Finished Broad-Woven Cotton Fabrics Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated

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Over the three years to 2014, cotton fabric prices have been plummeting, contributing to a slow fall in the price of finished broad-woven cotton fabrics. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the procurement of Finished Broad-Woven Cotton Fabrics in its growing collection of procurement category market research reports.

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Over the three years to 2017, the price of finished broad-woven cotton fabrics is projected to fall marginally, providing some cost relief to buyers.

Buyers of finished broad-woven cotton fabrics have a moderate buyer power score of 3.7 out of 5. In this market, buyer power is strengthened by the low concentration of suppliers, low switching costs and a favorable pricing trend. The low market share concentration indicates that there are many suppliers from which a buyer can choose, whether their needs are highly specialized or very diverse. “Buyers have the option to shop around to find the supplier that best suits their needs and offers the most value at a given price,” says IBISWorld procurement analyst Agiimaa Kruchkin. Low switching costs are also beneficial; once a buyer has met their cotton fabric needs, they are free to source from another supplier. As such, buyers can optimize the price they pay and service level they receive.

Over the three years to 2014, the price of finished broad-woven cotton fabrics is estimated to be subsiding slightly, benefiting buyers. The world price of cotton is forecast to fall, offering some relief to suppliers and trickling down to buyers in the form of lower fabric prices and relatively short buying lead times. Buyer power is mitigated, however, by very high and unpredictable price volatility, which stems from the volatile nature of cotton prices. “Because cotton is subject to environmental factors, its supply and price can vary drastically year to year,” adds Kruchkin. “This volatility creates uncertainty in the price of cotton fabrics and also increases supply chain risk and suppliers' financial risks.” As such, buyers cannot accurately plan their budgets. Additionally, the likelihood of a cotton shortage, a hike in the price of cotton or cotton supplier bankruptcies are moderately high.

Buyers are advised to seek out substitute fabrics when possible to mitigate these risks. However, a severe cotton price spike, like the one that occurred in 2011, could cause the price of alternative synthetic fibers to jump as well, limiting the benefit to end buyers. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Finished Broad-Woven Cotton Fabrics procurement category market research report page.

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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to assist buyers of finished broad-woven cotton fabrics. Suppliers provide a variety of primarily cotton-derived fabrics such as plain weave, twill weave, cotton oxford, knit cotton, cotton velvet and cotton chenille fabrics. Broad-woven fabrics have applications in clothing, furniture, automobiles and household goods. This report excludes wool and synthetic fabrics.

Executive Summary
Pricing Environment
Price Fundamentals
Benchmark Price
Pricing Model
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast
Product Characteristics
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Substitute Goods
Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
Supply Chain Dynamics
Supply Chain Risk
Competitive Environment
Market Share Concentration
Market Profitability
Switching Costs
Purchasing Process
Buying Basics
Buying Lead Time
Selection Process
Key RFP Elements
Negotiation Questions
Buyer Power Factors
Key Statistics

About IBISWorld Inc.
IBISWorld is one of the world's leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorld’s procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.

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