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Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1310 | Apr 2016

Hanging by a thread: Intense import competition has caused rapid revenue declines

IBISWorld’s Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$448m
Annual Growth 11-16
-6.0%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
1,341
Businesses
136
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry has faced difficult trading conditions, which have caused industry revenue to rapidly decline. 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 exchange rate fluctuations, and the strength of the Australian dollar until late 2013 reduced industry operators’ price competitiveness.

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

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The industry has contracted dramatically over the past decade due to weaker demand for Australian textile products in both international and domestic markets. Intense competition from producers in developing countries has negatively affected industry operators and the industry's downstream markets. High operating costs and a high Australian dollar until late 2013 have further hampered growth. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 6.0% over the five years through 2015-16, to total $447.8 million. This includes a contraction of 4.8% over the current year... 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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