Demand for tactical and service clothing will taper off over the next five years, as defense spending continues on a downward trend. Furthermore, rising input prices led many manufacturers to outsource production to low-cost countries, a trend that will continue. Nevertheless, a shift to new markets and product enhancements will help mitigate significant losses.
This industry primarily manufactures tactical apparel for the personal, military and service (e.g. police and fire service) markets. Service apparel also includes garments made for patients, waiters and other service workers. Tactical apparel describes clothing with specialized functions such as fire protection, puncture resistance, high visibility and water repellence. The industry does not include manufacturers of safety equipment such as body armor and bulletproof vests.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.