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Rugs & Carpets - Global Strategic Business Report

Description:    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Rugs & Carpets in Million Square Yards and US$
                Million. The specific product segments analyzed are Rugs, and Carpets. The report provides
                separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America,
                and Middle East. Annual forecasts are provided for each region and product segment for the period
                of 2001 through 2010. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual
                market analytics. The report profiles 269 companies including many key and niche players
                worldwide such as Axminster Carpets Limited, Beaulieu of America, Brintons Carpets, Diamond
                Carpets, Headlam Group Plc, Interface Europe, Interface Inc., Interfloor Ltd., Milliken & Company,
                Mohawk Industries Inc., Oriental Weavers of America, Queen Carpet, Shaw Industries, Shaw Rugs,
                Tuftex Carpets, Springs Industries Inc., and The Dixie Group. Market data and analytics are derived
                from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research
                and reported select online sources.



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Contents:       RUGS & CARPETS
                 A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT


                                              CONTENTS


                  I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

                     Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations                     I-1
                     Disclaimers                                        I-2
                     Data Interpretation & Reporting Level                          I-2
                      Quantitative Techniques & Analytics                           I-3
                     Product Definitions and Scope of Study                          I-3
                      Rugs                                            I-3
                      Carpets                                          I-3

                 II.
                  1. Industry Overview                                     II-1
                     Current & Future Analysis                              II-1
                      Table 1: World Rugs & Carpets Market (2005 E): Percentage
                      Breakdown by Area of Use -Residential and Commercial          II-2
                      Export Scenario                                    II-2
                      Table 2: World Market for Rugs & Carpets (2005 E): Breakdown
                      of Leading 10 Exporters by Percentage of Total Export Orders-
                      China, Turkey, Greece, US, India, Bangladesh, Iran,
                      Pakistan, Poland and Brazil (includes corresponding
                      Graph/Chart)                                      II-2
                      Historic Review                                   II-2

                  2. Trends & Issues                                         II-3
                     Hand-Knotted Rugs Bounce Back                                   II-3
    Bright and Whimsical Patterns Are In                             II-3
    Licensing Activity Heats up in Area Rugs Arena                      II-3
    Kids Rugs
Emerging as a Lucrative Business                II-3
    Holiday-Themed Rugs
Smooth Sailing in Troubled Waters         II-4

  3. Product Overview                                           II-5
     Rugs                                               II-5
      Definition                                         II-5
      Classification of Rugs                                   II-5
       By Size                                          II-5
        Room-size Rugs                                         II-5
        Bathmats                                           II-5
        Area/Accent Rugs                                        II-5
        Scatter Rugs                                        II-5
       By Production Mode                                        II-5
        Handmade Rugs                                            II-5
        Machine-made                                           II-6
       By Production Method                                       II-6
        Woven                                             II-6
        Tufted Rugs                                        II-6
        Hand-Knotted Rugs                                        II-6
        Needlepunch/Needlepoint Rugs                                   II-6
        Braided Rugs                                         II-6
        Hooked Rugs                                           II-6
         Hand-Hooked Rugs                                         II-6
       By Style                                          II-7
     Carpets                                             II-7
      Definition                                         II-7
      Classification                                      II-8
      An Overview of Select Carpets                                  II-8
     Classification of Rugs & Carpets
A Complex Task               II-9
      Classification by Production Weave                            II-9
      Classification by Raw Material Used                           II-9
      Classification by Production Mode                            II-9

  4. Technological Developments                                    II-10
     CAD Systems                                             II-10
     Recycling of Post-Consumer Carpets & Rugs                          II-10
     Environmental Emphasis                                      II-11

  5. Recent Industry Activity                               II-12
     Shaw Acquires Evergreen                                  II-12
     Mohawk Plans to Acquire Carpet-Backing Plant from Propex Fabrics II-12
     Trident Diversifies into Rugs and Bedding                    II-12
     Collins & Aikman to Exit Automotive Fabrics Business               II-12
     Abbyson Diversifies Into Furniture Business                   II-12
     Low & Bonar to Acquire Colbond                             II-13
     Naksan Enters Into Contract With Pierre Cardin                  II-13
     Log Cabin and Garland Join Hands                            II-13
     Headlam Group Acquires Gaskell Flooring                        II-13
     Shaw to Acquire Carpet-Backing Operations of SI Corporation             II-14
     Shaw Plans to Acquire Nylon Carpet Business From Honeywell               II-14
     Mohawk to Acquire Unilin                                II-14
     Interface Receives Certification                        II-14
     CARE and Tricycle Join Hands to Reduce Carpet Landfills             II-15
     Mohawk Industries Signs a Distribution Agreement with DuPont              II-15
     United Carpets to Expand Franchise Network                       II-15
     Maples Industries and Official Pillowtex Signs License Agreement II-15
     Hellenic Rug Imports Expands Market Showroom                         II-15
     Shaw Living Inks Partnership with Dualstar Consumer Products             II-15
  Carmel Carpets Buys US factory                              II-16
  Industry Activity In The Recent Past                        II-16
   Glenoit Rugs Augments Rug Offerings with Imports                    II-16
   Milliken Carpet and Rugs Joins Forces with Discovery Network II-16
   Natco Acquires Flemish                                II-16
   Springs Acquires Beaulieu Rugs Division                      II-16
   Nourison and Waverly Sign a Licensing Agreement                     II-17
   Mohawk Home in a Licensing Agreement with Susan Sargent Designs II-17
   Capel in a Licensing Agreement with Colonial Williamsburg             II-17
   Barbara Smith Signs Licensing Agreement with Mohawk Home                    II-17
   Orian Rugs Expands its Scatter Rugs Range                       II-17
   Sears Exits the Floor Coverings Business                     II-17
   Berkshire Hathaway Acquires Shaw Industries                      II-17
   Prestige Mills Acquires Larsen Carpet Line of Rugs from
    Ruckstuhl                                       II-18
   Godrej & Boyce Enters into a Partnership with Millikens          II-18
   Noonoo Partners with Radici                             II-18
   Trans-Ocean in a Strategic Alliance with Stanton Carpet             II-18
   Windham Weavers Forges Licensing Partnership with Pfaltzgraff II-18
   Home Depot Teams up with Lynette Jennings                          II-18
   HomeBase Partners with Kathy Ireland                          II-18
   Harounian Inks License Deal With Royal Doulton                    II-19
   Davis & Davis Inks a Licensing Pact with Wools of New Zealand II-19
   Korhani Inks Licensing Deal with Bill Blass                 II-19
   Shaw Inks a Licensing Deal with Tommy Bahama                         II-19
   Echo Design Group in a Licensing Agreement with Trade Am                 II-19
   Springs Industries Acquires Maybanks Yarn Mill                 II-19
   Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Enters into a Partnership
    with Shaw Industries and Bernhardt Furniture                   II-20
   Glenoit Floor Enters into a Licensing Agreement with Field &
    Stream                                          II-20
   Lacey Mills and Ralph Lauren Home in a Licensing Partnership II-20
   Tinnin Signs a Licensing Partnership with Mt. Vernon Group            II-20
   Burlington Sells Off Bacova                            II-20
   Mohawk Rug & Textiles Changes name to Mohawk Home                          II-21
   Oriental Weavers Partners with Bob Mackie                      II-21
   Asia Minor Teams up with Julian                           II-21
   Beaulieu Forms Marketing Alliance with Rainbow                    II-21
   Milliken Carpet & Rugs Forms Strategic Alliance with GE Shnier II-21
   Shaw Rugs Partners with Nourison                            II-21
   Calvin Klein and Nourison in a Licensing Agreement                 II-21
   Merger Between Lacey Mills and RidgeBrook Rugs                      II-22
   Interiors Inc Acquires Momeni’s Machine-Made Rug Operations               II-22

