The Carpet, Rug and Curtain Retailers industry has grown steadily over the past five years. Despite this, the industry has not been able to offset the losses made during the economic downturn. Industry revenue collapsed in 2009-10 and 2010-11 as the number of housing starts plummeted and consumers shied away from household improvements or renovations. Poor conditions in the economy have lingered for much of the past five years, although industry conditions have slowly improved. Industry revenue has grown in each of the past five years, driven predominantly by improvements in the downstream residential construction sector.
Firms in this industry retail carpets, rugs, curtains, and wall and floor coverings in specialised stores. The industry does not include wooden or stone flooring products, which are included in the Hardware and Home Improvement Stores industry (IBISWorld report G47.520).
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.