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Apparel - Global Outlook

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The global outlook series on Apparel provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers a bird's eye view of latest trends and consumer-dictated themes lending growth traction to this effervescent, ever-changing industry. The report also recapitulates recent noteworthy mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic developments. Market discussions in the report are punctuated with fact-rich market data tables. Regional markets elaborated upon include United States, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, UK, China, India and Brazil, among others.

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APPAREL

A GLOBAL OUTLOOK, JANUARY 2012

CONTENTS

1. GLOBAL MARKET DYNAMICS 1
Table 1: Global Luxury Apparel Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Market Share by Category-Clothes, Lingerie,
Footwear, Jeans, Formalwear, Outwear and Others 1
Top 10 Apparel Brands in the World (2010: Ranked By Brand Value 1
Women's Wear 2
Classification 2
Trends 2
Womenswear Leads the International Apparel Demand 2
Transforming Women Sports Wear Trends 2
Expansion of Women's Line of Business Casual Clothes 3
Women Show Marked Preference for Casuals 3
Table 2: Global Women and Girl's Clothing Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product Segment -
Blouses & Shirts, Slacks & Trousers, Dresses, Suits &
Coats, Underwear & Nightwear and Other Garments 3
Bridal Wear: On a Path of Consistent Growth 4
Men's Wear 4
Classification 4
Trends 4
Key Players Team Up to Reinforce their Market Shares 4
Casual Wear Finds Place in Workplaces 5
Sportswear: On an Upward Trend 5
Sportswear Turns Versatile and Functional 5
Table 3: Global Athletic Apparel Market (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Market Share by Company-Nike,
Adidas, VF Knitwear, Columbia, Puma, Quicksilver, Reebok
and Others 6

Table 4: Global Soccer Apparel Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Market Share by Companies-Adidas, Nike,
Vital Apparel and Under Armour and Others 6
Women: Major Decision Makers 6
Jeans: Universal Appeal 7
Table 5: Global Men's and Boys' Clothing Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product - Segment
Suits, Shirts & T-Shirts, Trousers, Slacks & Jeans, Suits,
Coats & Jackets, Underwear & Nightwear and Miscellaneous
Clothing 7

Table 6: Women's Jeans Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown
of Value Sales by Retail Channel Type-Specialty Stores,
Department Stores, National Chains, Mass Merchants,
Off-price Retailers, Mail/Internet, Outlets and Others 7
Children's Wear 8
Overview 8
Table 7: Global Children's Apparel Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Brand-Specialty Retail Brands,
Carter's, OshKosh, Private Labels and Others 9
Infant and Toddler Apparel 9
Designer Wear 9
Online Apparel 10
Review of ATC and WTO on the Industry 10
Removal of Textile and Apparel Quotas 10
Agreement on Textiles and Clothing 11
The Impact 11
General Outlook 11
Fashion Trends 12
Dominance of Inventories 12

2. MAJOR TRENDS AND ISSUES 13
Sportswear Remains Largely Unaffected by Recession 14
Low-cost Apparel Extremely Popular in Developing Economies 14
Role of E-Business in Apparel Retailing Sector 14
Private Labels: A New Trend in the Apparel Industry 15
Fashion Drives the Apparels Market 15
Environmental Sustainability: A New Trend 15
Consolidations Mark the Apparels Market 15
Market Analysis 16
Table 8: Global Current and Future Analysis of Apparel Market
by Geographic Region-US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(including Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Billion
for the Years 2010 through 2015 16

Table 9: Global 5-Year Perspective for Apparel Market by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues
for US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Including Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2011 & 2015 17

3. MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 18

4. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 41

5. PRODUCT/TECHNOLOGY/SERVICE LAUNCHES & DEVELOPMENTS 64

A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 99

1. NORTH AMERICA 99

1a. THE UNITED STATES 99
Overview 99
Table 10: Apparel and Accessories Market in the US (2010):
Sales in US$ Billion by Sub-Segment - Tops, Bottoms, Tailored
Clothing, Intimate Apparel, Outerwear, Sleepwear, Hosiery,
Fleecewear, Accessories, Male Underwear, Swimwear,
Childrens/ Infants Sets, and Special Infants Wear 99

Table 11: Leading Apparel Specialists in the US (2010): Sales
in US$ Million for TJMaxx/ Marshalls, Old Navy, Foot Locker,
Ross Stores, and Victorias Secret 100

Table 12: Protective and Safety Apparel Market in North
America (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Market Share by
Sector-Thermal, Visibility, Ballistics/ Cut and Stash,
Chemical, Conducive/anti-static and Others 100
Women's Wear 101
Table 13: US Women's and Girls' Clothing Market (2004 &
2008): Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product
Segment - Blouses & Shirts, Slacks & Trousers, Dresses, Suits &
Coats, Underwear & Nightwear and Other Garments 101

Table 14: Leading Women's Apparel Chain Stores in the US
(2008): Sales in US$ ‘000 for Charming Shoppes Inc., Ann
Taylor Stores Corp., Chicos FAS Inc, The Dress Barn Inc, New
York & Co, Cato Corp., Coldwater Creek Inc., Christopher &
Banks Corp and Cache 102
Trends 102
Women's Plus-Size Market: Rapidly Expanding 102
Activewear in Demand from Health- Conscious Females 102
Table 15: Leading Off-Price Apparel Chain Stores in the US
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales in US$ Billion
by Companies T.J Maxx/Marshalls, Ross Dress for Less,
Burlington Coat Factory, DSW and Nostrom Rack 103
Top Women's Apparel Brands (2010): Ranked By Consumer
Preference 103
Market Scenario 103
US Apparel Market: An Overview During and Post Recession 103
Leather Apparels Back in Fashion 104
Jeans Market 104
Outerwear 104
Sportswear 105
Factors Affecting Women's Sportswear Market 105
Casual Sportswear Industry - Trekking the Crests & Troughs 105
Casualization Boosts Women's Spending 105
National Chains Lead Sales 105
Activewear 106
Hosiery 106
Overview 106
Intimate Apparel 107
Factors Governing Purchase of Intimate Apparel 107
Maternity Apparel 107
Key Trends 107
Men's Wear 108
Surge in Menswear Sales Balance out Falling Womenswear Sales 108
Market Scenario 108
Table 16: US Men's and Boys' Clothing Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product Segment -
Trousers, Slacks & Jeans, Suits, Coats & Jackets, Shirts &
T-Shirts, Underwear & Nightwear, and Miscellaneous Clothing 108
Men's Underwear Segment 109
Boy's Wear 109
Girl's Wear 109
Children's Wear 110
Trends 110
Back to School - The Best Shopping Season 110
Brand Names Dominate the Market 110
School Uniforms on the Rise 110
Market Scenario 111
A Review 111
Outsourcing Destinations 112
Advertising - A Key Ingredient 112
Leading Players 112
Demographic Scenario 112
Table 17: Apparel Market in the US (2011): Annual Average
Spending in US$ by All Consumers and Women (Aged between
16-64) 113

Table 18: Apparel Market Survey in the US (2010 & 2011):
Percentage Breakdown of US Customers Preference for Men's
Apparel, Intimate Apparel, Women's Apparel, and Children's
Apparel 113

Table 19: Apparels Market in the US (2011): Annual
Expenditure per Household in US$ by Category - Women's
Apparel, Men's Apparel, Girl's Apparel, and Boy's Apparel 114

Table 20: Apparel Market in the US (2011): Apparel Purchases
in US$ Billion by Age Group - 13-24, 25-44, 45-64, and 65+ 114
Retail Scenario 114
Table 21: US Apparel Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of
Value Sales by Retail Channel-Specialty Stores, Mass
Merchants, Departmental Stores, National Chains, Off-Price
Retailers, Direct-Mail/E-Tail Pure Plays, Factory Outlets and
All Other 115