6. Product Introductions/Innovations                         II-23
   Faze Three to Foray into Latex-Backed Rugs                    II-23
   Mohawk Complements Woven Synthetics Line                          II-23
   Gulistan Expands Stainmaster Rug Collection                   II-23
   Hellenic to Launch Candice Olson Rugs                      II-23
   New Collection of Carpets from Beaulieu                     II-23
   Bentley Unveils New Designer Area Rugs                       II-24
   Sports Licensed Rugs from Milliken                       II-24
   Shaw Carpet and Palm Harbor to Showcase Carpets & Hardwood
    Product Lines                                   II-24
   Abbotsford from Brinton Carpets                          II-24
   Brinton Unveils Life Collection                      II-24
   Lateral from Burmatex                                II-25
   Random Design Carpet Modules from Interface Europe                  II-25
   Shaw Launches Anything Goes! ® Elite Carpets                     II-25
   Beaulieu Showcases Aqua Hospitality Carpets                    II-25
   Gulistan, Shaw Living, and Milliken Unveil New Stainmaster
    Area Rugs                                       II-25
   Donegal Twist from Ulster                             II-26
  VC4life Collections from Victoria                       II-26
  Victoria Augments Product Portfolio                        II-26
  Devonia Plains from Axminster                             II-26
  Axminister Augments Moorland Choice                            II-26
  Espalma Introduces Bath Rugs                               II-26
  Product Introductions/Innovations in Recent Past                 II-27
   Springs Industries to Launch Cat in the Hat                  II-27
   Homefires Introduces Two New Rug Designs                          II-27
   Milliken Unveils Claire Murray Rug Collection               II-27
   Springs Industries Launches New Bath and Area Rugs Collection II-27
   Other Product Introductions/Innovations in 2003                  II-27
   Glenoit Launches Accent Rugs Collection                      II-28
   Global Home Introduces High-Style Rugs for Kids                   II-28
   Toland Unleashes New Area Rugs Collection                      II-28
   Harounian Unveils the New Chenille Rug Collection                 II-29
   Sphinx Launches Oasis Handmade Rugs                             II-29
   Mohawk Home Introduces Scatter Rugs Collection                      II-29
   Milliken Unleashes New Rugs Collection                      II-29
   Crispina Designs Offers New Potholder Rugs Collection               II-29
   New 2-Million-Point Rugs and Value Lines from Natco                 II-29
   Nourison Launches New Valueweaves Line Of Machine-Tufted Rugs II-29
   KAS Oriental Rugs Unveils First Bamboo Line                    II-30
   Safavieh Introduces New Line of Handmade Rugs                        II-30
   New Wool and Silk Tufted Rugs from 828 International Trading Co II-30
   Shaw Industries Launches Shell Chemicals Corterra Polymers
    Based Carpets                                     II-30
   Shaw Introduces Evertouch, a Branded Nylon Fiber Carpet                 II-30
   Shaw Industries Introduces Kathy Ireland Shades of America
    Broadloom Carpet Line                                II-30
   DuPont Stainmaster Develops FiberLoc BFC Nylon Fiber for the
    Carpet Industry                                   II-31
   Karastan Introduces a New Line of Area Rugs                     II-31
   M&M Launches Sara Schneidmans Wool Rugs Collection                      II-31
   Harounian Rolls Out New Collection of Rugs                    II-31
   Marcella Fine Rugs Launches New Rugs Collection                    II-31
   Jaipur Rugs Introduces Windsor Rug Collection                   II-31
   Vermilion Launches Latest Rug Collection                     II-31
   Machine-Made Rugs Collection from AMS                          II-32
   MER Rolls Out a Collection of Handmade Rugs                      II-32
   Masland Unveils the Ziegler Rug Collection                   II-32
   Park B. Smith Introduces Innovative Jute Rugs                   II-32
   Cresc Launches New Hand-hooked Rugs                              II-32
   Bashian Rolls Out the Romance Collection Hand-Knotted Rugs                II-32
   Shalom Bros Launches Palace Collection of Hand-Knotted Rugs               II-32
   Masland Carpets Unleashes Wool and Latisse Nylon Broadloom
    Rugs Collection                                  II-32
   Burlington Rug Unveils Shaped Rugs Line                       II-33
   New Home Furnishings Line from The Bombay Co                          II-33
   Mohawk Home Unveils New Area Rugs                               II-33
   Lacey Mills Introduces New Collections of Synthetic Accent
    Rugs and Juvenile Rugs                               II-33
   Fabrica Unveils Three New Collections                      II-33
   Masland Launches Retropolitan Collection of Rugs                 II-33
   New Area Rugs Line from Karastan                            II-34
   New Handspun Wool Rugs from Coyuchi                             II-34
   Feizy Rugs Unveils New Hand-Knotted Rugs Collection                   II-34
   Shaw Rugs Introduces Promenade and Nexus Rug Collections                   II-34
   Foreign Accents Introduces The Odyssey Line of Hand-Tufted Rugs II-34

7. Focus on Select Global Players                             II-35
   Axminster Carpets Limited (UK)                              II-35
   Beaulieu of America (USA)                                 II-35
   Brintons Carpets (UK)                                   II-35
    Diamond Carpets (India)                                 II-36
    Headlam Group Plc (UK)                                  II-36
    Interface Europe (The Netherlands)                           II-36
    Interface Inc. (USA)                                 II-37
    Interfloor Ltd (UK)                                 II-37
    Milliken & Company (USA)                                  II-37
    Mohawk Industries Inc (USA)                                II-37
    Oriental Weavers of America (USA)                            II-37
    Queen Carpet (USA)                                     II-38
    Shaw Industries (USA)                                  II-38
     Shaw Rugs (USA)                                      II-38
     Tuftex Carpets (USA)                                 II-38
    Springs Industries Inc (USA)                             II-38
    The Dixie Group (USA)                                  II-39

  8. Global Market Perspective                              II-40
     Table 3: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
     Rugs & Carpets by Geographic Region/Country- US, Canada,
     Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
     and the Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
     Sales Figures in Million SquareYards for Years 2001 through
     2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                    II-40

    Table 4: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
    Rugs & Carpets by Geographic Region/Country
US, Canada,
    Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Latin America
    and the Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with
    Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through
    2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                   II-40

