Blind spot: Operators look to diversify as imports continue to capture market share

The Window Coverings Manufacturing industry mainly produces curtains, blinds, shutters and awnings. Much of the industry's output involves bespoke products that are made-to-measure or altered to meet client specifications. The exposure to fierce import competition from low-cost producers has profoundly affected the industry's performance over the past five years. Moderate growth in demand from the building construction markets has supported the sales of window coverings and helped offset the subdued trends in household discretionary income. Domestic demand for window coverings is expected to grow by an annualised 3.4% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $1.3 billion. However, imports have steadily captured an increased share of domestic demand, rising to about 44.1%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$755m
Annual Growth 13-18
0.7%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
3,110
Businesses
155

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Subdued demand conditions and fierce import competition have negatively affected revenue
  • Demand for eco-friendly dwellings has led to a rise in products marketed as energy-saving tools
  • Solid non-residential building investment is expected to benefit some manufacturers
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    Market share concentration is low, with the industry's four largest players accounting for less than 30% of annual revenue with the two largest players, Hunter Douglas and Kresta, currently accounting for an estimated 20.1% of industry revenue. These largest players have a significant presence in Australia as they also produce bulk quantities of window coverings used in residential properties, in addition to their customised lines.Many of the industry's players are small firms that manufacture customised products. Over the next five years, market share concentration is forecast to rise as many smaller industry manufacturers exit the industry due to increasing competition with low-cost imports...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Window Coverings Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Window Coverings Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Establishment of brand names
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from house construction and Demand from non-residential building construction in the Window Coverings Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Window Coverings Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry operators manufacture various window coverings products including blinds, shutters, curtains and draperies.

    Industry Products
  • Blinds
  • Shutters and awnings
  • Curtains, draperies and valances
  • Industry Activities
  • Textile blinds
  • Wooden blinds
  • Metal blinds
  • Curtain and drapery
  • Shutters
  • Awning
  • 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 house construction
  • Demand from non-residential building construction
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Demand from multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Window Coverings Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Window Coverings Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • House Construction
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Consumers

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

  • Products & Services
  • Blinds
  • Shutters and awnings
  • Curtains, draperies and valances
  • Chart: Window Coverings Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retail stores
  • Households and commercial customers
  • Property developers and occupiers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Window Coverings Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Marketing
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Window Coverings Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Window Coverings Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Hunter Douglas Holdings Limited, Kresta Holdings Limited,
  • Table: Hunter Douglas Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Kresta Holdings Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Window Coverings Manufacturing 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 Window Coverings Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Fabricated Metal Product
  • These products are made by cutting, bending and assembling metal components.
  • Pvc
  • Polyvinyl chloride (polyvinyl or vinyl) is a widely produced synthetic plastic polymer used in industry products.
  • Valances
  • A length of drapery that is hung above a window as decorations.
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