Table 22: Apparel e-Coupons Market in the US (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Redemption through Channel - Retail
Store, Online, Catalog, Phone, and Others 115
Branded Apparel 115
Overview 115
Leading Players and Brands 116
Sportswear 116
Increase in Sports Spending 116
Table 23: US Sports Clothing Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown by Apparel Type - General Sports Apparel and
Active Sports Apparel 117

Table 24: US Sportswear Market (2010-2011): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Women's Sportswear Market by Age Group: 55+,
35-54, 25-34, 18-24, 13-17, Below 12 117
Brand Awareness 117
Leading Athletic Apparel Brands in the US (2010): Ranked on
the Basis of Consumer Perception of Product Quality with 1
for Highest Quality 118
Table 25: US Sports and Fitness Clothing Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Product Segment -
T-shirts, Other sports shirts, Swimwear, Sweatshirts,
Sweatpants and pants, Outerwear/jackets, Socks, Shorts,
Caps/hats, Sports bras, and Other active wear 118

Table 26: Leading Youth Apparel Chain Stores in the US
(2008): Dollar Sales in ‘000 for American Eagle Outfitters
Inc, Aeropostale Inc, Urban Outfitters Inc, Abercrombie &
Fitch Co, Hollister, Pacific Sunwear of California Inc,
Charlotte Russe Holding Inc., The Buckle Inc, Hot Topic Inc
and The Wet Seal Inc. 119

Table 27: Athletic Apparel Market in the US (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Apparel Preferred by Women (Aged
Between 16 to 70 years) for Cotton, Polyester, Fiber Blend,
Microfibers, Stretch Material, and Others 120

Table 28: Women's Activewear and Athletic Apparel Market in
the US (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Apparel Purchased by
Channel - Department Store, Discount Store, Catalog,
Athletic Footwear Store, Specialty Store, Sporting Goods
Store, and Online Retailer 121
Active Apparel Market 121
Table 29: US Sports and Fitness Clothing Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Product Segment -
T-shirts, Other sports shirts, Swimwear, Sweatshirts,
Sweatpants and pants, Outerwear/jackets, Socks, Shorts,
Caps/hats, Sports bras, and Other active wear 122

Table 30: Active/Athletic Apparel Market in the US (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Various Sources Used by Women to
Obtain Information for Magazines, Ads, Friends, TV, Garment
Hang Tags, Newspapers, Salespersons, and Internet 122
Jeans 122
A Brief Review 122
T-Shirts 123
Table 31: Cotton T-Shirt Market in the US (2009 & 2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Gildan and Others 123
Jackets 123
Non-Woven Apparel 124
Trade Statistics 124
Table 32: US Apparel Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of
Import Share by Origin Country-China, Vietnam, Bangladesh,
Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico, Cambodia, India, El Salvador and
Pakistan 124

1b. CANADA 125
Overview 125
Table 33: Canada Apparels Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown
of Value Sales by Retail Channel-Apparel Specialty Stores,
Discount Stores, Department Stores, Sporting Goods Stores and
All Other Channels 125
Men's Wear 125
Table 34: Canada Men's Apparel Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales in Dollars by Category-Underwear,
Socks, Suits and Sport Coats, Pants, Shirts, Sweaters and
Other Tops, Fleecewear and Sports Apparel and Outwear 126

Table 35: Canada Men's Jeans Market (2010): Percentage of
Value Sales in Dollars by Brands - Levi Straus, Mark's Work
Wearhouse, Wrangler, Wal-Mart/725 and Others 126
Women's Wear 127
Table 36: Canada Women's Apparel Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales in Dollars by Category - Outerwear,
Dresses, Skirts, Suits and Blazers, Pants and Others 127
Policy Changes 127
Trade Statistics 128
Table 37: Canada Apparel Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown
of Value Exports by Destination Country-China, Bangladesh,
US, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Mexico, Indonesia, Italy,
Turkey and Others 128