    Table 5: World Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
    Geographic Region/Country
US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
    Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and the Middle
    East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
    in Million Square Yards for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
    corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-41

    Table 6: World Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
    Geographic Region/Country
US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
    Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and the Middle
    East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
    in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
    corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-41

     Table 7: World 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
     Geographic Region/Country
Percentage Breakdown of Unit
     Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
     Japan), Latin America and the Middle East Markets for Years
     1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)       II-42

     Table 8: World 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
     Geographic Region/Country
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
     Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
     Japan), Latin America and the Middle East Markets for Years
     1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)       II-42

    Table 9: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
    Rugs by Geographic Region/Country
US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
    Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and the Middle
    East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
    in Million SquareYards for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
    corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-43

    Table 10: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
    Rugs by Geographic Region/Country
US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
    Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and the Middle
    East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
    in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
    corresponding Graph/Chart)                             II-43

    Table 11: World Historic Review for Rugs by Geographic Region/
    Country
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
    Japan), Latin America and the Middle East Markets
    Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
    Square Yards for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
    corresponding Graph/Chart)                            II-44

    Table 12: World Historic Review for Rugs by Geographic
    Region/Country
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
    (excluding Japan), Latin America and the Middle East Markets
    Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
    Square Yards for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
    corresponding Graph/Chart)                            II-44

     Table 13: World 20-Year Perspective for Rugs by Geographic
     Region/Country
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,
     Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
     America and the Middle East Markets for Years 1991, 1995,
     2006 and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               II-45

     Table 14: World 20-Year Perspective for Rugs by Geographic
     Region/Country
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US,
     Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
     America and the Middle East Markets for Years 1991, 1995,
     2006 and 2010(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                II-45

    Table 15: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
    Carpets by Geographic Region/Country
US, Canada, Japan,
    Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and the
    Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
    Figures in Million Square Yards for Years 2001 through 2010
    (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                      II-46

    Table 16: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
    Carpets by Geographic Region/Country
US, Canada, Japan,
    Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and the
    Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
    Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
    corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-46

    Table 17: World Historic Review for Carpets by Geographic
    Region/Country
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
     (excluding Japan), Latin America and the Middle East Markets
     Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
     Square Yards for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
     corresponding Graph/Chart)                            II-47

    Table 18: World Historic Review for Carpets by Geographic
    Region/Country
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
    (excluding Japan), Latin America and the Middle East Markets
    Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
    Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
    Graph/Chart)                                       II-47

     Table 19: World 20-Year Perspective for Carpets by Geographic
     Region/Country
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,
     Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
     America and the Middle East Markets for Years 1991, 1995,
     2006 and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)            II-48

     Table 20: World 20-Year Perspective for Carpets by Geographic
     Region/Country
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US,
     Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
     America and the Middle East Markets for Years 1991,1995, 2006
     and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                II-48


III. MARKET

  1. The United States                                    III-1
     A.Market Analysis                                   III-1
      Current & Future Analysis                             III-1
      Historic Review                                   III-1
      Origin of Carpet Industry                            III-2
      Trends in the US Carpet Industry                         III-2
      Trends in the US Area Rugs Market                          III-2
       Table 21: US Home Decoration Market (2005 E): Percentage
       Share Breakdown by Decoration Items
Accessories & Gifts,
       Accent Furniture, Portable Lamps, Area Rugs, Wall Décor,
       Lighting Fixtures, Tabletop & Tabletop Accessories,
       Collectibles, Soft Goods, Permanent Botanicals and Others
       (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-3

        Table 22: US Market for Floorcovering (2004-2006E):
        Percentage Breakdown by Product Segment — Soft Surface
        (Carpet and Area rugs) and Hard Surface (Ceramic Tiles,
        Vinyl & Rubber, Hardwood and Laminate) (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                          III-4
        Softer Contemporary Colors in Vogue                     III-4
        Rug Companies Diversify into Furniture                  III-4
        Outdoor Rug Sales Going Strong                        III-5
        2005- A Tough Year for Rug Retailers                   III-5
       Competitive Scenario                              III-5
        Table 23: US Market for Rugs and Carpets (2004- 2006E):
        Market Share of Volume Sales by Leading Players
Shaw
       Industries, Mohawk Industries Inc, Beaulieu of America,
       Collins & Aikman, Interface, Inc., The Dixie Group, Lear,
       Springs Industries Inc and Others (includes corresponding
       Graph/Chart)                                     III-5
       Table 24: US Market for Carpets (2004-2006E): Market Share
       of Value Sales by Leading Manufacturers -Shaw Industries,
       Mohawk Industries Inc, Beaulieu of America, Interface,
       Inc., Collins & Aikman, Royalty, Milliken & Company, Dixie,
       Gulistan, J&J and Others (includes corresponding
       Graph/Chart)                                    III-6

     Table 25: US Market for Rugs (2004-2006E): Market Share of
     Value Sales by Leading Manufacturers
Mohawk Industries
     Inc, Springs Industries Inc, Maples Oriental Weavers, Shaw
     Industries and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

       Table 26: US Market for Broadloom Carpets (2004-2006E):
       Market Share of Value Sales by Leading Player
Shaw
      Industries, Mohawk Industries Inc, Beaulieu of America,
      Interface, Inc. and Others (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                     III-7
      US Rugs Market by Distribution Channel                    III-8
      Table 27: US Market for Area Rugs by Distribution Channel
      (2004 & 2005E)
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
      Discount Department Stores/ Off-Price Retailers, Lifestyle
      Stores, Home Improvement Centers, Traditional Furniture
      Stores/Chains, Floor Covering Stores, Direct-to-consumer,
      Home Accent/Gift Stores, Department Stores, Interior
      Designers and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          III-8
      US Rugs Market by Mode of Production                       III-9
      Table 28: US Market for Rugs by Mode of Production
      (2004-2006(E))
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
      Machine-made Rugs and Hand-made Rugs                           III-9

       Table 29: US Market for Rugs by Production Type
       (2004-2006(E))
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
       Tufted and Non-Tufted                              III-9
      Gees Bend Quilts Gain Recognition as Fine Art               III-9
      War Rugs: A New Genre in the Rug and Carpet Market                III-9
       Table 30: US Carpet/Rug Market by Product Type
       (2002-2005E): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Shipments for
       Woven, Needle Punched, Tufted, &Braided/Hooked/Other
       (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                     III-10
      Imports/Exports Scenario                             III-11
       Imports                                      III-11
        Table 31: US Rugs & Carpets Market (2004 & 2005 (E)):
        Breakdown of Volume (In Million Square Yards) & Value (In
        US$ Million) Imports by Type
Woven, Tufted and Other
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                    III-11
       Exports                                      III-11
        Table 32: US Rugs & Carpets Market (2004 & 2005 (E)):
        Breakdown of Volume (In Million Square Yards) & Value (In
        US$ Million) Exports by Type
Woven, Tufted and Other
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                    III-11
      Recent Industry Activity                           III-12
      Industry Activity in the Recent Past                   III-15
      Product Introductions/Innovations                       III-20
      Product Introductions/Innovations in Recent Past              III-22
      Focus on Select Key Players                          III-29
       Beaulieu of America                              III-29
       Interface Inc.                               III-29
       J & J Industries                              III-29
       Maples Industries, Inc                           III-29
       Milliken & Company                                III-30
       Mohawk Industries Inc.                             III-30
       Oriental Weavers of America                          III-30
       Queen Carpets                                   III-30
       Royalty Carpet Mills, Inc                         III-30
       Shaw Industries                                 III-31
        Shaw Rugs                                     III-31
        Tuftex Carpets                                III-31
       Springs Industries Inc.                          III-31
       The Dixie Group                                 III-31
    B.Market Analytics                                 III-32
      Table 33: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
      Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets
      Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
      Square Yards for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                             III-32

