Held together: Consumer spending and the depreciating Canadian dollar will stitch back the industry

In the past five years, the Synthetic Fibre Manufacturing industry faced unfavourable conditions in the construction sector, causing many industry operators to shut down or move abroad. Nevertheless, as consumer spending expands, downstream manufacturers increase production and thus purchase more synthetic fibre inputs. Therefore, over the five years to 2017, IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will increase. Over the next five years, the Synthetic Fibre Manufacturing industry is expected to steadily grow, though revenue will still remain far below prerecessionary levels...read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As consumer spending recovered, downstream manufacturers purchased more synthetic fibre inputs
  • Operators have focused on developing specialized products that command premium prices
  • Industry revenue is forecast to only marginally rise over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Synthetic fibre manufacturers are located near upstream suppliers of petrochemicals and resins as well as downstream producers of apparel and other textiles. Industry establishments are therefore concentrated around population centres, which provide manufacturers with attractive markets for both workers and consumers, and trade hubs, which boast access to export markets. Consequently, most industry establishments are located in Ontario and Quebec. Alberta and British Columbia together house the remainder of industry establishments.OntarioAs the most populated province, boasting the greatest number of workers and consumers in Canada, Ontario houses 53.6% of synthetic fibre manufacturing facilities. Ont...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Synthetic Fibre Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Synthetic Fibre Manufacturing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Protection of intellectual property and copyrighting of output
  • Ability to allocate product/service to area of greatest need
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial capacity utilization and Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate index in the Synthetic Fibre Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Synthetic Fibre Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry produces cellulosic and noncellulosic fibres and filaments in the form of monofilament, filament yarn, staple or tow. Key cellulosic organic fibres and filaments include rayon and acetate. Noncellulosic fibres and filaments include acrylic, nylon, polyester and spandex. This industry does not include fibre, yarn or thread mills, thread manufacturers of any other fibres or manufacturers of hemp yarn.

    Industry Products
  • Nylon manufactured fibres
  • Cellulosic manufactured fibres
  • Polyester manufactured fibres
  • Other noncellulosic manufactured fibres
  • Polyolefin manufactured fibres
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing cellulosic and noncellulosic fibres and filaments
  • Manufacturing nylon and other polyamide fibres and filaments
  • Manufacturing polyester fibres and filaments
  • Manufacturing polyolefin fibres and filaments
  • Manufacturing acetate fibres and filaments
  • Manufacturing rayon fibres and filaments
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial capacity utilization
  • Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate index
  • Consumer spending
  • Housing starts
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Fabric of the industry
  • Domestic demand conditions
  • Changing trade patterns
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Mixed downstream demand
  • Continued competition
  • Following the technology roadmap
  • Table: Synthetic Fibre Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Synthetic Fibre Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Textile Mills in Canada
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing in Canada
  • Women's & Girls' Apparel Manufacturing in Canada
  • Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing in Canada
  • Tire Manufacturing in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission in Canada
  • Petrochemical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing in Canada
  • Sawmills & Wood Production in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Nylon manufactured fibres
  • Cellulosic manufactured fibres
  • Polyester manufactured fibres
  • Other noncellulosic manufactured fibres
  • Polyolefin manufactured fibres
  • Chart: Synthetic Fibre Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Carpet producers
  • Technical textiles and other
  • Apparel producers
  • Home textile producers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Synthetic Fibre Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Synthetic Fibre Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Synthetic Fibre Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Firestone Fibers & Textiles,
  • Table: Firestone Fibers & Textiles - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Synthetic Fibre 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 Synthetic Fibre 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)
  • Industrial Capacity Utilization (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cellulosic Fibre
  • Manufactured fibre made from plant pulp and then extruded in the same ways that noncellulosic fibres like nylon and polyester are made. Rayon, acetate and lyocell are cellulosic fibres.
  • Filament Yarn
  • Yarn composed of continuous filaments assembled with or without twist.
  • Monofilament
  • Synthetic thread or yarn composed of a single strand.
  • Most Favoured Nation Tariff
  • The trade status of a country that is characterized by low tariffs and limited restrictions. It is also commonly referred to as Normal Trade Relations (NTR).
  • Noncellulosic Fibre
  • Fibres formed by the polymerization and subsequent extrusion of synthetic organic chemicals and refined petroleum products. Nylon, polyester and polyolefin are noncellulosic fibres.
  • Offshoring
  • The relocation of manufacturing operations to another country, regardless of whether the work is outsourced or stays within the same corporation or company.
  • Staple
  • Short length fibres, as distinct from continuous filaments, which are twisted together (spun) to form a coherent yarn.
  • Tow
  • Untwisted bundle of continuous filaments.
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