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Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42433 | Apr 2014

Wearing thin: While demand for clothing will revive, imports will restrain growth

IBISWorld’s Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$65bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.8%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
81,206
Businesses
17,798
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Downstream demand for discretionary purchases of clothing will support industry growth over the next five years, after weak economic conditions hurt wholesalers. Nevertheless, the infiltration of low-cost imports has intensified price competition for domestic wholesalers, cutting into profit margins. Over the five years to 2019, imports will make up an increasing proportion of domestic demand; therefore, operators will need to cut their own prices and offer more services to buyers to remain relevant... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

IBISWorld estimates that the Women's and Children's 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 1.5% over the 10 years to 2019, slower than the average annual growth of GDP, which is forecast to be about 2.7% over the same time frame. This slow growth is a telltale sign that the industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle; its contribution to the economy is diminishing. Total wages, which are used to calculate IVA, are also anticipated to drop over the ten year period at an annualized rate of 0.2%... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling Industry?

Industry operators purchase and resell women's, children's, infants' and unisex clothing and accessories. Operators purchase apparel from manufacturers and sell these products to retailers, with minimum or no further development of the product. Most wholesalers in this industry undertake sales and administrative activities, such as establishing relationships with manufacturers and retailers, marketing and advertising, and storage and transportation of stock.

Industry Products
Dresses and blousesSuits and coatsUnderwear and sleepwearOther apparelSweatersJeans and other pants
 
Industry Activities
Wholesaling baby clothingWholesaling outerwear, including pants, suits and coatsWholesaling women's, children's and infants' clothing accessoriesWholesaling women's, children's and infants' clothingWholesaling dressesWholesaling blouses and shirts Wholesaling women's, children's and infants' glovesWholesaling handbags Wholesaling women's, children's and infants' hats and capsWholesaling underwear and sleepwear


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