The Window Coverings Manufacturing industry principally produces curtains, blinds, shutters and awnings. Over the five years through 2014-15, domestic demand has dipped due to weak investment into new building construction. The industry has also been losing market share to competition from low-cost imported products.
The industry's performance has deteriorated over the period. The rapid appreciation of the Australian dollar over the three years through 2012-103 allowed imports to capture a larger share of domestic demand (rising to 36.2% in 2014-15).
Operators in this industry specialise in the manufacture of various window coverings products including blinds, shutters, curtains and various draperies.
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.