Residential Flat-­Pack Joinery Import Market Study

Anecdotally, imports to Australia of (mainly) flat-­‐packed joinery items has been growing rapidly in recent years, including for installation into Australia’s residential dwellings. Despite the persistence and strength of the narrative, there has been no means of measuring the volume of these imports, their growth or other features of them.

Import data does not provide sufficient information to specifically determine what is joinery, what the imported items are made from or what size the items are. Unfortunately, there is no single, obvious and clear means of assessing the volume of joinery imported into Australia. 

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