1c. MEXICO 129
Overview 129
Table 38: Mexican Apparel Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown
of Market Share by Category-Women's Wear, Men's Wear and
Children's Wear 129

Table 39: Men's Jeans Market in Mexico (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Major Brands-Levi Straus, Furor,
Oggi, Wrangler, Lee, Cimarron, Diesel and Others 129
Textile Industry 130
Contribution 130
Exports 130
Table 40: Mexico Apparel Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown
of Value Exports by Destination Country-US, China, Spain,
Hong Kong, South Korea, Italy, Colombia, Taiwan, Canada and
India 131
Imports 131
Raw Materials 131
Benefits of NAFTA 131
Growth Drivers and Hindrances 132
Children's Wear 132
Trends 132
Post Recessional Analysis of the Apparel Market 132
Informal Sales a Turn off for the Legal Sales 132
Imported Merchandize to Eat Away Local Share 132
Chained Retailers Dominate Sales 133
Table 41: Apparel Market in Mexico (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Market Share by Retail Channel-Departmental
Stores, Self-service, Apparel stores/Boutiques, Flea
Markets, Direct sales and Others 133
Positive Future Outlook for the Mexican Apparel Industry 133

2. JAPAN 134
Market Highlights 134
Japan: A Fast Changing Apparel Market 134
Japanese Textile Industry to Flourish in 2011 135
Key Statistics 135
Table 42: Japan Sportswear Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Market Share in JYP Million by Category-Training
Wear, Golf Wear, Outdoor Wear, Lifestyle Wear, Soccer &
Futsal Wear, Baseball & Softball Wear, Tennis Wear, Swim
Wear, Ski & Snow Board Wear, Fitness Wear, Athletic & Running
Wear, Basketball Wear, Volleyball Wear and Other Wear 135

Table 43: Japan Apparels Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown
of Value Imports In US$ Million By Origin Country-China,
Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Malaysia, India, Indonesia,
Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cambodia and Others 136
Men's Wear 136
Table 44: Japanese Men's/ Boys' Clothing Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product Segment -
Suits, Coats & Jackets, Shirts & T-Shirts, Trousers, Slacks &
Jeans, Underwear & Nightwear, and Miscellaneous Clothing 136
Women's Wear 137
Table 45: Japanese Women's and Girls' Clothing Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product Segment -
Dresses, Suits & Coats, Blouses & Shirts, Slacks & Trousers,
Underwear & Nightwear, and Other Garments 137

Table 46: Japan Women's Apparel Market (2010): Breakdown of
Value Sales in JYP Million by Manufacturer- World, Onward
Holding, Wacoal Holding, Five Foxes, Renown, Sanei
International, Sanyo Shokai, Itokin, Gunze and Cross Plus 137
Children's Wear 138

3. EUROPE 139
Market Overview 139
Jeans: Relatively Low Profile 139
Market Trends 139
Table 47: EU-27 Denim Jeans Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales in Billions of Euros by Country-
Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium and
Other EU Countries 140
Online Apparel 140
e-Commerce - Emergence of a New Channel 140
Market Statistics 141
Table 48: Apparel Market in Belgium (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales in Thousands of US$ by
Category-Menswear, Womenswear, Underwear, Foundation
Garments, Swimwear, Jog and Athletic Suits, Hosiery, Gloves,
Accessories, Infant Wear and Other Apparel 141

Table 49: EU-27 Knitted Tops Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales in Millions of Euros by Country-
Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium and
Other EU Countries 141
Market Analysis 142
Table 50: Europe Current and Future Analysis of Apparel
Market by Geographic Region-France, Germany, Italy, UK ,
Spain and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues in US$ Billion for the Years 2010 through
2015 142

