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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 | Mar 2015

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

The Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$76bn
Annual Growth 10-15
3.0%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
108,848
Businesses
20,514
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Women's and Children's Apparel Wholesaling industry has fully recovered from the recession. Downstream demand for apparel has been growing over the past five years, buoyed by rising consumer sentiment, culminating in higher consumer spending. In the coming years, increased demand from women's clothing stores and higher consumer spending are expected to drive revenue growth. Additionally, the world price of cotton is expected to be less volatile over the five years to 2020, declining slightly, which is expected to stabilize the profit margins for this industry... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Women's and Children's Apparel Wholesaling industry has a low level of concentration, defined as the top four players accounting for less than 40.0% of industry revenue. No single player is expected to have more than 10.0% of the total available market in 2014. The top three players, VF Corporation and Hanesbrand Inc., are estimated to account for a combined 14.3% of revenue in 2014. This low concentration reflects the fragmented industry, which has a large number of small participants. Over 60.0% of participating establishments are nonemployers, meaning they are owner-operated and do not hire additional staff. Nonemployer companies are entering the market, offsetting the number of larger companies exiting the market or merging with other wholesalers... 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, blouses and sweaters, including unisex clothingSuits and coatsOuterwear including skirts, slacks and jeansUnderwear and sleepwearChildren's and infants' apparelOther apparel including clothing accessories
 
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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