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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 | Feb 2015

Unraveling: Internal competition and imports will continue to threaten the industry

IBISWorld’s Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling 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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$51bn
Annual Growth 10-15
1.0%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
57,925
Businesses
9,098
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 rates below that of the general economy. Industry value added (IVA), the industry's contribution to the economy, is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 0.5% over the 10 years to 2020, slower than 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 decline stage of its life cycle.

The industry's market segments are well defined and developed, and technological advancement is low. These factors further signify a declining life cycle stage. While new fashion trends are continually introduced, the basic product categories remain relatively unchanged... 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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