The Samsung Fashion Institute predicts that the domestic apparel market will grow by 3.2 per cent this year, compared to a growth of just 0.3 per cent in 2001. This will value the sector at 18.4 trillion won in total sales against a total of 17.8 trillion won last year. The institute estimates that the apparel market will be fuelled by a rise in consumption among high-income earners. It forecasts casual wear, and particularly jeans and denim products, to lead this growth.