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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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 Investment Chapter

The Hosiery Mills industry has a medium level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent of wages, industry operators will spend $0.17 in capital investment. Capital investment is mainly in machinery and equipment. Industry operators are also increasing usage of leasing arrangements to finance capital expenditures. Over the past five years, capital intensity increased slightly; in 2008, for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators spent about $0.16 in capital investment. However, expenditure on wages accounts for a significantly larger proportion of revenue than for capital.

Over the five years to 2013, manufacturers have invested heavily in automated processes that cut down on wage expenses and produce greater production efficiencies... 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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