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 2014

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

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
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
Add to Cart
Add to Cart
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 Products Chapter

The Clothing Wholesaling industry supplies women's, men's, children's and infant's clothing, as well as sleepwear, underwear and accessories, to clothing retailers.

Women's clothing

Women's clothing is expected to account for the largest share of goods sold by the industry, as women generally spend more on clothing than men do. In particular, women continue to purchase clothing during economic downturns, while men are likely to postpone such purchases. This segment has grown as a share of revenue over the past five years. Women demand a wide variety of clothing and are usually more fashion conscious than men. As a result, profit margins for women's clothing are slightly higher than for men's. Women's clothing is expected to account for 38.7% of industry revenue... 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 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

View Sample
Select Clients