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Clothing Retailing in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Clothing Retailing Market Research Report | SIC G47.710 | Mar 2017

A tight fit: Rising purchase costs due to the fall in the value of the pound could limit growth

IBISWorld’s Clothing Retailing 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
Arcadia Group Limited Arcadia Group Limited market share
Next Retail Limited Next Retail Limited market share
Primark Stores Limited Primark Stores Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£40bn
Annual Growth 12-17
2.0%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
413,851
Businesses
11,133
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Although the economic recovery has supported clothing demand in recent years, clothing prices have fallen more recently due to persistent price competition, tumbling raw material costs and widespread discounting among retailers. This has constrained revenue growth somewhat. Retailers have also had to work hard to retain and draw away customers from rival supermarkets, department stores and online-only retailers. The evolution of the retail landscape and the persistent rise of online shopping have prompted most retailers to invest substantially in their online offerings and delivery capabilities, which has proved beneficial... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Clothing Retailing industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. External threats have forced retailers to adapt to a changing market landscape and shifting consumer demands. Over the 10 years through 2021-22, industry value added is forecast to increase at a compound annual rate of 1.5%. In comparison, UK GDP is anticipated to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the same period. Although this indicates that the industry is growing at a slightly slower rate than the UK economy, the industry's products remain essential to consumers. Nonetheless, industry operators face strong competition from external competitors such as supermarkets, department stores and online-only retailers.

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What is the Clothing Retailing Industry?

Clothing retailers source clothing from wholesalers or manufacturers and sell them to consumers. Most industry participants sell goods from one or more retail stores and often operate an online portal as well. The industry does not include enterprises that only operate online. Although accessory sales are covered, shoe sales are not.

Industry Products
Women's clothingMen's clothingChildren's and infants' clothingAccessories
 
Industry Activities
Retailing women's clothingRetailing men's clothingRetailing children's and infants' clothingRetailing accessories and other items


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