Threadbare: Falling demand from local manufacturers has reduced industry revenue

The Textile Product Wholesaling industry purchases, sells and redistributes textile products to retailers, manufacturers and other organisations throughout Australia. These products mainly include bed linen, blankets, doonas, pillows, towelling, curtains, blinds, rope and string. Textile product wholesalers connect domestic and foreign textile manufacturers with retailers and other organisations that use or sell textile products.The industry has struggled with declining profit margins, increased price pressure, and falling demand from local textile and clothing manufacturers over the past five years. The rising incidence of wholesale bypass has further dampened the industry's performance...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 14-19
-2.3%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
5,290
Businesses
1,208
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The growing incidence of wholesale bypass has dampened industry performance
  • Established companies have diversified their product lines to increase their market share
  • Firms are anticipated to develop premium products and services to increase per unit returns
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Textile Product Wholesaling industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle. Over the 10 years through 2023-24, the industry's contribution to the economy (industry value added) is expected to decrease by a compound annual rate of 1.1%, a weak performance when compared with annualised GDP growth of 2.7%. This indicates that the industry is growing at a slower rate than the overall economy.The number of industry establishments is expected to fall by an annualised 0.3% over the 10-year period. The industry is highly fragmented and consists of a large number of small, independent operators that are unable to achieve significant economies of scale. Industry profitability has fallen over the past five years, due to cost pressures from retailers and manufacturers. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Textile Product Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Textile Product Wholesaling Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from manchester retailing and Demand from department stores in the Textile Product Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Textile Product Wholesaling Industry?

    Industry operators wholesale textiles or textile products, such as bed linen, blankets, towels, yarns, fabrics, tents and other textile and canvas goods.

    Industry Products
  • Bed linen, blankets and quilts
  • Pillows and cushions
  • Towels and face washers
  • Table and kitchen linen
  • Curtains and blinds
  • Other textile products
  • Yarns and fabrics
  • Industry Activities
  • Blanket, doona, pillow, towel, lace, soft furnishings and linen wholesaling
  • Tent, tarpaulin and textile netting wholesaling
  • Rope, string and cordage wholesaling
  • Sewing thread, thread, yarn and textile trimming wholesaling
  • Textile fabric, glass fibre fabric, elasticised fabric, narrow fabric and felt (except floor coverings) wholesaling
  • Textile awning and blind wholesaling
  • Textile bag and sack wholesaling
  • Sail cloth wholesaling
  • Other canvas goods, textile piece-goods and textile product wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from manchester retailing
  • Demand from department stores
  • Real household disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Consumer sentiment index

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Profit
  • Participation
  • Technology adoption
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit
  • Supply chain changes
  • Industry participation
  • Table: Textile Product Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Textile Product Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Department Stores
  • Manchester Retailing
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cut and Sewn Textile Product Manufacturing
  • Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Bed linen, blankets and quilts
  • Yarns and fabrics
  • Curtains and blinds
  • Pillows and cushions
  • Towels and face washers
  • Table and kitchen linen
  • Other textile products
  • Chart: Textile Product Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Fabric and other textile goods retailers
  • Department stores
  • Clothing manufacturers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Textile Product Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Textile Product Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Textile Product Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Textile Product Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Textile Product Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Point Of Sale (Pos)
  • Technology that incorporates a cash register with an electronic payment system to allow instantaneous transactions through one device.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • Wholesale bypass occurs when retailers deal directly with manufacturers, rather than through wholesalers.
  • Wholesaling
  • Wholesaling functions include the sale of goods from one business to another business, including manufacturers and retailers.
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