Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the five years through 2015-16, revenue for the Clothing Wholesaling industry is expected to decline by an annualised 0.6%. 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 Key Buyers Chapter
The Clothing Wholesaling industry is characterised by a low level of market share concentration, with no player accounting for more than 5.0% of revenue. The industry is characterised by a large variety of products and brands, making it difficult for a company to dominate the market. The majority of industry players are small, independent businesses. Almost 50% of clothing wholesalers are non-employing, with only 5% hiring more than 20 people. Approximately 35% of industry participants earn between $200,000 and $2.0 million per annum, and 15% have sales greater than $2.0 million.
The industry faces the growing threat of wholesale bypass. Larger retailers are increasingly purchasing imported clothing directly from manufacturers, thus bypassing the traditional wholesaler... purchase to read more