The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Handbag & Purse 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
2011 - 2016
Annual Growth
2016 - 2021
Employment ('000)

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for handbags and accessories will grow as the global economy strengthens
  • China has accounted for the rise in manufacturing activity and an increase in overall demand
  • As the world economy strengthens, demand for the industry's products will increase
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Demand for the Global Handbag and Purse Manufacturing industry has resurged over the past five years, as global economic conditions have improved and consumers have begun spending what they delayed during the recession. In the coming years, demand for handbags and accessories will grow as conditions in the global economy strengthen, especially in Western Europe and North America. As growing disposable incomes translate into higher consumer sentiment, individuals will likely make purchases that were postponed during the period of economic hardship following the recession...

    Industry Analysis

    Offshoring has been a longstanding trend in the Global Handbag and Purse Manufacturing industry, whereby companies in developed economies send their production operations offshore to developing economies and emerging markets to benefit from lower production costs. Manufacturers of less expensive industry products are mainly located in the emerging market regions of Asia, particularly China. In contrast, designers, large wholesalers and retailers are mostly located in Europe, the United States and developed Asian countries, such as Hong Kong and Japan. Consequently, international trade has been a key feature of the industry over the past five years. Fashion trends and changes in general economic conditions have also affected the industry. Con..

    Additional Insights for the Global Handbag & Purse Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Access to niche markets
  • Economies of scope
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global consumer spending and GDP of the BRIC nations in the Global Handbag & Purse Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Global Handbag & Purse Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry operators manufacture handbags and handbag accessories, such as purses, wallets, tassels and other articles typically carried in a pocket or handbag. The industry also includes operators that produce luggage and other travel bags, as well as a variety smaller-sized leather containers.

    Industry Products
    Handbag accessories
    Trunks and suitcases
    Containers and cases
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing handbags
    Manufacturing apparel and clothing accessories from leather or composition leather
    Manufacturing knitted or crocheted gloves, mittens and mitts
    Manufacturing headgear and accessories
    Manufacturing apparel and clothing accessories from plastics or vulcanized rubber

    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
  • Global consumer spending
  • GDP of the BRIC nations
  • Global per capita income
  • World price of cotton

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Shifting activity
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Rising demand
  • Industry changes
  • Table: Global Handbag & Purse Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Handbag & Purse 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
  • Global Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Handbags
  • Trunks and suitcases
  • Containers and cases
  • Handbag accessories
  • Chart: Global Handbag & Purse Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Macroeconomic variables
  • Industry-specific variables
  • Other variables

  • Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Domestic department stores
  • Domestic specialty stores
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Handbag & Purse 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
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Handbag & Purse Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Handbag & Purse 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 Handbag & Purse 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 Handbag & Purse Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • GDP of the BRIC nations (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • The shift in manufacturing activities to overseas locations.
  • Outsourcing
  • The process whereby a company sources products from a third party.
  • Tariff
  • A tax on imports.
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