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Contributions to the Economy

A Self-Sufficient Industry

Over 90% of paint used in Australia is manufactured here.

APMF members manufacture over $2 billion worth of paint/annum.


The industry directly employed around 6,500 workers in 2019.

The top States for employment are Victoria followed by NSW.


Ninety percent of all house paints sold in Australia are now water-borne, significantly reducing emissions of solvents into the atmosphere, and coatings extend the life of machinery, bridges and buildings, protecting valuable natural resources such as wood, concrete and steel from the elements.