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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

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Men's and Boys' Apparel Manufacturing  (view report)
Women's and Girls' Apparel Manufacturing  (view report)

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:

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

Information resources available from this trade association include:

AAFA On The Issues
Articles and related news items included in this section address various issues of concern to the industry, with topics covered including international trade, customs and logistics, intellectual property, product safety, and legislative and regulatory issues. All information can be viewed free online.

Annual statistical analysis of the industry provides detailed information on production, imports and exports, consumption, retail sales, employment, and more. Analysis includes multi-year historical data for trending purposes, with data reported by product categories were appropriate. Publication is available of free of charge to members and can be purchased by nonmembers; contact association for more information.

First Research

Apparel Manufacturing
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Edgell Communications
Apparel Magazine
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for industry professionals, with online news categories including executive issues, technology insights, special reports, and case studies. Selected articles from current and prior issues and special reports can be viewed online with registration.

Textile Intelligence
Information resources available from this organization include:

Global Apparel Markets
Subscription publication provides in-depth analysis of this market sector on a global basis, with topics covered including company profiles, technology developments, color and fabric trends, market sector analysis, trade and trade policy, and more. Sample issue is available upon request.

Performance Apparel Markets
Quarterly publication focuses on performance apparel and corporate wear, with topics covered including new products and technologies, technical research reports, market data and analysis, company profiles, business news and developments, and more. Sample issue is available upon request.

Freedonia Group
Focus on Apparel
Research report analyzes U.S. demand at the manufacturer's level, with topics covered including market size and environment; product and market segmentation; historical demand and forecasts by product  (e.g., tops, bottoms, intimates, sleepwear) and market (e.g., women's, girl's, men's, boy's); industry structure; and company profiles. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

Euromonitor International
Apparel and Footwear in the US
Market research report provides a detailed analysis of this market sector, with information provided including major company profiles and historical and forecast revenue by market segment (e.g., men's, women's, and children's) and category (e.g., outerwear, underwear, nightwear, swimwear, and accessories). Summary description and detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.

GIA Research
Global outlook report provides an overview of the apparel market on a global basis, with topics covered including market dynamics, major trends and issues, strategic corporate developments, mergers and acquisitions, regional market perspectives, and historical and forecast sales volume by product segment. Summary description can be viewed online with detailed table of contents available upon request.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Apparel and Clothing Manufacturers  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

Supplier Relations US, LLC
Apparel Manufacturing
Comprehensive reports provide in-depth analysis of this manufacturing sector, with financial benchmarking information provided including income statements, balance sheets, financial ratios, and capital expenditure analysis. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available online.

Compensation Surveys

ERI Economic Research Institute
Apparel Manufacturing Salary Survey
Annual publication provides compensation data from ERI Assessor®, government, and survey participant databases for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.

Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Apparel and Clothing Manufacturers

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.