Wrapping up: The industry is expected to have stabilised, growing in more recent years

The Clothing Manufacturing industry has been in decline for the best part of three decades due to growing competition from low cost countries such as India, China and Thailand, as well as concurrent offshoring activity. Compounding this, the shift in Ireland's industrial policy to target high-skilled, high- technology sectors has diverted investment away from the Clothing Manufacturing industry. The industry was also hit hard by the financial crisis, as record high unemployment and falling disposable income led consumers to withhold expenditure. Over the five years through 2019, industry revenue is expected to decrease at a compound annual rate of 5%, owing to significant contractions at the beginning of the period...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has started to recover from strong contractions earlier in the period
  • A focus on heritage and quality has allowed many manufacturers to return to growth more recently
  • Rising interest in ethical and sustainable products is likely to encourage the use of alternative materials
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Clothing Manufacturing industry is estimated to have a low market share concentration. In 2018-19, the four largest players in the industry are estimated to account for less than 20% of industry revenue. The industry's largest player is estimated to account for approximately 4.5% of industry revenue in the current year.The industry is highly fragmented and dominated by numerous small, family owned businesses. Many of the larger companies have ceased operations or outsourced manufacturing to lower cost countries. Port West, a workwear manufacturer, is a key example of this trend...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Clothing Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Production of premium goods/services
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from clothing retailing and Demand from department stores in the Clothing Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Clothing Manufacturing in Ireland Industry?

    Firms in this industry manufacture clothing from a wide range of materials. Products include ready-to-wear and made-to-measure clothing, workwear, and casual and formal apparel. Underwear and hosiery manufacturing is also included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Outerwear
  • Knitwear and crochet tops
  • Overcoats, jackets, blazers and other outdoor clothing
  • Sports and athletic attire
  • Accessories
  • Workwear
  • Industry Activities
  • women's apparel
  • men's apparel
  • children's apparel
  • workwear
  • under garments and hoisery
  • Manufacturing accessories
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from clothing retailing
  • Demand from department stores
  • Modified real disposable income per capita
  • Domestic price of wool

  • Current Performance
    Wearing thinContinued challengesRevivalGovernment initiativesMarket structure and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    International trade and competitionRevenue growth and opportunitiesMarket structure and profitIndustry challenges
  • Table: Clothing Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Clothing Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Clothing & Footwear Wholesaling in Ireland
  • Department Stores in Ireland
  • Clothing Retailing in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Textile Weaving & Finishing in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Outerwear
  • Knitwear and crochet tops
  • Overcoats, jackets, blazers and other outdoor clothing
  • Sports and athletic attire
  • Accessories
  • Workwear
  • Other
  • Chart: Clothing Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Wholesalers
  • Department stores
  • Online retailing and e-commerce
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Clothing Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Clothing Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Clothing Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • a workshop or studio, especially one used by an designer.
  • Geo-Blocking
  • Technology that restricts access to Internet content based upon the user's geographical location.
  • Myco-Tex
  • Fibre derived from plant roots.
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