Dressed to impress: Industry revenue returns to strong growth following economic instability

Over the past five years, revenue for the Clothing Store industry in China has been growing at an annualized rate of 6.1%. Slower growth from 2012 has been mainly due to the weaker performance of the Chinese economy and a high level of inventory repressing product prices. In 2017, revenue is set to grow just 6.8% to $26.9 billion.Overall, industry growth was strong in the past decade due to the opening of the market in accordance with China's World Trade Organization commitments. After 2001, foreign capital streamed in, bringing with it experienced management and systems. And as the Chinese economy developed, living standards improved and demand for fashion products grew...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$27bn
Annual Growth 12-17
7.4%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
912,463
Businesses
69,210

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growing income of Chinese people and higher spending on apparels ensure future market growth in China
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Over the five years through 2017, revenue for the Clothing Store industry in China has been increasing at an annualized rate of 7.4% per year – from $18.8 billion in 2012 to an estimated $26.9 billion in 2017. Overall industry growth has been driven by the strong performance of Chinese economy and improving living standards. However, as the Chinese economy began to cool down and inventory built up, revenue growth has slowed.Performance trendsSince China's accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001, foreign retailers have begun to enter the Chinese market, putting downward pressure on retail prices for clothing. At the same time, however, the consumer in China has been growing in sophistication, focusing less on low-end and more on mid-range clothing...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Clothing Stores Industry

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

  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Household Disposable Income and Competition from Substitutes - Department Stores - Women's Clothing Stores in the Clothing Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Clothing Stores Industry?

    The Clothing Store industry is part of the retail sector in China. Operators in this industry retail clothing for men, women, and children, as well as clothing accessories such as scarves, socks, belts and ties. The major sites for retailing operations are clothing specialty stores, franchised stores, and independent outlets.

    Industry Products
  • Upper outer garments
  • Underwear
  • Formal and casual trousers
  • Sweaters
  • Jeans
  • Skirts
  • Sportswear and shorts
  • Industry Activities
  • Men's clothing retailing
  • Women's clothing retailing
  • Children's clothing retailing
  • Sportswear retailing
  • Leather and fur clothing retailing
  • Underwear and sweater retailing
  • Clothing accessories retailing
  • Other clothing retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Household Disposable Income
  • Competition from Substitutes - Department Stores - Women's Clothing Stores
  • Competition from Substitutes - Department Stores - Men's Clothing Stores
  • Economic Indicators - Consumer Sentiment Index
  • Population Growth - China

  • Current Performance
    Performance trendsEstablishments and employment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Future challenges
  • Table: Clothing Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Clothing Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Households

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Apparel Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Upper outer garments
  • Underwear
  • Formal and casual trousers
  • Sweaters
  • Sportswear and shorts
  • Jeans
  • Skirts
  • Other
  • Chart: Clothing Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • The level and change in real household disposable income
  • Consumer confidence and attitudes
  • Brand recognition
  • Fashion changes
  • Price of clothing relative to other goods
  • Seasonal conditions

  • Major Markets
  • People aged 15 to 64
  • Children aged 0 to 14
  • People aged 65 and above
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Clothing Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Clothing Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price
  • Clothing style and range
  • Quality and brands
  • Service and location
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Clothing Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Zhejiang Semir Garment Co. Ltd., Shanghai Metersbonwe Fashion and Accessories Co., Ltd., Bestseller Fashion (China) Co., Ltd., Esprit Shanghai Company, Glorious Sun Enterprises Limited,
  • Table: Zhejiang Semir Garment Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Shanghai Metersbonwe Fashion and Accessories Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Bestseller Fashion (China) Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Esprit Shanghai Company - financial performance
  • Table: Glorious Sun Enterprises Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Clothing Stores 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 Clothing Stores Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Playwear
  • Clothes designed for children specifically for playtime; usually more durable and functional than sleepwear.
  • Point-Of-Sale (Pos)
  • A system used at checkout in retail stores using computers and cash registers to capture transaction data at the time and place of sale.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that tracks products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store by releasing continuous signals from a chip.
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