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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 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
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£4bn
Annual Growth 12-17
1.6%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
15,591
Businesses
2,246
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 Analysis Chapter

The Textile Wholesaling industry has consistently expanded over the past five years, with growth limited by a significant change in the buying behaviour of its downstream markets. As consumers and businesses struggled to cope with the effects of the protracted economic downturn, they tended to seek out cheaper textile items. For example, high-end fabric wholesaler, Designers Guild Ltd, faced a fall in revenue of 12.3% through 2012-13 as the lingering effects of the economic downturn weighed on consumer's spending. Domestic wholesalers faced a challenge from international manufacturers and wholesalers, which forced them to reduce their prices and mark-ups in order to remain competitive and retain their existing customers.

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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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