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

The Clothing Retailing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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 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

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Clothing Retailing industry is characterised by a low level of market share concentration with the top four players accounting for an estimated 14.6% of revenue in 2015-16. The industry is fragmented and diverse with a large number of small, independent operators. About 43.8% of retailers generate revenue between $200,000 and $2.0 million per annum, while only 6.0% earn $2.0 million or more. The majority of industry players employ between one and 19 staff, with only 0.6% of enterprises employing more than 200 staff. A large proportion of businesses are owner-operated and non-employing, accounting for an estimated 43.9% of the industry... 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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