Window of opportunity: Improved housing market will raise demand for industry products

The Window Coverings Wholesaling industry has been largely characterized by a recovery in demand over the past five years. Housing starts and existing home sales largely determine demand for this industry's often-discretionary products, which include curtains, blinds and draperies. Over the next five years, despite higher consumer confidence, lower priced inputs and the growing value of personal homes will pressure remaining more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Despite lower input prices, wholesale bypass will continue to pressure industry operators
  • Employment and wage reductions have enabled operators to maintain positive margins
  • Private spending on home improvements is expected to grow as the value of private nonresidential construction increases
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Although products within this industry vary by material and style, most product lines can be split into two broad categories: shades and blinds; and curtains and draperies. Furthermore, firms in this industry, while primarily engaged in window coverings wholesaling, can also generate revenue from wholesaling home furnishing products (IBISWorld report 42322) and furniture products (IBISWorld report 42321).Window shadesWindow shades, which account for 39.1% of revenue, are generally made of a single piece of material that can be raised and lowered, but does not have moveable slats. Industry operators sell window shades that come in a variety of materials, including plastic, canvas, wood and metal. Bec...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Window Coverings Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Window Coverings Wholesaling Industry are

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Having a well-defined strategy/goal
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Private spending on home improvements in the Window Coverings Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Window Coverings Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry includes operators that serve as intermediaries between manufacturers and retailers. Operators purchase large volumes of window covering products, including curtains, blinds and draperies, for sale to retailers.

    Industry Products
  • Curtains and draperies
  • Window shades
  • Window blinds
  • Fixtures
  • Industry Activities
  • Window drapery wholesaling
  • Window curtain wholesaling
  • Window blind wholesaling
  • Window shades wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Demand from home furnishings stores
  • World price of cotton

  • Current Performance
    Growth and profitCompetition and bypass
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Growth and profitCompetition and bypass
  • Table: Window Coverings Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Window Coverings Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Home Furnishings Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Blind & Shade Manufacturing
  • Textile Mills

  • Products & Services
  • Window shades
  • Curtains and draperies
  • Fixtures
  • Window blinds
  • Chart: Window Coverings Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Furnishing existing homes
  • Existing home sales
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Major Markets
  • Hardware and home improvement stores
  • Home furnishing and furniture stores
  • Warehouse clubs and supercenters
  • Department stores
  • Businesses
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Window Coverings Wholesaling 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 Window Coverings Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Window Coverings Wholesaling 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 Window Coverings Wholesaling 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 Window Coverings Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Private spending on home improvements (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A window covering that typically has slats, which can be rotated back and forth to control light and privacy.
  • Curtain
  • A fabric-based window covering that may provide some degree of privacy but is largely ornamental.
  • Drape
  • A heavy, fabric-based window covering that generally runs to the length of the floor and can block out sunlight.
  • Shade
  • A window covering made of one piece of material that raises and lowers but does not have slats.
  • Vertical Integration
  • Owning different parts of the supply chain, either in the form of forward integration (owning upstream suppliers) or backward integration (owning downstream buyers).
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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