Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the five years through 2012-13, industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised rate of 2.7% to reach $8.91 billion, capped off by a 0.5% decline in 2012-13. As the global reach of many companies around the world increases, wholesale bypass is becoming increasingly prevalent in the industry. Low-cost producers such as China and Vietnam are becoming more approachable by retailers, allowing them to sell products directly to retailers and completely eliminate 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 industry supplies women's, men's, girls', boys' and infants' clothing to retailers. 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, during economic downturns, women continue to purchase clothing, while men are likely to postpone such purchases.
Examples of specific products sold by the industry are skirts, coats, suits, trousers, underwear and sleepwear. IBISWorld estimates that casual wear is the largest segment in the industry, while formal clothing represents only a small segment. There has been an increase in purchases of jeans and declines in demand for dresses and skirts, due to the trend towards casual dressing... purchase to read more