Losing sleep: The industry has struggled to compete against low-cost imports

The Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing industry has declined over the past five years as imports have increasingly dominated the local market. Countries such as China have continued to hold competitive advantages over local manufacturers due to low wage costs. Importers have also benefited from advantageous economic circumstances, such as further tariff reductions on industry products. Additionally, consumer sentiment has exhibited significant volatility over the past five years due to financial market instability and widespread economic uncertainty. Many consumers have focused on saving and have become increasingly price-conscious. As a result, industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 6.6% over the five years through 2017-18, to total $230.6 million...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$231m
Annual Growth 13-18
-6.6%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
837
Businesses
56
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has declined steadily as imports have increasingly dominated the local market
  • The industry is subject to fierce price-based competition from low-cost imports
  • The appreciation of the Australian dollar is expected to strengthen import competition
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on capital costs, $10.94 is spent on wages. Garment assembly requires sewing, printing, cutting and adhesive machines for workers. These machines are inexpensive for the value they achieve and have a long usage life, allowing depreciation to be spread over several years.The industry still relies heavily on labour as machinery is not advanced enough to entirely take over the production process. Capital intensity is expected to remain stable over the next five years as many large players have moved manufacturing operations offshore. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing are:

  • Establishment of export markets
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Having marketing expertise
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from clothing retailing and Demand from department stores in the Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in the Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing industry primarily produce shapewear, underwear, sleepwear or infants’ clothing. Specific products include brassieres, corsets and girdles.

    Industry Products
  • Shapewear
  • Women's underwear
  • Men's underwear
  • Infants' clothing
  • Sleepwear
  • Industry Activities
  • Brassiere
  • Corset
  • Girdle
  • Infants' clothing
  • Sleepwear
  • Underwear
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from clothing retailing
  • Demand from department stores
  • Import duties on apparel manufacturing
  • Real household disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Import dominance increases
  • Profit trends
  • Outworker regulation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit growth
  • Import duties reduction
  • Online shopping
  • Table: Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Clothing Wholesaling
  • Department Stores
  • Clothing Retailing
  • Online Shopping

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing
  • Textile Product Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Infants' clothing
  • Sleepwear
  • Women's underwear
  • Shapewear
  • Men's underwear
  • Chart: Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Boutiques and independent stores
  • Clothing wholesalers
  • Department stores
  • Exports
  • Online retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Offshoring
  • The shift in production to overseas locations.
  • Outworker
  • A sub-contractor for a textiles manufacturer who works from home.
  • Tariff
  • A tax on imports.
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