A bit shady: Fiscally hesitant consumers caused volatile revenue conditions

Despite some lingering uncertainty in the consumer housing market and heightened import competition, the Blind and Shade Manufacturing industry has experienced growth over the past five years. Similar to other producers of household goods, the industry's performance was volatile during the five-year period. While building markets have grown strongly since the economic downturn, consumers remained fiscally hesitant, looking for ways to cut costs. The Blind and Shade Manufacturing industry is expected to grow at a more subdued rate over the next five years, as downstream demand continues to grow but negative trends persist...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry is expected to grow at a more subdued rate as downstream demand continues to grow but negative trends persist
  • Foreign competition from imports presents a significant challenge for industry operators
  • Housing starts are expected to grow at a slower pace, leading to revenue growth deceleration
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle, as evidenced by its marginal growth, product saturation and wide market acceptance. This industry is also heavily concentrated, dominated by three major players that hold a combined estimated market share of 78.7%. While niche markets may exist within the industry, the range of products provided continues to remain relatively static and well-defined. Furthermore, the uptake in new technology has primarily been confined to large manufacturers.All of the major operators have attempted to acquire smaller companies to grow their market share; accordingly, the number of independent industry operators is expected to decline at an annualized rate of 1.3% over the 10 years to 2022. To ...purchase to read more.

    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
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of residential construction and Private spending on home improvements in the Blind & Shade Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    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
  • 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Wholesalers
  • Home improvement stores
  • Other retailers
  • Home furnishing stores
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesFixed costsOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Blind & Shade Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Hunter Douglas NV, Springs Window Fashions LLC,
  • Table: Hunter Douglas NV - financial performance
  • Table: Springs Window Fashions LLC - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Value of residential construction (2008-2022)

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