Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry is in the decline phase of its economic life cycle. Industry value added is forecast to contract at an annualised 5.4% over the 10 years through 2018-19, compared with a 2.6% annualised growth in GDP. This means that the industry's contribution to the Australian economy is declining. High operating costs have forced operators to close or shift production facilities offshore, while remaining industry operators have consolidated their operations.

Technological change within the industry has focused on increasing operating efficiencies and product innovation, and has varied between different product segments. Wool scouring is highly energy intensive and wool scourers have invested in equipment to reduce utilities costs... 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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