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 Analysis Chapter
Changes in performance, industry revenue and profit margins have characterised the past five years. During this time, the three main developments in the industry have been increased participation in importing, the adoption of software for distribution management and the absorption of independent wholesalers into upstream manufacturers.
Industry revenue growth generally reflects trends in the wider Wholesale Trade division. Over the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is expected to decline by an annualised 2.7% to $2.4 billion. Retailers sourcing material directly from manufacturers has constrained revenue, while wholesalers are turning more towards importing. As a result, there has been an influx of imported textile products at the expense of local production... purchase to read more