      Table 34: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
      Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets
      Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
      Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                     III-32

      Table 35: US Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by Product
      Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently Analyzed
      with Annual Sales Figures in Million Square Yards for Years
      1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)            III-33

      Table 36: US Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by Product
      Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently Analyzed
      with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991
      through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-33

      Table 37: US 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010            III-34

      Table 38: US 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010            III-34

  2. Canada                                          III-35
     A.Market Analysis                                 III-35
      Current & Future Analysis                            III-35
      Historic Review                                 III-35
      Industry Activity in the Recent Past                   III-35
      Venture Carpets Inc
A Key Player                      III-36
     B.Market Analytics                                 III-36
      Table 39: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
      for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets
      Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
      Million Square Yards for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-36

      Table 40: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
      for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets
      Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
      US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                          III-37

      Table 41: Canadian Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Square Yards
      for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                     III-37

      Table 42: Canadian Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
      1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          III-38

      Table 43: Canadian 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010          III-38

      Table 44: Canadian 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010          III-38

 3. Japan                                           III-39
    A.Market Analysis                                   III-39
      Current & Future Analysis                            III-39
      Historic Review                                 III-39
    B.Market Analytics                                  III-40
      Table 45: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
      for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets
      Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
      Million Square Yards for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                             III-40

      Table 46: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
      for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets
      Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
      US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart                           III-40

      Table 47: Japanese Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Square Yards
      for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart                                      III-41

      Table 48: Japanese Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets MarketsIndependently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
      1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          III-41
      Table 49: Japanese 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010              III-42

      Table 50: Japanese 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010              III-42

  4. Europe                                          III-43
     A.Market Analysis                                  III-43
      Current & Future Analysis                             III-43
       By Region                                     III-43
       By Product Segment                                  III-43
      Historic Review                                  III-43
      Cyclical Carpet Market                              III-43
      Rival Floor Coverings Pressure Carpets                     III-44
      Western Europe                                     III-44
     B.Market Analytics                                 III-44
      Table 51: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
      for Rugs & Carpets by Geographic Region/ Country
France,
      Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
      Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
      SquareYards for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                              III-44

     Table 52: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
     for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets
     Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
     Million Square Yards for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
     corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-45

      Table 53: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
      for Rugs & Carpets by Geographic Region/ Country
France,
      Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
      Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
      US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                           III-45

      Table 54: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
      for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets
      Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
      US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                          III-46

      Table 55: European Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
      Geographic Region/Country
France, Germany, UK, Italy,
      Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Square Yards
      for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                     III-46

      Table 56: European Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Square Yards
      for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                   III-47

      Table 57: European Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
      Geographic Region/Country
France, Germany, UK, Italy,
      Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
      1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          III-47

      Table 58: European Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
      1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          III-48

      Table 59: European 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Geographic Region/Country
Percentage Breakdown of Unit
      Sales for France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest
      of Europe Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006 and
      2010(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                  III-48

      Table 60: European 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for Years1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010        III-49

      Table 61: European 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Geographic Region/Country
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
      Sales for France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest
      of Europe Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006 and
      2010(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                  III-49

      Table 62: European 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for Years1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010        III-49

  4a. France                                         III-50
    A.Market Analysis                                   III-50
      Current & Future Analysis                            III-50
      Historic Review                                  III-50
    B.Market Analytics                                  III-51
      Table 63: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysi
      sfor Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets
      Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
      Million Square Yards for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                             III-51

      Table 64: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
      for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets
      Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
      US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                          III-51

      Table 65: French Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Square Yards
      for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                   III-52

      Table 66: French Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
      1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          III-52

      Table 67: French 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010          III-53

      Table 68: French 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010          III-53

  4b. Germany                                          III-54
    A.Market Analysis                                   III-54
      Current & Future Analysis                            III-54
      Historic Review                                 III-54
    B.Market Analytics                                  III-55
      Table 69: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
      for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets
      Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
      Million Square Yards for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                             III-55

      Table 70: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
      for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets
      Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
      US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                          III-55

      Table 71: German Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Square Yards
      for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                     III-56

      Table 72: German Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
      1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          III-56

      Table 73: German 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010          III-57

      Table 74: German 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010          III-57

  4c. The United Kingdom                                   III-58
     A.Market Analysis                                  III-58
     Current & Future Analysis                            III-58
     Historic Review                                 III-58
     Product Innovations/Introductions                        III-58
     Recent Industry Activity                            III-60
     Review of Key Players                               III-60
      Axminster Carpets Limited                            III-60
      Brintons Carpets                                III-61
      Brockway Carpets                                  III-61
      Burmatex                                      III-61
      Headlam Group Plc                                 III-62
      Interfloor Ltd                               III-62
      Penthouse Carpets Ltd                               III-62
      Ulster Carpet Mills Ltd                          III-63
      Victoria Carpets Limited                          III-63
      Westex Carpets Ltd                                III-63
   B.Market Analytics                                  III-63
     Table 75: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
     Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets
     Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
     Million Square Yards for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
     corresponding Graph/Chart)                              III-63

     Table 76: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
     Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets
     Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
     US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
     corresponding Graph/Chart)                          III-64

      Table 77: UK Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by Product
      Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently Analyzed
      with Annual Sales Figures in Million Square Yards for Years
      1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)             III-64

      Table 78: UK Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by Product
      Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently Analyzed
      with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991
      through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                III-65

      Table 79: UK 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010             III-65

      Table 80: UK 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010             III-65

  4d. Italy                                         III-66
    A.Market Analysis                                   III-66
      Current & Future Analysis                            III-66
      Historic Review                                  III-66
    B.Market Analytics                                  III-67
      Table 81: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
      for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets
      Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
      Million Square Yards for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                             III-67
      Table 82: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
      for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets
      Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
      US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-67

      Table 83: Italian Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Square Yards
      for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                     III-68

      Table 84: Italian Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
      1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)         III-68

      Table 85: Italian 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010         III-69

      Table 86: Italian 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995,2006 and 2010          III-69

 4e. Spain                                         III-70
   A.Market Analysis                                  III-70
     Current & Future Analysis                           III-70
     Historic Review                                 III-70
   B.Market Analytics                                 III-71
     Table 87: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
     for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets
     Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
     Million Square Yards for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
     corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-71

      Table 88: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
      for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets
      Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
      US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                          III-71

