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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 2016

Tight fit: Ongoing wholesale bypass has constrained industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Clothing Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years through 2016-17, revenue for the Clothing Wholesaling industry is expected to rise only marginally, by an annualised 0.2%. 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. 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. Revenue is expected to decrease by 1.8% in 2016-17, to reach $8.36 billion... 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, $9.69 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 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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