On guard: After defense spending falls, new markets will help offset major losses

Demand for tactical and service clothing will taper off over the next five years, as defense spending continues on a downward trend. Furthermore, rising input prices led many manufacturers to outsource production to low-cost countries, a trend that will continue. Nevertheless, a shift to new markets and product enhancements will help mitigate significant losses...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising inputs and research and development costs coupled with an appreciating dollar have induced tough market competition
  • There is a considerable amount of international trade in this industry
  • Increasing import penetration is expected to have a negative impact on revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Tactical apparel refers to functional clothing that has special design features that enhance the speed, safety or performance of the wearer. Fire protection, puncture resistance, high visibility and water repellence provide much-needed protection for personnel that are subject to highly dangerous and often life-threatening work environments (e.g. military, protective service and mining companies). The industry's products include a range of garments, which IBISWorld segments into six categories: shirts; pants, trousers and shorts; outerwear and jackets; coveralls; base layers; and other.Tactical shirtsTactical shirts make up an estimated 9.5% of industry revenue. Shi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Tactical & Service Clothing Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Tactical & Service Clothing Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favor of market conditions
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Development of new products
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Federal funding for defense and Government consumption and investment in the Tactical & Service Clothing Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Tactical & Service Clothing Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry primarily manufactures tactical apparel for the personal, military and service (e.g. police and fire service) markets. Service apparel also includes garments made for patients, waiters and other service workers. Tactical apparel describes clothing with specialized functions such as fire protection, puncture resistance, high visibility and water repellence. The industry does not include manufacturers of safety equipment such as body armor and bulletproof vests.

    Industry Products
  • Pants, trousers and shorts
  • Shirts
  • Outerwear and jackets
  • Base layers
  • Coveralls
  • Headgear
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing liquid-proof apparel and accessories
  • Manufacturing fire-resistant apparel and accessories
  • Manufacturing puncture-protective apparel and accessories
  • Developing advanced fabric technologies
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Federal funding for defense
  • Government consumption and investment
  • Local and state government investment
  • Number of businesses
  • Price of synthetic fiber
  • World price of cotton
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • A shift in focus
  • Outsourcing and international trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Improvement in downstream demand amid challenges
  • Expansion opportunities
  • International trade
  • Table: Tactical & Service Clothing Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Tactical & Service Clothing Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling
  • Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling
  • Men's Clothing Stores
  • Women's Clothing Stores
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Textile Mills

  • Products & Services
  • Outerwear and jackets
  • Pants, trousers and shorts
  • Shirts
  • Coveralls
  • Base layers
  • Headgear
  • Chart: Tactical & Service Clothing Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other
  • The military and federal consumption
  • Public safety services and state consumption
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Tactical & Service Clothing Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Tactical & Service Clothing Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Tactical & Service Clothing Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Propper International Sales Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Carhartt Inc.,
  • Table: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company - financial performance
  • Table: Propper International Sales Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Carhartt Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Tactical & Service Clothing 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 Tactical & Service Clothing 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)
  • Federal funding for defense (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A piece of apparel that covers the chest area, protecting the wearer's vital organs.
  • Emergency Medical Technician (Emt)
  • Individuals whose occupation is to transport patients in an ambulance.
  • Offshore
  • 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.
  • Turnouts
  • Fire fighters' coats and pants.
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