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National data

Population: 23.5 million
Labor lorce: 12.2 million
Unemployment rate: 5.7 %
GDP per capita: 75,681 Australian dollars

Domestic market value of the fashion industry: 28.5 billion Australian dollars
Annual retail sales of fashion: 21 billion Australian dollars
Employment in textile, clothing, leather and footwear manufacturing: 37,000

 

Australia does not have many international fashion companies. The only two larger fashion companies are in surf apparel.

  Company name Market value Annual revenue Company type
1 Billabong 1.5 billion Australian dollars 1.1 billion Australian dollars Public
2 Rip Curl 884 million Australian dollars 431 million Australian dollars Private

Annual consumer expenditure on clothing and footwear: 28.5 billion Australian dollars

Total exports of textiles, clothing and leather goods: 6.1 billion Australian dollars

Exports of textiles and clothing: 6 billion Australian dollars

  • Wool: 2.9 billion Australian dollars
  • Raw cotton: 2.5 billion Australian dollars
  • Used clothes and textiles: 90 million Australian dollars
  • Articles of clothing: 250 million Australian dollars

Exports of footwear and headwear: 65 million Australian dollars

 
  • Footwear, with leather body: 35 million Australian dollars
  • Other footwear: 10.5 million Australian dollars

Exports of travel goods, handbags and leather goods: 44 million Australian dollars

 

Total imports of textiles, clothing and leather goods: 15.2 billion Australian dollars

Imports of textiles and clothing: 11.5 billion Australian dollars

  • Women’s suits, non knit: 1.3 million Australian dollars
  • Men’s suits, non knit: 853 million Australian dollars
  • T-shirts: 794 million Australian dollars
  • Sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, etc: 736 million Australian dollars
  • Women’s suits: 510 million Australian dollars

Imports of footwear and headwear: 2.5 billion Australian dollars

  • Footwear, with leather body: 1.1 billion Australian dollars
  • Other footwear of rubber or plastics: 477 million Australian dollars
  • Footwear, with textile body: 470 million Australian dollars

Imports of travel goods, handbags and leather goods: 1.2 billion Australian dollars