Global Knitwear Market, By Product Type (T-Shirts and Shirts, Sweaters and Jackets, Sweatshirts and Hoodies, Shorts and Trousers, Evening Dresses, Suits, Leggings), Material Type (Natural, Synthetic, Blended), Application (Outerwear, Innerwear, Sportswear, Others), Consumer Group (Men, Women, Kids), Distribution Channel (Online, Offline) – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029.
Global Knitwear Market Analysis and Size
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- Global Knitwear Market was valued at USD 644.29 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 1606.67 billion by 2029, registering a CAGR of 12.10% during the forecast period of 2022-2029. The “online” segment within the distribution channel will grow with highest CAGR within the forecasted period as younger generation is becoming more interested in online shopping. The market report curated by the Data Bridge Market Research team includes in-depth expert analysis, import/export analysis, pricing analysis, production consumption analysis, patent analysis and consumer behavior.
Global Knitwear Market Definition
Kintwear refers to the clothing articles are made from wool or other yarns that are knitted together to form a fabric and they can be worn on a daily basis. These textiles are also utilized to create seasonal and athletic apparel. Knitwear has become a staple in the wardrobes of both men and women. On e-commerce sites, there is a large choice of knitwear that can be paired with any outfit.
Report Scope and Market Segmentation
2022 to 2029
2020 (Customizable to 2019 - 2014)
Revenue in USD Million, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD
By Product Type (T-Shirts and Shirts, Sweaters and Jackets, Sweatshirts and Hoodies, Shorts and Trousers, Evening Dresses, Suits, Leggings), Material Type (Natural, Synthetic, Blended), Application (Outerwear, Innerwear, Sportswear, Others), Consumer Group (Men, Women, Kids), Distribution Channel (Online, Offline)
U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Belgium, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Switzerland, Rest of Europe, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific, U.A.E, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Africa, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market Players Covered
Adidas AG (Germany), Gildan Activewear S.R.L. (Canada), Loro Piana S.p.A. (Italy), Puma SE (German), Ralph Lauren (U.S.), The Nautical Company (UK) Ltd., Victoria's Secret (U.S.), Maglificio Ripa S.p.a (Italy), LENZING AG (Austria), Ecowool (New Zealand), Sana Hastakala (P) Ltd. (Nepal), THE GAP, INC (U.S.), Hackett Ltd (London), Marks and Spencer Group plc. (U.K) and Nike Inc., (U.S.) among others
Knitwear Market Dynamics
This section deals with understanding the market drivers, advantages, opportunities, restraints and challenges. All of this is discussed in detail as below:
Increased Fashion Awareness and Knitwear Requirements
The market demand is boosted by increased awareness of fashion and social media influence. Additionally, the growing participation of young population in various sports activities such as yoga, swimming, running, aerobics along with the inclination towards luxurious lifestyle are estimated to bolster the overall growth of the market.
Moreover, another major element driving the market's growth is the availability variety of products, and increasing disposable income. Furthermore, the availability of high-end brands and their complete range of clothing items on the online stores fuel the market growth. The growing inclination towards healthy lifestyle also cushions the market’s growth within the forecasted period. The availability of a variety of flavors also acts as a market driver.
- Awareness and Penetration
The high awareness towards use of biodegradable products are estimated to generate lucrative opportunities for the market, which will further expand the knitwear market's growth rate in the future. Additionally, the increasing penetration on e-commerce industry will also offer numerous growth opportunities within the market.
Restraints/Challenges Global Knitwear Market
- Highly Fragmented Market
However, the knitwear market is highly fragmented, as lower-income consumers prefer to buy products from local markets rather than luxury and branded knitwear, resulting in fierce rivalry for market share. This factor is anticipated to obstruct market growth.
- High Production Cost
In developed economies, production costs are quite high, leading in high end product costs, which is projected to impede the global knitwear market's growth to some extent. This factor is projected to be challenge for the knitwear market over the forecast period.
This knitwear market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the knitwear market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you take an informed market decision to achieve market growth.
COVID-19 Impact on Knitwear Market
The knitwear market was immensely impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19, as it had a negative impact on all industries' operations. People have been forced to stay at home in practically every corner of the planet due to a complete lockdown situation. Every country has closed its borders, making international travel impossible soon. Businesses are also closing down, and many people have been laid off from their jobs. This has had a tremendous impact on the overall fashion sector, as well as the knitwear market growth.
The market's leading companies' total revenue generation has been harmed by the lockdown scenario. During pandemics, the bulk of the world's population stayed at home and worked from home, therefore they did not buy any clothing. The fashion and clothing industry's sales have been steadily declining. Knitwear Market Share is expected to increase dramatically following the Covid19 crisis. This is due to a variety of post-lockdown programs, deals, off-season promotions, and other discounts made by different brands.
Global Knitwear Market Scope
The knitwear market is segmented on the basis of product type, material type, application, consumer group and distribution channel. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.
- T-Shirts and Shirts
- Sweaters and Jackets
- Sweatshirts and Hoodies
- Shorts and Trousers
- Evening Dresses
On the basis of product type, the knitwear market is segmented into t-shirts and shirts, sweaters and jackets, sweatshirts and hoodies, shorts and trousers, evening dresses and suits and leggings.
On the basis of material types, the knitwear market is segmented into natural, synthetic and blended.
On the basis of application, the knitwear market is segmented into outerwear, innerwear, sportswear and others.
On the basis of consumer group, the knitwear market is segmented into men, women and kids.
On the basis of distribution channel, the knitwear market is segmented into online and offline. The online segment is estimated to grow at higher CAGR as younger generation is becoming more interested in online shopping.
Knitwear Market Regional Analysis/Insights
The knitwear market is analyzed and market size insights and trends are provided by country, product type, material type, application, consumer group and distribution channel as referenced above.
The countries covered in the knitwear market report are U.S., Canada and Mexico in North America, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, Israel, Egypt, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA), Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America as part of South America.
Asia-Pacific dominates the knitwear market because of the strong presence of major manufacturers especially among various economies such as India China, South Korea within the region.
North America is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period of 2022 to 2029 due to the increasing awareness of healthy lifestyle in countries, changing trends in fashion industry and increase demand for seasonal outfits, such as sweaters and hoodies within the region.
The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in regulation in the market domestically that impacts the current and future trends of the market. Data points like down-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, impact of domestic tariffs and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.
Competitive Landscape and Knitwear Market Share Analysis
The knitwear market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to knitwear market.
Some of the major players operating in the knitwear market are
- Adidas AG (Germany)
- Gildan Activewear S.R.L. (Canada)
- Loro Piana S.p.A. (Italy)
- Puma SE (Germany)
- Ralph Lauren (U.S.)
- The Nautical Company (UK) Ltd
- Victoria's Secret (the USA)
- Maglificio Ripa S.p.a (Italy)
- LENZING AG (Austria)
- Ecowool (New Zealand)
- Sana Hastakala (P) Ltd. (Nepal)
- THE GAP, INC (U.S.)
- Hackett Ltd (London)
- Marks and Spencer Group plc. (U.K)
- Nike Inc., (U.S.)