Apparel and Clothing Manufacturers
SIC 2300 | NAICS 315000
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
Apparel Manufacturing / Men's, Boys', Women's, Girls', and Infants' (view reports)
Apparel Knitting Mills, Hosiery Mills, and Cut & Sew Manufacturing (view reports)
Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
Monthly trade publication features news and information for apparel manufacturers and retailers, with content sections covered in each issue of this publication including product design, supply chain and production, retail intelligence, product technology, and financial news. Selected articles from current and past issues can be viewed online with registration, with free subscription available upon request.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profile contents include:
Annual statistical analysis provides detailed information on U.S. production, imports, exports, industry employment, domestic consumption, trade by price line, and consumer expenditures. Study includes multi-year historical data for trending purposes, with information reported by product category where appropriate. Publication is available to members only; contact trade association for more information.
Publications available from this organization include:
Global Apparel Markets
Performance Apparel Markets
Freedonia Focus research report analyzes U.S. demand at the manufacturers' level, with information provided including historical demand and forecasts by product category (e.g., tops, bottoms, dresses coats, jackets, and suits, intimates, sleep wear, accessories, and other products) and market (e.g., women's and girls' clothing, men's and boys' clothing). Detailed table of contents is available online.
Apparel and Footwear in the US
Market research report provides a detailed analysis of this market sector, with information provided in this report including historical and forecast revenue in terms of unit volume and dollar value by market segment (e.g., men's clothing, women's clothing, childrenswear, clothing accessories, and footwear) and product category (e.g., underwear, nightwear, jeans, outerwear excluding jeans, and swimwear).
Women's and Girls' Clothing
Comprehensive market research report provides in-depth analysis of this product sector in the U.S. and selected other regions and countries, with information provided in the U.S. section of the report including historical and forecast annual sales in U.S. dollars by product segment (e.g., blouses and shirts, slacks and trousers, dresses, suits and coats, underwear and nightwear, and other clothing).
Financial Benchmarking Data
Apparel and Clothing Manufacturers
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Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
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Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue for companies that (a) knit outwear, underwear, and nightwear, (b) cut and sew clothing from fabrics owned by other companies under a contract arrangement, and manufacture (c) men's, boys', and (d) women's, girls', and infants' clothing from fabrics purchased from textile mills.
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US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey – Apparel Manufacturing
Annual salary survey provides base pay, incentive, and total compensation data for this manufacturing sector on a national, regional, and metropolitan area basis, with survey results broken out by company size (e.g., net sales revenue, total employment) and job position families covered including wholesale merchandising, sourcing design, technical design, sales and marketing, and corporate administration.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this sector on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with job categories covered by the survey including fabric patternmakers; textile cutting, knitting, and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders; sewing machine operators; and inspectors, testers, and samplers. Survey results can be viewed free online.
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Business Valuation Resources
Small Business Valuation Multiples
Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based valuation multiples for small businesses that manufacture clothing for men, women, children, and infants from fabrics purchased from other firms and/or manufacture clothing from fabrics owned by other companies under a contract arrangement.