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Clothing Wholesaling in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$8bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-2.2%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
19,347
Businesses
4,031
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 Investment Chapter

The Clothing Wholesaling industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on capital costs, $10.67 is spent on wages. The industry is typically labour intensive as employees are required to sell and distribute stock and perform administrative tasks. These roles do not add much value to the products and as a result, advances in computer technology have been able to automate an increasing number of these tasks.

As the industry continues to adopt new technology to improve operating efficiencies, capital investment will increase and labour intensity will fall... 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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