In stitches: The dollar's appreciation will result in further import penetration into the industry

The Men's and Boys' Apparel Manufacturing industry in Canada has been characterized by offshoring, import competition and a significant shift toward the production of high-end products over the five years to 2018. The industry, which manufactures men's and boys' apparel from purchased fabrics, has been in a decline due to rising import penetration. However, operators that have shifted toward producing high-end, value-added designer and handcrafted fashion have managed to temper the decline. Over the five years to 2023, revenue is expected to return to its historical decline. An anticipated rise in the Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate index is expected to reduce the affordability of industry products abroad, causing industry exports to more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Imported clothing poses a competitive threat to domestic manufacturers
  • Many operators have become export oriented, producing high-value and high-quality apparel
  • The comparatively appreciating Canadian dollar is expected to inhibit industry growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Activity in the Men’s and Boys’ Apparel Manufacturing industry in Canada is primarily concentrated in Quebec, which houses 36.8% of industry establishments. The province lies close to major transportation hubs near the Great Lakes, the Hudson Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Since this industry is highly dependent on international trade, access to ports is important in minimizing operators’ transportation costs and maximizing volume. However, over the past five years, Quebec’s share of revenue has declined due to the province’s carbon tax, which took effect in July 2011. The tax is wide-reaching, affecting 85.0% of the region’s industries and limiting manufacturing activity in the area. So,...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to niche markets
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Access to a multitasked and flexible workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Canadian effective exchange rate index and Per capita disposable income in the Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures men’s and boys’ apparel from purchased fabrics.

    Industry Products
  • Underwear and night wear
  • Suits, coats and overcoats
  • Shirts and sweaters
  • Pants, trousers, slacks and jeans
  • Snow apparel
  • Industry Activities
  • Designing and suits
  • Designing and coats and outerwear
  • Designing and pants
  • Designing and shirts
  • Designing and athletic apparel
  • Designing and snow apparel
  • Designing and swim apparel
  • Designing and underwear
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Demand from clothing stores

  • Current Performance
  • Domestic demand
  • The international arena
  • Costs and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Exchange rate and international trade
  • Room for growth
  • Table: Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Clothing & Clothing Accessories Wholesaling in Canada
  • Men's Clothing Stores in Canada
  • Children's & Infants' Clothing Stores in Canada
  • Department Stores in Canada
  • E-Commerce & Online Auctions in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing & Clothing Accessories Wholesaling in Canada
  • Textile Mills in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Suits, coats and overcoats
  • Other
  • Snow apparel
  • Pants, trousers, slacks and jeans
  • Shirts and sweaters
  • Underwear and night wear
  • Chart: Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Department stores
  • Wholesalers
  • Warehouses and superstores
  • Manufacturer-owned retail outlets
  • Men's specialty and clothing stores
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWages and depreciationMarketing and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Jack Victor Limited, Ballin Inc.,
  • Table: Jack Victor Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Ballin Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The relocation of a company's business process, such as manufacturing or accounting, from one country to another, whether the work is outsourced or stays within the company.
  • Outsource
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
  • Piece Goods
  • Fabrics sold in standard lengths, which are used to sew apparel.
  • Premium Denim
  • Denim marketed by its manufacturer as having a superior fit and using high-quality fabric.
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