metal frames, or upholster wooden furniture. The manufacture of upholstered seats for transport equipment is also included in the industry.
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.