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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
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 Locations Chapter

The industry is highly concentrated in the two most populous states, Victoria and New South Wales. These states account for about 71.2% of total industry establishments in 2015-16. The industry is well developed in Victoria, which is home to an estimated 45.3% of industry establishments. While this is significantly greater than the state’s share of population, at about 25.0%, the share has declined over the past five years due to factory closures. The industry also has a considerable presence in Queensland, where an estimated 14.4% of establishments are located.

These distributions reflect historical trends. Traditionally, establishment decisions have been partly driven by proximity to consumer markets... 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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