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Global Apparel Manufacturing: Market Research Report

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Global Apparel Manufacturing Market Research Report | Aug 2016

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Apparel Manufacturing global market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies globally and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment ('000)
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Volatile cotton prices and recession-induced drops in consumer spending pressured the industry slightly in the past five years. However, increasing population and and disposable income growth will bolster industry revenue in the five years to come. Companies will also continue moving production to low wage cost countries to offer more competitive prices, although movements to reshore production are becoming more popular in some countries... read more

Industry Locations

North Asia accounts for the largest share of industry establishments with 55.0% of the apparel manufacturing locations estimated to be located in this region. Within this region, China accounts for the majority of production. Many apparel companies across the globe have outsourced production to countries with lower production costs. For example, China accounts for more than 45.0% of women's and girl's clothing imports into the United States. China's apparel manufacturing industry has recorded double digit revenue growth over the five-year period to 2016. In addition, demand for higher-priced apparel has increased in China as the average income has risen. Consequently, many global companies, such as LVMH, are placing a greater focus on selling products in this market... read more


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What is the Global Apparel Manufacturing Industry?

Operators in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry make men's, women's and children's apparel. The industry includes manufacturers that purchase fabrics and those that manufacture fabrics themselves and have fixed operational facilities. Manufacturing of leather and plastic apparel is not covered by this report.

Industry Products
Women's clothingMen's clothingChildren's and infants' clothingOther apparel and clothing accessories
Industry Activities
Manufacturing coats and winter clothesManufacturing suits for men and womenManufacturing leisure clothesManufacturing nightwearManufacturing children's and baby clothesManufacturing sportswearManufacturing work clothing and ethnic clothes

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