Bag and baggage: Import competition will hamper industry recovery

IBISWorld’s Leather Good & Luggage Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national 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
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Imports from low-cost suppliers pose a competitive threat to the industry
  • The industry’s average profit margin is anticipated to rise over the period
  • As the cost of operating in China rises, more companies are considering reshoring manufacturing

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Leather Good and Luggage Manufacturing industry is undergoing a transition period. After years of offshoring and outsourcing, some industry operators are considering bringing production back to the United States to avoid rising prices in China and high overhead costs associated with manufacturing abroad. Reshoring would also result in shorter turnaround time between production and sales, as well as greater control over manufacturing operations. However, large players, and some players that serve niche markets, are replacing other struggling operators that are no longer able to survive profitably in this industry. Consequently, the true impact of reshoring remains uncertain, but IBISWorld expects the effects of reshoring to become more evident over the next five years...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Given the high numbers of competitors promoting their existing products, new manufacturers are challenged by a major hurdle in establishing their products and brands in the marketplace. There are high advertising and research and development costs associated with establishing and promoting new products; however, there are relatively few regulatory requirements to satisfy to establish a new business.

    Changes in fashion trends can greatly and quickly reduce the popularity of niche products, such as hats, certain handbag lines and special designer accessories. This factor increases the risk of entering into a new market and can be a large deterrent for establishing new operations.


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    Additional Insights for the Leather Good & Luggage Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Leather Good & Luggage Manufacturing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Establishment of export markets
  • Access to niche markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer Confidence Index and Trade-weighted index in the Leather Good & Luggage Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Leather Good & Luggage Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry primarily manufacture clothing accessories, including belts, hats, luggage, handbags, wallets and various other leather and nonleather goods and accessories.

    Industry Products
    Women's handbags and purses
    Luggage (including suitcases, travel bags, backpacks, etc.)
    Pet accessories
    Personal leather goods (excluding women's handbags and purses)
    Men's and boys' neckwear
    Hat bodies and fabric caps
    Gloves and mittens
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing luggage pieces
    Manufacturing and designing handbags
    Manufacturing neckties
    Manufacturing hats, caps and other headwear
    Manufacturing and designing belts and other leather goods

    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
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from clothing and clothing accessories stores
  • Demand from handbag, luggage and accessory stores
  • Price of leather

  • Current Performance
  • Import penetration
  • Profit and participation
  • Consumer sentiment
  • Operating conditions
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Reshoring: causes, processes and potential results
  • International trade and profitability
  • Table: Leather Good & Luggage Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Leather Good & Luggage Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling
  • Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling
  • Men's Clothing Stores
  • Women's Clothing Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters
  • Handbag, Luggage & Accessory Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Leather Tanning & Finishing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Power Tools & Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
  • Textile Mills

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Luggage (including suitcases, travel bags, backpacks, etc.)
  • Women's handbags and purses
  • Men's and boys' neckwear
  • Pet accessories
  • Hat bodies and fabric caps
  • Personal leather goods (excluding women's handbags and purses)
  • Gloves and mittens
  • Chart: Leather Good & Luggage Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Retailers
  • Other
  • Manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Leather Good & Luggage 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 and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Leather Good & Luggage Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Leather Good & Luggage 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 Leather Good & Luggage 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 Leather Good & Luggage 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)
  • Trade-weighted index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    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.
  • Outsourcing
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
  • Saddlery
  • Equipment for horses, typically made of leather.
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