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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 | Nov 2015

Out of style: Industry revenue has been declining due to increasing wholesale bypass

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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$8bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-0.6%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
19,149
Businesses
4,083
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

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

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 development of the items. Most industry wholesalers undertake sales and administrative activities, such as establishing relationships with manufacturers and retailers to ensure a reliable supply and demand of stock, marketing and advertising their products, and transporting and storing 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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