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Clothing Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Clothing Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C14.000 | Feb 2017

Dressed up: Robust export growth reflects demand for luxury British-made products abroad

IBISWorld’s Clothing Manufacturing 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 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 & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Growth in household disposable incomes has led to rising demand for UK-made clothing
  • Strong demand from emerging economies is anticipated to boost exports
  • The value of exports is expected to grow at a faster rate than imports over the coming five-year period
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The past five years have been a period of revival and growth for the Clothing Manufacturing industry, following significant declines during the economic downturn. The industry has been resilient since the downturn and has made up some lost ground. Backed by government funding and an improved economy since 2013-14, growth in household disposable incomes has led to rising demand for discretionary goods, including expensive UK-made clothing. Furthermore, the association with luxury of many industry participants has allowed operators to make gains, particularly from increasing wealth in emerging markets. The launch of online platforms also helped to attract customers, boosting revenue. Over the five years through 2016-17, revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.5%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Clothing Manufacturing industry has grown over the past five years. Government backed capital funding and grants have supported the industry that are aiming to revive the industry following a decade of decline. Despite the industry-wide struggle to compete with low-cost imports, the number of establishments has been rising, with the number of establishments expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.8% over the five years through 2016-17. British clothing manufacturers have also been developing online retail platforms to boost competitiveness and tap into new markets to bolster revenue. IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will expand at a compound annual rate of 2.5% o.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Clothing Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Economies of scope
  • Production of premium goods/services
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from clothing retailing and Total online expenditure in the Clothing Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Clothing Manufacturing Industry?

    Firms in this industry manufacture clothing from a wide range of materials. Products include ready-to-wear and made-to-measure clothing, workwear, and casual and formal apparel. Underwear and hosiery manufacturing is also included in the industry.

    Industry Products
    WorkwearOuterwearAccessoriesKnitted and crocheted clothingTops and underwearOvercoats, raincoats, anoraks and other outdoor clothing
    Industry Activities
    Women's clothingMen's clothingChildren's clothingWorkwearUnderwear and hosieryKnitted clothingClothing partsAccessories

    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
  • Demand from clothing retailing
  • Total online expenditure
  • Value of goods imports
  • Demand from department stores
  • Real household disposable income
  • Current Performance
  • Industry revival
  • Worn out international trade
  • Luxurious and innovative
  • Economic recovery
  • Profit performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • The trade balance
  • Demand conditions
  • Domestic and

    foreign production

  • Profit and wages
  • Table: Clothing Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Clothing Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Clothing & Footwear Wholesaling
  • Department Stores
  • Clothing Retailing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Manufacture of Knitted and Crocheted Fabrics
  • Manufacture of Machinery for Textile, Apparel and Leather Production
  • Textile Weaving & Finishing
  • Products & Services
  • Outerwear
  • Tops and underwear
  • Accessories
  • Knitted and crocheted clothing
  • Workwear
  • Other
  • Overcoats, raincoats, anoraks and other outdoor clothing
  • Chart: Clothing Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Disposable income and quality
  • Advertising and brand image
  • Demographics and social factors
  • Major Markets
  • Online retailers and consumers
  • Wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Department stores
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Clothing 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
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Clothing Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Clothing 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 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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Clothing Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • 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)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Discretionary Goods
  • Non-essential items, often considered a luxury, such as some clothing.
  • Ecocircle Plant Fibre
  • A plant based polyester that is an alternative material to cotton and wool.
  • Narrow Fabric
  • Woven fabric that generally does not exceed 45 centimetres (18 inches) in width.

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    This report on Clothing Manufacturing:
    • 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 of 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 Clothing Manufacturing 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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