Clothing Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Clothing Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4251 | Mar 2015

On sale: Price cuts to stave off online competition have reduced industry revenue growth

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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 2014-15, industry revenue is expected to contract at a compound annual rate of 0.6%.

Widespread economic uncertainty over the past five years has prompted consumers to become more cautious about spending. As a result, the private savings rate reached record highs. Retail figures suggest that consumers remained nervous about the global economy in 2010-11 and 2011-12. However, improved economic conditions have led to revenue growth over the past two years. As disposable incomes increase, industry revenue is expected to grow by 1.8%... 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 20.6% of revenue in 2014-15. The industry is highly fragmented and diverse with a large number of small, independent operators. Approximately 44.4% of retailers generate revenue between $200,000 and $2.0 million per annum, while only 5.9% earn $2.0 million or more. The majority of industry players employ between one and 19 people, with only 0.5% of enterprises hiring more than 200 people. A large proportion of businesses are owner-operated and non-employing, accounting for an estimated 43.3% 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. 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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