      Table 89: Spanish Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Square Yards
      for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                     III-72

      Table 90: Spanish Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
      1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)         III-72
      Table 91: Spanish 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010          III-73

      Table 92: Spanish 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010          III-73

 4f. Russia                                         III-74
    A.Market Analysis                                   III-74
      Current & Future Analysis                            III-74
      Historic Review                                 III-74
    B.Market Analytics                                  III-75
      Table 93: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
      for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets
      Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
      Million Square Yards for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                             III-75

      Table 94: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
      for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets
      Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
      US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                          III-75

      Table 95: Russian Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Square Yards
      for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                     III-76

      Table 96: Russian Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
      1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          III-76

      Table 97: Russian 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991,1995, 2006 and 2010           III-77

      Table 98: Russian 20-Year Perspective for Rugs & Carpets by
      Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
      Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and 2010          III-77

  4g. Rest of Europe                                    III-78
    A.Market Analysis                                  III-78
      Current & Future Analysis                            III-78
      Historic Review                                 III-78
      Turkey- A Key Market                                 III-78
      Recent Industry Activity                            III-79
      Product Launch                                   III-79
      Interface Europe (The Netherlands)
A Key Player          III-79
    B.Market Analytics                                 III-80
      Table 99: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
      Analysis for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and
      Carpets Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
      Figures in Million Square Yards for Years 2001 through 2010
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                     III-80

      Table 100: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
      Analysis for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and
      Carpets Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
      Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-80

      Table 101: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets
      by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Square Yards
      for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                     III-81

      Table 102: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets
      by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
      1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)              III-81

      Table 103: Rest of Europe 20-Year Perspective for Rugs &
      Carpets by Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Unit
      Sales for Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and
      2010                                         III-82

      Table 104: Rest of Europe 20-Year Perspective for Rugs &
      Carpets by Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
      Sales for Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and
      2010                                         III-82

  5. Asia-Pacific                                     III-83
     A.Market Analysis                                   III-83
      Current & Future Analysis                             III-83
      Historic Review                                   III-83
      Select Markets At a Glance                             III-83
       Chinese Carpets & Rugs Market                            III-83
       Opportunities for New Zealand Wool in China                   III-84
       India-The Emerging Powerhouse for Handmade Carpets                  III-84
       Pakistan- A Focus on Carpet Industry                      III-84
       New Zealand
A Major Carpet Yarn Exporter                  III-84
      Recent Industry Activity                             III-85
      Industry Activity in the Recent Past                     III-85
      Product Introduction/Innovation                          III-86
      Product Introduction/Innovation in Recent Past                 III-86
      Focus on Select Players                              III-86
       Diamond Carpets (India)                               III-86
       Victoria Carpets Pty. Ltd. (Australia)                 III-86
     B.Market Analytics                                  III-87
      Table 105: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
      Analysis for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and
      Carpets Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
      Figures in Million Square Yards for Years 2001 through 2010
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                        III-87
      Table 106: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
      Analysis for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and
      Carpets Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
      Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-87

      Table 107: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets
      by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Square Yards
      for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                      III-88

      Table 108: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets
      by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
      1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)             III-88

      Table 109: Asia-Pacific 20-Year Perspective for Rugs &
      Carpets by Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Unit
      Sales for Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and
      2010                                           III-89

      Table 110: Asia-Pacific 20-Year Perspective for Rugs &
      Carpets by Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
      Sales for Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and
      2010                                           III-89

  6. Latin America                                     III-90
     A.Market Analysis                                  III-90
      Current & Future Analysis                            III-90
      Historic Review                                  III-90
     B.Market Analytics                                 III-91
      Table 111: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
      Analysis for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and
      Carpets Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
      Figures in Million Square Yards for Years 2001 through 2010
      (includescorresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-91

      Table 112: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
      Analysis for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and
      Carpets Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
      Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                   III-91

      Table 113: Latin American Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets
      by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Square Yards
      for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                     III-92

      Table 114: Latin American Historic Review for Rugs & Carpets
      by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
      1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)             III-92

      Table 115: Latin American 20-Year Perspective for Rugs &
      Carpets by Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Unit
      Sales for Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991 ,1995, 2006 and
      2010                                         III-93

      Table 116: Latin American 20-Year Perspective for Rugs &
      Carpets by Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
      Sales for Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and
      2010                                         III-93

  7. The Middle East                                     III-94
     A.Market Analysis                                   III-94
      Current & Future Analysis                             III-94
      Historic Review                                   III-94
      Focus on Select Markets                               III-94
       Carpet Industry in Saudi Arabia                        III-94
       Afghanistan
A Key Market                            III-95
        Focus on the Carpets Industry                         III-95
        Rugs to Revive Afghan Economy from Depression                  III-95
     B.Market Analytics                                  III-96
      Table 117: The Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future
      Analysis for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and
      Carpets Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
      Figures in Million Square Yards for Years 2001 through 2010
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-96

      Table 118: The Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future
      Analysis for Rugs & Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and
      Carpets Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
      Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-96

      Table 119: The Middle East Historic Review for Rugs &
      Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets
      Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
      Square Yards for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-97

      Table 120: The Middle East Historic Review for Rugs &
      Carpets by Product Segment
Rugs and Carpets Markets
      Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
      Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                     III-97

      Table 121: The Middle East 20-Year Perspective for Rugs &
      Carpets by Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Unit
      Sales for Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and
      2010                                         III-98

      Table 122: The Middle East 20-Year Perspective for Rugs &
      Carpets by Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
      Sales for Rugs and Carpets Markets for 1991, 1995, 2006 and
      2010                                           III-98


 IV. COMPETITION

      1.   Abbyson Corporation (USA)                           IV-1
      2.   Adam Carpets Ltd. (UK)                            IV-2
      3.   Advance Flooring Company (New Zealand)                   IV-2
      4.   Alfa SA de CV (Mexico)                           IV-3
           Table 123: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (H1)
           (In Ps billion)                             IV-4

           Table 124: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In Ps
           billion)                                 IV-4

           Table 125: Annual Sales Analysis by Quarter: 2004-2005
           (In Ps billion)                            IV-4

         Table 126: Annual Sales Analysis by Business Operation:
         2004-2005 (In Ps billion)                       IV-4
      5. Alfa Tapijtfabriek NV (Belgium)                   IV-7
      6. Alfafloor NV (Belgium)                          IV-7
      7. Alma SpA (Italy)                              IV-8
      8. Andrade And Ferreira, Lda (Portugal)                 IV-8
      9. Anker
Teppichboden Gebr. Schoeller GmbH + Co. KG.
         (Germany)                                    IV-9
     10. Arighi Bianchi & Co., Ltd, (UK)                   IV-9
     11. Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (USA)                 IV-10
         Table 127: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (H1)
         (In US$ million)                             IV-11

           Table 128: Half Yearly Sales Analysis by Segment:
           2005-2006 (H1) (In US$ million)                     IV-12
           Table 129: Half Yearly Sales Analysis by Geographic
            Region: 2005-2006 (H1) (In US$ million)               IV-12
           Table 130: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In US$
           million)                                   IV-12

