Fashion Statistics Sweden

National data

Population: 9.6 million
Labor force: 5.1 million
Unemployment rate: 7.8 %
GDP per capita (PPS): 60,430 dollars

Consumer Expenditure

Annual expenditure on clothing: 8.9 billion dollars
Annual expenditure on footwear: 1.5 billion dollars

Fashion companies

According to the Association of the Swedish Fashion Brands statistics the sales of fashion industry reached the amount of 32 billion dollars in 2013, with export accounting for 62 percent of that figure.

Company name Market value Annual revenue Company type
1 Hennes & Mauritz AB 55 billion dollars 22 billion dollars Public
2 Marc O’polo 1.3 billion dollars 522 million dollars Private
3 Acne 438 million dollars 134 million dollars Private

Exports (2014)

Total exports of textile, apparel and footwear: 2 billion dollars

Exports of clothing and textiles: 1.74 billion dollars

  • Women’s suits, not knit: 155 million dollars, 9 percent
  • Nonwoven textiles: 148 million dollars, 8.5 percent
  • Men’s suits, not knit: 122 million dollars, 7 percent
  • Sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, etc.: 108 million dollars, 6 percent
  • Technical fabric for card clothing: 105 million dollars, 6 percent
  • T-shirts: 87.6 million dollars, 5 percent
  • Women’s suits: 70.5 million dollar, 4 percent

Exports of footwear and headwear: 245 million dollars

  • Footwear, with leather body: 94.1 million dollars, 38 percent
  • Footwear, with textile body: 32.1 million dollars, 13 percent
  • Other headgear: 47.1 million dollars, 19.2 percent
  • Other footwear of rubber or plastics: 24.7 million dollars, 10 percent

Imports (2014)

Total imports of textiles, apparel and footwear: 6.7 billion dollars

Imports of clothing: 5.56 billion dollars

  • Men’s suits, not knit: 522 million dollars, 9 percent
  • Women’s suits, not knit: 465 million dollars, 8 percent
  • Sweaters, pullover, sweatshirts, etc.: 472 million dollars, 8 percent
  • T-shirts: 407 million dollars, 7 percent
  • Women’s suits: 302 million dollars, 5 percent

Imports of footwear and headwear: 1.08 billion dollars

  • Footwear, with leather body: 431 million dollar, 40 percent
  • Footwear, with textile body: 243 million dollar, 22.5 percent
  • Other footwear of rubber or plastics: 164 million, 15 percent

Sources

These statistics pages are a product of FashionUnited Business Intelligence. For more fashion data, company information and statistics, please refer to the FashionUnited Business Intelligence homepage.

Sources: CIA, ILO, WTO, IBISWorld, OECD, Comtrade (UN), World Bank, FSSS

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EU

General data

Population: 506.85 million
GDP per capita (PPS): 36,486 Dollars
Labor force: 247.0 million
Unemployment rate: 39.4%
Fashion market share: 5 percent
Regional fashion market size: 441 billion dollars
Turnover of the textile and clothing industry: 191 billion dollars
Employment in the textiles and clothing industry: 1.6 million
Annual investment in the textile and clothing industry: 5 billion dollars
Annual investment in clothing: 1.6 billion dollars
Annual investment in textiles and man-made fibres: 3.3 billion dollars

Fashion companies

Number of companies in the textile and clothing industry: 172,755 Among these companies 119,960 companies can be addressed to as clothing companies, 52,926 are textile companies and the remaining 80 companies work on man-made fibers.

The total turnover of these companies is 191 billion euros. Nearly half of this turnover is related to textile companies, these contribute 92 billion euros. Another 87 billion euros is related to clothing companies and the remaining 9.7 billion euros is related to man-made fibre-making companies.

A couple of European countries, such as Italy, France and Spain are well-known for their renowned fashion conglomerates. The following table shows the Top 10 largest fashion companies in Europe.

