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

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IBISWorld’s Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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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