Vertical blinds: Demand for renovations and renewed construction will support modest growth

The Blind & Shade Manufacturing industry market report contains data and analysis of the most influential current and future trends shaping the industry. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical, user-friendly format, and provides growth and profit forecasts for a five-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The recovering housing market and construction demand will facilitate growth
  • Foreign competition from imports presents a significant challenge for industry operators
  • Less volatility in commodity prices will stabilize operating costs, improving profitability

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2016, the Blind and Shade Manufacturing industry have been characterized by two halves, one of contraction and one of growth. Over the five years to 2021, the industry is anticipated to continue improving. This is because recovering residential and commercial construction and remodeling activity will help boost industry demand. At the same time, less volatility in commodity prices will stabilize operating costs, leading to improved profitability...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle as evidence by its prolonged contraction, product saturation and wide market acceptance. This industry is also fairly concentrated, dominated by three major players that hold a combined market share of 40.1%. While niche markets may exist within the industry, the range of products provided continues to remain relatively static and well defined. Furthermore, the uptake of new technology has primarily been confined to large manufacturers.

    Most large operators have attempted to acquire smaller companies to grow their market share; the number of industry operators is expected to decline at an annualized rate of 1.9% over the 10 years to 2021 as a result. To ..

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    Additional Insights for the Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favor of market conditions
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
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    Industry Products

    What is the Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry manufacture window coverings, including Venetian and other window blinds, shades, curtain and drapery rods and poles and other related fixtures. After production, window furnishings are distributed to wholesalers, retailers and contract outfitters. From there, they are sold to residential, commercial and institutional sectors. Curtains and draperies are excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
    Window shades
    Window blinds, including Venetian blinds
    Other blinds and shades, including fixtures and accessories
    Industry Activities
    Blind (e.g. mini blinds, venetian blinds and vertical blinds)
    Curtain and drapery fixture (e.g. poles, rods and rollers)
    Curtain rod and fitting
    Wood slat porch shade
    Window shade pull
    Window shade (except awnings)
    Window shade roller and fitting

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of residential construction
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Consumer Confidence Index

  • Current Performance
  • Import competition
  • Cost-cutting measures
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Building recovery
  • Increasing globalization
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction
  • Home Furnishing Wholesaling
  • Home Furnishings Stores
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Municipal Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ball Bearing Manufacturing
  • Plastics & Rubber Machinery Manufacturing
  • Textile Mills
  • Wood Paneling Manufacturing
  • Woodworking Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Window shades
  • Other blinds and shades, including fixtures and accessories
  • Window blinds, including Venetian blinds
  • Chart: Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Demand from the construction sector
  • Growth in the remodeling market
  • Consumer income and sentiment
  • Demographic trends
  • Price in relation to foreign goods

  • Major Markets
  • Home furnishing wholesalers
  • Contract outfitters
  • Specialty home furnishing stores
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Fixed costs
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Blind & Shade Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Hunter Douglas NVSprings Window Fashions LLC
  • Table: Hunter Douglas NV - financial performance
  • Table: Springs Window Fashions LLC - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Value of residential construction (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Normal Trade Relations (Ntr)
  • A trading agreement, formerly known as the most favored nation duty rate.
  • Venetian Blinds
  • Blinds made of horizontal slats suspended above one another so that they overlap and can be raised, lowered and drawn together.
  • Vertical Blinds
  • A series of thin hanging slats that can be turned as a group to close with a slight overlap in front of a window.
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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