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Maternity Wear Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Maternity Wear Retailing Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Apparel & Accessories Stores | Nov 2013

Baby boom: Industry revenue is knocked up by trends in fashion and online shopping

IBISWorld’s Maternity Wear Retailing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$178m
Annual Growth 09-14
6.2%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
652
Businesses
167
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Maternity Wear Retailing industry has performed exceptionally well over the past five years, despite turbulent economic conditions. Although general clothing retailers have suffered from weak consumer sentiment and subdued discretionary spending, the industry has benefited from strong demand for maternity wear from fashion-conscious consumers. While in the past, women have been content with making alterations to their existing clothes or purchasing oversized clothing during their pregnancy, this has gradually changed as magazines and celebrity endorsements have encouraged consumers to purchase entirely new wardrobes of maternity wear... purchase to read more

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The Maternity Wear Retailing industry has moderate barriers to entry. Putting upward pressure on barriers are the medium and increasing levels of competition, moderate capital intensity, technological change and government regulation. External competition from other clothing retailers is a major threat for potential entrants, who will need to add enough value to attract a significant customer base and remain viable. Capital investment is a relatively significant cost for online retailers, who must always keep their systems up to date. Technological change is also quite rapid within the digital landscape, which especially affects online retailers... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Maternity Wear Retailing Industry?

Companies in this industry primarily retail maternity apparel, which is clothing designed to fit the frame of a pregnant woman. The industry includes the online presence of bricks-and-mortar retailers and also online-only stores. Excluded from the industry are department stores and other clothing retailers that are not primarily engaged in retailing maternity wear.

Industry Products
Maternity pants, jeans, shorts and skirtsMaternity dressesMaternity tops, t-shirts, blouses and knitsMaternity undergarments and swimwearOther maternity wear
 
Industry Activities
Retailing maternity tops, shirts and blousesRetailing maternity pants and jeans Retailing maternity shorts and skirts Retailing maternity dresses Retailing maternity outerwear and suits Retailing maternity undergarments Retailing maternity tops, shirts and blousesRetailing maternity pants and jeans Retailing maternity shorts and skirts Retailing maternity dresses Retailing maternity outerwear and suits Retailing maternity undergarments


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