           Table 131: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
           (In US$ million)                            IV-12

        Table 132: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
        2004-2005 (In US$ million)                       IV-13
     12. Autex Industries Limited (New Zealand)                IV-14
     13. Avena Carpets Ltd. (UK)                         IV-14
     14. Axminster Carpets Ltd. (UK)                      IV-15
     15. Azo Synthetik Fertigungs- Und Beschichtungs GmbH (Germany) IV-15
     16. B.I.C. Carpets NV (Belgium)                      IV-16
     17. Babol Moquette & Carpet Ind. P.J.S (Iran)             IV-17
     18. Bacova Guild, Ltd. (USA)                       IV-17
     19. Bajong Carpets NV (Belgium)                        IV-18
     20. Balcaen NV (Belgium)                           IV-18
     21. Balta Industries NV (Belgium)                    IV-19
     22. Bartex SCRL/ Bartex Belgium (Belgium)                  IV-19
     23. Beaulieu Wielsbeke NV (Belgium)                     IV-20
        Beaulieu Of America LLC (USA)                      IV-20
        Beaulieu Canada (Canada)                         IV-21
     24. Beijing Shengchao Carpet Co., Ltd. (China)             IV-22
     25. Benoit Le Tapis Brosse (B.T.B.) (France)             IV-22
     26. Bentzon Carpets APS (Denmark)                        IV-22
     27. Bergoss BV (The Netherlands)                       IV-23
     28. Berry Floor NV (Belgium)                        IV-23
29. Béwé Tapijt BV (The Netherlands)                            IV-24
30. Biokarpet SA (Greece)                                IV-24
31. Birrus (Australia) Pty., Ltd. (Australia)                IV-25
32. Bolon AB (Sweden)                                   IV-25
33. Bonar Floors NV (The Netherlands)                           IV-26
   Bonar Floors Ltd. (UK)                             IV-26
34. Boro NV (Belgium)                                  IV-27
35. Botnia-Carpet Oy (Finland)                             IV-27
36. Brest Carpets OJSE (Belarus)                             IV-27
37. Brintons Carpets (UK)                               IV-28
   Brintons Pty., Ltd. (Australia)                     IV-28
38. Brockway Carpets (UK)                                  IV-29
39. Brumlow Mills, Inc. (USA)                             IV-29
40. Burmatex (UK)                                     IV-30
41. BV Tapijtfabriek Telenzo (The Netherlands)                     IV-30
42. C.P Carpets (Kidderminster) Ltd. (UK)                        IV-30
43. Calderdale Carpets Ltd. (UK)                            IV-31
44. Capel, Inc. (USA)                                 IV-31
45. Carmel Carpets (Israel)                              IV-32
46. Carpetright PLC (UK)                                IV-32
   Table 133: Annual Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (In £
   million)                                     IV-32
47. Carpets International (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd.
   (Thailand)                                    IV-33
48. Carpets International UK Ltd. (UK)                         IV-34
49. Carpets Of Worth Ltd. (UK)                              IV-34
50. Causeway Carpets Ltd. (UK)                                IV-35
51. Cavalier Bremworth Ltd. (New Zealand)                          IV-35
52. Collins & Aikman Corporation (USA)                           IV-36
53. Colonial Mills, Inc. (USA)                         IV-37
54. Coronet SA (France)                                 IV-37
55. Couristan Carpets (UK) Ltd. (UK)                           IV-38
56. Crossley Carpet Mills Ltd. (Canada)                        IV-38
57. Crownham Ltd. (UK)                                    IV-38
58. Dan-Floor AS (Denmark)                                  IV-39
59. Dansk Wilton A/S (Denmark)                                 IV-39
60. De Poortere Louis NV (Belgium)                             IV-39
61. Debilux NV (Belgium)                                 IV-40
62. Decotex JSC (Bulgaria)                               IV-40
63. Dekowe Schurholz Teppichfabrik GmbH (Germany)                        IV-41
64. Devos-Caby NV (Belgium)                                   IV-41
65. Diamond Carpets (India)                                IV-42
66. Dilana Rugs Ltd. (New Zealand)                             IV-42
67. Dixie Group, Inc. (The) (USA)                            IV-43
   Table 134: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (H1)
   (In US$ million)                                IV-44
68. Domo Group (Belgium)                                    IV-44
69. Domoral Carpets SA (Greece)                                IV-45
70. Dunya Hali AS (Turkey)                                IV-45
71. Dura Tufting GmbH (Germany)                                  IV-46
72. Durable Corporation (USA)                               IV-46
73. Durkan Patterned Carpet, Inc. (USA)                          IV-47
   Durkan Patterned Carpet (UK)                              IV-47
74. Durmont Teppichbodenfabrik GesmbH (Austria)                        IV-48
75. E & W E Carpets Ltd. (UK)                              IV-48
76. Edel International BV (The Netherlands)                       IV-49
77. Ege Carpets Ltd. (UK)                               IV-49
78. Emco Bautechnik GmbH & Co., KG. (Germany)                           IV-50
79. Enia Carpet Deutschland GmbH (Germany)                            IV-50
80. Eriksen Randers AS (Denmark)                                IV-51
81. ERTW GmbH (Germany)                                        IV-51
82. Etersol SA (Chile)                               IV-52
83. Euro-Tapis NV (Belgium)                                IV-52
84.  Eurovinil Carpets Srl (Italy)                       IV-53
85.  Evermore Carpets (UK)                                 IV-53
86.  F.B. Arredamenti Srl (Italy)                         IV-54
87.  Faze Three Limited (India)                            IV-55
    Table 135: Annual Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (In INR
    thousands)                                       IV-55
 88. Fehrer Ent Corporation (Taiwan)                          IV-56
 89. Fenaux NV (Belgium)                                  IV-56
 90. Filo Carpet Objekt-Teppichboden GmbH & Co., KG. (Germany) IV-57
 91. Findeisen GmbH (Germany)                                  IV-57
 92. Floare-Carpet SA (Moldova)                             IV-58
 93. Foreign Accents Contemporary Rugs (USA)                        IV-58
 94. Fortune Contract, Inc. (USA)                           IV-59
 95. Gabel SpA (Italy)                                 IV-60
 96. Gaskell Mackay Limited (UK)                             IV-60
 97. Gaskell Non Woven Ltd. (UK)                              IV-61
 98. Gharb Carpet And Spinning Ind. P.J.S (Iran)                   IV-61
 99. Ghidelli And C SNC (Italy)                           IV-62
100. Gittel Triagwerke GmbH (Germany)                             IV-62
101. Godfrey Hirst Pty., Ltd. (Australia)                    IV-63
102. Feltex Carpets Australia Pty., Ltd. (Australia)             IV-64
    Table 136: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In A$
    million)                                      IV-64
103. Gradus Group PLC (UK)                                  IV-65
104. Greenwood & Coope Ltd. (Cormar Carpets) (UK)                      IV-67
105. Grinfor Srl (Moldova)                               IV-67
106. GT Design Srl (Italy)                              IV-68
107. Gulistan Carpet (USA)                                IV-68
108. Gulvex AS (Norway)                                    IV-69
109. Habidecor USA, Inc. (USA)                               IV-69
110. Habitat Industries (Thailand) Corp. Ltd. (Thailand)            IV-69
111. Halbmond Teppichwerke GmbH (Germany)                              IV-70
112. Hanil Synthetic Fiber Co., Ltd. (Korea)                    IV-70
113. Haro-Teppiche GmbH and Co., KG. (Germany)                         IV-71
114. Harounian Rugs International (USA)                          IV-71
115. Headlam Group PLC (UK)                                   IV-72
    Table 137: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In £
    million)                                      IV-72

