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 Analysis Chapter
Operating conditions have been fragile for the Window Coverings Manufacturing industry in the past five years. The industry was rattled by a slowdown in construction activities, erratic consumer sentiment and an increase in import competition over the period. Industry revenue is estimated to decline by an annualised 2.1% over the five years through 2014-15 to total $732.0 million. However, the upswing in building activity in recent years, coupled with the depreciation of the Australian dollar, is expected to support industry revenue growth of 1.8% in 2014-15.
Weak consumer sentiment
Erratic levels of consumer sentiment over the past five years have been detrimental to industry performance... purchase to read more