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Global Apparel Manufacturing: Market Research Report

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Global Apparel Manufacturing Market Research Report | Dec 2014

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
Revenue
$604bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.2%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment ('000)
9,394
Businesses
158,811
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 Investment

In the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry expenditure on wages account for a much larger proportion of revenue than for capital. IBISWorld expects that a typical firm in the industry dedicates $0.13 to capital for every dollar spent on labor. There are many manual steps involved in the assembly process of apparel. For example, manufacturers of high quality apparel often require products to be individually hand stitched and assembled. As a result, it is difficult to replace labor with automated processes in particular parts of production.

However, the overall level of capital investment within the industry has increased over the past five years as manufacturers of lower-value apparel have automated many processes to maximize efficiency... 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 and girls' apparelMen's and boys' apparelOther apparel
 
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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