Loose threads: Weak consumer confidence is expected to cause revenue to decline in 2018-19

The Carpet, Rug and Curtain Retailers industry has grown fairly steadily over recent years. Much of the growth in the industry has been driven by improvements in the downstream residential construction sector, with resurgent demand for carpets and wall coverings from new homeowners driving growth. In addition, rising house prices have supported demand for maintenance and repairs as homeowners have sought to further boost the value of their homes and increase their equity. Industry revenue is expected to expand at a compound annual rate of 0.7% over the five years through 2018-19 to reach £2.4 billion.The industry has been aided in recent years by government initiatives such as the Help to Buy scheme, which was introduced in April 2013...read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Though revenue has grown, rising external competition has posed a persistent threat
  • Higher costs for manufacturers due to the weak pound are expected to have been passed on to retailers
  • Rising external competition is expected to constrain prices and negatively affect industry profit margins
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Tufted carpetTufted carpet is by far the most popular form of carpeting among UK consumers and the vast majority of domestic carpet purchases fall into this category. Tufted carpet is popular with households because it is durable, long lasting and available in a wide range of colours, styles and price options. Tufted carpets are manufactured by injecting pile into a backing material, which is then bonded to backing material made from hessian weave or a similar man-made alternative. The widespread appeal of tufted carpet means that manufacturers have benefited from large economies of scale, so retailers are able to offer consumers competitive pricing. Ove...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers Industry are

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Capital expenditure on dwellings in the Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers Industry?

    Firms in this industry retail carpets, rugs, curtains, wall and floor coverings and floor tiles in specialised stores. The industry does not include wooden or stone flooring products, which are included in the Hardware and Home Improvement Stores industry (IBISWorld report G47.520). The industry also excludes ceramic and cork floor tiles.

    Industry Products
  • Tufted carpet
  • Woven carpet
  • Needlepoint carpet
  • Knotted carpet
  • Curtains and window dressings
  • Floor coverings
  • Rugs
  • Industry Activities
  • Carpet and rug retailing
  • Curtain retailing
  • Wallpaper retailing
  • Floor coverings retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Capital expenditure on dwellings
  • Average real wage
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Demand from floor and wall covering

  • Current Performance
  • Comfort underfoot
  • Red carpet treatment
  • External competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Strong competition
  • Pricing pressures
  • Table: Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Floor & Wall Covering
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Carpet & Rug Manufacturing
  • Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling
  • Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Tufted carpet
  • Curtains and window dressings
  • Floor coverings
  • Woven carpet
  • Other
  • Rugs
  • Needlepoint carpet
  • Knotted carpet
  • Chart: Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Private households - new housing
  • Private households - existing housing
  • Commercial sector
  • Government and other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Carpetright plc,
  • Table: Carpetright plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers 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 Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bespoke Carpet
  • Bespoke carpets are custom-designed and custom-made premium products.
  • Tufted Carpet
  • Tufted carpet is manufactured by using hundreds of needles to pass carpet yarn through a primary backing. This is the most common carpet type.
  • Woven Carpet
  • Woven carpet is produced on looms that combine warp (lengthwise) and weft (widthwise) threads. Examples of these carpets include Axminster and Wilton.
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