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 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
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 Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of the industry is closely correlated with economic activity and population and income distribution. Clothing retailers are concentrated in the densely populated eastern seaboard states, with New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland accounting for 82.3% of industry establishments and 77.0% of Australia's population. On the other hand, less populous states and territories such as Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory account for a combined 3.6% of clothing retailers and less than 5.0% of the population.

New South Wales and Victoria account for a greater proportion of establishments than their population base would indicate. This is largely due to higher average incomes providing greater consumer purchasing power in these states... 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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