Christian Dior has emerged the world’s largest apparel company, according to Forbes. The second is Nike. In the third place is Inditex. Among all the top 2000 companies named by Forbes, there are 29 apparel companies that made it to the final list. After measuring their revenue, profit, assets and market value, Christian Dior, Nike and Inditex were crowned the top three spots in the global apparel market.
Christian Dior notched up sales worth $41.6 billion dollars in 2016 and a profit of $1.7 billion. Its assets were worth $68 billion. Through its over 40 per cent stake in luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, Christian Dior also benefits from the financial performance of respected product lines such as Dom Pérignon, De Beers, Veuve Clicquot, and Givenchy.
Nike is a US sportswear giant. It recorded more than $32 billion in sales and $3.8 billion in profit over the fiscal year ending 2016. The brand has an intensive celebrity athlete endorsement. Nike’s financial performance in the global market is expected to be even better over the next few years.
Inditex owns some of the world’s most popular high street fashion brands such as Zara, Pull & Bear, Bershka, Massimo Dutti etc. The company achieved revenues of $23 billion in 2016.