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Clothing & Footwear Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Clothing & Footwear Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.420 | Oct 2016

Dress down: Decreases in consumer confidence are set to hinder operators

The Clothing & Footwear Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£12bn
Annual Growth 12-17
0.8%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
43,964
Businesses
4,556
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Clothing and footwear wholesalers purchase goods from domestic and foreign manufacturers and distribute them to downstream retailers and department stores. Revenue growth has been slow over the period owing to the rise in online shopping and increasing vertical integration of retailers increasing the level of wholesale bypass. Industry revenue is anticipated to increase at a compound annual rate of 0.8% over the period, reaching £12.5 billion. Revenue is anticipated to fall by 2.0% in 2016-17 as operators struggle with intense competition from vertically integrated enterprises, and suffer falling demand as a result of low consumer confidence following the EU referendum result.

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Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Women's clothing

Women's clothing accounts for the largest portion of revenue because women tend to spend more on clothing than men. Over the past five years, women's clothing has remained the largest segment for the industry. However, the menswear clothing market has overtaken womenswear in terms of growth, with men becoming increasingly conscious of fashion trends. Women have tended to spend more on clothing because they want a broader variety of items and women's fashion generally changes more dramatically than men's. This trend looks to change as towards the latter part of the five-year period through 2016-17, men have ramped up spending on clothes, and many fashion brands have increased their advertising expenditure towards the male market in response. The.. purchase to read more

 


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What is the Clothing & Footwear Wholesaling Industry?

Clothing and footwear wholesalers purchase a wide range of items from domestic and foreign manufacturers and distribute the goods to downstream retailers. Most wholesalers in this industry do not undertake any alterations or develop goods further.

Industry Products
Fur and clothing accessoriesChildren's clothingFootwear Men's clothingWomen's clothing
 
Industry Activities
Clothing wholesalingFootwear wholesaling


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