    Table 138: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
    2004-2005 (In £ million)                            IV-73
116. Heckmondwike Group Ltd. (UK)                             IV-73
117. Helen Yardley (UK)                                 IV-73
118. Hellenic Rug Imports, Inc. (USA)                       IV-74
119. Henderson Creativ-E Carpets Ltd. (Canada)                   IV-75
120. Huari Natural Fibre Products Co., Ltd. (China)            IV-75
121. Hycraft Carpets International Pty., Ltd. (Australia)       IV-76
122. Industrias Saionara SA (Chile)                        IV-76
123. Interface, Inc. (USA)                              IV-77
    Table 139: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (H1)
    (In US$ million)                                IV-79

      Table 140: Half Yearly Sales Analysis by Segment:
      2005-2006 (H1) (In US$ million)                     IV-79

      Table 141: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In US$
      million)                                 IV-79

      Table 142: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
      (In US$ million)                            IV-79
      Bentley Prince Street, Inc. (USA)                IV-81
      Interface Aust Pty., Ltd. (Australia)           IV-82
      Interface Deutschland GmbH (Germany)                  IV-82
    Interface Europe (The Netherlands)                     IV-83
    Interface Europe (UK)                           IV-83
    Interface Modernform Co., Ltd. (Thailand)                IV-83
124. Interfloor Ltd. (UK)                           IV-84
    Interfloor Tapijt BV (The Netherlands)                IV-84
125. Inter-Krai Co., Ltd. (Thailand)                    IV-85
    Silk Avenue Co., Ltd. (Thailand)                   IV-85
126. J & J Industries, Inc. (USA)                      IV-86
127. Jean Alan NV (Belgium)                             IV-86
128. Johann Borgers GmbH & Co., KG. (Germany)                      IV-87
129. Joseph Lavian & Sons Ltd. (UK)                         IV-87
130. Karastan, Inc. (USA)                             IV-88
131. Karndean Australia Pty., Ltd. (Australia)               IV-88
132. Kashan Carpet Mfg (Iran)                            IV-88
133. Kasra Yazd Carpet PJS (Iran)                         IV-89
134. Kauhavan Kangas-Aitta OY (Finland)                       IV-89
135. Kinnasand AB (Sweden)                                IV-90
136. Kleen-Tex Industries Ltd. (UK)                       IV-90
137. Kleine Wolke Textilgesellschaft mbH & Co., KG. (Germany) IV-90
138. KP Chemical Corporation (Korea)                         IV-91
139. Korasan AS (Slovakia)                             IV-91
140. Kraus Carpet Mills Limited (Canada)                     IV-92
141. Lacey Mills, Inc. (USA)                         IV-93
142. Langzhong Carpet Group Co. (China)                        IV-93
143. Lano NV (Belgium)                                IV-94
144. Lear Corporation (USA)                            IV-95
    Table 143: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (In
    US$ billion)                                IV-96

    Table 144: First Quarter Sales Analysis by Segment:
    2005-2006 (In US$ billion)                       IV-96

    Table 145: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In US$
    billion)                                 IV-97

    Table 146: Annual Sales Analysis by Quarter: 2004-2005
    (In US$ billion)                            IV-97

    Table 147: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
    (In US$ billion)                           IV-97

    Table 148: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
    2004-2005 (In US$ billion)                       IV-97
145. Lee Floorstok Ltd. (UK)                         IV-103
146. Lombarda Trapunte Srl (Italy)                      IV-104
147. Lone Teppeindustri A/S (Norway)                      IV-104
148. Longlife Teppichboden Berndt Cleven GmbH & Co. (Germany)          IV-105
149. Low and Bonar Plc (UK)                           IV-106
    Table 149: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (H1)
    (In £ million)                              IV-107

    Table 150: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In £
    million)                                   IV-107
    Tessera (UK)                                  IV-108
150. M.T.V. SAS (Manifattura Tessile Del Veneto) (Italy)         IV-109
151. Macobe Manufactura de Coberturas SA (Portugal)                IV-109
152. Maltzahn KG (Germany)                                IV-109
153. Mannington Mills, Inc. (USA)                        IV-110
154. Manufacture Saint Jean (France)                        IV-112
155. Maples Industries, Inc. (USA)                       IV-113
156. Mattel Carpet & Rug, Inc. (USA)                       IV-113
157. Mazandaran Carpet Ind. Ltd. (Iran)                      IV-114
158. Mcmurray Carpets Ltd. (Ireland)                       IV-114
159. Meadow Carpets (UK)                              IV-114
160. Mesnard Catteau SA (France)                        IV-115
161. Mewa Srl (Italy)                              IV-115
162. Milliken & Co., Inc. (USA)                      IV-116
    Milliken Carpet (UK)                          IV-116
163. Mira-X Internationaler Textilverlag GmbH (Germany)        IV-117
164. Mohawk Industries, Inc. (USA)                      IV-118
    Table 151: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (H1)
    (In US$ billion)                            IV-119

    Table 152: Half Yearly Sales Analysis by Quarter:
    2005-2006 (H1) (In US$ billion)                       IV-119

    Table 153: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In US$
    billion)                                 IV-119

    Table 154: Annual Sales Analysis by Quarter: 2004-2005
    (In US$ billion)                            IV-119

    Table 155: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
    (In US$ billion)                           IV-120

    Table 156: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
    2004-2005 (In US$ billion)                       IV-120
165. Montecolino SpA (Italy)                          IV-121
166. Monterey Carpets, Inc. (USA)                       IV-122
167. Naksan Kimya San. VE TIC. AS (Turkey)                   IV-122
168. Narma LV (Estonia)                             IV-122
169. Natco Products Corporation (USA)                     IV-123
170. Nejood Carpet Manufacturing Company LLC (Oman)               IV-123
171. Nelca NV (Belgium)                             IV-124
172. Network Flooring Ltd. (UK)                        IV-124
173. New Franco Belge NV (Belgium)                        IV-124
174. Nikotex Nikolaidis Bros SA (Greece)                  IV-125
175. Norddeutsche Teppichfabrik GmbH (Germany)                  IV-125
176. Northwest Carpet, Inc. (USA)                       IV-125
177. Nourison Rug Corporation (USA)                       IV-126
178. Novita SA (Poland)                            IV-126
179. Nylex Automotive Division (Australia)                IV-127
    Table 157: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In A$
    million)                                  IV-127

