Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -1.2%

The Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry consists of three primary segments: wool scouring, synthetic textile manufacturing and natural textile manufacturing. Industry operators have struggled with difficult trading conditions over the past five years, which have caused revenue to decline. Industry operators have been exposed to intense competition from overseas low-cost manufacturers, with imports accounting for a large proportion of domestic demand. Industry operators have also been vulnerable to exchange rate fluctuations, as the industry heavily relies on exports. Ongoing contractions in domestic downstream industries have further constrained revenue, as demand for industry products from textile product manufacturers has fallen. A...
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Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry is projected to continue struggling over the next five years. Operating conditions are anticipated to remain poor due to intensifying competition from low-cost imports, weak demand from downstream markets and ongoing structural changes in the industry. Industry revenue is forecast to decline at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to total $XX.X million. Industry enterprise and establishment numbers are also anticipated to continue falling, as struggling firms exit the industry. International trade is projected to remain high as import penetration continues to grow. Despite these largely negative trends, industry profitability is anticipated to improve slightly as manufacturer...
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Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $479m
  • business Number of Businesses: 262
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 1,154

Biggest companies in the Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing in Australia industry include Michell Wool Pty Limited and Australian Textile Group Pty Ltd.

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What is Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry?

Industry Definition

Industry operators are primarily engaged in wool scouring (including wool carbonising, carding or combing of wool in manufacturing unspun wool tops), spinning yarns or weaving fabrics wholly or predominantly made of natural fibres (such as cotton or wool), and spinning yarns or weaving fabrics wholly or predominantly made of synthetic fibres.

Industry Products and Services

  • Woven natural fibres
  • Wool scouring
  • Yarn of synthetic and natural fibres
  • Woven synthetic fibres
  • Synthetic textile commission production

Industry Activities

  • Wool scouring
  • Woven fabric manufacturing using cotton, wool and synthetic fibre
  • Fibres (excluding glass fibres) manufacturing
  • Synthetic and natural yarn manufacturing
  • Continuous fibre filament manufacturing
  • Tyre cord yarns or fabrics and synthetic fibre manufacturing
  • Cotton and sewing threads manufacturing
  • Tow manufacturing (from flax, hemp or jute)
  • Labels and printed cloth manufacturing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry operators are primarily engaged in wool scouring (including wool carbonising, carding or combing of wool in manufacturing unspun wool tops), spinning yarns or weaving fabrics wholly or predominantly made of natural fibres (such as cotton or wool), and spinning yarns or weaving fabrics wholly or predominantly made of synthetic fibres.

Main Activities

  • Wool scouring
  • Woven fabric manufacturing using cotton, wool and synthetic fibre
  • Fibres (excluding glass fibres) manufacturing
  • Synthetic and natural yarn manufacturing
  • Continuous fibre filament manufacturing
  • Tyre cord yarns or fabrics and synthetic fibre manufacturing
  • Cotton and sewing threads manufacturing
  • Tow manufacturing (from flax, hemp or jute)
  • Labels and printed cloth manufacturing

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Textile product manufacturers are a major domestic market for industry players. Therefore, demand from textile product manufacturers can influence industr...
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Demand from textile product manufacturing
Import duties on apparel manufacturing
Trade-weighted index
Domestic price of wool

Current Performance

Demand trends
Industry structure
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Industry participation
Growth opportunities
 Table: Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Cut and Sewn Textile Product Manufacturing in Australia
Carpet and Textile Floor Covering Manufacturing in Australia
Men's and Boys' Wear Manufacturing in Australia
Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing in Australia
Textile Product Wholesaling in Australia
Knitted Product Manufacturing in Australia

Key Selling Industries

Cotton Ginning in Australia
Wool Wholesaling in Australia
Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling in Australia




Products & Services

The Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry can be segmented into three broad categories: wool scouring, synthetic textile manufacturing and ...
Domestic markets
Textile export markets




Demand Determinants

Activity in downstream industries affects demand for synthetic and natural textile products. For the past decade, many Australian clothing and apparel mak...
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Major Markets

Domestic markets
Textile export markets





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry is characterised by low market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for less...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Michell Wool Pty Limited is an Australian-owned private company headquartered in Salisbury, South Australia. The company was formed when parent entity, Ro...
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Michell Wool

 Table: Michell Wool - financial performance

Australian Textile Group

 Table: Australian Textile Group - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry exhibits moderate capital intensity. This is primarily due to the variations among different prod...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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