Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Window Coverings Manufacturing industry has undergone a difficult five-year period. Shoppers are becoming increasingly prudent and knowledgeable, making it harder for operators to get away with high profit margins. Domestic manufacturers are also facing growing competition from the online segment and imports, which has severely limited the industry's growth in the five years through 2012-13. IBISWorld estimates revenue to contract by 0.7% during 2012-13 to reach $809.6 million. The industry has not enjoyed a single year of growth since 2007-08 and industry revenue is expected to contract by an annualised rate of 0.9% in the five years through 2012-13.
The level of domestic demand in the industry has grown by about 0.4% per annum in the five years through 2012-13... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The level of capital intensity in this industry is estimated to be low. IBISWorld determines an industry's capital intensity based on the ratio of depreciation and wages. For every dollar spent on depreciation, industry operators on average spend about $13.41 on labour costs.
The manufacturing activities in this industry are considered to be highly labour-dependent. Operators generally purchase materials from steel, wood and textile products manufacturers and then design, customise and assemble these materials into various window coverings. Employees in this industry are needed to inspect input materials, hand-cut and sew fabric, string blinds together and operate various equipment... purchase to read more