Soft landing: Demand for British products cushions the blow of low consumer confidence

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, placed the industry on a low starting base at the beginning of the five-year period through 2018-19. At the start of the period, the improving UK economy supported rising consumer confidence, in addition to a significant decrease in unemployment, which boosted revenue in 2014-15 and 2015-16. Overall, industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 3.6% over the five years through 2018-19.Low consumer confidence following the EU referendum result is expected to weigh on demand over the final half of the more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Weak disposable income is expected to weigh on industry revenue in the current year
  • A decline in the number of property transactions following the referendum has dampened demand
  • British-made goods are expected to become more popular over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Curtains and textile blindsThe largest product segment in the industry is curtains and textile blinds, accounting for approximately 49.3% of industry revenue. Increasing residential property transactions boosts the revenue generated by this segment, as consumers often furnish their new homes and undertake renovation work, which requires curtains and blinds. Overall, the number of residential property transactions has increased over the past five-year period, promoting growth in revenue from products in this segment. How...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 Real effective exchange rate and World price of cotton in the Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    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 blinds
  • Furnishing articles and articles of bedding
  • Canvas goods
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing blankets and rugs
  • Manufacturing bed and table linen
  • Manufacturing quilts, eiderdowns, pillows, sleeping bags and similar articles
  • Manufacturing dust cloths, dishcloths and similar articles
  • Manufacturing cushions, pouffes, furniture covers, curtains and blinds
  • Manufacturing tarpaulins, camping goods, sails and sacks
  • Manufacturing car and machine covers
  • Manufacturing flags, banners and pennants
  • Manufacturing life jackets, parachutes and other textile products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • World price of cotton
  • Demand from carpet, rug and curtain retailers
  • Demand from department stores
  • Demand from furniture, lighting and homeware retailers
  • Number of residential property transactions

  • Current Performance
  • Quality competition
  • Foreign threats
  • Demand constraints
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Residential transactions
  • UK competitiveness
  • Wages and profit
  • 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

  • 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
  • Furnishing articles and articles of bedding
  • Other
  • Canvas goods
  • Chart: Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Domestic demand
  • International demand

  • Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Specialist bedding retailers
  • Other retailers, supermarkets and online sales
  • Specialist curtain and blind retailers
  • Department stores
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent, depreciation, utilities and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    John Cotton Group Limited,
  • Table: John Cotton Group Limited - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    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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