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Q: Apparel Market ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Apparel Market
Category: Business and Money > Advertising and Marketing
Asked by: rves-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 11 Apr 2005 17:45 PDT
Expires: 11 May 2005 17:45 PDT
Question ID: 508096
What was the total domestic sales for mens and womens clothing in 2004?
Subject: Re: Apparel Market
Answered By: markj-ga on 11 Apr 2005 17:58 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
rves --

The total U.S. sales of men's and women's apparel in 2002 was $144
billion, according to NPD Group, Inc., a respected market research

"Across gender segments, men?s and women?s clothing sales both showed
growth, while children?s apparel sales were flat. In 2004, men?s
apparel sales produced over $49 billion, up from nearly $47 billion in
2003, over a 5 percent increase in dollars. Women?s apparel sales
earned almost $95 billion in 2004, up from $90 billion the previous
year, nearly a 5 percent increase in dollar sales."

NPD Group: Press Release: The NPD Group Reports U.S. Retail Apparel
Sales Up After Three Years of Decline 

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apparel sales billion us

I then conducted other searches with variations on those search terms
to determine that the information is complete and uncontradicted.

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rves-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
awesome answer.  i have a lot more coming.

Subject: Re: Apparel Market
From: markj-ga on 14 Apr 2005 17:59 PDT
rves --

Thanks for the kind words and the five stars.


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