Stitched up: Despite wholesale bypass, economic improvements will increase industry demand

The Clothing and Clothing Accessories Wholesaling industry in Canada has expanded over the five years to 2018. Despite the contracting Canadian dollar and the increasing popularity of wholesale bypass among downstream buyers, sustained economic improvements and the continued availability of credit has caused an increase in consumer demand for clothing and clothing accessories. This industry is composed of four different business segments: men's and boys' clothing wholesaling; women's and girls' clothing wholesaling; children's and infants' clothing wholesaling; and accessories wholesaling. Rising per capita disposable income and consumer confidence levels have increased consumer spending on premium clothing and clothing accessories during the five-year more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for industry products is anticipated to rise further as economic conditions improve
  • The depreciation of the Canadian dollar has suppressed industry profitability
  • Operators are likely to contend with tough operating conditions over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Clothing and Clothing Accessories Wholesaling industry in Canada exhibits a low level of market share concentration. The top three players in the industry are expected to collectively account for less than 5.0% of industry revenue in 2018. Average revenue generated by an industry operator is expected to reach $3.0 million in 2018, giving an average operator a market share of less than 0.1%. This industry is highly fragmented because most operators work on a small-scale basis and tend to serve their long-standing clients in localized areas. According to Statistics Canada, 97.0% of businesses in this industry are small-scale, which is defined by Statistics Canada as a business that employs less than 100 employees. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Clothing & Clothing Accessories Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Clothing & Clothing Accessories Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Ability to avoid wholesale bypass
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and Canadian effective exchange rate index in the Clothing & Clothing Accessories Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Clothing & Clothing Accessories Wholesaling Industry?

    Businesses in this industry purchase men’s and women’s clothing and clothing accessories from apparel manufacturers and sell them to retailers, generally with minimal or no further product development. Most wholesalers in this industry undertake sales and administrative activities such as establishing relationships with manufacturers and retailers, marketing and advertising their products and storing and transporting stock.

    Industry Products
  • Men's and boys' clothing
  • Women's and girls' clothing
  • Children's and infants' clothing
  • Clothing accessories
  • Industry Activities
  • Wholesaling men's apparel
  • Wholesaling women's apparel
  • Wholesaling children's apparel
  • Wholesaling clothing accessories for men, women and children
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • Demand from department stores
  • Demand from children's and infants' clothing stores
  • Demand from men's clothing stores
  • Demand from women's clothing stores

  • Current Performance
  • Exchange rate, demand and profitability
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • Participation and profit
  • Labour intensity
  • Rising demand from specialty retailers
  • Table: Clothing & Clothing Accessories Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Clothing & Clothing Accessories Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Men's Clothing Stores in Canada
  • Women's Clothing Stores in Canada
  • Children's & Infants' Clothing Stores in Canada
  • Department Stores in Canada
  • Handbag, Luggage & Accessory Stores in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing in Canada
  • Women's & Girls' Apparel Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Women's and girls' clothing
  • Men's and boys' clothing
  • Children's and infants' clothing
  • Clothing accessories
  • Chart: Clothing & Clothing Accessories Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Warehouse clubs and supercentres
  • Wholesalers for resale
  • Department stores
  • Specialty clothing stores
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Clothing & Clothing Accessories Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Clothing & Clothing Accessories Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Clothing & Clothing Accessories Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Clothing & Clothing Accessories Wholesaling 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 Clothing & Clothing Accessories Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Consumer spending (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Relative Prices
  • The price of an item relative to the price of a competing item or the same item in a different market.
  • Tweens
  • An individual aged between 10 and 12 years old.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • The practice of cutting out wholesalers from a supply chain by entering into direct contracts with a manufacturer.
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