Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
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
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Based on ABS data and IBISWorld estimates, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland account for the largest shares of industry establishments. The spread of industry establishments generally follows the spread of the population, downstream clothing retailers and upstream clothing manufacturers.
New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland boast the largest consumer markets in Australia. New South Wales accounts for about 32.0% of the population, followed by Victoria and Queensland. The smallest states and territories in terms of population are Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. Likewise, these three states and territories account for the smallest share of Clothing Wholesaling industry establishments... purchase to read more