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Clothing Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Clothing Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4251 | Jun 2014

Click chic: Strong competition has forced companies to enhance their online presence

IBISWorld’s Clothing Retailing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$13bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-0.9%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
85,579
Businesses
11,969
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 Investment Chapter

The Clothing Retailing industry displays a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on capital costs, $8.68 is spent on wages. The industry is typically labour intensive as employees are required to stock shelves and display merchandise, provide customer service, process transactions and manage inventory. Staff are also involved in a number of administrative and back office duties. As the industry faces intensifying competition from online stores, many retailers are attempting to differentiate their products and brands by offering a superior level of customer service and assistance. This results in increased employee costs as operators spend more on training and incentive programs... 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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