Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld

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Local downstream textile industries are struggling to compete with cheaper imports, which is negatively affecting textile manufacturers. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry in Australia.

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Shrinking demand has caused industry revenue to unravel

The Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry in Australia is characterised by declining revenue, employment and establishment numbers. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Sebastian Chia, “the industry is also suffering as the local downstream textile industries it supplies struggle to compete with cheaper imports into the local market and increased imports of completed downstream textile products”. As the textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) sector shrinks in Australia, so does demand for this industry's products.

Demand from Australian textile manufacturing companies and industries for the Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry's products remains low, as many operators transform themselves from manufacturers to wholesalers and importers of overseas-manufactured textile and apparel products. “High volumes of clothing and other final product imports will continue to have a significant effect on the industry in 2012-13”, says Chia. These factors are expected to cause industry revenue to fall by 8.5% to $461.3 million for the year. The industry has a low level of market share concentration, with just three companies accounting for significant shares of revenue: Gale Pacific Limited, Bruck Textiles Pty Limited and Albany International Pty Limited.

Over the next five years, the companies that survive in the industry will be those able to adapt to lower tariffs and increasing international competition. Manufacturers in the industry are expected to focus on producing more niche, higher value added textiles, instead of trying to compete with cheaper imports from Asia.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing report in Australia industry page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

This industry mainly consists of operators involved in wool scouring (including wool carbonising, carding, combing and unspun wool tops); synthetic fibre textile manufacturing (continuous fibre filaments, fibre staple or yarns, tyre cord yarn, fabric or woven fabrics); cotton textile manufacturing (cotton and silk yarns or woven fabrics, sewing threads); wool textile manufacturing (wool yarn colouring or woven fabrics); and textile finishing (bleaching, dyeing, printing, pleating).

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International Trade
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Technology & Systems
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Regulation & Policy
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About IBISWorld Inc.
Recognised as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every Australian industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Melbourne, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organisations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call (03) 9655 3886.

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