The Textile Weaving and Finishing industry is in long-term decline, but there is evidence that the decline in revenue has begun to slow down in recent years. Industry operators carry out a wide range of activities in the manufacture and treatment of broad woven textiles, including preparing and spinning thread, weaving fabrics using a variety of natural and man-made thread and bleaching, rubberising and waterproofing fabrics. The performance of the industry is greatly determined by demand from downstream manufacturing markets, particularly clothing and soft furnishings manufacturing.
This industry includes preparatory operations on textile fibres and the spinning of textile fibres, in addition to the weaving of textiles. These processes can be carried out with various raw materials, such as silk, wool and other animal, vegetable or man-made fibres. The industry also includes the finishing of textiles, which involves the bleaching, dyeing, dressing, drying, steaming and shrinking of textile products, yarns, fabrics and apparel.
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.