Apparel Retail Global Industry Guide 2014-2023


Global Apparel Retail industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: industry size (value 2014-18, and forecast to 2023). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the industry.

Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the global apparel retail industry. Includes industry size and segmentation data, textual and graphical analysis of industry growth trends and leading companies.

Key Highlights

  • The apparel retail market includes baby clothing, toddler clothing and casual wear, essentials, formalwear, formalwear-occasion, and outerwear for men, women, boys and girls; excludes sports-specific clothing.
  • Any currency conversions used in the creation of this report have been calculated using constant 2018 annual average exchange rates.
  • The global apparel retail industry had total revenues of $1,467.7bn in 2018, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.1% between 2014 and 2018.
  • The womenswear segment was the industry’s most lucrative in 2018, with total revenues of $771.5bn, equivalent to 52.6% of the industry’s overall value.
  • Growth in the future will continue to be encouraged by the shift of the global economic power base; population growth, urbanization and the expansion of middle class citizens in the Asia-Pacific region.


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