Clothing Wholesaling in Australia: Market Research Report

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Clothing Wholesaling Market Research Report | ANZSIC F3713 | May 2015

Shrinking: Industry revenue has been declining due to increasing wholesale bypass

IBISWorld’s Clothing Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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%. 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 clothing retail sector. The rise of online clothing stores has undermined demand for products sold through traditional retail channels, which has undercut retailers' demand for products sold by wholesalers... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of the industry is closely correlated with population distribution and the location of downstream retail markets. The majority of industry players import clothing from overseas firms, therefore many wholesalers set up operations within close proximity to ports, in order to control the distribution of goods to warehouses or direct to retailers, and minimise transport costs.

The presence of major ports and airports, and a high concentration of clothing retailers in New South Wales and Victoria has resulted in almost 75.0% of wholesalers being located in these states... 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 clothingInfants' clothingSleepwear and underwearOther clothing
Industry Activities
Clothing wholesalingHosiery wholesalingMillinery wholesalingLeather clothing wholesalingSports clothing wholesaling

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