The global industrial workwear market is expected to reach a value of US$ 15,060.8 Mn by 2026.
The market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026. In terms of volume, the market stood at around 173.4 million units in 2017. Europe dominated the industrial workwear market in 2017 by acquiring a market share of approximately 34%. The market in the region witnessed considerable growth due to the enforcement of stringent policies for workplace safety. Furthermore, the region is the hub of many global players for industrial workwear. In addition, continuous product innovation by key manufacturers as a result of intense competition from competitors has resulted in industrial workwear of premium quality at a competitive price.
The industrial workwear market is influenced by market dynamics with the prime driving factor being the increasing demand for safe and durable workwear due to increasing workplace accidents globally. Additionally, increasing the working population coupled with the rise in the working women’s population across various industries globally has been one of the growth drivers for the industrial workwear market. However, variation in the enforcement of stringent policies regarding workplace safety across various countries is one of the major drawbacks of the market. Spreading awareness regarding usage of industrial workwear is a growth opportunity for boosting the industrial workwear market. Additionally, the advent of e-commerce sites for the procurement of industrial workwear is also anticipated to proliferate the industrial workwear market.
Based on product type, the top wear segment dominated the market in 2017 and was valued at US$ 4,251.2 Mn at a CAGR of 6.8%. The segment dominated the market due to the increasing demand for top wear clothing. Rising demand for top wear that can be used both as functional and casual wear has been one of the reasons for the growth of the top wear segment. Additionally, a wide product mix under the top wear segment used across various industries has been another key reason for the growing demand for top wear. In terms of end-user industry, manufacturing industry dominated the market in 2017 due to the presence of more workforce in the industry globally, coupled with enforcement of stringent policies regarding workplace safety regulations.
Based on fit type, men’s segment dominated the market due to the presence of more male workforce compared to the female workforce globally across various industries. An offline distribution channel is still a preferred mode of distribution for the supply of industrial workwear. Specialist distributors and super stockists who supply industrial workwear to end consumers are prevalent in the industrial workwear supply chain. By region, Asia Pacific is anticipated to be a lucrative market due to the emergence of new industrial workwear manufacturers along with China being the manufacturing hub of industrial workwear.
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