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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 - Industry Investment Chapter

The Textile Product Wholesaling industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on capital costs, $8.46 is spent on wages. 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. Large wholesalers are typically less labour intensive since they are usually most advanced in the adoption of labour-saving technology... 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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