Executive Summary

Feb 2019
Sales fall for the third year in a row

In 2018 and for the third year in a row, apparel and footwear sales recorded a strong contraction in retail volume sales. Argentina is going through a severe economic recession and the purchasing power of consumers drastically decreased in 2018, together with a significant increase in unemployment.

Purchases abroad are in the past

During 2016 and 2017 there was a boom of Argentinians traveling abroad, especially to Santiago de Chile and Miami, to buy apparel and footwear. The exchange rate was very attractive to travel and with prices in dollars relatively low, many Argentinians took advantage of vacations abroad to purchase a large number of products, mainly apparel and footwear.

Companies replace national production with imports

Since the beginning of 2016, before the elimination of obstacles to imports, many companies decided to stop producing apparel and footwear in the country and import merchandise from other countries where production costs are cheaper. In addition, at least until mid-2018, the exchange rate clearly favoured the importation of apparel and footwear.

Strong expansion of internet retailing channel

Internet retailing not only saw the fastest retail value growth in 2018 but also has the best outlook in the forecast period. Argentinians perceive a large number of advantages when buying online, such as convenience, easy ability to compare prices and discounts that in many cases are better than in physical stores.

A favourable horizon, albeit with some clouds

Over the forecast period, a recovery in apparel and footwear sales is expected, reversing the poor performance seen the latter part of the review period. In general, a better economic context is expected to boost employment and the recovery of real wages, key factors for the growth of apparel and footwear sales.

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Apparel and Footwear in Argentina

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Sales fall for the third year in a row
Purchases abroad are in the past
Companies replace national production with imports
Strong expansion of internet retailing channel
A favourable horizon, albeit with some clouds

MARKET DATA

Table 1 Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 2 Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 3 Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 4 Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 5 NBO Company Shares of Apparel and Footwear: % Value 2014-2018
Table 6 LBN Brand Shares of Apparel and Footwear: % Value 2015-2018
Table 7 Distribution of Apparel and Footwear by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 8 Distribution of Apparel and Footwear by Format and Category: % Value 2018
Table 9 Forecast Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 10 Forecast Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 11 Forecast Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 12 Forecast Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

Summary 1 Research Sources

Apparel Accessories in Argentina

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Sales of apparel accessories continue to fall
Decline in purchasing power boosts the illegal market
A favourable horizon for apparel accessories

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

A fragmented and competitive category
Waiting for new players to arrive
Private brands mainly target low-income consumers

CATEGORY DATA

Table 13 Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 14 Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 15 Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 16 Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 17 NBO Company Shares of Apparel Accessories: % Value 2014-2018
Table 18 LBN Brand Shares of Apparel Accessories: % Value 2015-2018
Table 19 Forecast Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 20 Forecast Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 21 Forecast Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 22 Forecast Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Childrenswear in Argentina

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Devaluation of the exchange rate minimises purchases abroad
Childrenswear is not immune to the economic context
Attractive prices boost sales through internet retailing

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Multinational companies expect a better investment climate
A fragmented category, but with three strong companies
Strong commitment of the Narváez group

CATEGORY DATA

Table 23 Sales of Childrenswear by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 24 Sales of Childrenswear by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 25 Sales of Childrenswear by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 26 Sales of Childrenswear by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 27 NBO Company Shares of Childrenswear: % Value 2014-2018
Table 28 LBN Brand Shares of Childrenswear: % Value 2015-2018
Table 29 Forecast Sales of Childrenswear by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 30 Forecast Sales of Childrenswear by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 31 Forecast Sales of Childrenswear by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 32 Forecast Sales of Childrenswear by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Footwear in Argentina

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Footwear sales fall for the third year on a row
Strong discounts and promotions to soften the fall in sales
Internet retailing gains ground with the entry of key players such as Nike

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Alpargatas closes down two factories and sells the Topper brand
Adidas close down its industrial plant
Economic crisis delays the opening of new stores and brands

CATEGORY DATA

Table 33 Sales of Footwear by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 34 Sales of Footwear by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 35 Sales of Footwear by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 36 Sales of Footwear by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 37 NBO Company Shares of Footwear: % Value 2014-2018
Table 38 LBN Brand Shares of Footwear: % Value 2015-2018
Table 39 Distribution of Footwear by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 40 Forecast Sales of Footwear by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 41 Forecast Sales of Footwear by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 42 Forecast Sales of Footwear by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 43 Forecast Sales of Footwear by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Hosiery in Argentina

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Hosiery feels the impact of Argentinians’ reduced spending power
The greater physical activity softens the fall in the sales of non-sheer hosiery
The variety of designs and colours gain popularity

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

In a fragmented category, local companies dominate sales
Hosiery price increases did not accompany the general inflation
Strong expansion of illegal hosiery sales

CATEGORY DATA

Table 44 Sales of Hosiery by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 45 Sales of Hosiery by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 46 Sales of Hosiery by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 47 Sales of Hosiery by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 48 NBO Company Shares of Hosiery: % Value 2014-2018
Table 49 LBN Brand Shares of Hosiery: % Value 2015-2018
Table 50 Forecast Sales of Hosiery by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 51 Forecast Sales of Hosiery by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 52 Forecast Sales of Hosiery by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 53 Forecast Sales of Hosiery by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Jeans in Argentina

