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Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42431 | Jan 2017

Falling to pieces: Import competition and wholesale bypass leave revenue in tatters

IBISWorld’s Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$14bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-2.3%
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Profit
Profit
Employment
25,782
Businesses
7,296
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • An increasing rate of imports will continue to hamper this already struggling industry
  • Declines in the price of metal significantly reduced demand for synthetic fiber from the mining industry
  • The continued contraction of the industry’s apparel market is expected to drive revenue decline
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Rising import penetration has displaced the downstream demand for buttons, zippers and yard fabric from domestic distributors to international manufacturers. Additionally, wholesale bypass, which is the trend of downstream buyers sourcing directly from manufacturers to cut expenses, has constrained wholesalers' function in the domestic supply chain and eliminated many operators. Although the recovering economy will help the industry somewhat, these adverse trends are anticipated to continue in the coming years... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Piece Goods, Notions and Other Apparel Wholesaling industry has a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that, for every dollar spent on labor, $0.05 is spent on capital. Capital intensity in this industry has remained stable over the past five years. Larger wholesalers have increased their use of capital and have invested in inventory control systems and other new technologies to improve productivity. However, given the low market share concentration in this industry, not all wholesalers have operations large enough to justify such investments. Capital expenditures are mostly made for computer software that helps wholesalers track and organize products. Oth.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling Industry are

  • Development of new products
  • Having links with suppliers
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Import penetration into the manufacturing sector and Demand from apparel manufacturing in the Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more

     


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    What is the Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling Industry?

    Operators in this industry wholesale piece goods, fabrics, yarns, thread and other notions and hair accessories. Products sold in this industry include apparel trimmings, belts and buckles, textile fabrics, textile labels, millinery supplies, sewing needles, remnants, ribbons, sewing accessories and zippers. Establishments that buy fabric goods in the gray (i.e. unbleached and untreated), have them finished on a contract basis and sell at wholesale are classified in other industries.

    Industry Products
    Cotton fabricSynthetic fabrics Piece goods and other miscellaneous knit fabricsNotions, including buttons, ribbons, lace and sewing accessoriesOther items
     
    Industry Activities
    Apparel wholesalingBelt and buckle assembly kit wholesalingBinding and embroidery wholesalingFabrics and textile wholesalingHair accessories, millinery supplies and sewing needle wholesalingRemnants and ribbon wholesalingHair accessories wholesaling


    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
  • Import penetration into the manufacturing sector
  • Demand from apparel manufacturing
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from mining
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Current Performance
  • Intense import penetration
  • Mining demand
  • Shrinking size
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit, participation and people
  • The silver lining
  • Table: Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Cut and Sew Manufacturers
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing
  • Women’s, Girls’ and Infants’ Apparel Manufacturing
  • Costume & Team Uniform Manufacturing
  • Household Furniture Manufacturing
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling
  • Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling
  • Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Carpet Mills
  • Leather Good & Luggage Manufacturing
  • Miscellaneous Product Manufacturing
  • Textile Mills
  • Products & Services
  • Piece goods and other miscellaneous knit fabrics
  • Synthetic fabrics
  • Cotton fabric
  • Notions, including buttons, ribbons, lace and sewing accessories
  • Other items
  • Chart: Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Apparel manufacturing industries
  • Wholesale establishments
  • Fabric and other retailers for resale
  • Mining and other manufacturing
  • Businesses for use as an input (catering, event management and other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling 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 Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Demand from apparel manufacturing (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Piece Goods
  • Fabrics, yarn and ribbon sold by the yard.
  • 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.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.

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    This report on Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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