    Table 158: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
    (In A$ million)                                IV-128
180. Object Carpet GmbH (Germany)                              IV-128
181. Ohno, Inc. (USA)                                  IV-128
182. Ontera Modular Carpets Pty., Ltd. (Australia)               IV-129
183. Orian Rugs, Inc. (USA)                              IV-129
184. Oriental Weavers Of America/Sphinx (USA)                      IV-130
    Oriental Weaver Sphinx Division (USA)                     IV-130
185. Orotuft NV (Belgium)                               IV-131
186. Osta Carpets NV (Belgium)                             IV-131
187. OY Matman AB (Finland)                                IV-132
188. Paragon Union Berhad (Malaysia)                          IV-132
189. Pars Moquette Corporation (Iran)                        IV-133
190. Paulig Teppichweberei GmbH (Germany)                          IV-133
191. Peel Mount Contract Furnishings Ltd. (UK)                   IV-133
192. Penthouse Carpets Ltd. (UK)                            IV-134
193. Persepolis Srl (Italy)                           IV-134
194. Pezzoli Audilio, SNC (Italy)                       IV-134
195. Phoenox Textiles Ltd. (UK)                           IV-135
196. Pietro Radici Tappetificio Nazionale SpA (Italy)           IV-135
197. Prado Rugs NV (Belgium)                               IV-136
198. R & R Textiles, Inc. (USA)                         IV-136
199. Ralux NV-SA (Belgium)                                IV-137
200. Rawson Carpets Ltd. (UK)                              IV-137
201. Rhomtuft GmbH (Germany)                                   IV-138
202. Robert Malcolm Limited (New Zealand)                        IV-138
203. Robusta BV (The Netherlands)                             IV-139
204. Rodopski Kilim Ltd. (Bulgaria)                       IV-139
205. Roger Vanden Berghe NV (Belgium)                            IV-140
206. Rossifloor SpA (Italy)                           IV-140
207. Royalty Carpet Mills, Inc. (USA)                      IV-141
208. Ryalux Group Ltd. (UK)                              IV-141
209. Sallee NZ Ltd. (New Zealand)                           IV-142
210. Sandown Carpets Ltd. (UK)                              IV-142
211. Scotmat Carpets (UK)                                IV-142
212. Scott Group, Inc. (USA)                            IV-143
213. Sequoia Carpet Rug Upholstery (USA)                         IV-143
214. Servalli Padova Sas (Italy)                        IV-143
215. Shaw Industries, Inc. (USA)                           IV-144
    Queen Carpet (USA)                                IV-148
    Shaw Rugs (USA)                                  IV-148
    Tuftex Carpets (USA)                             IV-148
216. SC Siderma SA (Romania)                                 IV-149
217. Springs Industries, Inc. (USA)                        IV-150
218. Stanton Carpet Corporation (USA)                          IV-153
219. Steiner France (France)                            IV-154
220. Stoddard International Plc (UK)                        IV-154
221. Suminoe Textile Co., Ltd. (Japan)                       IV-155
222. Suomen Vaihtomattokeskus Oy (Finland)                         IV-155
223. Syntec Industries, Inc. (USA)                         IV-156
224. Tai Ping International Carpets Ltd. (Hong Kong)               IV-156
    Tai Ping Carpets American, Inc. (USA)                    IV-156
    Tai Ping Carpets-Interieur-GmbH (Germany)                     IV-157
225. Taisho & Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)                          IV-158
226. Tapidor Sarl (Algeria)                           IV-158
227. Tapis Saint Maclou (France)                          IV-158
228. Tarkett SA (France)                               IV-159
    Table 159: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (H1)
    (In € million)                               IV-160

    Table 160: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In €
    million)                                    IV-160
    Tarkett USA, Inc. (USA)                           IV-161
    Tarkett, Inc. (Canada)                           IV-161
    Tarkett Marley Floors (UK)                         IV-162
229. Tasibel NV (Belgium)                               IV-163
230. Teppich Witzschel GmbH (Germany)                          IV-163
231. TerrArte AG (Switzerland)                           IV-163
232. Terza SA de CV (Mexico)                              IV-164
233. Thailand Carpet Manufacturing Public Co., Ltd. (Thailand) IV-164
234. Thrace Plastics Packaging Co. SA (Greece)                 IV-165
235. Tianjin Carpets Group Co., Ltd./ Tianjin Longxing Group
    Co., Ltd (China)                               IV-165
236. Tisca Tiara (Switzerland)                          IV-166
    Tisca Italia Srl (Italy)                       IV-166
237. Toli Corporation (Japan)                           IV-167
238. Tomkinsons Ltd. (UK)                                IV-167
239. Tretford Hollandse Tapijt Industrie BV (The Netherlands) IV-168
240. Tuftmaster Carpets Pty., Ltd. (Australia)               IV-168
241. Ulster Carpet Mills Ltd. (UK)                       IV-168
242. Unicorn Group (Belgium)                              IV-169
243. United Carpets (Canada)                              IV-169
244. UZ-ITE (Canada)                                  IV-170
245. Venture Carpets, Inc. (Canada)                         IV-170
                246. Verstraete-Hahn NV (Belgium)                      IV-171
                247. Victoria PLC (UK)                            IV-172
                    Table 161: Annual Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (In £
                    million)                                 IV-173

                    Table 162: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic    Region:
                    2005-2006 (In £ million)                           IV-173
                    Victoria Carpets (Australia)                      IV-173
                248. Vigano Pavitex SpA (Italy)                         IV-174
                249. Vincenzo Zucchi SpA (Italy)                           IV-174
                250. Vitebsk Carpets JSC (Republic Of Belarus)                   IV-175
                251. Vixia BV (The Netherlands)                            IV-175
                252. VM-Carpet OY (Finland)                               IV-176
                253. Vorwerk & co. Teppichwerke GmbH & Co., KG.      (Germany)            IV-176
                254. Vsoske Joyce Ltd. (Ireland)                        IV-177
                255. Warlord Contract Carpets Ltd. (UK)                        IV-177
                256. Waterford Carpets Ltd. (Ireland)                        IV-177
                257. Weseler Teppich GmbH & Co., KG. (Germany)                       IV-178
                258. Westex Carpets Ltd. (UK)                              IV-178
                259. Weston Of Scandinavia Ltd. (UK)                           IV-178
                260. Whitestone Weavers (UK)                                IV-179
                261. Whitley Willows Floor Covering Division (UK)                 IV-179
                262. William Armes Ltd. (UK)                             IV-179
                263. William Pownall & Sons Ltd. (UK)                         IV-180
                264. Wonu Co., Ltd. (Korea)                              IV-180
                265. Woodward, Grosvenor & Co., Ltd. (UK)                         IV-181
                266. Woolin Tepper AS (Norway)                               IV-181
                267. Xiamen Hongjia Carpet Mfg. Co., Ltd. (China)                  IV-181
                268. Zapos Carpets d.o.o. (Croatia)                         IV-182
                269. ZheJiang Weimei Textile Co., Ltd. (China)                   IV-182




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