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Jeans loses the battle against leggings, shorts and trousers
Premium and super premium outperform in the jeans category
Buying jeans outdoors is no longer an alternative

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

A highly fragmented category
Companies raise prices well below general inflation

CATEGORY DATA

Table 54 Sales of Jeans by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 55 Sales of Jeans by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 56 Sales of Jeans by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 57 Sales of Jeans by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 58 Sales of Men’s Jeans by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 59 Sales of Men’s Jeans by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 60 Sales of Men’s Jeans by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 61 Sales of Men’s Jeans by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 62 Sales of Women’s Jeans by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 63 Sales of Women’s Jeans by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 64 Sales of Women’s Jeans by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 65 Sales of Women’s Jeans by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 66 NBO Company Shares of Jeans: % Value 2014-2018
Table 67 LBN Brand Shares of Jeans: % Value 2015-2018
Table 68 Forecast Sales of Jeans by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 69 Forecast Sales of Jeans by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 70 Forecast Sales of Jeans by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 71 Forecast Sales of Jeans by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 72 Forecast Sales of Men’s Jeans by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 73 Forecast Sales of Men’s Jeans by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 74 Forecast Sales of Men’s Jeans by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 75 Forecast Sales of Men’s Jeans by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 76 Forecast Sales of Women’s Jeans by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 77 Forecast Sales of Women’s Jeans by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 78 Forecast Sales of Women’s Jeans by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 79 Forecast Sales of Women’s Jeans by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Menswear in Argentina

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Affordable prices and greater variety favour men's shorts and trousers
End of purchases abroad due to mega devaluation of the exchange rate
Men also care about fashion and appearance

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Companies bet big on internet retailing
A favourable horizon for small businesses
The illegal market gains presence with the economic crisis

CATEGORY DATA

Table 80 Sales of Menswear by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 81 Sales of Menswear by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 82 Sales of Menswear by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 83 Sales of Menswear by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 84 NBO Company Shares of Menswear: % Value 2014-2018
Table 85 LBN Brand Shares of Menswear: % Value 2015-2018
Table 86 NBO Company Shares of Men’s Nightwear: % Value 2014-2018
Table 87 LBN Brand Shares of Men’s Nightwear: % Value 2015-2018
Table 88 NBO Company Shares of Men’s Outerwear: % Value 2014-2018
Table 89 LBN Brand Shares of Men’s Outerwear: % Value 2015-2018
Table 90 NBO Company Shares of Men’s Swimwear: % Value 2014-2018
Table 91 LBN Brand Shares of Men’s Swimwear: % Value 2015-2018
Table 92 NBO Company Shares of Men’s Underwear: % Value 2014-2018
Table 93 LBN Brand Shares of Men’s Underwear: % Value 2015-2018
Table 94 Forecast Sales of Menswear by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 95 Forecast Sales of Menswear by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 96 Forecast Sales of Menswear by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 97 Forecast Sales of Menswear by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Sportswear in Argentina

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Boom of physical activity favours sportswear sales
Internet retailing is immune to the economic crisis and gains ground
The resumption of consumption will invite new investments

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Companies replace domestic production with imports
Nike and adidas lead sales
Topper changes owners

CATEGORY DATA

Table 98 Sales of Sportswear by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 99 Sales of Sportswear by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 100 NBO Company Shares of Sportswear: % Value 2014-2018
Table 101 LBN Brand Shares of Sportswear: % Value 2015-2018
Table 102 Distribution of Sportswear by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 103 Forecast Sales of Sportswear by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 104 Forecast Sales of Sportswear by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Womenswear in Argentina

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Leggings gains ground on jeans with its greater variety of colours and lower prices
Buying abroad is no longer attractive
Volume sales fall for the third consecutive year

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Rapsodia changes hands and bets on globalisation
Women drive sales over the internet
International brands take time to enter the country

CATEGORY DATA

Table 105 Sales of Womenswear by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 106 Sales of Womenswear by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 107 Sales of Womenswear by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 108 Sales of Womenswear by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 109 NBO Company Shares of Womenswear: % Value 2014-2018
Table 110 LBN Brand Shares of Womenswear: % Value 2015-2018
Table 111 NBO Company Shares of Women's Nightwear: % Value 2014-2018
Table 112 LBN Brand Shares of Women's Nightwear: % Value 2015-2018
Table 113 NBO Company Shares of Women's Outerwear: % Value 2014-2018
Table 114 LBN Brand Shares of Women's Outerwear: % Value 2015-2018
Table 115 NBO Company Shares of Women’s Swimwear: % Value 2014-2018
Table 116 LBN Brand Shares of Women’s Swimwear: % Value 2015-2018
Table 117 NBO Company Shares of Women's Underwear: % Value 2014-2018
Table 118 LBN Brand Shares of Women's Underwear: % Value 2015-2018
Table 119 Forecast Sales of Womenswear by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 120 Forecast Sales of Womenswear by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 121 Forecast Sales of Womenswear by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 122 Forecast Sales of Womenswear by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023