Clothing Stores in China: Market Research Report

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Clothing Stores Market Research Report | Oct 2015

Dressed to impress: Industry revenue returns to strong growth following economic instability

IBISWorld’s Clothing Stores market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Over the past five years, revenue for the Clothing Store industry in China has been growing at an annualized rate of 8.1%. Slower growth from 2012 has been mainly due to the weaker performance of the Chinese economy and a high level of inventory repressing product prices. In 2015, revenue is set to grow just 5.9% to $22.9 billion.

Overall, industry growth was strong in the past decade due to the opening of the market in accordance with China's World Trade Organization commitments. After 2001, foreign capital streamed in, bringing with it experienced management and systems. And as the Chinese economy developed, living standards improved and demand for fashion products grew.... purchase to read more

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The capital intensity of the Clothing Store industry is determined by the ratio of capital to labor. In the absence of official data on capital and labor costs, depreciation and wage costs are used as proxies. For every dollar spent on capital, $16 are spent on labor.

Capital expenditure in the industry comes in the form of fixtures, fittings, and cash registers. Some large retailers and foreign companies have implemented computer scanning technology. Its implementation has simplified labor tasks and also minimizes the level of human error in processing purchases.

Operators in the industry are subject to higher labor costs than capital costs, which is typical of the retailing sector... purchase to read more


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What is the Clothing Stores Industry?

The Clothing Store industry is part of the retail sector in China. Operators in this industry retail clothing for men, women, and children, as well as clothing accessories such as scarves, socks, belts and ties. The major sites for retailing operations are clothing specialty stores, franchised stores, and independent outlets.

Industry Products
Upper outer garmentsUnderwearFormal and casual trousersSweatersJeansSkirtsSportswear and shorts
Industry Activities
Men's clothing retailingWomen's clothing retailingChildren's clothing retailingSportswear retailingLeather and fur clothing retailingUnderwear and sweater retailingClothing accessories retailingOther clothing retailing

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