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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 | Apr 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 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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Clothing Manufacturing industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Industry revenue fell significantly during the economic downturn, so revenue growth over the past five years partially reflects the industry’s recovery. The industry was previously declining, but increasingly competitive manufacturers and increased demand for UK-manufactured clothing has supported recent revenue growth. Industry value added, which is the value the industry adds to the economy, is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.5% over the decade through 2021-22. Over the same period, GDP is forecast to grow at a slightly slower compound annual rate of 2.3%. The industry is mature because it is well established and growing at a similar rate to the UK economy. Des.. 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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