U.S. Apparel Market - Statistics & Facts

In the past few years, global retail sales for the apparel and footwear market reached 1.9 trillion U.S. dollars, and are expected to rise to above three trillion U.S. dollars by 2030. The fashion industry continues to have positive growth, especially in emerging markets within the Asia-Pacific and European regions. On a per-capita level, the Netherlands purchases the most apparel items in a year, followed by the United States.

The United States apparel market is estimated at approximately 368 billion U.S. dollars as of 2019, with leading retailers such as TJX, Macy's, and Kohl's each bringing in around 20 billion U.S. dollars in sales. Store-based retailing was valued at over 268 billion U.S., while e-commerce brought in over 100 million U.S. dollars of revenue. As the internet increasingly influences social and economic activities, the e-commerce market for retail goods is expected to grow steadily. In contrast, the United States' apparel manufacturing industry job availability decreased rapidly over the past several decades as manufacturing sectors generally transitioned to other regions.

Retail sales from women's clothing stores reached approximately 41 billion U.S. dollars in 2018, with a revenue for the women and girls apparel market in the United States reaching a total of 114 billion U.S. dollars. Sales from the men's clothing stores dropped to 8.2 billion U.S. dollars that year, with a revenue of 85 billion U.S. dollars. A smaller but lucrative market segment, baby and young children's apparel was valued at 27 billion U.S. dollars in 2019.

In terms of apparel brand companies, the industry has several heavyweights, many of which are based in the United States. The TJX companies, Nike, and the Gap all get a majority of their revenue from the U.S. retail market. The U.S. apparel market is always changing, attempting to adapt to customer trends and new technology that will allow the consumers' shopping experience to be more enjoyable.

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