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Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1310 | May 2015

Hanging by a thread: Intense competition from overseas manufacturers has caused rapid revenue decline

The Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$507m
Annual Growth 10-15
-5.8%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
1,343
Businesses
132
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry has faced difficult trading conditions over the past five years and as a result, industry revenue has declined rapidly. International trade is high and industry operators are exposed to intense competition from low-cost manufacturing countries. Industry operators have struggled to compete with foreign producers due to high average wages in Australia and increasing operating costs. The industry is vulnerable to fluctuations in the exchange rate, and the strength of the Australian dollar until late 2013 reduced industry operators' price competitiveness.

Synthetic and natural textile manufacturers produce fabric and yarn that is used by carpet, apparel and textile product manufacturing industries... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The level of capital investment needed to establish certain industry operations is a significant hurdle for new participants. For example, spinning and wool scouring are capital-intensive processes that require large upfront investments in plant and machinery. The textile sector's struggles have been much publicised in the media. As a result, obtaining finance for capital may prove difficult as finance companies may be reluctant to approve loans to enterprises wanting to enter a declining industry.

The high operating costs in the industry act as a further barrier to entry. The prices of wool, cotton and chemicals used to produce fabric and yarn have increased over the past five years. High price-based competition and high operating costs mean that investment returns are low... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing Industry?

The industry consists of operators mainly engaged in wool scouring (including wool carbonising, carding or combing of wool in manufacturing unspun wool tops), spinning yarns or weaving fabrics wholly or predominantly made of natural fibres (such as cotton or wool), and spinning yarns or weaving fabrics wholly or predominantly made of synthetic fibres.

Industry Products
Synthetic textile manufacturingWool scouringNatural textile manufacturing
 
Industry Activities
Wool scouring Woven fabric - cotton, wool, synthetic fibreFibres (excluding glass fibres)Synthetic and natural yarnContinuous fibre filamentTyre cord yarns or fabrics and synthetic fibreCotton and sewing threadsTow (from flax, hemp or jute)Labels and printed cloth


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