Ripped seams: Contracting downstream demand will limit the industry's growth prospects

In recent decades, widespread offshoring of apparel manufacturing has been detrimental to the Textile Mills industry in Canada, as distant apparel manufacturers are unlikely to source their textiles from Canada, decreasing demand for industry products. However, despite a shrinking downstream apparel market, the Textile Mills industry has expanded over the past five years, driven by strong export growth. Despite the industry's recent growth, high and rising import penetration has continued to pose a significant threat to industry operators. Moving forward, the industry is expected to resume its long-term decline, as shifting exchange rates and the ongoing decline of the domestic apparel manufacturing sector limit revenue opportunities for industry more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Despite the industry’s growth, rising import penetration has continued to pose a significant threat to industry operators
  • US imports compete with industry products in terms of quality and price
  • The persistent shrinkage of textile sales for the apparel market will harm the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Textile Mills industry in Canada is highly fragmented and the industry's four largest players are estimated to collectively account for less than 10.0% of the industry's total revenue in 2018. In recent years, this low degree of market share concentration has stimulated significant competition among industry operators, encouraging companies to pursue research and development efforts and investments in automation to minimize production costs and gain market share.In part, this industry is fragmented because it includes a substantial number of subindustries, which generally correspond to the product segments discussed in the Products and Services section of this report. Eve...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Textile Mills Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Textile Mills Industry are

  • Access to niche markets
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Canadian effective exchange rate index and Demand from apparel manufacturing in the Textile Mills industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Textile Mills Industry?

    This industry comprises a variety of textile manufacturers. Industry operators engage in one or more of the following activities: spinning yarn from natural or synthetic fibres; manufacturing knit, woven or nonwoven fabrics; and finishing and coating textile products. This report does not include carpet nor rug mills.

    Industry Products
  • Woven and knit fabrics
  • Nonwoven fabrics
  • Curtains and linens
  • Canvas products
  • Cords, straps and belts
  • Finished and coated fabrics
  • Fibre, yarn and thread
  • All other miscellaneous textile products
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing knit fabrics
  • Manufacturing woven fabrics
  • Manufacturing nonwoven fabrics
  • Manufacturing curtains and linens
  • Manufacturing narrow fabrics and ribbon
  • Coating, bleaching and finishing 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
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • Demand from apparel manufacturing
  • Demand from car and automobile manufacturing
  • Value of nonresidential construction

  • Current Performance
  • Domestic markets
  • Import competition
  • Export sales
  • Participation and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Focus on technical textiles
  • Trade dynamics
  • Participation and profit
  • Table: Textile Mills Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Textile Mills Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing in Canada
  • Women's & Girls' Apparel Manufacturing in Canada
  • Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing in Canada
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing in Canada
  • Boat Building in Canada
  • Household Furniture Manufacturing in Canada
  • Office Furniture Manufacturing in Canada
  • Home Furnishings Stores in Canada
  • Hospitals in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Adhesive Manufacturing in Canada
  • Synthetic Fibre Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • All other miscellaneous textile products
  • Finished and coated fabrics
  • Fibre, yarn and thread
  • Nonwoven fabrics
  • Woven and knit fabrics
  • Canvas products
  • Curtains and linens
  • Cords, straps and belts
  • Chart: Textile Mills Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Downstream industry health
  • Technology and substitutes
  • Competitiveness abroad

  • Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Technical textile markets
  • Apparel manufacturers
  • Home furnishing markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Textile Mills Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Textile Mills

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Textile Mills Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Textile Mills 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 Textile Mills Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Knit Fabric
  • A stretchable fabric created by inter-looping one or more yarns or threads.
  • Nonwoven Fabric
  • Fabrics made by bonding long fibres with chemicals, heat or solvents.
  • Woven Fabric
  • A fabric formed by interlacing two or more sets of yarns at right angles on a loom.
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