Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -4.9%

Operators in the Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing industry have faced difficult trading conditions over the past five years. Imports have increased significantly over the period, placing substantial pressure on local manufacturers. Tariffs were removed on all apparel imported from China in January 2017, while general tariffs on apparel were lowered to 5.0% in January 2015. Lowered or removed tariffs have contributed to strong import growth over the past five years, with imports expected to account for over 85% of domestic demand in 2018-19. China is anticipated to account for over 70% of industry imports in the current year. Additionally, many local operators have moved their manufacturing operations offshore to benefit from lower overhead costs...
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Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing industry is forecast to continue declining over the next five years. Fast fashion trends and the popularity of low-cost imports will continue to affect domestic producers over the period, placing significant strain on operators that are unable to adapt to these trends. However, industry players that can adopt new technologies or target niche markets, such as high-quality and ethically produced goods, will be better placed to effectively compete against low-cost imports. Industry revenue is forecast to decline at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X million. Low-cost imports are forecast to continue increasing as a share of domestic demand over the period, driving the industry's dec...
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Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $454m
  • business Number of Businesses: 543
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 2,649

Biggest companies in the Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing in Australia industry include Cue & Co Pty Ltd.

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What is Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing industry?

Industry Definition

Industry operators manufacture women’s and girls’ clothing from purchased or transferred-in materials. Clothing made from fur, leather, plastic or rubber is not included. Industry firms purchase fabrics and materials from textile producers. These fabrics are cut and sewn to produce women’s and girls’ apparel. Retail and wholesale firms purchase this clothing to sell to consumers.

Industry Products and Services

  • Dresses and suits
  • Pants, jeans, shorts and skirts
  • Shirts, blouses and t-shirts
  • Cardigans, jumpers and coats
  • Other clothing

Industry Activities

  • Women's and girls' dresses and suits manufacturing
  • Women's and girls' coats and jackets manufacturing
  • Women's and girls' jeans and pants manufacturing
  • Women's and girls' cardigans and jumpers manufacturing
  • Women's and girls' t-shirts, shirts and blouses manufacturing
  • Women's and girls' skirts and shorts manufacturing
  • Women's and girls' uniform and workwear manufacturing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry operators manufacture women’s and girls’ clothing from purchased or transferred-in materials. Clothing made from fur, leather, plastic or rubber is not included. Industry firms purchase fabrics and materials from textile producers. These fabrics are cut and sewn to produce women’s and girls’ apparel. Retail and wholesale firms purchase this clothing to sell to consumers.

Main Activities

  • Women's and girls' dresses and suits manufacturing
  • Women's and girls' coats and jackets manufacturing
  • Women's and girls' jeans and pants manufacturing
  • Women's and girls' cardigans and jumpers manufacturing
  • Women's and girls' t-shirts, shirts and blouses manufacturing
  • Women's and girls' skirts and shorts manufacturing
  • Women's and girls' uniform and workwear manufacturing

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Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Increased clothing sales at the retail level drive demand for clothing manufacturers. When retail demand for clothing increases, clothing manufacturers te...
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Demand from clothing retailing
Demand from department stores
Import duties on apparel manufacturing
Real household disposable income

Current Performance

International trade
Technology
Fast fashion
Ethical and eco-friendly fashion
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Potential opportunities
 Table: Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Clothing Wholesaling in Australia
Department Stores in Australia
Clothing Retailing in Australia
Online Shopping in Australia



Key Selling Industries

Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing in Australia
Knitted Product Manufacturing in Australia





Products & Services

Operators in the Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing industry produce a variety of products, including shirts, blouses, t-shirts, pants, shorts and skir...
Clothing retailers
Export markets
Department stores
Online-only retailers


Demand Determinants

Real household disposable income and economic activity are important determinants of demand for clothing apparel. Consumers tend to spend more on clothing...
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Major Markets

Clothing retailers
Export markets
Department stores
Online-only retailers



 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing industry displays low market share concentration, with the four largest operators expected to account for signif...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Cue & Co Pty Ltd is a privately owned company that was established in 1968 and has since become Australia's largest manufacturer of women's wear. The comp...
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Cue & Co

 Table: Cue & Co - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing industry has low capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital costs in the current year, an estimated $1...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Profitability Analysis
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  • SWOT Analysis
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  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
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  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
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