Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Window Coverings Manufacturing industry principally produces curtains, blinds, shutters and awnings. Over the five years through 2014-15, domestic demand has dipped due to weak investment into new building construction. The industry has also been losing market share to competition from low-cost imported products.
The industry's performance has deteriorated over the period. The rapid appreciation of the Australian dollar over the three years through 2012-103 allowed imports to capture a larger share of domestic demand (rising to 36.2% in 2014-15). Over the five years through 2014-15, domestic demand for window coverings is projected to decline by an annualised... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The industry produces a wide range of products within each of its principal product categories: blinds, curtains and exterior shutters and awnings. Most industry operators are small-scale firms which purchase textiles, plastics and other materials and consumables for the in-house manufacture of window covering products.
This segment includes venetian, vertical, roller, honeycomb, roman and panel blinds. Unlike shutters, blinds are made from lighter materials and their slats are thinner. For these reason, they are typically used internally. The blinds may be manufactured from a broad range of materials including PVC, textiles, paper products, pre-coated aluminium, steel and wood (particularly venetian blinds)... purchase to read more