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 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 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 Products Chapter

Segmentation occurs in several ways for clothing retailers. Some retailers are gender-specific, such as Portmans and Sportsgirl, which both 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 birthrate 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 than men. 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. 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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