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