Revenue for the Apparel Manufacturing industry is expected to grow by 5.6% to $339.0 billion in 2017, reflecting an annualized increase of 8.5% over the past five years. Exports are a strong contributor to industry growth; in 2017, exports are expected to represent 19.1% of industry revenue. Exports as a share of revenue peaked at 86.8% in 1998.There are 19,600 enterprises operating in this industry in 2017, employing 4.55 million workers with an estimated payroll of $38.5 billion. The rising price of raw materials, as well as higher labor costs, have led to a decrease in profitability for industry operators in recent years. In 2017, profit as a proportion of industry revenue is estimated at 5.7%...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$339bn
Annual Growth 12-17
8.5%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
4.6m
Businesses
95,040

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

An ACMR-IBISWorld analysis of the capital labor intensity in this industry shows that this industry is traditionally labor intensive, with large employment volumes involved in production, such as in the cutting and sewing of fabrics. For every dollar spent on labor, only about 21 cents are invested in capital in this industry.Large-scale enterprises improve product quality by increasing investment on manufacturing equipment and machinery, while small enterprises put limited capital investment and only produce basic products that rely on manual labor.There have been increases in capital investment within the industry as firms attach greater importance to technology improvement and innovation. A s...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Apparel Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Understanding government policies and their implications
  • Establishment of export markets
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream Demand - Clothing Stores and Export Market in the Apparel Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Apparel Manufacturing Industry?

    The Apparel Manufacturing industry in China mainly comprises companies that manufacture men's, women's and children's cut and sewn apparel, with fabrics being the primary raw material. The industry includes manufacturers that purchase fabrics and those that manufacture fabrics themselves and have fixed operational facilities. The manufacturing of fur, leather or plastic is not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Woven clothing
  • Needle clothing
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing coats
  • 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
  • Manufacturing winter clothes and down coats
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream Demand - Clothing Stores
  • Export Market
  • Industry Systems and Technology - Manufacturing
  • Exchange Rates - Renminbi per $US
  • Real Personal Disposable Income
  • Population Growth - China

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Shift from OEM to ODMDevelopment of new foreign marketsEstablishment of brand namesRelocation trend
  • Table: Apparel Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Department Stores & Shopping Malls
  • Supermarkets
  • Clothing Stores
  • Baby Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cotton Fabric and Yarn Manufacturing
  • Silk Fabric and Clothing Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Woven clothing
  • Needle clothing
  • Chart: Apparel Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Disposable incomes
  • Population growth
  • Growth in the young adult age group
  • Counterfeit goods
  • Dominance of foreign brands in the high-end market
  • Government support
  • Urbanization
  • Fashion trends
  • Exchange rate

  • Major Markets
  • Wholesale markets
  • Other
  • Exports
  • Specialty stores
  • Department stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Apparel Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profitability
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Apparel Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price
  • Quality
  • Branding
  • Sales networks
  • Advertising and promotions
  • Foreign versus domestic apparel manufacturers

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Heilan Group, Youngor Group, Bosideng Corporation, Fujian Septwolves Industry Co. Ltd., Shanshan Group,
  • Table: Heilan Group - financial performance
  • Table: Youngor Group - financial performance
  • Table: Bosideng Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Fujian Septwolves Industry Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Shanshan Group - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Apparel Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • 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)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Garment output (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Hypermarket
  • A superstore that essentially combines a department store with a supermarket.
  • Leisurewear
  • Casual clothing items like jackets, trousers, skirts and shirts.
  • Nightwear
  • Clothing worn at night and for sleeping, such as pajamas, night gowns, bathrobes and dressing gowns.
  • Sportswear
  • Clothing worn during exercise.
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