Hosiery Mills in the US: Market Research Report

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Hosiery Mills Market Research Report | NAICS 31511 | Dec 2014

Tight competition: Enterprises will continue declining as offshoring becomes more popular

IBISWorld’s Hosiery Mills market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The rise in offshoring activity in the Hosiery Mills industry has driven industry globalization and downstream demand from consumers who demand quality products at low prices. As a result, many operators have offshored a large portion of their manufacturing capabilities in an attempt to reduce costs and remain competitive. In the coming years, improvements in downstream demand, driven by increased consumer spending, are anticipated to somwhat increase sales of domestically produced hosiery and socks... 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 2014, 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
Manufacturing full and knee length hosiery for women and girlsKnitting and finishing nylon and sheer hosiery Knitting and finishing pantyhoseManufacturing sheer stockings (not including socks)Manufacturing socks for men, women and childrenKnitting and finishing tightsKnitting and finishing athletic socksKnitting and finishing sheer footiesKnitting and finishing leggings

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