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Textile Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Textile Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.410 | Nov 2016

Fashioning the future: Rising demand for high-end bespoke textiles keeps operators afloat

IBISWorld’s Textile Wholesaling 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
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 Wholesaling industry has struggled against challenging conditions in recent years, with industry employment declining over the past five years. Operators have been suffering from intensified competition along the supply chain for the provision of textiles from both manufacturers of textile products at home and abroad. The development of e-commerce platforms has increased this competitive threat by allowing retailers to obtain stock from foreign manufacturers over the internet with minimum hassle. However, the devaluation of the pound in the current year is expected to mitigate this slightly. Operators have had to make efficiency improvements in order to reduce lead times and become more competitive. Changes include quality checks and labour reductions... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

In line with other wholesaling industries, establishments in the Textile Wholesaling industry are primarily located close to major retailers and distributors, which are in turn predominantly situated around major population clusters and areas where household wealth and incomes are relatively high. Proximity to head offices of major customers such as corporations is also important. The distance between major market segments can be critical, because it impacts transportation costs and the time for products to reach clients. Industry establishments are particularly concentrated in four regions: London, the North West, East Midlands and Yorkshire.


London is estimated to account for the largest share of industry establishment with 29.2% of the total. The.. purchase to read more


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What is the Textile Wholesaling Industry?

Firms in this industry wholesale various textile products, including yarn, thread, fabric, cloth, household linen and haberdashery. The industry excludes textile fibre wholesaling.

Industry Products
YarnFabric and clothBed linenSoft furnishingsOther household linenHaberdasheryOther textile products
Industry Activities
Yarn and thread wholesalingFabric and cloth wholesalingHousehold linen wholesalingHaberdashery wholesaling

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