Table 51: Europe 5-Year Perspective for Apparel Market by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues
for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain and Rest of Europe
Markets for Years 2011 & 2015 143

3a. AUSTRIA 144

3b. DENMARK 144
Table 52: Apparel Market in Denmark (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Market Share by Segment-Womenswear, Menswear and
Childrenswear 144

3c. FRANCE 145
Trend Analysis of the French Apparel Industry 145
Economic Slump and Price Competition to Hinder Apparel Sales 145
Economic Recovery in 2010 Drives Apparel Sales 145
Increasing Sales through Alternative Retail Channels 145
Future Projection for the French Apparel Industry 145
Men's and Women's Wear 145
Children's Wear 146

3d. GERMANY 147
Men's and Women's Wear 147
Table 53: German Men's and Boys' Clothing Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product Segment -
Suits, Coats & Jackets, Shirts & T-Shirts, Trousers, Slacks &
Jeans, Underwear & Nightwear, and Miscellaneous Clothing 147

Table 54: German Women's and Girls' Clothing Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product Segment -
Dresses, Suits & Coats, Blouses & Shirts, Slacks & Trousers,
Underwear & Nightwear, and Other Garments 148
Children's Wear 148

3e. ITALY 149
Market Snapshots 149
Woven Outwear Market: Statistics 150
Table 55: Italian Woven Outwear Market for Women and Girls
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by Apparel
Category- Blouses, Skirts, Other Cotton Trousers, Dresses,
Synthetic Trousers, Outdoor Jackets, Denim Trousers and
Indoor Jackets (Sales in Million Units) 150

Table 56: Italian Woven Outwear Market for Men and Boys
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales in Millions of
Units by Apparel Category- Shirts, Other Cotton Trousers,
Shorts, Denim Trousers, Outdoor Jackets, Synthetic Trousers
and Indoor Jackets 150

Table 57: Italian Woven Outerwear Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Exports of Woven Outerwear by Destination
Country-Switzerland, France, US, Germany, Russia, Spain,
Japan, UK, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Greece, Ukraine and Others 151

3f. LITHUANIA 151

3g. RUSSIA 152
Market Highlights 152
Trends 152

3h. SPAIN 153
Market Highlights 153

3i. SWITZERLAND 153

3j. THE UNITED KINGDOM 154
Men's and Women's Wear 154
Key Trends 154
Large-scale Over-Supply and Weakened Demand Trouble Apparel
Market 154
Ethical Clothing: Emergence of a New Trend 154
Expansion of the Plus-Size Clothing Market 154
Levi's: Regaining Past Glory 155
Teen Wear 155
Children's Wear 155
Highlights 156
Table 58: UK Childrenswear Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Market Share by Retailers-Next, Asda, Primark,
Tesco, Marks and Spencers, Sainsbury's, Mothercare, Bhs,
Adams and Others 156

Table 59: Apparel Shopping by Children Aged 11-16 Years in
the UK (2010): Survey Percentage by Type - Total Purchasers
and Average Monthly Spending 156
An Insight into Retail Scenario 156
Online Apparel 157
Table 60: Online Apparel Market in the UK (2011): Survey
Percentage of Apparel Purchased by People with Internet
Access Aged between 18-55+ 157
Trade Statistics 158
Table 61: UK Apparel Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of
Value Imports in Millions of US$ by Origin Country-China,
Hong Kong, Turkey, India, Bangladesh, Italy, France, Morocco
and Others 158

4. ASIA 159
Asia: the Emerging Apparel Market 159
Post Recessionary Challenges for the Apparel Industry 159
Decline in Apparel Exports Compels Exporters to Diverge to
Technical and Industrial Wear 159
Bangladesh: the Most Preferred Asian Outsourcing Destination 160
Poor Export Climate Compels Sri Lanka to Cut Down Exports 160
Vietnam to Develop Apparel Industry 160
Market Analysis 161
Table 62: Asia-Pacific Current and Future Analysis of Apparel
Market by Geographic Region-Japan, China, India and Rest of
Asia Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in
US$ Billion for the Years 2010 through 2015 161