Company name Market value Annual sales Country Company type
1 Inditex 104 billion dollars 24 billion dollars Spain Stock listed company
2 LVMH, Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy 86 billion dollars 41.5 billion dollars France Stock listed company
3 Hennes & Mauritz 48.5 billion dollars 26.5 billion dollars Sweden Stock listed company
4 Hermès 37 billion dollars 6 billion dollars France Stock listed company
5 Rolex SA 36 billion dollars 6 billion dollars Switzerland Private ownership
6 Compagnie Financière Richemont 36 billion dollars 11.5 billion dollars Switzerland Stock listed company
7 Chanel 33.5 billion dollars 9 billion dollars France Private ownership
8 Dior 32 billion dollars 2 billion dollars France Stock listed company
9 Luxottica 26.5 billion dollars 10.5 billion dollars Italy Stock listed company
10 Kering 25.5 billion dollars 13 billion dollars France Stock listed company

Employment

Currently 1.63 million people are employed in the textile and clothing industry. Most of these employees, 1 million people, are employed in producing at and managing clothing companies. The remaining 614,000 work on textiles and man-made fibres.


Consumer expenditure (2014)

Annual expenditure on clothing: 360 billion dollars
Annual expenditure on footwear: 81 billion dollars

Exports (2016)

Exports of apparel and textiles: 49.5 billion dollars

Clothing: 25 billion dollars

  • Menswear export value: 5.8 billion dollars
  • Womenswear export value: 10.1 billion dollars
  • Babies wear export value: 254 billion dollars
  • Other clothing and accessories export value: 9.1 billion dollars

The main clothing customers make up for 54.6 percent of the total clothing exports. Switzerland is the largest customer taking 3.8 billion dollars in textiles, which is 15.7 percent of the total European textile exports. Russia takes 3.7 billion dollars, 15.2 percent, and is therefore the second largest customer. The customers that round up the Top 5 export clients are the United States with 2.7 billion dollars (11 percent), Hong Kong with 1.6 billion dollars (6.5 percent) and Japan with 1.5 billion dollars (6 percent).

Textiles: 24.5 billion dollars

  • Natural fibers export value: 981 billion dollars
  • Man-made fibers export value: 981 billion dollars
  • Yarns & Threads export value: 2.2 billion dollars
  • Woven fabrics export value: 6.9
  • Knitted fabrics export value: 1.7 billion dollars
  • Technical textiles export value: 6.1 billion dollars
  • Other textiles export value: 3.2 billion dollars

The main textile customers make up for 40.5 percent of the total textile exports. The United States is the biggest customer taking 2.7 billion dollars in textiles, which is 11 percent of the total European textile exports. China takes 2.1 billion dollars, 8.5 percent, and is therefore the second largest customer. The customers that round up the Top 5 export clients are Turkey with 2 billion dollars (8 percent), Switzerland with 1.6 billion dollars (7 percent) and Morocco with 1.5 billion dollars (6 percent).


Imports (2016)

Imports of apparel and textiles: 115 billion dollars

Clothing: 84.5 billion dollars

  • Menswear import value: 21.2 billion dollars
  • Womenswear import value: 29.5 billion dollars
  • Babies Wear import value: 2.5 billion dollars
  • Other clothing and accessories import value: 31.2 billion dollars

The European Union imports most of its clothing from 5 suppliers, with China being the largest. A near 40 percent of the European imports come from China. Bangladesh supplies 14.5 percent of the European clothing imports. Another 13 percent of the supplies come from Turkey and respectively 6 and 3 percent come from India and Morocco.

Textiles: 30.5 billion dollars

  • Natural fibers import value: 1.8 billion dollars
  • Man-made fibers import value: 1.5 billion dollars
  • Yarns & Threads import value: 4.3 billion dollars
  • Woven fabrics import value: 6.1 billion dollars
  • Knitted fabrics import value: 1.5 billion dollars
  • Technical textiles import value: 6.4 billion dollars
  • Other textiles import value: 1.2 billion dollars

The European Union imports most of its textiles from 5 suppliers, with China being the largest. About 31.5 percent of the European imports come from China. Turkey supplies 17 percent of the European textile imports. Another 9 percent of the supplies come from Turkey and respectively 8 and 4 percent come from Pakistan and the United States.


Sources

Sources: Comtrade, OECD, CBS, GFK, Modint, Euratex, Eurostat.

These statistic pages are a product of FashionUnited Business Intelligence. For more fashion data, company information and statistics, please refer to the FashionUnited Business Intelligence homepage. Bronnen: Comtrade, OECD, CBS, GFK, Modint, Euratex, Eurostat.

Copyright 2016 by FashionUnited. You must obtain written permission to use any FashionUnited content.