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Clothing Wholesaling in Australia: Market Research Report

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Clothing Wholesaling Market Research Report | ANZSIC F3713 | Jul 2016

Tight fit: Ongoing wholesale bypass has constrained industry revenue growth

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.

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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry to the Clothing Wholesaling industry are moderate. The major barrier to entry is the cost of establishing a warehouse and distribution system using technologically advanced equipment. The marketing costs involved with establishing a customer base are also high. Costs to acquire stock can be considerable, especially for operators that want to obtain bulk discounts.

Existing wholesalers have established links with manufacturers and retailers. This may prove to be one of the most significant barriers for new entrants to overcome, as these relationships are often contractually binding and exclude manufacturers and retailers from dealing with any new wholesalers... 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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