Clothing Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Clothing Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4251 | Jun 2016

Looking good: Industry revenue improves despite rising international and online competition

IBISWorld’s Clothing Retailing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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 revenue and profit. Industry revenue is expected to expand at a compound annual rate of 3.3% over the five years through 2015-16, with growth largely driven by the expansion of online sales channels by bricks-and-mortar retailers.

Widespread economic uncertainty over the past five years made consumers 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 Products Chapter

Products sold by the industry include women's, men's, children's and infants' clothing and accessories. Some clothing retailers are gender-specific. For example, Portmans and Sportsgirl specialise in women's clothing. Other brands, such as Glue and General Pants, offer unisex apparel. Other retailers define themselves by selling a particular product type, such as underwear, sportswear or sleepwear. The industry's segmentation changes in line with population and demographic trends. For example, an increase in the birthrate leads to growing demand for maternity and babywear.

Women's clothing

Women's clothing accounts for the largest share of the industry, expected to represent 46.9% of revenue in 2015-16... 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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