High performance: Rising demand for high-quality sportswear has boosted revenue

The Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores industry has flourished over the past five years, despite difficult retail conditions. Changing consumer attitudes and trends have led to people increasingly wearing activewear as streetwear, which has driven demand for industry products. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 5.8% over the five years through 2018-19, to $2.3 billion. This includes anticipated growth of 3.3% in the current year, due to the popularity of gyms and fitness centres and subsequently, activewear.Rising demand for premium, high-quality sportswear that is fashionable yet functional has supported industry growth over the past five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising demand for premium, high-quality and fashionable sportswear has supported revenue growth
  • Operators face competition from department stores and online stores with lower priced products
  • A forecast rise in health consciousness will drive demand for fitness clothing
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Products sold by the Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores industry can be split into three broad categories: apparel, footwear and accessories.Sports apparelSports apparel accounts for an estimated 55.2% of industry revenue and includes shorts, tops, T-shirts, jackets, singlets, pants, tracksuits and jumpers. As consumers have become more comfortable wearing sports attire in non-exercise settings, they are generally more willing to purchase high-quality sportswear they can wear around the house and while running errands. In response to changing consumer attitudes, industry operators have introduced premium fabrics and designs to their product ranges, which tend to attract higher prices. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores are:

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having a clear market position
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household discretionary income and Demand from online shopping in the Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores Industry?

    Industry firms primarily retail sports apparel and footwear. The industry excludes department stores, online-only retailers, and general clothing retailers that do not specialise in fitness and athletic clothing and shoes.

    Industry Products
  • Sports apparel
  • Sports footwear
  • Sports accessories
  • Industry Activities
  • Fitness and athletic apparel retailing
  • Lifestyle fashion retailing
  • Licensed sports apparel retailing
  • Specialty athletic footwear retailing
  • General leisure footwear retailing
  • Fitness and athletic accessories 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 discretionary income
  • Demand from online shopping
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from department stores
  • Sport participation

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer trends
  • Competition
  • Profit
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumer trends
  • Competition
  • Profit
  • Table: Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing Wholesaling
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Footwear Wholesaling
  • Men's and Boys' Wear Manufacturing
  • Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Sports apparel
  • Sports footwear
  • Sports accessories
  • Chart: Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores 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 Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores 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 Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Accent Group Limited, Super Retail Group Limited, Lorna Jane Pty Ltd, Foot Locker Australia Inc., Lululemon Athletica Australia Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Accent Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Super Retail Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Lorna Jane Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Foot Locker Australia Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Lululemon Athletica Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores 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 Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A retailer that has a physical presence and storefront location.
  • Compression Wear
  • Form-fitting garments, often made from a spandex-type material, which are designed for athletes.
  • Moisture Wicking
  • A type of fabric commonly used in workout clothing that is designed to pull moisture away from the skin.
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