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 Locations Chapter
Although the industry's activities are spread across Australia, manufacturers tend to be concentrated in the two most populous states, Victoria and New South Wales. These states account for about 74.0% of total industry enterprises in 2012-13. This industry is particularly well-developed in Victoria. The industry also has a considerable presence in Queensland with approximately 13.9% of establishments attributable to the state.
These distributions reflect historical trends. Traditionally, establishment decisions have been partly driven by proximity to consumer markets. The dominance of Victoria and New South Wales is also largely explained by the states' large textile markets... purchase to read more