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Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1310 | Apr 2016

Hanging by a thread: Intense import competition has caused rapid revenue declines

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
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 Investment Chapter

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 $5.49 on wages for every dollar spent on capital. This indicates a moderate level of capital intensity for the industry.

In the textile sector, competition from low-cost producers has increased over the past five years. Australian manufacturers have responded to high wage costs by using automated processes where possible. This trend 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?

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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