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Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C13.920 | Dec 2016

Soft landing: The industry is expected to perform well, despite uncertainty

IBISWorld’s Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
John Cotton Group Limited John Cotton Group Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The industry has exhibited recent growth after a period of considerable revenue contraction
  • Domestic operators have outperformed foreign competitors in the high-end textile market
  • The industry's performance could be heavily affected by the potential introduction of barriers to trade
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Firms in the Household Textile and Soft Furnishing Manufacturing industry manufacture a wide range of household textiles, soft furnishings and canvas goods. The challenging economic environment, coupled with competitive pressure from imports, weighed on the industry at the start of the five-year period through 2016-17. Low consumer confidence caused the industry to shrink by 9.8% in 2012-13. The UK economy has improved considerably in 2014-15, with growth in consumer confidence and a sharp fall in unemployment giving revenue a boost. Overall, the industry is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 1.9% over the five years through 2016-17... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry has a low level of market share concentration because there are many small operators and no single firm has a particularly dominant position. As a result, 79.6% of firms employ fewer than 10 staff, while only 1.3% employ over 100 individuals. In 2016-17, the four largest firms operating in the industry are estimated to account for about 16% of total industry revenue.

Concentration levels are also low in the industry's main product segments: soft furnishings, household textile products and canvas goods. Even the largest firms operating in these segments only account for a small proportion of industry revenue.

The industry's concentration has remained low for many years and has only risen slightly. As .. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from textile wholesaling and Real effective exchange rate in the Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


    Industry ProductsRelated Reports

    What is the Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing Industry?

    Firms in this industry manufacture a wide range of household textiles, soft furnishings and canvas goods from a variety of materials.

    Industry Products
    Curtains and textile blindsArticles of beddingFurnishing articles, blankets and rugsCanvas goods
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing blankets and rugsManufacturing bed and table linenManufacturing quilts, eiderdowns, pillows, sleeping bags and similar articlesManufacturing dust cloths, dishcloths and similar articlesManufacturing cushions, pouffes, furniture covers, curtains and blindsManufacturing tarpaulins, camping goods, sails and sacksManufacturing car and machine coversManufacturing flags, banners and pennantsManufacturing life jackets, parachutes and other textile 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 textile wholesaling
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Demand from department stores
  • Value of goods imports
  • Demand from carpet, rug and curtain retailers
  • Demand from furniture, lighting and homeware retailers
  • Current Performance
  • Bouncing back
  • Quality competition
  • Drawing closer
  • Demand constraints
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • International trade
  • Industry profitability
  • Table: Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Textile Wholesaling
  • Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers
  • Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers
  • Online Home Furnishing Retailing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Textile Weaving & Finishing
  • Products & Services
  • Curtains and textile blinds
  • Articles of bedding
  • Other
  • Furnishing articles, blankets and rugs
  • Canvas goods
  • Chart: Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Specialist bedding retailers
  • Specialist curtain and blind retailers
  • Department stores
  • Other retailers
  • Online
  • Other
  • Supermarkets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Household Textile & Soft Furnishing 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
  • Rent, depreciation, utilities and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    John Cotton Group Limited
  • Table: John Cotton Group Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Household Textile & Soft Furnishing 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 Household Textile & Soft Furnishing 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
  • A fibre structure that contains more air then fibre, often used for insulation.
  • Mattress Topper
  • An item of removable bedding that sits on top of or encases a mattress to provide protection to the mattress.
  • Tarpaulins
  • Heavy-duty waterproof cloth, originally of tarred canvas.
  • Textile
  • A type of cloth or woven fabric.

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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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