Clothing and footwear wholesalers purchase goods from domestic and foreign manufacturers and distribute them to downstream retailers and department stores. After shrugging off the lingering effects of the recession, which severely damaged the industry's downstream markets, revenue is expected to improve over the five years through 2015-16. However, recovery has not been easy, with the industry declining temporarily during 2012-13 in line with stagnant growth in the wider economy. During the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is anticipated to increase at a compound annual rate of 1%.
Clothing and footwear wholesalers purchase a wide range of items from domestic and foreign manufacturers and distribute the goods to downstream retailers. Most wholesalers in this industry do not undertake any alterations or develop goods further.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.