The curtain falls: Revenue declines due to residential building construction trends

IBISWorld’s Window Coverings Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Import competition has continued to escalate, which has forced operators to compete at lower prices

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    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 industry's exposure to fierce import competition, particularly from low-cost producers in Asia, has profoundly affected its performance. Domestic demand for window coverings is projected to grow by an annualised 2.8% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $1.2 billion. Subdued demand growth from building construction and increasing household discretionary income have supported demand. However, increasing import penetration has led to imports capturing much of this domestic demand growth. Imports are expected to climb by an annualised 8.6%...

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    What is the Window Coverings Manufacturing industry?

    The Window Coverings Manufacturing industry is in the declining stage of its life cycle. The industry is steadily contracting as a share of the overall economy and is losing market share to imports. Manufacturers are also exposed to subdued trends in the domestic building market, mainly due to downward trends in single-unit housing construction. Industry value added, which indicates the industry's contribution to the general economy, is projected to decline by an annualised 0.2% over the 10 years through 2021-22. This contrasts with Australia's solid GDP growth of an annualised 2.5% over the same time period. This indicates that the industry's contribution to the overall economy is steadily shrinking...

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    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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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Shutters and awnings
    Curtains, draperies and valances
    Examples of brands in this Industry

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from house construction
  • Demand from non-residential building construction
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer sentiment
  • Eco-friendly trends
  • Imports and online competition
  • Construction activities
  • Profit margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Construction and renovation
  • Relocation and restructuring
  • Profit margins
  • Table: Window Coverings Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Window Coverings Manufacturing

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Hunter Douglas Holdings LimitedKresta Holdings Limited
  • Table: Hunter Douglas Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Kresta Holdings Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Window Coverings Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Fabricated Metal Product
  • These products are made by cutting, bending and assembling metal components.
  • Sawnwood
  • This refers to wood products that have been cut into planks or boards.
  • Valances
  • A length of drapery that is hung above a window as decorations.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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