Overview

Survival of the best-dressed: Fierce external competition prompts industry innovation

IBISWorld’s Clothing 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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Widespread economic uncertainty has made consumers cautious about spending on clothing
  • Industry competition has intensified as international retailers have expanded their presence
  • Franchise and chain stores are likely to encroach on independent stores' market shares

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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 revenue and profit. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 3.9% over the five years through 2016-17, largely due to bricks-and-mortar retailers’ expansion of their online sales channels.

    Widespread economic uncertainty over the past five years has made consumers cautious about spending, particularly in 2011-12. However, improving economic conditions and the growing popularity of online shopping have supported industry revenue growth since then...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Clothing retailers are expected to face a changing operating environment over the five years through 2016-17. The industry struggled following instability in financial markets at the beginning of the period, with the 2011-12 revenue drop attributed to the fallout from declining consumer sentiment and spending. However, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase at an annualised 3.9% over the five years through 2016-17, with surging online sales by bricks-and-mortar retailers in the latter part of the period driving most of this growth. However, weakening consumer sentiment is expected to contribute to a 1.4% revenue fall in 2016-17, to $19.1 billion.

    Many clothing retailers have had difficulty adjusting to the shift in consumer spending behaviour over the past five years. Man..

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    Additional Insights for the Clothing Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Clothing Retailing Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Superior financial and debt management
  • Having a clear market position
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Consumer sentiment index in the Clothing Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    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 clothing
    Men's clothing
    Accessories
    Boys' clothing
    Girls' clothing
    Infants' clothing
    Industry Activities
    Glove, hosiery, hat and accessory retailing
    Men's and women's clothing retailing
    Infants' and children's clothing retailing
    Foundation garment retailing
    Fur and leather clothing retailing
    Work clothing and uniform retailing
    Sports clothing retailing

    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
  • Real household disposable income
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from online shopping
  • Demand from department stores
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Profit
  • Growing competition
  • Innovation
  • Acquisitions
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growing competition
  • Technological changes
  • Profit
  • Industry participation
  • Table: Clothing Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Clothing Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing Wholesaling
  • Knitted Product Manufacturing
  • Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing
  • Men's and Boys' Wear Manufacturing
  • Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing
  • Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing
  • Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Women's clothing
  • Men's clothing
  • Accessories
  • Infants' clothing
  • Girls' clothing
  • Boys' clothing
  • Chart: Clothing Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 35 to 54
  • People aged 15 to 34
  • People aged 55 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Clothing Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Clothing Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Clothing Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Premier Investments LimitedSpecialty Fashion Group LimitedWoolworths International (Australia) Pty Limited
  • Table: Premier Investments Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Specialty Fashion Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Woolworths International (Australia) Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Clothing Retailing 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 Clothing Retailing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Bricks-And-Mortar
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online-only retailer that operates through a website.
  • Point Of Sale (Pos)
  • Technology that incorporates a cash register with a credit and debit card electronic payment system in the one device.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • Tags that can track products throughout the supply chain by releasing continuous signals from a chip that is inserted in the product during manufacturing.
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    This report on Clothing Retailing:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Clothing Retailing market research report includes:
    • 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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