SIC 2300 | NAICS 315000
The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.
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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 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.
Global Apparel Markets
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
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 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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.