Rained out: Domestic manufacturing will dwindle as import competition heightens

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Prospects for industry growth will continue to be bleak over the next five years
  • Demand for outdoor furniture products has increased due to improving economic conditions
  • Sales will stagnate as industry operators are increasingly squeezed out of the domestic market

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the past five years, demand for the Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing industry has improved. Housing starts have surged, boosting demand from new homeowners for various types of furniture, including products meant for outdoor use. Moreover, increased spending power has lifted demand for new outdoor furniture sets. Nevertheless, industry revenue declined over the period as more downstream retailers and consumers turned to lower-cost imports. Moving forward, the US dollar is expected to continue appreciating, making imports even more affordable from domestic consumers. Therefore, while the industry will not suffer from a shortage in demand for industry products, challenges lie in the manufacturing of a quality product at a competitive price point...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing industry is in the declining stage of its life cycle. The industry is characterized by declining number of enterprises, slow technological change and diminishing industry value added (IVA), all of which are indicative of an industry in its declining phase. IVA, which measures the industry's contribution to the US economy, is projected to fall a 0.4% per year on average in the 10 years to 2021. In comparison, US GDP is forecast to rise at an annualized rate of 2.1% during the same period. Essentially, the Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing industry is contributing less and declining in importance to the US economy.

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    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 Trade-weighted index and Housing starts in the Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    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

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Housing starts
  • Per capita disposable income
  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Exports
  • Consumers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Marketing and depreciation
  • Other 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
    Major Companies
    Heritage Home Group
  • Table: Heritage Home Group - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Trade-weighted index (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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