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 - Industry Investment Chapter
The estimated capital to labour ratio in this industry is approximately 1:8.5. This means that textile product wholesaling requires approximately $8.50 worth of labour for every dollar worth of capital. Therefore, textile product wholesaling is classified as having low capital investment requirements.
The industry's capital investment requirements are increasing as firms adopt labour-saving technologies, such as inventory control systems. Although capital intensity levels are rising, workers continue to play a critical role in the wholesaling function as people are employed to store, organise and deliver inventory. Many wholesalers also employ workers to provide customer service to downstream retailers.
Capital investment levels vary among different industry participants... purchase to read more