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The furniture industry in Australia



This report provides trends in furniture production and furniture consumption in Australia. Imports and exports of furniture are analysed as well as furniture distribution systems and furniture prices. Data on Australian furniture producers and distributors are provided. Furniture production is broken down by product (kitchen furniture, bedrooms, other home furniture, office furniture, contract furniture) and by state. Data on the most representative Australian furniture manufacturers include: turnover, employees, segment of activity. Furniture consumption is broken down by product (bedrooms, dining rooms, garden furniture, other home furniture) and by state. A profile of the Australian furniture consumer is outlined. The analysis of furniture distribution channels comprises: specialist dealers and retailers, department stores, large furniture retailers, discount stores. Furniture exports and imports are broken down by country and product (office furniture, kitchen furniture, upholstered furniture, bedroom and living room furniture, non-upholstered seats, seats parts, other furniture, furniture parts). Opportunities on the Australian market are examined and prospects for the furniture market are provided. The main wood and furniture fairs are presented. The wood and forestry sector is also considered: consumption, production and import-export data are provided for the main semi-finished wood products (sawnwood, wood-based panels, plywood, veneer sheets, particle board panels, fibreboard panels, MDF).

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  • Alessandra Tracogna & Francesca Caputo, 2005. "The furniture industry in Australia," CSIL reports W09AU, CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:w09au

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    JEL classification:

    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • L68 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Appliances; Furniture; Other Consumer Durables


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