In the Middle East & Africa region, one of the most prospective markets, Saudi Arabia, expects its underwear sales to be boosted by the change in women’s employment rules. Women there are expected to be more willing to spend on underwear as they are served by female staff in lingerie stores. The expected growth lured such global player as Marks & Spencer to choose Saudi Arabia as the first market for its specialized underwear and beauty store. Asia, the underwear market in China is one of the most competitive in the world, with over 3,000 companies endeavoring to take advantage of the high market growth potential. The forecasts of underwear market growth in China for the next several years reach double-digit figures. Meanwhile, the underwear market in Japan is forecasted to continue decline due to a consumer shift to lower-price items and the decreasing population. However, the functional underwear segment still records growth.
Indian underwear market remains largely unorganized, mono and multi-brand stores, as well as the online channel show healthy signs of growth. In the next ten years, the Indian underwear market is forecasted to growth by more than 10% annually.
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.
GLOBAL UNDERWEAR MARKET 2014 yStats.com
THE LATEST report from Research and Markets predicts that global online sales of lingerie will grow at a CAGR of 18.8 per cent in the five years to 2019. Titled Global Online Lingerie Market 2015-2019, the report identifies as one of the key emerging trends the launch of online stores by many famous brands such as Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein. It adds that such online stores are more alluring and fascinating than the...
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