Clothing Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Clothing Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4251 | Mar 2015

On sale: Price cuts to stave off online competition have reduced industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Clothing Retailing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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The Clothing Retailing industry has faced several tough years, with cautious consumer spending, intense competition, higher rent costs and the aftermath of the global financial crisis driving down revenue and profit margins. Over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is expected to contract at a compound annual rate of 0.6%.

Widespread economic uncertainty over the past five years has prompted consumers to become more cautious about spending. As a result, the private savings rate reached record highs. Retail figures suggest that consumers remained nervous about the global economy in 2010-11 and 2011-12. However, improved economic conditions have led to revenue growth over the past two years. As disposable incomes increase, industry revenue is expected to grow by 1.8%... purchase to read more

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The five years through 2014-15 are expected to be turbulent for clothing retailers. The industry struggled following the economic downturn, with declines in revenue attributable to the plunge in consumer spending and sentiment in response to instability in financial markets. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to contract at an annualised 0.6% over the five years through 2014-15. However, improvements to economic conditions are expected to contribute to a 1.8% revenue rise in 2014-15, taking industry revenue to $13.1 billion.

Clothing retailers have been having difficulty adjusting to a seismic shift in consumer spending behaviour following the global financial crisis... 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. Most retailers in the industry sell goods in one or more shops and may operate an online store. The industry excludes operators of 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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