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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, information, and analysis for designers and manufacturers of hosiery, socks, and other knit garments, with content sections including the "Reports" section which features research reports that provide information, insights, and analysis on market trends and developments affecting various segments of the knitting industry on a global basis. 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 Global
Knitting Trade Journal

Bimonthly trade journal and online news resource center features news and information for the global knitting and hosiery industries, with news categories in the online resource center including fibers and yarns, flat knitting, circular knitting, warp knitting, hosiery knitting, and dyeing and finishing. Magazine issues are available to subscribers only; selected articles can be viewed 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.

Euromonitor International
Hosiery in the US

Market research report analyzes the U.S. market for this product sector, with information provided in the report including historical and forecast sales in unit volume and dollar value by product category (e.g., socks, tights, and other products), and companies profiled including Hanesbrands, Inc. and L Brands, Inc. Sample report, sample market data, and detailed table of contents are available online.

GIA Research
Hosiery (Women and Men)

Comprehensive study provides in-depth analysis of this product sector in the U.S. and selected other countries, with information provided including historical and forecast annual sales volume by product segment (e.g., socks, sheer hose, and tights/opaques), and major players profiled including Kayser- Roth Corporation, Gold Toe-Moretz, LLC, Hanesbrands, Inc., Iconix Brand Group, and L Brands, Inc.

Global / U.S. Hosiery

Market research study provides a detailed analysis of the market for these products on a global basis, with data provided in the study including market size and forecast by product type (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.

Global Hosiery

Global research report analyzes demand for this product sector on a regional basis, with information 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).

IndexBox Marketing Ltd.
World: Socks, Stockings, And Other Women's Hosiery  Search for above title

Comprehensive report provides a detailed analysis of the global market for women's socks, stockings, and other legwear, with topics covered in the report including market volume and value, production by commodity group and region, producer prices, domestic production, volume and dynamics of imports and exports, trade structure and channels, key market players and their profiles, and market forecast.

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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 provide an analysis of industry income and expenses
as a percentage of annual revenue for firms that manufacture men's hosiery and socks; cotton and cotton blend athletic, casual, and dress socks; finished shear pantyhose; unfinished sheer hosiery; and women's full-length, below-knee, and knee-length stockings. Sample report is available online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Apparel Knitting Mills

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for persons employed by apparel knitting mills (e.g., bleaching, dyeing, knitting, and weaving machine setters and operators; sewing machine operators) on a national, state, and metropolitan area level, with apparel product categories covered by the survey including sheer hose, socks, leggings, stockings, underwear, outwear, and nightwear.

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