Global Apparel Manufacturing: Market Research Report

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Global Apparel Manufacturing Market Research Report | Jul 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
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 Products

The Global Apparel Manufacturing industry makes men's, women's and children's clothing. It also manufactures specialty apparel such as professional uniforms and infants' clothing.

Women's and girls' apparel

The industry's largest product segment is women's and girls' apparel, which accounts for an estimated 59.1% of industry revenue. This segment includes all women's and girls' cut and sewn garments, such as dresses, suits, shirts, skirts, blouses, sweaters, undergarments, outerwear and activewear. The womenswear segment is larger than the menswear segment because women tend to spend a higher proportion of their disposable incomes on clothing. Moreover, changes in fashion trends are more frequent among women's apparel than they are with men's... 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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