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The Textile Product Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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 textile manufacturers (domestic and foreign) with retailers and other organisations that use or sell textile products.

Over the past five years, the industry has struggled with declining profit margins, increased pressure for discounted products from retailers, and shrinking local textile and clothing manufacturing industries...

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Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of the industry is closely correlated with population distribution and the location of downstream retail markets. Industry establishments are heavily concentrated in New South Wales and Victoria, which together account for 75.6% of textile product wholesalers. This is a large overrepresentation when compared with the respective population shares of these states. Both New South Wales and Victoria serve as national transport and distribution hubs and are home to major ports and airports. As a significant proportion of industry products are sourced from foreign manufacturers, it is important for operators to be located close to ports so that they are able to control the distribution of goods to warehouses, or direct to retailers. Add..

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Industry Products

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

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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