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Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 31522 | Jan 2017

Loose threads: Import penetration will keep revenue low

IBISWorld’s Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Many operators have already opted to either consolidate or move production offshore to reduce costs
  • The emerging popularity of fast fashion has hurt industry revenue
  • Consumer sentiment is expected to remain below prerecessionary levels
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Men's and Boys' Apparel Manufacturing industry in the United States has experienced dwindling downstream demand due to its inability to compete with apparel manufacturers abroad, creating stress for industry operators. In recent years, clothing retailers have constantly slashed prices in order to unburden themselves from overstocked inventories. This trend trickled down to the manufacturing sector and exacerbated the reduction in revenue. In the coming years, price competition will keep revenue low; however, higher consumer sentiment will set the stage for domestic production of high-quality, high-value items such as premium denim, underwear and suits... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Suits, coats and overcoats

Tailored suits and coats are expected to account for 34.2% of industry revenue in 2017. This segment also includes dress uniforms. Even before the recession, casual workwear was becoming more acceptable in the United States. Demand for tailored suits and coats slowly waned as a result, and the trend was exacerbated by the recession. With unemployment falling over the recessionary period, men decreased their demand for formal workwear. Those that remained at their jobs opted to wear items they already owned rather than purchasing new ones. While declining unemployment and rising disposable income are anticipated to rise over the period, the growing acceptance of casual workwear has tempered consumer demand for tailored suits. Bro.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to niche markets
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Import penetration into the manufacturing sector and Trade-weighted index in the Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry operators manufacture men’s and boys’ apparel from purchased fabric. Activities also include buying raw materials, designing and preparing samples, arranging for apparel to be made from raw materials and marketing finished apparel. This industry only includes companies that operate their own production facilities in the United States.

    Industry Products
    Underwear and nightwearSuits, coats and overcoatsShirts (except work shirts)Pants and jeans (except work pants)Work clothing
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing men's and boys' underwearManufacturing men's and boys' nightwearManufacturing men's and boys' suitsManufacturing men's and boys' coatsManufacturing men's and boys' shirtsManufacturing men's and boys' trousersManufacturing men's and boys' slacksManufacturing men's and boys' jeansManufacturing men's and boys' work clothingManufacturing men's and boys' outerwear, including athletic clothing and bathing suits

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Import penetration into the manufacturing sector
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Demand from department stores
  • Demand from men's clothing stores
  • Current Performance
  • Import competition intensifies
  • Fast fashion adds pressure
  • Low profit and shrinking industry
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Immediate threats
  • Opportunities ahead
  • Industry profit and participation
  • Rising labor costs in China
  • Table: Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling
  • Men's Clothing Stores
  • Children's & Infants' Clothing Stores
  • Family Clothing Stores
  • Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Textile Mills
  • Products & Services
  • Suits, coats and overcoats
  • Shirts (except work shirts)
  • Work clothing
  • Pants and jeans (except work pants)
  • Underwear and nightwear
  • Other
  • Chart: Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Department stores
  • Warehouses and superstores
  • Manufacturer owned retail outlets
  • Men's specialty stores
  • Wholesalers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Brooks Brothers Group Inc.
  • Table: Brooks Brothers Group Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Import penetration into the manufacturing sector (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • The relocation of a company's business process, such as manufacturing or accounting, from one country to another, whether the work is outsourced or stays within the company.
  • Outsource
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
  • Tariff
  • A tax on an import.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.

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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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