Take it outside: As import competition continues to increase, industry revenue will suffer

Although US demand for outdoor furniture has risen steadily, industry manufacturers have had a diminished role in supplying it due to intense import competition, causing industry revenue to fall over the five years to 2017. Outdoor furniture is less expensive to manufacture abroad, especially in countries such as China and Vietnam. Foreign manufacturers can then pass these cost savings to customers in the form of lower prices, widening their appeal to budget-conscious consumers. Prospects for industry growth will continue to be bleak over the five years to 2022. The US dollar is expected to continue appreciating, making imports even more affordable to domestic consumers...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators have had a diminished role in supplying industry products due to intense import competition
  • Purchasers of outdoor furniture are typically less concerned with quality and more motivated by price
  • Imports will continue to surge despite some reshoring of manufacturing activity away from Asian countries
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. In 2017, IBISWorld expects operators to invest $0.06 in capital for every dollar spent on labor. The capital the industry uses, including machines and other equipment, loses value very slowly over time causing yearly expenditure on depreciation to be limited. By contrast, workers are relied on heavily throughout the production process and their wages command a sizeable share of industry revenue every year. Workers are needed for designing and crafting the furniture; reliance on labor is especially high for manufacturers that supply customized furniture. IBISWorld expects capital intensity to remain low through 2022...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing Industry are

  • Environmental compliance
  • Automation
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Import penetration into the manufacturing sector and Housing starts in the Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures outdoor furniture, such as lawn and patio chairs, picnic tables and patio umbrellas. Outdoor furniture can be made of various materials, including metal, wood and plastic. Items are designed to be placed outside the home. Furniture designed specifically for camping is excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Plastic outdoor furniture
  • Metal outdoor furniture
  • Wood outdoor furniture
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing metal outdoor furniture
  • Manufacturing wood outdoor furniture
  • Manufacturing plastic outdoor furniture
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Import penetration into the manufacturing sector
  • Housing starts
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Price of steel

  • Current Performance
  • Imports dominate
  • Domestic producers exit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Squeezed out of the market
  • Profit pressures persist
  • Table: Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Furniture Wholesaling
  • Furniture Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cement Manufacturing
  • Metal Wholesaling
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Sawmills & Wood Production

  • Products & Services
  • Metal outdoor furniture
  • Plastic outdoor furniture
  • Wood outdoor furniture
  • Chart: Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Housing starts
  • Price and import demand

  • Major Markets
  • Department stores and warehouse clubs
  • Home furnishing stores
  • Independent wholesalers
  • Other retailers
  • Exports
  • Other
  • Businesses
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesMarketing and depreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal Competition
  • External Competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Trade-weighted index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • One of the most common plastics used in outdoor furniture.
  • Polypropylene
  • A common plastic used in outdoor furniture manufacturing.
  • Rattan
  • The thin pliable stems of a palm, used to make outdoor furniture.
  • Teak
  • Hard durable wood used in outdoor furniture manufacturing.
  • Wicker
  • Pliable twigs (usually willow) braided or woven to make outdoor furniture.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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