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Textile Weaving & Finishing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Textile Weaving & Finishing Market Research Report | SIC C13.200 | Mar 2017

Patchy performance: Industry revenue has been volatile, though it is expected to grow in the current year

The Textile Weaving & Finishing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The industry has been in long-term decline, though recent trends suggest this may reverse
  • Many operators have specialised in a number of niche segments that offer greater profit margins
  • The industry is expected to profit from increasing demand for smart fabrics and wearable technology
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Textile Weaving and Finishing industry has been in long-term decline, but there is evidence that this trend could reverse as the industry focuses on niche product markets. 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 threads, as well as 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.

Over the five years through 2016-17, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to decline at a compound annual rate of 3.4% to reach £1.7 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

There is a significant degree of geographical concentration in the Textile Weaving and Finishing industry, largely for historical reasons. Different types of textile manufacturing are heavily located in certain regions, due in most part to the geographical advantages that each region once offered and this has been maintained by agglomeration effects.

The North West

The North West accounts for the greatest proportion of industry establishments with 14.1% of industry locations. The North West has traditionally been a base for textile manufacturing, contributing a significant proportion of industry revenue. Lancashire in particular is a centre for cotton manufacturing.


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Additional Insights for the Textile Weaving & Finishing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Textile Weaving & Finishing Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Access to niche markets
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from clothing manufacturing and Real effective exchange rate in the Textile Weaving & Finishing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Textile Weaving & Finishing Industry?

    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.

    Industry Products
    Textile preparation and spinning Wool weavingSynthetic yarn and artificial filament weavingTextile finishingOther weaving
    Industry Activities
    Reeling and washing silkDegreasing and carbonising wool, and dyeing wool fleeceCarding and combing animal, vegetable and man-made fibresSpinning and yarn or thread for weaving or sewingManufacturing broad-woven fabrics from natural and synthetic yarnsBleaching and dyeing textile fibres, yarns, fabrics, textile articles and apparelDressing, drying, steaming, shrinking, mending and mercerising textiles and textile articlesBleaching jeans and pleating, and similar work on textilesWaterproofing, coating, rubberising or impregnating purchased garmentsSilk screen-printing on textiles and apparel

    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 clothing manufacturing
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Demand from household textile and soft furnishing manufacturing
  • Domestic price of wool
  • Value of goods imports
  • Current Performance
  • New spin on British products
  • New threads
  • Profit margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • British branding
  • Smart skills and smart fabrics
  • Profit margins
  • Table: Textile Weaving & Finishing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Textile Weaving & Finishing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Textile Weaving & Finishing
  • Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing
  • Clothing Manufacturing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fibre Crop Growing
  • Manufacture of Machinery for Textile, Apparel and Leather Production
  • Textile Weaving & Finishing
  • Products & Services
  • Textile finishing
  • Textile preparation and spinning
  • Synthetic yarn and artificial filament weaving
  • Other weaving
  • Wool weaving
  • Chart: Textile Weaving & Finishing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Clothing and apparel manufacturers
  • Textile product manufacturers
  • Textile weavers and finishers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Textile Weaving & Finishing 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 and utilities
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Textile Weaving & Finishing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Textile Weaving & Finishing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Textile Weaving & Finishing 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 Textile Weaving & Finishing 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 mechanical process that disentangles, cleans and intermixes fibres to produce a continuous web for processing.
  • Iso Standard
  • Standards set by the International Organization of Standardization that cover the handling and production of textiles internationally.
  • Textile Weaving
  • Textile weaving involves the interlacing of yarns and threads to produce a fabric or cloth.
  • Worsted
  • Worsted is a firm-textured, compactly twisted woollen yarn that derives its name from the village of Worstead in Norfolk.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Textile Weaving & Finishing 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
    • And of course, much more

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