In-depth: Luxury 2019

Statista Consumer Market Outlook - Trend Report

The global luxury goods market is expected to increase from US$314.4 billion in 2018 to US$341.9 billion in 2022. Asia is expected to witness the highest spending riding on the back of China’s resurgence, followed by Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Online sales of luxury goods are expected to cannibalize the brick-and-mortar share.

Even though luxury online sales are gaining market share worldwide, the importance of the physical store continues to increase. Interestingly, digital-born luxury companies are now opening physical stores to increase traffic to their eCommerce stores, enhance brand legitimacy, provide the touch-and-feel lacking in an online store, and improve local community engagement. Spending by Chinese millennials, both at home and overseas, is one of the main drivers of the global luxury market. Brands are now adopting digital technologies to not only mimic the in-store shopping experience on their eCommerce platforms but to also enhance the physical store experience. Major companies in this area include Burberry, Coty, Estee Lauder, Hermes, Kering, L’Oreal, LVMH, and Swatch Group.

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  • Global market size
  • Luxury retail & online shopping
  • Market trends
  • Drivers
  • Technological impact
  • Country & territory analysis
  • Consumer analysis
  • Competitive landscape: Burberry, Coty, Estee Lauder, Hermes, Kering, L’Oreal, LVMH, Swatch Group
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  • Companies dealing with the development, manufacturing and distribution of luxury goods
  • Number of employees
  • Number of stores
  • Annual revenue
  • Profit before tax
  • Market capitalization

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The global luxury goods market is expected to increase from US$314.4 billion in 2018 to US$341.9 billion in 2022, at a CAGR1 of 2.1%. Asia is expected to witness the highest spending riding on the back of China’s resurgence, followed by Europe, North America, South America, Africa and the Middle East. Online sales of luxury goods are expected to cannibalize the brick-and-mortar share. Globally, Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) has the largest share (12.1%), followed by Estée Lauder (6.7%), L'Oréal (5.3%), Kering (5.0%) and Richemont (4.9%).

Even though luxury online sales are gaining market share worldwide, the importance of the physical store continues to increase. Companies follow different strategies to augment their retail experience in the days of eCommerce. Interestingly, digital born luxury companies are now opening physical stores to increase traffic to their eCommerce stores, enhance brand legitimacy, provide the touch-and-feel lacking in an online store, and improve local community engagement. Online sales of luxury products are expected to increase heavily to US$58 billion in 2022, a share of 17%. An overall Luxury 4.0 model is emerging which is characterized not only by the growth of the online sales channel but by the digitalization of a consumer’s entire luxury shopping journey.

The luxury industry has been associated with excessive consumerism and a general lack of respect for the environment. However, with the growing influence of Millennials and Generation Z who deeply consider the social impact of their luxury purchase, the industry is gradually moving towards ethical and sustainable products and experiences. Casualization of apparel, the growing demand for experiential luxury, rentals and the rising share of online sales and accessories are the other important market trends.

Spending by Chinese millennials, both at home and overseas, is one of the main drivers of the global luxury market. China currently has around 400 million millennials, five times more than the U.S., and they are expected to make up around 65% of China’s consumption growth through 2020. International tourism is another driver with a 2017 Deloitte study showing global tourists to account for almost 47% of luxury goods purchases. The recent rise of luxury menswear has resulted in brands such as Prada, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana, which traditionally have not been known for their menswear lines, to open stores focused only on men.

Brands are now adopting digital technologies to not only mimic the in-store shopping experience on their eCommerce platforms but to also enhance the physical store experience. Artificial intelligence (AI) is currently the most sought-after technology, as it enhances customer experience and helps brands reach a wider audience. Immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) are also experiencing increasing use due to their ability to enhance the overall shopping experience and create high quality content for digital marketing. 3D printing is used mainly in luxury fashion as it enables the creation of shapes without molds, thus resulting in elements with extreme intricacy.

The U.S., China, and Japan were the three biggest markets for luxury goods in 2018 with a market size of US$71.2bn, US$35.9bn and US$27.6bn respectively. The dominance of these markets can be gauged from the fact that they accounted for 43% of the global luxury goods sales in 2018. Even though the U.S. retains the leading position for luxury goods globally, factors such as economic and political uncertainty, cutbacks on discretionary spending and low sales to international tourists, are affecting market growth. The Chinese luxury market which suffered over the last few years, rebounded in 2017 to register the highest growth in 5 years and is expected to continue the same till 2022.

Bags, clothing, shoes and accessories are the most purchased luxury categories by respondents from both the U.S. and Germany. Michael Kors, Gucci and Chanel are the top three most preferred brands in the field of luxury items in both the U.S. and Germany. ‘Happiness’ and ‘joy’ are the top two prime reasons for selecting a particular brand, whereas ‘quality’ is the prime characteristics associated with luxury items. In more than 70% of cases luxury items purchase decisions are made by the users of their own. However, partner’s suggestion was most preferred by those who took others suggestion while purchasing a luxury item.

France leads in the number of leading luxury goods companies globally. Specifically, most of the prominent French luxury goods companies are located in Paris. We have a closer look at some of those prominent French companies: LVMH, L'Oréal, Kering and Hermès along with other global leaders including Burberry, Swatch, Estée Lauder and Coty. Most of the luxury goods companies followed inorganic growth path by acquiring competitor companies to increase their business presence. A few of them opted for licensing and distribution arrangements to support their bottom line.

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  • Released: March 2019
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