Clothing Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Clothing Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4251 | Mar 2014

Hanging in there: A tough retail environment constrains industry 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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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 2013-14, industry revenue is expected to contract at a compound annual rate of 0.9%.

Following the global financial crisis, consumers became more cautious about spending and the private savings rate reached record highs. Retail figures suggest that consumers remained nervous about the climate of the global economy in 2010-11 and 2011-12. However, improved conditions have led to revenue growth over the past two years. As consumer sentiment and disposable incomes increase, revenue is expected to grow by 2.4% in 2013-14 to reach $12.8... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Distribution of industry revenue is closely correlated to population distribution, with approximately 82.0% of clothing retail revenue expected to be generated in the eastern seaboard states of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. These states also account for over 75.0% of the population.

The more populous states generate higher revenue, but when per capita comparisons are made, the competitive landscape in each state becomes clear. New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory generated higher per capita expenditure on clothing than the national average of $535.08 during 2012-13. This trend is a function of average incomes and population, with most of these states having above-average incomes relative to their populations... 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 from 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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