Clothing Wholesaling in Australia: Market Research Report

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Clothing Wholesaling Market Research Report | ANZSIC F3713 | May 2015

Shrinking: Industry revenue has been declining due to increasing wholesale bypass

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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
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%. 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 industry has a low level of market share concentration, with only one company, Pacific Brands, accounting for more than 5.0% of the available market. The top four players have a combined market share of less than 20.0%. The market is relatively saturated with small players offering a range of products. The industry is characterised by a large variety of products and brands, making it difficult for any entity to dominate the market.

The industry also faces the threat of independent wholesale bypass. Larger retailers purchase imported clothing directly from manufacturers, thus bypassing the traditional wholesaler. On top of that, some clothing brands operate vertically integrated supply chains that bypass wholesalers completely... 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 clothingInfants' clothingSleepwear and underwearOther clothing
Industry Activities
Clothing wholesalingHosiery wholesalingMillinery wholesalingLeather clothing wholesalingSports clothing wholesaling

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