In style: Export demand will boost industry revenue

The Women's and Girls' Apparel Manufacturing industry in Ontario was in decline since Canada removed apparel import tariffs in 2003. The tariff relief diminished domestic demand for “Made in Canada” products, as less-developed nations have cut the industry size by more than half over the past decade. For manufacturers in the industry to remain competitive with offshore providers, companies such as Canada Goose Holdings Inc. have positioned themselves as a high-end, value-added domestic label. Despite boosted revenue growth, industry growth is pressured by the minimum wage, offshore competition and external industries. After the surge of export demand, the industry is expected to return to its long-term trend of decline...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$109m
Annual Growth 13-18
6.2%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
520
Businesses
152

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry growth is pressured by the minimum wage, offshore competition and external industries
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Ontario represents 26.8% of the national industry's establishment counts due to the province being the most populated. Although Ontario is the most-populated province, it is the second-highest concentrated province, falling behind Quebec. Despite this, the province's performance is significant in the industry on the national level, as manufacturers located on the Great Lakes are at an advantage. Advantages include ease of import access and an established network of transportation to reduce operation costs. Top players such as Canada Goose Holdings Inc. and WS & Company Ltd. built their production facilities in Scarborough. In addition, cities such as Toronto, Mississauga and Richmond Hill are other popular areas to connect manufacturing facilities with the Great Lakes...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Women's & Girls' Apparel Manufacturing in Ontario Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Women's & Girls' Apparel Manufacturing in Ontario Industry are

  • Establishment of export markets
  • Access to niche markets
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total imports to Ontario and Canadian effective exchange rate index in the Women's & Girls' Apparel Manufacturing in Ontario industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Women's & Girls' Apparel Manufacturing in Ontario Industry?

    Industry operators manufacture cut and sewn blouses, shirts, skirts, dresses, pants, nightwear, suits, coats and other outerwear for women and girls, by cutting and sewing purchased materials. Manufacturers that produce knitted, fur or leather apparel are not included in this industry, nor are manufacturers of socks or hosiery.

    Industry Products
  • Dresses and suits
  • Coats, jackets and outerwear
  • Lingerie, loungewear and nightwear
  • Swimwear
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing women's and girls' lingerie, loungewear and nightwear
  • Manufacturing women's and girls' blouses and shirts
  • Manufacturing women's and girls' dresses
  • Manufacturing women's and girls' suits, coats, tailored jackets and skirts
  • Manufacturing other women's and girls' apparel
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total imports to Ontario
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • Consumer price index in Ontario
  • Per capita disposable income in Ontario

  • Current Performance
    Industry Outlook
    Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Women's & Girls' Apparel Manufacturing in Ontario Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Clothing & Clothing Accessories Wholesaling in Canada
  • Women's Clothing Stores in Canada
  • Children's & Infants' Clothing Stores in Canada
  • Family Clothing Stores in Canada
  • Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores in Canada
  • Department Stores in Canada
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercentres in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Jewellery Manufacturing in Canada
  • Textile Mills in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Dresses and suits
  • Coats, jackets and outerwear
  • Other
  • Lingerie, loungewear and nightwear
  • Swimwear
  • Chart: Women's & Girls' Apparel Manufacturing in Ontario Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Discount stores
  • Department stores
  • Other
  • Specialty stores
  • Wholesalers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Women's & Girls' Apparel Manufacturing in Ontario Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Women's & Girls' Apparel Manufacturing in Ontario

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
    Canada Goose Holdings Inc., Picadilly Fashions, WS & Company Ltd., Fortnight Lingerie,
  • Table: Canada Goose Holdings Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Picadilly Fashions - financial performance
  • Table: WS & Company Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Fortnight Lingerie - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Women's & Girls' Apparel Manufacturing in Ontario 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 Women's & Girls' Apparel Manufacturing in Ontario Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • ON - Per capita disposable income in Ontario (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cut And Sew
  • A term used to refer to apparel that has been made from cutting and sewing raw fabric (as opposed to knitting, or simply printing on precut and sewn fabric).
  • Least Developed Countries
  • A United Nations designation for countries with low socioeconomic development indicators
  • Offshoring
  • Relocating part of a company's business operations, such as manufacturing or accounting, to a country other than where it is headquartered, whether the work is outsourced or stays within the company
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