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Hosiery Mills and Sock Manufacturers

SIC 2250 | NAICS 315110

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Hosiery Mills & Manufacturers  (view report)
Apparel Knitting Mills  (view report)

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:

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

Inside Textiles Ltd.
Knitting Industry

Online resource features news and information for the knitting and hosiery industries, with topics and categories covered including "Markets" (e.g., knitwear, outerwear, activewear, intimate apparel, hose and socks, and accessories) and "Technology" (e.g., design, fiber/yarns, flat knitting, seamless, warp knitting/crochet, circular knitting, and dyeing, printing, and finishing). Articles are available free online.

Apparel Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

MCL News & Media
Knitting Trade Journal

Bimonthly trade publication and online resource center features news and information for the knitting and hosiery industries, with editorial content sections covered in the online resource center including fibers and yarns, flat knitting, circular knitting, warp knitting, hosiery knitting, and dyeing and finishing. Magazine is available to subscribers only; selected articles are available free online with registration.

Manufacturing Solutions Center

Community college technical center provides testing, analysis, and information resources for hosiery, sock, and stocking manufacturers, with various content sections on this site including manufacturing, supplier, and consumer areas; retail, government, and international buyer resources; product testing information; frequently asked questions; and industry glossary. All information is available free online.

GIA Research
Hosiery (Women and Men)

Comprehensive report provides a detailed analysis of this product sector in the U.S. and select other countries, with information provided including historical and forecast annual sales volume by product segment (e.g., socks, sheer hose, and tights) and major players profiled including Gildan Activewear, Inc., Kayser-Roth Corporation, Gold Toe-Moretz LLC, Hanesbrands Inc., and Iconix Brand Group Inc.

Euromonitor International
Hosiery in the US

Market research report analyzes the U.S. market for this product sector, with information provided in this report including historical and forecast sales in unit volume and dollar value by product category for sheer hose made from nylon (e.g., tights, hold-ups, stockings, knee highs, ankle socks) and non-sheer products made from natural fibers or acrylic (e.g., socks, tights, shoe liners, and leg warmers).

Global / U.S. Hosiery Markets

Market research reports provide a detailed analysis of this sector on a global and regional basis, with data provided in the reports including market size and forecast by type of product (e.g., socks, tights, pantyhose and nylons) and geographic region, and leading firms profiled including CSP International Fashion Group S.p.A., Gilden Activewear Inc., Golden Lady Company S.p.A., and HanesBrands, Inc.

Allied Market Research
Hosiery Market

Comprehensive report analyzes demand for these products on a global and regional basis, with data provided in the report including market size and forecast by product (e.g., socks, body stockings, toe socks, knee-high, tights, and other), size (e.g., small, medium, large, and plus), gender (e.g., women, men), and distribution channel (e.g., mass merchant, online, department store, and retail pharmacy).


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Hosiery and Sock Mills  Search for "31511"

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

Hosiery Mills
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual revenue for companies that manufacture men's hosiery and socks; cotton and cotton blend athletic, casual, and dress socks; finished sheer pantyhose; unfinished sheer hose; and women's full-length, below-knee, and knee-length hosiery. Sample report is available free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Hosiery and Sock Mill

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as operations manager, product development manager, fashion designer, graphic designer, account executive, quality control inspector, production operator, and machine technician, with employers for which salary or hourly wage rate data is provided including Renfro Corporation and Hanesbrands Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Apparel Knitting Mills

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel employed by establishments in this sector which includes companies that manufacture men's hose and socks; cotton and cotton blend athletic, casual, and dress socks; finished pantyhose; finished and unfinished sheer hose; and women's full-length, below-knee, and knee-length stockings.

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