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Hosiery Mills in the US: Market Research Report

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Hosiery Mills Market Research Report | NAICS 31511 | Nov 2013

Tight competition: High import penetration and rising input costs have restrained growth

The Hosiery Mills market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 08-13
-6.7%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Employment
9,651
Businesses
133
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

This declining industry has experienced falling revenue over the past five years. Changing consumer preferences and increased competition from imports has caused declines in demand for domestic hosiery and sock products. Industry players are challenged with innovating and developing products that stimulate demand to recapture some of the sales lost over the past decade. Firms that can encapsulate consumer requirements and offer hosiery and sock products that enhance their satisfaction will be in a better position to grow in a shrinking environment... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Industry activity is concentrated in the Southeast region of the United States, specifically in North Carolina, which alone is expected to account for well over half of the industry's output. Alabama and Tennessee are also major manufacturing centers for hosiery and sock products. In 2013, this region is expected to account for about 79.8% of industry establishments. The West and Mid-Atlantic regions are the next largest producers of industry products with 6.4% and 5.8% of industry establishments respectively. California (West) and Pennsylvania (Mid-Atlantic) also account for significant portions of industry establishments.

North Carolina alone contributes 56.9% of revenue and 56.1% of industry establishments... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Hosiery Mills Industry?

This industry comprises establishments that primarily manufacture hosiery and sock products. In company-owned and leased facilities, producers form raw materials like cotton and polyester into hosiery and socks. Products are then sold to wholesalers and retailers for resale to consumers.

Industry Products
Cotton and cotton blend socksPantyhoseSynthetic socksFull-length and knee-length stockings
 
Industry Activities
Women's and girls' full and knee length hosieryNylon and sheer hosiery knitting and finishingPantyhose knitting and finishingStockings (except socks), sheer,Men's, women's and children's sockTights knitting and finishingAthletic sock knitting and finishingFooties, sheer, knitting and finishingLeggings knitting and finishing


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