Clothing Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Clothing Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4251 | Jun 2014

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IBISWorld’s Clothing Retailing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Clothing Retailing industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Over the 10 years through 2018-19, the industry's contribution to the economy (industry value added) is expected to grow by an annual rate of 0.7%, a weak performance when compared with annualised GDP growth of 2.6%. This indicates that the industry is growing at a slower rate than the overall economy.

The industry's clear product segmentation is expected to remain relatively stable, although fashion trends will create volatility for certain products in the short term. Fashion is highly seasonal, with popular items rapidly losing demand as seasons shift. Additionally, changes in key demographics and consumer behaviour will affect expenditure patterns in the long term... 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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