Room to grow: A rising population of people aged 14 years and under has boosted demand

The Infants' and Children's Clothing Retailing industry has performed well over the past five years, despite turbulent retail conditions. A growing population of people aged 14 years and under, driven partly by high immigration rates, has supported revenue growth. Industry revenue is expected to rise by an annualised 2.9% over the five years through 2017-18, to $3.7 billion. This includes an increase of 4.3% in the current year, as consumer sentiment increases and returns to a positive index.Despite overall revenue growth, largely negative consumer sentiment over the past five years has caused difficulties for industry operators. Widespread economic uncertainty made consumers increasingly price-conscious and prompted many households to scale back unnecessary more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators are losing market share to online retailers that can offer more competitive prices
  • Firms have focused on enhancing consumers’ instore experience to retain market share
  • Continued competition from online channels and department stores will constrain demand
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Infants' and Children's Clothing Retailing industry exhibits low barriers to entry. The capital investment required to open a new store is relatively low, as the majority of stores in the industry are small enterprises with minimal shopfronts. Store fit-outs are relatively inexpensive when compared with potential revenue. Access to finance to pay for purchases, wages and rent during initial trading periods, when the store is not yet trading profitably, can act as a barrier to entry. Rent is a particularly high expense, as industry operators need to be located in high-traffic positions to attract customers.Barriers to entry into the industry are also kept low by the industry's low market share concentration. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Infants' and Children's Clothing Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Infants' and Children's Clothing Retailing are:

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having a clear market position
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Population aged 14 and younger and Real household disposable income in the Infants' and Children's Clothing Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Infants' and Children's Clothing Retailing Industry?

    Industry participants primarily retail infants’ and children’s wear. The industry excludes department stores, online-only retailers, and general clothing retailers that do not specialise in infants’ and children’s clothing.

    Industry Products
  • Girls' clothing
  • Boys' clothing
  • Infants' clothing
  • Industry Activities
  • Girls' clothing retailing
  • Boys' clothing retailing
  • Infant clothing retailing
  • Toddler 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
  • Population aged 14 and younger
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from online shopping
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from department stores

  • Current Performance
  • Competition
  • Profit and wages
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growing competition
  • Profit and wages
  • Industry consolidation
  • Table: Infants' and Children's Clothing Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Infants' and Children's Clothing Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • 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
  • Girls' clothing
  • Boys' clothing
  • Infants' clothing
  • Chart: Infants' and Children's 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 Infants' and Children's 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 Infants' and Children's Clothing Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Infants' and Children's Clothing Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Infants' and Children's 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 Infants' and Children's Clothing Retailing Industry
  • 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
  • A retailer that has a physical presence and storefront location.
  • Point Of Sale (Pos)
  • Technology that incorporates a cash register with an electronic payment system, allowing instantaneous transactions through one device.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • Wireless computer chips that track products through the supply chain and contain information about source, destination and price.
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