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.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Employment ('000)

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past decade, the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry has benefited from an increasing number of consumers opting to buy more garments at lower prices. Revenue for this industry is expected rise over the five years to 2017. Rising disposable income levels across both developed and emerging economies are expected to be the main driving force behind the industry's renewed growth. Continually improving global economic conditions are anticipated to benefit the industry over the five years to 2022. Rising per capita disposable incomes, coupled with the steady upward trend in the global population, will give way to rising demand for apparel...

Industry SWOT Analysis

The Global Apparel Manufacturing industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. However, life cycle stages differ markedly between regions. The industry is growing rapidly in Asia while declining severely in the United States. Industry operators in developed nations take advantage of lower labor costs in emerging markets. IBISWorld forecasts that industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the global economy, will increase at an annualized rate of 6.6% over the 10 years to 2022. Conversely, global GDP is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 3.2% over the same period.


Additional Insights for the Global Apparel Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Apparel Manufacturing Industry are

  • Establishment of export markets
  • Economies of scope
  • Establishment of brand names
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as GDP of the BRIC nations and Global per capita income in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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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 clothing
    Men's clothing
    Children's and infants' clothing
    Other apparel and clothing accessories
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing coats and winter clothes
    Manufacturing suits for men and women
    Manufacturing leisure clothes
    Manufacturing nightwear
    Manufacturing children's and baby clothes
    Manufacturing sportswear
    Manufacturing work clothing and ethnic clothes

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • GDP of the BRIC nations
  • Global per capita income
  • US Gross domestic product (GDP)
  • World price of cotton
  • Global population

  • Current Performance
  • Major manufacturing regions
  • Industry profitability
  • Markets and products
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Shift in focus
  • Profit opportunities
  • Table: Global Apparel Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Apparel Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Global Wholesale Trade
  • Global Department Stores and General Merchandise Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing

  • Products & Services
  • Women's clothing
  • Men's clothing
  • Children's and infants' clothing
  • Other apparel and clothing accessories
  • Chart: Global Apparel Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports to the European Union
  • Exports to all other destinations
  • Exports to the United States
  • Domestic wholesalers
  • Domestic department stores
  • All other domestic retailers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Apparel Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages and depreciation
  • Rent, utilities, marketing and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Apparel Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Apparel Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Apparel Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Apparel Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • GDP of the BRIC nations (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • The relocation of a company's business process, such as manufacturing or accounting, from one country to another, whether the work is outsourced or stays within the company.
  • Outsource
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier. Outsource is always written as one word without a hyphen.
  • Premium Denim
  • Denim that is perceived to be of high quality and therefore carries a higher price tag than traditional denim.
  • Vertical Integration
  • Owning different parts of the supply chain, either in the form of forward integration (owning upstream suppliers) or backward integration (owning downstream buyers).
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