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 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, low consumer sentiments and an increase in import competition. The industry has not experienced a single year of growth in the past five years. Contraction in revenue began in 2007-08 when the global financial crisis hit and resulted in flow-on effects carrying through to 2012-13. IBISWorld estimates industry revenue to decline at a compound growth rate of 0.9% in the five years through 2012-13. Revenue is expected to reach $809.6 million in 2012-13, contracting at 0.7% during the year... purchase to read more