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Textile Product Wholesaling in Australia: Market Research Report

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Textile Product Wholesaling Market Research Report | ANZSIC F3711 | Feb 2014

Hanging by a thread: The industry faces declining demand resulting from wholesale bypass

IBISWorld’s Textile Product Wholesaling 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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-0.4%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
6,370
Businesses
1,780
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Textile Product Wholesaling industry purchases, sells and redistributes textile products to retailers, manufacturers and other organisations throughout the country. These products mainly include bed linen, blankets, doonas, pillows, towelling, curtains, blinds, rope and string. Textile product wholesalers provide the link between textile manufacturers (domestic and foreign) and retailers and other organisations that use or sell textile products.

The industry has stagnated over the past few years with declining profit margins, increased demand for discounted products from retailers and shrinking local textile and clothing manufacturing industries... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Competition from existing wholesalers can prove a serious hurdle for new entrants to this industry. Larger industry wholesalers have substantial buying power that allows them to purchase products at lower rates from upstream manufacturers. The cost savings they are able to pass on to retail groups makes them highly competitive. Other players form part of vertically integrated firms that participate in both manufacturing and wholesaling. It is practically impossible for new entrants to persuade these manufacturers to outsource the wholesale function.

The financial commitment required by new entrants can be significant, with the cost of establishing a warehouse and distribution centre typically high for new wholesalers... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Textile Product Wholesaling Industry?

This industry consists of operators engaged in wholesaling textiles or textile products, such as bed linen, blankets, towels, yarns, fabrics, tents and other textile and canvas goods.

Industry Products
Bed linen, blankets and quiltsPillows and cushionsTowels and face washersTable and kitchen linenCurtains and blindsOther textile productsYarns and fabrics
 
Industry Activities
Blanket, doona, pillow, towel, lace, soft furnishings and linen wholesaling, including bed linenTent, tarpaulin and textile netting wholesalingRope, string and cordage wholesalingSewing thread, thread, yarn and textile trimming wholesalingTextile fabric, glass fibre fabric, elasticised fabric, narrow fabric and felt (except floor coverings) wholesalingTextile awning and blind wholesaling Textile bag and sack wholesalingSail cloth wholesalingOther canvas goods wholesaling, textile piece-goods wholesaling, and textile product wholesaling


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