Clothing Wholesaling in Australia: Market Research Report

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Clothing Wholesaling Market Research Report | ANZSIC F3713 | Jul 2014

Ill-fitting: Operators struggle to maintain a place in the supply chain

The Clothing Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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% 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 Locations Chapter

Based on ABS data and IBISWorld estimates, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland account for the largest shares of industry establishments. The spread of industry establishments generally follows the spread of the population, downstream clothing retailers and upstream clothing manufacturers.

New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland boast the largest consumer markets in Australia. New South Wales accounts for about 32.0% of the population, followed by Victoria and Queensland. The smallest states and territories in terms of population are Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. Likewise, these three states and territories account for the smallest share of Clothing Wholesaling industry establishments... 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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