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Clothing Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Clothing Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4251 | Jun 2016

Looking good: Industry revenue improves despite rising international and online competition

IBISWorld’s Clothing Retailing 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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Clothing Retailing industry has faced several challenging years, with cautious consumer spending, intense competition and higher rent costs affecting revenue and profit. Industry revenue is expected to expand at a compound annual rate of 3.3% over the five years through 2015-16, with growth largely driven by the expansion of online sales channels by bricks-and-mortar retailers.

Widespread economic uncertainty over the past five years made consumers cautious about spending, particularly in 2010-11 and 2011-12. However, improving economic conditions and the growing popularity of online shopping have supported industry revenue growth since then... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

IBISWorld classifies the Clothing Retailing industry as having medium barriers to entry, although these can be lower for smaller players. The capital costs associated with establishing new stores are relatively low, as most operators in the industry are small- to medium-size enterprises with one outlet. The most significant costs for operators include purchases, wages and rent. As location is critical for retailers, if retail space in popular locations is unavailable or too expensive, this may be considered a barrier to entry for smaller players.

While market share concentration in the industry is classified as low, concentration is higher in specific segments such as sportswear, where players, such as Nike and Lorna Jane, dominate the market... purchase to read more


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What is the Clothing Retailing Industry?

Clothing retailers purchase a variety of apparel products and accessories from wholesalers and manufacturers and sell these products directly to consumers, generally without developing or changing them. Retailers in the industry sell goods in one or more shops and may operate an online store. The industry excludes department stores and online-only retailers.

Industry Products
Women's clothingMen's clothingAccessoriesBoys' clothingGirls' clothingInfants' clothing
Industry Activities
Glove, hosiery, hat and accessory retailingMen's and women's clothing retailingInfants' and children's clothing retailingFoundation garment retailingFur and leather clothing retailingWork clothing and uniform retailingSports clothing retailing

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