Overview

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

IBISWorld’s Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing 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.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$278m
Annual Growth
2013 - 2018
-5.2%
Annual Growth
2018 - 2023
Profit
Employment
1,003
Business
42

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 imports that is eroding profitability
  • The halving of the tariff rate in January 2015 is expected to strengthen import competition

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    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 comparative 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, which have further exacerbated the problems faced by local operators. 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...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    New South Wales and Victoria continue to dominate the industry, together representing an estimated 71.9% of industry establishments. Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia contain a small percentage of businesses. Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory each have no industry manufacturers.

    The industry continues to be heavily concentrated in New South Wales and Victoria due to the historical development of textile, clothing and footwear manufacturing industries in the twentieth century. A concentrated population in both Sydney and Melbourne contributed to a large labour force and high demand for clothing, creating the nation's centres of clothing manufacturing. New..

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

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing Industry 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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    Industry Products

    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

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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
  • Pacific Brands exits the industry
  • 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

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

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

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • 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
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    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
    Jargon & Glossary
    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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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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