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TMCNet:  Textile Product Wholesaling in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld

[January 17, 2013]

Textile Product Wholesaling in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld

Melbourne, Australia, Jan 17, 2013 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) -- The Textile Product Wholesaling industry has stagnated over the past few years with declining profit margins, increased demand for discounted products from retailers and shrinking local textile and clothing manufacturing industries. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Alen Allday, "although some consolidation is taking place, the industry has a small number of large firms that operate on a national basis, and a large number of small operators that service small geographic regions". The industry is expected to comprise 1,775 establishments and employ 6,350 people in 2012-13. The largest company in the industry is Pacific Brands Limited.
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In 2012-13, IBISWorld expects the Textile Product Wholesaling industry's revenue to increase by 0.5% to $3.19 billion. After five years of tough operating conditions with a dramatically shrinking Australian textile manufacturing base, the environment will continue to be extremely difficult during the year. "While the Australian economy is recovering from the worst effects of the global credit crisis, nervous consumers will maintain constrained spending habits", says Allday. Retailers will continue to discount goods and are expected to demand low-priced textiles from wholesalers, while more shoppers are sourcing textile products online from international websites. As a result, profit margins are forecast to fall.

Over the five years through 2012-13, industry revenue is expected to decline by an annualised 1.6%. On top of constrained retail and industrial demand, muted demand due to relatively slow housing construction will cause sales of household textiles to slow. The industry is expected to return to growth over the next five years, largely due to stable pricing and population and household growth.

For more information, visit IBISWorld's Textile Product Wholesaling report in Australia industry page.

Follow IBISWorld on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ibisworldau IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics This industry consists of operators engaged in wholesaling textiles or textile products, such as bed linen, blankets, towels, yarns, fabrics, tents and other textile and canvas goods.

Industry Performance Executive Summary Key External Drivers Current Performance Industry Outlook Industry Life Cycle Products & Markets Supply Chain Products & Services 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 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 http://www.ibisworld.com.au or call (03) 9655 3886.

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