Clothing Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report

Clothing Retailing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -1.6%

Operators in the Clothing Retailing industry have faced several challenges over the past five years, including cautious consumer spending, intense competition and rising rent costs. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 1.8% over the five years through 2019-20, to $17.4 billion. This trend includes anticipated growth of 0.4% in the current year, largely due to bricks-and-mortar retailers expanding their online sales channels. Volatile consumer sentiment and strong competition from online-only retailers have created a difficult trading environment for industry operators over the past five years. Low wages growth and falling house prices over the second half of the period have affected consumer sentiment, encouraging a bargain-hunti...
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Clothing Retailing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Clothing Retailing industry is anticipated to continue growing at a moderate pace over the next five years. Industry competition is projected to intensify over the period, as the major domestic players continue expanding to compete with department stores and online-only retailers. International heavyweights, such as Zara, Uniqlo and H&M, are also anticipated to expand their Australian operations over the next five years. Household disposable income growth is forecast to accelerate over the next five years and consumer sentiment is projected to rise, boosting demand for industry products. Overall, industry revenue is forecast to rise at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X billion. Growing competition Industry competit...
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Clothing Retailing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $17bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 25,821
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 109,172

Biggest companies in the Clothing Retailing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Clothing Retailing in Australia industry include Noni B Limited and Woolworths International (Australia) Pty Limited.

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What is Clothing Retailing industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms primarily provide advice and assistance to organisations and companies to assure safe and healthy working conditions for employees. Firms provide training, outreach, education and assistance.

Industry Products and Services

  • Occupational hazard evaluation
  • OH&S compliance assistance
  • Safety and health training
  • Other services
  • Claims management

Industry Activities

  • Helping clients comply with occupational health and safety regulations
  • Implementing best practices in workplaces
  • Training in health and safety procedures
  • Evaluating occupational hazards

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

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.

Main 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

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Demand for clothing largely depends on real household disposable income, as basic clothing is not a discretionary item. However, spending on clothing beyo...
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Real household disposable income
Consumer sentiment index
Demand from online shopping
Demand from department stores

Current Performance

Growing competition
Innovation
Acquisitions
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Technological changes
Profit trends
Industry participation
 Table: Clothing Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Clothing Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Consumers in Australia






Key Selling Industries

Men's and Boys' Wear Manufacturing in Australia
Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing in Australia
Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing in Australia
Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing in Australia
Clothing Wholesaling in Australia
Knitted Product Manufacturing in Australia
Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing in Australia

Products & Services

Products in the Clothing Retailing industry include women's, men's, children's and infants' clothing and accessories. Some clothing retailers are gender-s...
People aged 55 and over
People aged 15 to 34




Demand Determinants

Demand for the industry's products is influenced by a range of factors such as price, disposable income, consumer sentiment, fashion trends, brand status ...
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Major Markets

People aged 55 and over
People aged 15 to 34





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Clothing Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

Low market share concentration characterises the Clothing Retailing industry, with the top four players accounting for less than 40% of revenue. The indus...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Clothing Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Clothing Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Founded in 1977, Noni B Limited (Noni B Group) operates in the industry through a national network of clothing stores under a range of brands. Previously,...
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Noni B

 Table: Noni B - financial performance

Country Road

 Table: Country Road - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Clothing Retailing industry displays moderate capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital costs in the current year, an estimated $7.00 will ...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Clothing Retailing 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 Clothing Retailing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

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

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