Table 63: Asia-Pacific 5-Year Perspective for Apparel Market
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Revenues for Japan, China, India and Rest of Asia Markets for
Years 2011 & 2015 162

4a. CHINA 163
Market Overview 163
Chinese Apparel Market 164
Factors Expected to Accelerate Growth in Chinese Apparel Industry 164
Sportswear Industry Poised to Grow in Near Term 165
Shift to Online Markets on the Rise 165
Tax Rebate to Influence Apparel Market 165
FAI Expands in Textile Sector 165
Key Market Share Statistics 166
Table 64: China Sports Apparel Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Companies-Nike, Adidas, Li Ning,
Anta, Kappa, Xtep and Others 166

Table 65: China E-commerce Market in China (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Market Share for Independent Sales by Platform
Type- VANCL, M18.com, menglu.com, Masa Maso, Shishangqiyi,
togi.com, zoushou.com, HANY and Others 166

4b. HONG KONG 167
Hong Kong Apparel Industry Picks Up Post Recession 167
Price Rise: A Resultant of Economic Expansion 167
Changing Consumer Preferences 167
Hong Kong Expands Apparel Exports 167

4c. INDIA 168
Table 66: India Apparel Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of
Value Sales in US$ Billion by Category- Menswear, Womenswear,
Unisex, Kidswear, Uniform 168
Trends in the Apparel Market 168
Indian Consumer - Highly Conscious of Quality and Price 168
Clothing Companies Rope in Personalities for Endorsement 168
Premium Wear Companies Descend to Meet the Average Indian
Consumer 169
Modern Clothing - A Super Fast Evolution in Urban India 169
Changing Needs for Suitable Clothing at Different Places 169
Excise Duty Weakens Apparel Sales 169
Fast Growing Indian Apparel Market 170
Booming Indian Sportswear Market 170
Indian Sportswear Market (2010): Leading Sportswear Brands-
Reebok, Adidas, Nike and Puma 170
Kids: the New Shoppers 171
Transitionary Trends in the Market 171
Apparel Sales to Show Manifold Growth by 2015 171
Falling Apparel Exports 171
A Major Outsourcing Destination 172
Government Policies 172
Apparel Parks 172
Schemes & Certifications 172
Textile Manufacturing 173
Corporate Maneuvers 173
Growing Domestic Retail Market 174
Retailers 174
Franchisees 174
Men's Wear 175
Table 67: Leading Apparel Brands in India (2009 & 2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Sales for ColourPlus, TNG Casuals,
Indus-League, Blackberrys, Freelook, Provogue, and Others 175

4d. SINGAPORE 176
Apparel Market 176

4e. SOUTH KOREA 177
Synoptic Review of the Korean Apparel Industry 177
Table 68: Korea Apparel Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown
of Market Share in Value Terms by Category-Womens Wear,
Fashion Accessories, Casual, Mens Wear, Sportswear, Luxury
Goods, Outdoor, Childrens Wear, Golf Wear, Inner Wear and
Instyle 177
Sportswear Segment 177
Market Snapshots 178

4f. PHILIPPINES 178
A Brief Note on the Textile Industry in Philippines 178

4g. THAILAND 179
Casual Styles Dominate Children's Wear Market 179
Key Market Share Statistics 179
Table 69: Thailand Swimwear Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Market Share by Brand- Triumph, Speedo, Jantzen
and Others 179
Trade Statistics 179
Table 70: Thailand Garment Market (2010): Breakdown of Value
Exports ( In US$ Million) of Garments by Destination
Country-US, Japan, UK, Spain, Germany, France, Belgium,
Netherlands, Canada, UAE and Others 179

