The Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing industry has declined steadily over the past five years as imports have increased in dominance. Countries such as China have continued to hold comparative advantages due to low wage costs. Advantageous economic circumstances for importers (including a strong Australian dollar and further tariff reductions on industry products) has exacerbated this disadvantage for domestic operators. Furthermore, consumer sentiment has exhibited significant volatility over the period due to financial market instability and widespread economic uncertainty.
Companies in this industry primarily manufacture shapewear, underwear, sleepwear or infants' clothing. Specific products include brassieres, corsets and girdles.
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.