Clothing Wholesaling in Australia: Market Research Report

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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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Clothing Wholesaling industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle. IBISWorld expects industry value added (the measure of industry contribution to Australian GDP) to grow by a slow 0.5% annualised over the 10 years through 2020-21. In contrast, Australia's GDP is expected to grow at an annualised 2.8% over the same period. Consequently, the industry is expected to account for a smaller share of the economy.

The number of establishments is expected to grow by an annualised 0.8% over the 10-year period. The industry is fragmented and comprised of a large number of small operators. Wholesale bypass has resulted in reduced demand for independent wholesalers, as large retailers have been able to purchase from local or overseas manufacturers directly... 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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