Global Apparel Manufacturing: Market Research Report

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Global Apparel Manufacturing Market Research Report | May 2015

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Apparel Manufacturing global market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment ('000)
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Volatile cotton prices and recession-induced drops in consumer spending pressured the industry slightly in the past five years. However, increasing population and and disposable income growth will bolster industry revenue in the five years to come. Companies will also continue moving production to low wage cost countries to offer more competitive prices... read more

Industry Key Buyers

The Global Apparel Manufacturing industry has a very low market share concentration. Three of the industry's largest players hold less than 1.0% market share. Although a handful of large-scale operators exist within this industry, emerging nations have a large number of micro businesses that manufacture clothing. Concentration in the industry has increased slightly over the past five years due to mergers and consolidation of industry participants. However, the average operator still holds less than 0.5% market share; this trend is unlikely to change over the five years to 2020; however, the rapid decline in the number of enterprises as a result of consolidation could increase market share concentration over the next five years... read more


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What is the Global Apparel Manufacturing Industry?

Operators in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry make men's, women's and children's apparel. The industry includes manufacturers that purchase fabrics and those that manufacture fabrics themselves and have fixed operational facilities. Manufacturing of leather and plastic apparel is not covered by this report.

Industry Products
Women's clothingMen's clothingChildren's and infants' clothingOther apparel and clothing accessories
Industry Activities
Manufacturing coats and winter clothesManufacturing suits for men and womenManufacturing leisure clothesManufacturing nightwearManufacturing children's and baby clothesManufacturing sportswearManufacturing work clothing and ethnic clothes

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