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Carpet & Rug Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Carpet & Rug Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C13.930 | Jan 2017

Slow but steady: Firms should benefit from exports as low confidence limits revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Carpet & Rug Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Abingdon Flooring Limited Abingdon Flooring Limited market share
Brintons Limited Brintons Limited market share
Greenwood & Coope Ltd Greenwood & Coope Ltd market share
Ulster Carpet Mills (Holdings) Limited Ulster Carpet Mills (Holdings) Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Economic uncertainty should affect consumer and business confidence, limiting revenue
  • Declines in wool prices have helped producers make high-quality products for a lower cost
  • Uncertainties associated with the EU referendum could curb commercial and residential activity
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry manufactures various types of carpets, rugs, mats and underlay. A key development over the past five years has been the fall in the price of key inputs, such as wool. Falling input prices have led to operating cost falling, which has widened industry profit margins. In addition to falling input prices, growing consumer confidence and growth in residential and commercial building construction has supported industry growth over the past five years. Initiatives by the government to reenergise the housing market have bolstered demand for carpet and rugs. The industry consists of a few large companies operating alongside a large number of small companies. Increased consolidation over the past five years has led to larger players' grip on the industry tightening... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Carpet and Rug Manufacturing industry has a medium level of industry concentration. The four largest firms are estimated to have a combined market share of 40.8% of industry revenue in 2016-17. The industry consists of a handful of large firms operating alongside an abundance of small firms.

In 2016, 70.8% of enterprises operating in the industry employed fewer than 20 employees. Furthermore, only 12.5% of players employed more than 100 staff. Over the past five years the industry has moved from a low level of market share concentration into a medium level of market share concentration. This can be attributed to consolidation activity and reductions in manufacturing activities. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Carpet & Rug Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Carpet & Rug Manufacturing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Proximity to key suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from commercial building construction and Demand from residential building construction in the Carpet & Rug Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Carpet & Rug Manufacturing Industry?

    Firms in this industry manufacture carpets, mats and rugs primarily by weaving or tufting wool, cotton and man-made fibres. The manufacture of knotted, needlefelt carpets and artificial grass turfs from sports clubs are also included in this industry. The production of carpet underlay and other carpet products is also included in this industry. Carpet installation and laying services are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
    Tufted carpets and other floor coveringsWoven carpets and other floor coveringsNeedlefelt carpets and other floor coveringsOther carpets
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing tufted carpets, mats and rugsManufacturing woven carpets, mats and rugsManufacturing needlefelt and knotted carpets and other floor coverings Manufacturing carpet underlay and other carpet products

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Domestic price of wool
  • Exchange rate - euros per pound
  • Number of residential property transactions
  • Current Performance
  • Residential and commercial construction
  • Consolidate and conquer
  • No black sheep
  • Increased optimism
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Building blocks for growth
  • Exports and imports
  • Table: Carpet & Rug Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Carpet & Rug Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dye & Pigment Manufacturing
  • Textile & Leather Wholesaling
  • Textile Weaving & Finishing
  • Products & Services
  • Tufted carpets and other floor coverings
  • Woven carpets and other floor coverings
  • Other carpets
  • Needlefelt carpets and other floor coverings
  • Chart: Carpet & Rug Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential housing market
  • Commercial building markets
  • Manufacturing market
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Carpet & Rug Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Carpet & Rug Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Carpet & Rug Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Victoria plc
    Greenwood & Coope Ltd
    Ulster Carpet Mills (Holdings) Limited
    Brintons Carpets Limited
  • Table: Victoria plc - financial performance
  • Table: Greenwood & Coope Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Ulster Carpet Mills (Holdings) Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Brintons Carpets Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Carpet & Rug Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Carpet & Rug Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Axminster Technique
  • This process involves cut tufts of yarn being inserted at the point of weaving by means of a gripper.
  • Broadloom Carpet
  • Broadloom carpet is woven on a wide loom to obviate the need for seams.
  • Needlefelt Carpet
  • Needlefelt carpet is made using barbed needles that bond individual synthetic fibres by entangling them.
  • Pile Yarn
  • Pile yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibres where, the surface of the fibre is composed of an infinite number of loops.
  • Tufted Carpet
  • Tufted carpet is manufactured by hundreds of needles passing the carpet yarn through a primary backing. This is the most common type of carpet.
  • Wilton Technique
  • In this process pile threads run continuously into the carpet and are raised above the surface of the integral backing by means of wires or hooks.
  • Woven Carpet
  • Woven carpet is produced on looms that combine warp (lengthwise) and weft (widthwise) threads. Axminster and Wilton are both types of woven carpet.

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    The Carpet & Rug Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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