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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 | May 2014

Spinning yarns: Specialty synthetic fibre yarns provide niche opportunities for operators

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
$510m
Annual Growth 09-14
-7.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
1,450
Businesses
154
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 a high Australian dollar over most of the past five years has further reduced industry operators' price competitiveness... purchase to read more

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The level of capital intensity varies between different product segments of the Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry. Wool scouring is highly capital intensive, while natural textile manufacturing is more labour intensive. Overall, IBISWorld estimates that the industry spends $3.48 on wages for every dollar spent on capital. This indicates that the industry's level of capital intensity is medium.

Within the textile sector, competition from low-cost producers has increased over the past five years. Australian manufacturers have responded to high wages by automating process where possible. This process is expected to continue as manufacturing shifts towards commodity-scale production... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing Industry?

This industry consists of operators mainly engaged in wool scouring (including the 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 (except 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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