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Global Underwear Market 2014

  • August 2014
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  • yStats - Global E-Commerce Intelligence
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  • 153 pages

Emerging Economies Lift Global Underwear Market

The yStats.com publication finds that expansion in the global underwear market in the near future will come primarily from emerging markets where consumers with growing incomes increase their spending on this category. Growth is expected also from product segments with untapped potential in the advanced markets, such as functional underwear and plus size lingerie. The report also suggests that the rapid spread of B2C E-Commerce represents an additional growth potential and at the same time a competitive challenge to traditional underwear market players.

While some major underwear brands worldwide grew only modestly in 2013, with one-digit percentage rates, Italy-based Calzedonia recorded a sales increase of more than 10% year on year and planned to use the favorable momentum to expand store franchises in Europe and expand to Far East. Another large European player, Triumph, saw its sales decrease by a similar percentage share, primarily due to decline in demand in Europe and increased competition. Meanwhile, Delta Galil Industries, a fast growing international underwear company, acquired several underwear brands between 2010 and 2012 and reached almost +20% growth in sales, hoping to top a one-billion sales mark in 2014. A player from the emerging Chinese market, the underwear brand Cosmo Lady recorded an even higher year-on-year growth in 2013 and filed for an IPO in 2014.

Among the global underwear market leaders are L Brands (Victoria’s Secret, La Senza and other brands), with a worldwide sales figure in reaching high one-digit in EUR billion, and another US-based company, Hanesbrands. While North America was traditionally the primary market for Hanesbrands, in 2014 the company purchased the European underwear manufacturer and retailer DBApparel. In other clothing company moves related to the underwear market, Levi Strauss & Co. and Lacoste each planned to launch men’s underwear sections in 2014. Meanwhile, Germany-based Otto Group launched its underwear brand Lascana through own online store and online store on Tmall in November 2013.

Demographic changes and lifestyle shifts contribute to some variation in trends in underwear sales in regions and countries around the world. In the USA, men’s underwear and lingerie for women aged 45 and older are among the segments boosting sales growth, which reached only a small one-digit percentage. A majority of consumers in the USA indicated a willingness to pay more for underwear made of natural fabrics rather than synthetics. The underwear market in Brazil is expected to accelerate at a high one-digit percentage growth rate between 2013 and 2014, with increases in both domestic production and imports of underwear. With growing incomes, consumers in the Brazil are motivated to purchase new underwear by factors other than just the need to replace an old item.

Looking at the underwear market in Europe, underwear sales growth in Germany is stimulated by increased demand for functional underwear and overall consumer confidence. The fastest growing sales channels are underwear chain and mono-brand stores and E-Commerce, while clothing specialist stores and multi-brand underwear stores in Germany recorded a decline in underwear sales in 2013. In Italy, both domestic consumption and exports of underwear are forecasted to resume growth in 2014. The underwear market in Russia is growing at high one-digit rates, boosted by increasing consumption in the medium-price segment. Luxury underwear is one of the fastest growing segments, increasing faster than the market. Consumers in Russia are also growing accustomed to buying underwear from online stores.

Other European markets had slower growth rates. The lingerie market in France is one of the largest in Europe in terms of per capita spending, and France is also one of the biggest lingerie exporters. In spite of this lingerie leadership, the women’

Table Of Contents

Global Underwear Market 2014
1.Management Summary

2.Global Overview
•Underwear Market Overview and Trends, 2014
•Lingerie Market Value, in USD billion, 2012 and 2016f
•Share of Women's Underwear Spending on Total Womenswear Spending, in USD billion and in %, 2013
•Year-on-Year Growth in Underwear Market Value, in %, by Selected Countries, 2012
•CAGR of Underwear Market Value, in %, by Selected Countries, 2012-2017

3.North America

3.1. USA (Top Country)
•Underwear Market Overview and Trends, 2014
•Retail Sales of Intimate Apparel, in USD billion, 12 Months to May 2012 and 2013
•Breakdown of Intimate Apparel Market, by Men's and Women's Intimate Apparel, in %, 2012
•Value of Lingerie Stores Industry, in USD billion, 2009 and 2014f
•Value of Lingerie, Swimwear and Bridal Stores Industry, in USD billion, 2009 and 2014f
•Intention to Buy New Underwear, by Male and Female Consumers, in %, Spring 2014
•Types of Underwear Owned by Men, in % of Male Consumers, August 2013
•Types of Underwear Owned by Men, in % of Male Consumers, by Age Group, August 2013
•Factors Influencing Underwear Purchasing Decision, in % of Consumers, August 2013
•Share of Consumers Willing to Pay More for Underwear Made of Natural Fibers, by Female, Male and Total, in %, August 2013

4. Latin America

4.1 Brazil (Top Country)
•Underwear Market Overview and Trends, 2014
•Underwear Market Value, in BRL billion, 2012 and 2013
•Value and Volume of Total Underwear Consumption, by Segments, in BRL billion and in million Pieces, 2008, 2011 and 2012
•Value and Volume of Total Underwear Production, by Segments, in BRL billion and in million Pieces, 2008, 2011 and 2012
•Value of Total Underwear Imports and Exports, by Segments, in BRL billion, 2008, 2011 and 2012
•Share of Imports on Total Underwear Consumption, by Segments and Total, in %, 2008 - 2012
•Breakdown of Wardrobe Items, incl. Intimates, 2014
•Breakdown of Reasons for Underwear Purchase, in % of Purchase Cases, 2013
•Style of the Purchased Underwear Item, in % of Underwear Buyers, 2013
•Breakdown of Reasons for Underwear Purchase, in % of Purchase Cases, 2013
•Reasons to Choose and Underwear Store, in % of Underwear Buyers, 2013
•Profile of the Largest Customer Groups for Women's and Men's Underwear, by Age, Education Level and Monthly Family Income, 2013

5.Europe (Regional)
•Top 5 Largest Lingerie Markets in the EU, 2014
•Production Value of Underwear in the EU 28, by Country, in EUR million, 2008 - 2012
•Breakdown of Underwear Imports, by Country of Import, in %, 2012
•Underwear Exports from the EU27 to Russia, in EUR million, by Product Category, 2009 and 2012
•Breakdown of Underwear Exports from EU 27 to Russia, by Germany, Italy and Others, in EUR million, 2008 - 2013e
•Major Countries of Exports of Italian Underwear, in % of Total Exports and in % Year-on-Year Change, 2013e

6. Western Europe

6.1. Germany (Top Country)
•Underwear Market Trends, 2014
•Trends in Development of Underwear Retail Channels and Top Underwear Retail Channels by Growth Rank, 2013
•Underwear Market Value, in EUR billion, 2011 and 2012
•Production Statistics of Underwear and Hosiery, incl. Value, in EUR million, Number of Manufacturers and Number of Employees, 2012

6.2 France (Top Country)
•Underwear Market Overview and Trends, 2014
•Women's Underwear Market Value, in EUR billion, 2012 and 2013
•Women's Underwear and Hosiery Market Value, in EUR billion, 2012 and 2013
•Average Annual Spending of Women on Underwear, by Age Group and Total, 2012 and 2013
•Growth of Lingerie Sales, by Channel, 2013
•Men's Underwear Market Value, in EUR billion, 2011 and 2013
•Average Annual Spending on Men's Underwear, in EUR billion, 2012 and 2013
•Share of Boxers on Total Purchases of Men's Underwear, in %, 2012 and 2013
•Overview of Men's Sleepwear Market, incl. Sales in EUR million, Articles Sold in million, and

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