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 Locations Chapter
Businesses are concentrated around the eastern seaboard, following the distribution of the population. New South Wales records the highest number of manufacturers, followed by Victoria and Queensland. The manufacturers are concentrated in these areas, as they are located close to other suppliers and their largest markets. Proximity to downstream markets can help companies save on distribution costs, especially when a manufacturer transacts with several retailers. In addition to costs, manufacturers can also ensure timely delivery of their products to retailers. The ability to meet a shortfall in stock in a timely manner can help prevent unnecessary loss of sales and strengthen the relationship with the manufacturer... purchase to read more