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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 | Aug 2016

It's a wrap: Operators are set to face positive trading conditions over the next few years

IBISWorld’s Clothing Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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 Analysis & Industry Trends

The past five years have largely been a period of growth for the Clothing Manufacturing industry. Revenue continued to contract early in the period, with revenue falling by 8.6% in 2012-13, as the long-lasting effects of the downturn continued to harm industry operators. However, the industry has exhibited resilience since then and has made up some lost ground. A more buoyant economy since 2013-14 and growth in household disposable incomes have led to rising demand for discretionary goods, like costly 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... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The British Clothing Manufacturing industry has been on an upward trajectory over much of the past five years. Revenue has grown since 2013-14, having recovered from the lingering effects of the downturn such as economic uncertainty and lower household expenditure. Despite the struggle to compete with low-cost imports, the number of establishments has also been rising, with the number expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 0.4% over the five years through 2016-17. British clothing manufacturers have also been establishing or developing online retail platforms in an attempt to boost competitiveness and tap into new markets to bolster revenue. IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will expand at a compound annual rate of 2.6% o.. 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

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