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 Locations Chapter
The distribution of industry activity closely correlates to the spread of Australia's population settlement with the majority of businesses located on the eastern seaboard. New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland are estimated to together account for 78.5% of industry manufacturing plants, which corresponds with their combined share of the population. Although the majority of establishments are situated in the nation's most populous states, Kresta, one of the industry's largest players maintains manufacturing operations in Western Australia.
New South Wales accounts for the largest share of industry establishments and this includes the substantial production facilities of the major company Hunter Douglas at Rydalmere in Sydney's north-west... purchase to read more