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Apparel and footwear in Nigeria saw a return to growth in 2020 although demand remained weak. A relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions on physical working and social events which had impacted sales in 2020 helped drive demand in 2021, with consumers once again looking for apparel and footwear for both work and social occasions. However, the economy...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Nigeria
  • Children's Clothes Revenue
  • Hosiery Sales

The fashion industry was hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis and received less government support than other industries. The impact has been seen in the form of price increases, the decreasing size of shops and store closures. While sales declined severely at a large number of retailers in 2020, something of a “revenge shopping” attitude was seen...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Hungary
  • Hosiery Sales
  • Children's Clothes Revenue

Following notable declines in 2020 due to the closure of store-based retailers and home seclusion, apparel and footwear in Poland registered a marked improvement in sales in 2021 due to the gradual reopening of the local economy, after pandemic-related lockdowns ended in the May. The start of the first quarter was extremely positive for the...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Poland
  • Hosiery Sales
  • Children's Clothes Revenue

2021 was a year of some degree of recovery for apparel retailers countrywide. Apart from three months lost during the summer due to the second wave of COVID-19, the pandemic situation was largely quite stable, and government restrictions on mobility were also relaxed. This resulted in footfall to stores and shopping centres returning. According...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • India
  • Hosiery Sales
  • Jeans Sales

With retail stores closed and Greece in lockdown up till mid May 2021 apparel and footwear sales posted only a moderate recovery from the heavy losses seen in 2020. After stores re-opened there was an increase in footfall and sales, but the recovery was below expectations. This was partly due to the multiple heatwaves and fires seen during...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Greece
  • Children's Clothes Revenue
  • Jeans Sales

In 2021, apparel and footwear retail volume and value sales rose. While this increase in sales is not enough to compensate for the loss in sales in the previous year, it is a first step in recovery. The key driver to the growth in demand for apparel and footwear in 2020 was the reopening of workplaces and schools, which prompted most Moroccans...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Morocco
  • Footwear Sales
  • Jeans Sales

In 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic had a lingering effect on apparel and footwear sales in the Philippines. While there were no nationwide lockdowns, consumers were generally still careful with their spending. Most people continued to work from home during the year and product areas in apparel and footwear that performed best were those designed...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Philippines
  • Footwear Sales
  • Jeans Sales

Apparel and footwear witnessed strong growth in both value and volume terms in 2021 following sharp decline in 2020 due to lockdown and store closures as a result of the pandemic. Growth in the year is attributed to a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country, people being vaccinated and the stability of the economy despite the...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Egypt
  • Clothing Accessories Sales
  • Jeans Sales

Apparel and footwear in South Africa suffered tremendously in 2020, primarily due to COVID-19 and government restrictions put into place to curb the spread of the virus. In 2021, the country continued to struggle as a result of the pandemic. South Africa remained on a 5-system alert level throughout the year, which meant operating conditions...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • South Africa
  • Footwear Sales
  • Children's Clothes Revenue

In 2021, apparel and footwear did not recover as quickly as had been anticipated from the marked decline witnessed in the previous year, as the Portuguese market was hit by a new lockdown in the first quarter. Apparel and Footwear in Portugal report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level....

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Portugal
  • Jeans Sales
  • Children's Clothes Revenue

Despite the Taiwan government largely having the COVID-19 virus under control in 2020, cases started to spiral in 2021, particularly affecting the country between May – August 2021, leading the government to impose lockdowns from May 2021 onwards. As such, consumers started changing their shopping behaviours after Q1, steering clear of physical...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Taiwan
  • Footwear Sales
  • Jeans Sales

Sales of apparel and footwear are expected to grow in Singapore in both retail volume and current value terms in 2021 overall, after being hit hard in 2020 by COVID-19 and associated restrictions. In 2021, Singapore upgraded its GDP growth forecast to 6% to 7%. The reason for the upgraded forecast was due to the exceptional number of people...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Singapore
  • Children's Clothes Revenue
  • Jeans Sales

Norway was less affected than many countries by the pandemic in 2020, resulting in overall stagnation in volume sales terms. As a result, the bounce back in 2021 was not as noticeable as in many countries. Naturally, the categories affected the most in 2020 linked to formal or business wear, witnessed stronger performances in 2021 as consumers...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Norway
  • Footwear Sales
  • Children's Clothes Revenue

2020 was extremely challenging for apparel and footwear as a result of the pandemic with lockdowns and various social distancing measures leading to prolonged home seclusion including remote working and studying. Therefore, overall demand significantly declined in the Czech Republic, while local consumers became increasingly price sensitive,...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Czech Republic
  • Jeans Sales
  • Children's Clothes Revenue

While apparel and footwear registered a significant increase in value sales in 2021, a sizeable part of this growth was driven by one of the highest rates of inflation in the world. Volume sales also increased in 2021, after a significant decline in 2020. All the same, volume sales were still lower than before the onset of COVID-19. Apparel...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Argentina
  • Hosiery Sales
  • Jeans Sales

