Clothing Wholesaling in Australia: Market Research Report

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Clothing Wholesaling Market Research Report | ANZSIC F3713 | Jul 2014

Ill-fitting: Operators struggle to maintain a place in the supply chain

IBISWorld’s Clothing Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Over the five years through 2014-15, revenue for the Clothing Wholesaling industry is expected to decline by an annualised 2.2% to reach $8.3 billion. However, revenue is anticipated to increase by 0.5% in 2014-15. As the global reach of many clothing companies grows, wholesale bypass is becoming increasingly prevalent. Low-cost producers in countries such as China and Vietnam are becoming more accessible, selling products directly to retailers and bypassing wholesalers in the process. The Clothing Wholesaling industry's weak performance can also be attributed to low underlying demand from the retail sector... purchase to read more

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The Clothing Wholesaling industry has struggled over the past five years, as economic conditions have provided a challenging environment and changing consumer behaviour has meant the industry has had to fight to maintain relevance to the retail sector. Over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is expected to contract by an annualised 2.2% to $8.3 billion. However, revenue is forecast to increase by 0.5% over 2014-15 as overall economic and retail conditions improve, providing some relief to industry operators.

Wholesale bypass

Wholesale bypass and the growing trend towards online shopping are causing the industry considerable grief, especially in light of the struggling retail sector... purchase to read more


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What is the Clothing Wholesaling Industry?

Companies in the industry wholesale clothing by purchasing stock from clothing manufacturers and then selling the garments to retailers, generally with little or no further development of the items. Most wholesalers in the industry undertake sales and administrative activities, such as establishing relationships with manufacturers and retailers to ensure the reliable supply and demand of stock, marketing and advertising of their products and transportation and storage of stock.

Industry Products
Men's clothingWomen's clothingChildren's clothingInfant clothingSleepwear and underwearOther clothing
Industry Activities
Clothing wholesalingHosiery wholesalingMillinery wholesalingLeather clothing wholesalingSports clothing wholesaling

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