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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

IBISWorld’s Hosiery Mills market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Hosiery Mills industry has a low level of concentration, as the four largest firms in the sector are estimated to account for less than 30.0% of total industry revenue. Generally, an industry is considered to have a low level of concentration when the top four firms account for less than 40.0% of industry revenue. The industry is largely fragmented, with a diverse mix of large and medium participants, and has experienced pressure from severe import penetration. At the same time, there are not many firms participating in this industry; only 133 firms are expected to continue its operations in 2013.

Over the five years to 2013, industry concentration has increased because many businesses have been driven out of business... 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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