The Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing industry has faced difficult trading conditions over the past five years, and as a result, industry revenue has declined rapidly. International trade is high and industry operators are exposed to intense competition from low-cost manufacturing countries. Industry operators have struggled to compete with foreign producers due to high average wages in Australia and increasing operating costs. The industry is vulnerable to fluctuations in the exchange rate, and a high Australian dollar over most of the past five years has further reduced industry operators' price competitiveness.
This industry consists of operators mainly engaged in wool scouring (including the wool carbonising, carding or combing of wool in manufacturing unspun wool tops); spinning yarns or weaving fabrics wholly or predominantly made of natural fibres (such as cotton or wool); and spinning yarns or weaving fabrics wholly or predominantly made of synthetic fibres.
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.