The Women's and Girls' Apparel Manufacturing industry in Canada has been in decline and is now characterized by offshoring, import competition and a subsequent shift toward the production of high-end, value-added designer and handcrafted fashions. Industry revenue is expected to fall over the five years to 2017. Over the five years to 2022, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to continue declining, as imports' share of domestic demand increases, placing significant pressure on industry operators. In response, Canadian companies are expected to turn to foreign markets. Industry revenue is expected to continue to fall over the five years to 2022, albeit at a slower rate than during the previous five-year period.
Industry operators manufacture cut and sewn blouses, shirts, skirts, dresses, pants, nightwear, suits, coats and other outerwear for women and girls, by cutting and sewing purchased materials. Manufacturers that produce knitted, fur or leather apparel are not included in this industry, nor are manufacturers of socks or hosiery.
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.