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Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42432 | Sep 2015

By a thread: Price pressure and wholesale bypass will threaten the industry

IBISWorld’s Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$52bn
Annual Growth 10-15
1.2%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
70,968
Businesses
11,033
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue growth for operators in the Men's and Boys' Apparel Wholesaling industry has remained sluggish over the past five years. With decreased discretionary spending, retailers offered steep discounts to consumers to retain sales. Due to weak downstream demand, wholesalers were left with excess inventories and slashed their own prices to move stock. In the coming years, as consumers regain confidence and purchasing power, demand for men's and boys' apparel will increase... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

IBISWorld estimates that the Men's and Boys' Apparel Wholesaling industry has consistently grown at a similar rate as the economy. The industry falls in the broader consumer cyclical sector and tends to do well in times of high consumer confidence and spending. Industry value added (IVA), the industry's contribution to the economy, is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 2.4% over the 10 years to 2020, close to the average annual growth of gross domestic product (GDP), which is forecast to be about 2.5% over the same time frame. This factor is a clear indicator that the industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle.

The industry's market segments are well defined and developed, and technological advancement is low... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling Industry?

Businesses in this industry purchase men's and boys' clothing from apparel manufacturers and sell these products to retailers, generally with minimal or no further product development. Most wholesalers in this industry undertake sales and administrative activities, such as establishing relationships with manufacturers and retailers, marketing and advertising their products, and storing and transporting stock.

Industry Products
Suits, coats and formal wearUnderwear and sleepwearShirtsSlacks and jeansUniforms and work clothingAccessories
 
Industry Activities
Wholesaling men's and boys' glovesWholesaling men's and boys' hats and capsWholesaling men's and boys' neckwearWholesaling men's and boys' outerwearWholesaling men's and boys' sportswearWholesaling suitsWholesaling men's and boys' swimwearWholesaling office attire


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