Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Like most household goods producers, demand for the Blind and Shade Manufacturing industry declined when the housing and commercial building markets weakened. With the construction markets rebounding and more consumers partaking in remodeling activity, revenue will pick up in the next five years. Nevertheless, company numbers are set to decrease, as larger companies acquire distressed enterprises... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The capital intensity of this industry is determined by the ratio of capital to labor. In absence of official data on capital and labor costs, depreciation and wage costs are used as proxies. For the industry, the ratio of capital to labor implies that for every $1 of depreciation, $7.72 is used in wage costs. This ratio indicates a low level of capital intensity. A large proportion of industry costs is allocated towards the purchasing of machinery however once the equipment is paid for, running costs are relatively low. This reduces the capital intensity cost.
The need for labor in the production process is reflective of the manual tasks required for the assembly of shades and blinds. The Blind and Shade Manufacturing industry consists of many small to medium-size firms... purchase to read more