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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 | Aug 2016

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
$72bn
Annual Growth 11-16
1.1%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
103,585
Businesses
18,886
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 2021, declining slightly, which is expected to stabilize profit margins for this industry... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Capital intensity in the Women's and Children's Apparel Wholesaling industry is low; nonetheless, it has been increasing due to increasing capital investment and declining labor costs. Capital investment has been rising because of advances in computer systems and technology designed to monitor inventory levels and reduce wait times in the supply of clothing to retailers. IBISWorld estimates that for each $1.00 spent on wages, industry operators will spend $0.05 on capital. This indicates a low level of capital intensity, however, that is because most of the firms in this industry are small scale nonemployers who cannot benefit from technical economies of scale by utilizing technology and automation, given the limited scale of their operations... 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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