Dressed down: Shifts in consumer behaviour and spending patterns have constrained revenue

The Clothing Retailing industry has performed well despite challenging conditions over the past five years. Industry firms have struggled with growing price-based competition and a significant shift in consumer spending behaviour. Despite this, industry revenue has grown by an annualised 1.1% over the past five years, to total $2.57 billion. Strong consumer sentiment and rising household disposable incomes have supported revenue growth over the period. Industry revenue is anticipated to grow by 1.6% in the current year, fuelled by rising consumer sentiment. This follows a decline in revenue in 2016-17, as severe natural disasters led to falling demand for consumer goods such as apparel...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 13-18
1.1%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
16,575
Businesses
2,257

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Products sold by the industry include women's, men's, children's and infants' clothing, and accessories. A significant proportion of industry firms specialise in clothing for a particular gender. For example, Glassons and Portmans sell women's clothing. Some clothing retailers, such as Cotton On and Just Jeans, offer unisex apparel.Women's clothingWomenswear accounts for the largest share of the industry, representing an estimated 57.8% of revenue. This segment includes dresses, tops, shirts, skirts, shorts, jumpers, coats, pants and foundation garments. Women typically spend a higher proportion of disposable income on clothing compared with men, and are generally more fashion conscious. Fas...purchase to read more.

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
  • Having a clear market position
  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • 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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    What is the Clothing Retailing in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry firms primarily retail clothing and clothing accessories. Clothing retailers typically purchase products from wholesalers or manufacturers, and sell these goods directly to consumers. The industry excludes department stores and online-only retailers.

    Industry Products
  • Men's clothing
  • Women's clothing
  • Children's and infants' clothing
  • Clothing accessories
  • 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from department stores
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer demand
  • Competition
  • Profit
  • Industry participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit
  • Industry structure
  • Competition
  • Table: Clothing Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing and Footwear Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Commercial Property Operators in New Zealand
  • Electricity Retailing in New Zealand
  • Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Women's clothing
  • Men's clothing
  • Children's and infants' clothing
  • Clothing accessories
  • 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
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Clothing Retailing

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Hallenstein Glasson Holdings Limited, Kimbyr Investments Limited,
  • Table: Hallenstein Glasson Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Kimbyr Investments Limited - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Clothing Retailing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    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 combines a cash register with a credit and debit card electronic payment system in one device.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • Microchips that help retailers to track products throughout the supply chain by releasing continuous signals.
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