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 2013

Hanging by a thread: Shrinking demand has caused industry revenue to unravel

IBISWorld’s Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry is characterised by declining revenue, employment and establishment numbers. The industry is also suffering as the local downstream textile industries it supplies struggle to compete with cheaper imports into the local market and increased imports of completed downstream textile products. As the textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) sector shrinks in Australia, so does demand for this industry's products. Also, lower demand from TCF industries is expected to result in imports dropping by 11.1% to $519.3 million in 2012-13... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The level of labour and capital employed in the Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry varies among different industry segments. For example, the assembly of household textile products requires machinists and other factory workers, while technical fabrics require greater machinery and capital equipment to manufacture. Other activities, such as wool scouring, also employ large amounts of capital equipment.

Overall, IBISWorld estimates that the industry is characterised by a medium capital intensity level. As a guide, it employs between three and eight units of labour for every unit of capital across the various segments, with an industry average of around four. In the future, the level of capital intensity is projected to rise... purchase to read more


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What is the Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing Industry?

This industry mainly consists of operators involved in wool scouring (including wool carbonising, carding, combing and unspun wool tops); synthetic fibre textile manufacturing (continuous fibre filaments, fibre staple or yarns, tyre cord yarn, fabric or woven fabrics); cotton textile manufacturing (cotton and silk yarns or woven fabrics, sewing threads); wool textile manufacturing (wool yarn colouring or woven fabrics); and textile finishing (bleaching, dyeing, printing, pleating).

Industry Products
Synthetic fibre textilesWool scouring products and servicesNatural fibre textiles
Industry Activities
Wool scouring and wool productsWoven fabric - cotton, wool, synthetic woolFibres (except glass fibres)Continuous fibre filamentTyre cord yarns or fabrics and synthetic fibreCotton and sewing threadsTow (from flax, hemp or jute)Labels and printed clothTextiles bleaching, dyeing, printing, pleating, finishing, pre-shrinking, moisture proofingCotton, wool and synthetic yarn, bleaching, dyeing, finishing, pre-shrinking or fire-proofing

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