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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 | Apr 2017

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

IBISWorld’s Textile Weaving & Finishing 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.

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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 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 Products Chapter

Textile weaving

Textile weaving is the industry's largest product segment and is estimated to account for 42.5% of industry revenue in 2016-17. Wool weaving is estimated to account for 9.4% of industry revenue, while synthetic yarn and artificial filament weaving (including nylon weaving) accounts for approximately 17.3% of industry revenue. Other weaving, including silk, cotton and glass fibre, accounts for approximately 15.8% of industry revenue. This segment constitutes the main activities of the industry, which is manufacturing textiles for the use in a variety of downstream industries. This involves the manufacture of woven cotton-type, woollen-type, worsted-type or silk-type fabrics, and increasingly involve niche products created from artificial or synthetic yarns. Ove.. 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

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