As COVID-19 has been controlled relatively well in the Chinese market, and bricks-and-mortar stores resumed their operations, apparel and footwear saw a quick recovery in 2021 after its strong decline in 2020, reaching value sales exceeding the pre-COVID-19 level in 2019. Riding on the ongoing healthy living trend, sportswear continued to...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • China
  • Children's Clothes Revenue
  • Jeans Sales

Apparel and footwear returned to growth in the Saudi Arabian market in 2021, though sales remained below the level seen immediately prior to the outbreak of COVID-19. The onset of the global pandemic had a strong negative impact on the apparel and footwear market in Saudi Arabia. Non-essential store closures, the suspension of sporting events,...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Footwear Sales
  • Children's Clothes Revenue

Apparel and footwear in the United Arab Emirates saw signs of recovery in 2021, witnessing retail volume and current value growth, which went some way to offsetting the decline seen in 2020 due to the challenges caused by the pandemic. With strong vaccination rates the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions took place, which led to a return to...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Hosiery Sales
  • Footwear Sales

2021 was a transition year for apparel and footwear in Canada, with companies, retailers and consumers taking a major step forward in recovering from the reduction in spending seen in a Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic-impacted 2020. Despite third and fourth waves of COVID-19, which impacted Canadian regions at different times during 2021,...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Canada
  • Children's Clothes Revenue
  • Jeans Sales

Local products are on the rise in Indonesia. Indonesia’s fashion industry is increasing at a rapid pace with the growing presence of local brands that are offering unique ranges. The presence of various online platforms, such as e-commerce and social media, is encouraging local brands to continue investing in developing new lines of apparel...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Indonesia
  • Hosiery Sales
  • Children's Clothes Revenue

Apparel and footwear was hard hit following the outbreak of COVID-19, with value and volume sales plummeting in most categories in 2020. Apparel and footwear specialist retailers and other non-essential retailers temporarily closed, and whilst some consumers went online to make purchases, this was not enough to prevent a huge loss in sales...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Austria
  • Footwear Sales
  • Jeans Sales

COVID-19 has been the catalyst for a rapid change in consumer behaviour in Thailand, with the pandemic impacting the local economy, the ability for consumers to move freely and restricting entry to the key target audience of inbound tourism. Further waves of COVID-19 hit Thailand in 2021 and subsequently delayed the re-opening of its borders...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Thailand
  • Children's Clothes Revenue
  • Jeans Sales

In 2020, apparel and footwear in the US registered its steepest sales decline in recent history, as measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 led to restrictions on in-store shopping and diminished demand for new clothing, as consumers of all ages primarily stayed at home. However, in 2021, apparel and footwear enjoyed the beginning of a strong...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • United States
  • Children's Clothes Revenue
  • Hosiery Sales

With the prolonged impact of COVID-19, major cities in Japan, such as Tokyo and Osaka, were under a state or semi-state of emergency for most of 2021, which meant consumers were requested to remain inside as much as they could. This led social contact to remain suppressed, with consumers continuing to work and study from home. This therefore...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Japan
  • Jeans Sales
  • Children's Clothes Revenue

Sweden took a substantially softer approach to COVID-19 restrictions than many other countries. However, advice from Swedish public health agencies and officials was contradictory and often unclear, which resulted in many consumers avoiding retail entirely to ensure their safety. This led to double-digit retail volume and current value declines...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Sweden
  • Footwear Sales
  • Children's Clothes Revenue

The fast-spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continued to limit consumer movement and dampen economic activity in Turkey in 2021. Overall, apparel and footwear continued to be affected by lockdown measures and pressure on disposable incomes due to job losses and general economic uncertainty in Q1 and Q2 2021. Apparel and Footwear...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Turkey
  • Hosiery Sales
  • Footwear Sales

Sales of apparel and footwear were significantly negatively impacted by COVID-19 in 2020, when both current value and volume sales plummeted in response to the pandemic. The temporary closure of non-essential retailers led sales to see a dramatic decline, whilst even on reopening, many consumers were reluctant to visit store-based retailers...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Romania
  • Hosiery Sales
  • Jeans Sales

The overriding trend is that there has been a very strong recovery, with value sales higher than before the onset of COVID-19. A strongly recovering economy also supported higher spending, as soaring oil prices benefitted the national coffers. However, part of this growth was also driven by inflation as there was significant price rises, largely...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Colombia
  • Hosiery Sales
  • Children's Clothes Revenue

After collapsing in 2020 due to lockdown and the closure of non-essential outlets during the first half of the year, apparel and footwear sales bounced back in France during 2021. This was despite witnessing a further four months of home confinement and a negligible flow of inbound tourists during the summer of 2021, which impacted the economy...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • France
  • Children's Clothes Revenue
  • Footwear Sales

Apparel and footwear in Italy registered double-digit growth in retail current value terms in 2021. This represented a partial recovery after a much steeper decline in 2020, which was the result of the slump in consumption linked to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the ensuing public health emergency. Italy was the first European...

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Italy
  • Footwear Sales
  • Children's Clothes Revenue