Clothing Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Clothing Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4251 | Mar 2014

Hanging in there: A tough retail environment constrains industry growth

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 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 Products Chapter

Segmentation occurs in several ways for clothing retailers. Some retailers are gender-specific, such as Portmans and Sportsgirl, which specialise in women's clothing. Other retailers define themselves by selling a particular product type, such as underwear and sleepwear. The industry's segmentation changes in line with population and demographic trends. For example, an increase in the birth rate leads to growing demand for maternity and babywear.

Women's clothing

Women's fashion and apparel is undoubtedly the mainstay of the industry, given that women tend to spend a higher proportion of their disposable income on clothing and footwear. This segment is relatively resilient to changes in economic conditions... 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 from 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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