5. MIDDLE EAST 180

5a. ISRAEL 180
Projections for the Israel Apparel Industry 180

5b. SAUDI ARABIA 180
Overview 180
Market Snapshots 180

6. LATIN AMERICA 181
Market Analysis 181
Table 71: Latin America Current and Future Analysis of
Apparel Market by Geographic Region-Brazil, Mexico and Rest
of Latin America World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues in US$ Billion for the Years 2010 through
2015 181

Table 72: Latin America 5-Year Perspective for Apparel Market
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Revenues for Brazil, Mexico and Rest of Latin America for
Years 2011 & 2015 182

6a. ARGENTINA 183
Apparel Industry in Argentina Flourishes Post Recession 183
Focus on Active Lifestyles 183
Apparel Market Growth Remains Unaffected by Uncertain
Political Climate 183

6b. BRAZIL 183
Booming Brazilian Apparel Market 183
Retail Expansion: A Boon or a Bane? 183

6c. CHILE 184
Overview of the Apparel Industry 184

GLOBAL DIRECTORY
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The apparel industry, a major subset of the textile industry, is highly fragmented and competitive, and greatly influenced by the ever-changing consumer demands and preferences. Rapid urbanization, greater disposable incomes, increasing brand/fashion consciousness has propelled women’s wear into a lucrative, highly evolving sector. Women emerged as the key decision markers and thus significantly influenced the purchase process of men’s and boy’s clothing as well as other segments. Sales of women’s wear particularly maternity wear were considered the most lucrative segment in the US retail market, while knitted womenswear continued to be in vogue in the European markets. Corporate casual apparel is being extended to include various fabrics and styles, including the market that buys and promotes these clothes. The bridal wear market remained largely resilient to recession and continues to grow despite the economic and political uncertainties worldwide.

Apparel market for mature women (over the age of 35 years) is fast developing into a new segment, away from the women’s apparel segment. Manufacturers and retailers, especially vertically integrated retailers, are cashing in on this new phenomenon and striving hard to cater to this growing and lucrative category. The fast growing Indian and Brazilian retail markets, with large affluent middle-class population with preference for fashionable and trendy clothes are considered promising markets. In fact, low-cost, high-profitability Asian markets including China, India and Sri Lanka among others are on the outsourcing radar for several manufacturers looking to achieve economies of scale and cost savings.

The apparel market, particularly sportswear is rapidly becoming highly versatile and functional, with majority of sports clothing used for varied purposes, including exercise and sports, recreational activities, and even to workplace. With new found fabrics, newly designed hybridized versions of casual wear and sportswear, and major companies entering the fray, sportswear for both men and women is considered one of the most happening apparel segments. Abolishment of the garment quotas in 2005 (WTO agreement), enabled wide opening of sports apparel market in South Eastern Asian countries, with particular focus on China. The country has established intense customer relationship with the top tier brands such as Adidas, Nike and Reebok in the global market. World over, the sportswear segment, particularly snow sports, scuba diving, outdoor, running and athletic apparel remained largely unaffected by the recession and witnessed marginal decline.

The advent of nineties witnessed an emergence of the casual dressing as an official lifestyle trend that started with the US. Though the market in the US is saturated, the casual trend is picking up in other countries at a phenomenal rate. More and more companies are accepting the trend of casual wear in workplaces, and some companies are declaring Fridays as optional for suits/formal wear. Sports coats and dressy trousers are becoming more visible at workplaces. This, along with the increasing percentage of men into domestic office business, boosted the casual wear clothing market, creating a third wardrobe. With the gaining fashion consciousness, men are trying out more bold and unusual combinations in clothing. The wide acceptance of casual wear at work place and the concept of “Friday Dressing” is one of key driving factors of demand for shirts, and T-shirts. The trend of wearing casuals on the weekend has drastically increased the sales of casual shirts and T-shirts all over the world. This further resulted in decline in the sales of business shirts and suits segments.

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