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Apparel and Clothing Manufacturers

SIC 2300 | NAICS 315000

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.


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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

Business Valuation Resources


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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, 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 research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key ratios and statistics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast


EnsembleIQ
Apparel Magazine
https://apparelmag.com/

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.


AAFA
ApparelStats
https://www.aafaglobal.org/

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.


Textile Intelligence
Publications available from this organization include:

Global Apparel Markets
http://www.textilesintelligence.com/
Quarterly publication provides in-depth analysis of the apparel market on a global basis, with topics covered in each issue including business news, industry developments and innovations, research- based information on specific market sectors, color and fabric trends, developments in technology, and updates on trade and trade policies. Subscription also includes monthly e-newsletter updates.

Performance Apparel Markets
http://www.textilesintelligence.com/
Quarterly subscription publication focuses on performance and corporate wear, with topics covered in each issue including business news and developments, market data and analysis, new products and technology, technical research reports, and company profiles that address business, product, and market strategies used by key players in the industry. Sample issue is available upon request.


Freedonia Group
Apparel
https://www.freedoniagroup.com/

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.


Euromonitor International
Apparel and Footwear in the US
http://www.euromonitor.com/

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).


GIA Research
Women's and Girls' Clothing
http://www.strategyr.com/

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


Industry Financial Ratios
Apparel and Clothing Manufacturers
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "315"
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.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios


IBISWorld
Apparel Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)

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.




Compensation Surveys


Mercer, LLC
US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey – Apparel Manufacturing
https://www.imercer.com/

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
Apparel Manufacturing
https://www.bls.gov/oes/

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.




Business Valuation Resources


Small Business Valuation Multiples

Apparel and Clothing Manufacturers
http://valuationresources.com/

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.


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