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 connect textile manufacturers (domestic and foreign) with retailers and other organisations that use or sell textile products.
Over the past five years, the industry has struggled with declining profit margins, increased pressure for discounted products from retailers, and shrinking local textile and clothing manufacturing industries... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of the industry is closely correlated with population distribution and the location of downstream retail markets. Industry establishments are heavily concentrated in New South Wales and Victoria, which together account for 75.6% of textile product wholesalers. This is a large overrepresentation when compared with the respective population shares of these states. Both New South Wales and Victoria serve as national transport and distribution hubs and are home to major ports and airports. As a significant proportion of industry products are sourced from foreign manufacturers, it is important for operators to be located close to ports so that they are able to control the distribution of goods to warehouses, or direct to retailers... purchase to read more