Clothing Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Clothing Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4251 | Jul 2015

Entering the fray: Industry competition is growing as international players open up shop

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 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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The Clothing Retailing industry has faced several challenging years, with cautious consumer spending, intense competition and higher rent costs affecting overall revenue and profit. Over the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is expected to expand at a compound annual rate of 3.3%, with growth largely driven by the rise in bricks-and-mortar retailers developing online sales channels.

Widespread economic uncertainty over the past five years prompted consumers to become more 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

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Clothing retailers have been subjected to a turbulent operating environment over the five years through 2015-16. The industry struggled following instability in financial markets at the beginning of the period, with declines in revenue attributable to the plunge in consumer sentiment and spending. However, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase at an annualised 3.3% over the five years through 2015-16, with the majority of this growth driven by surging online sales by bricks-and-mortar retailers. Further improvements to local economic conditions are expected to contribute to a 2.7% revenue rise in 2015-16, taking industry revenue to $18.7 billion.

Clothing retailers have had difficulty adjusting to a seismic shift in consumer spending behaviour over the past five years... 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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