Over the past five years, the Blind and Shade Manufacturing industry faced tough economic conditions. Similar to most producers of household goods, this industry was forced to weather a large decline in demand and revenue when the subprime mortgage crisis occurred, causing massive home foreclosures. In the five years to 2020, the Blind and Shade Manufacturing industry is anticipated to continue improving. This is because recovering residential and commercial construction and remodeling activity will help boost industry demand. At the same time, less volatility in commodity prices will stabilize operating costs, leading to improved profitability.
Operators in this industry manufacture window coverings, including Venetian and other window blinds, shades, curtain and drapery rods and poles and other related fixtures. After production, window furnishings are distributed to wholesalers, retailers and contract outfitters. From there, they are sold to residential, commercial and institutional sectors. Curtains and draperies are excluded from this industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.