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Hosiery Mills in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Hosiery Mills in the US

Over the five years to 2018, changing consumer preferences regarding hosiery products have adversely affected demand for the Hosiery Mills industry. Casual dress and bare legs have become more acceptable in the workplace and, thus, fewer women are wearing hosiery. A rise in offshoring activity has also been driven by downstream demand from consumers that demand quality products at low prices. As a result, many operators have offshored a large portion of their manufacturing capabilities in an attempt to reduce costs and remain competitive, while the industry as a whole has fallen victim to import penetration. Over the five years to 2023, industry revenue is forecast to continue falling.

This industry comprises establishments that primarily manufacture hosiery and sock products. In facilities leased or owned by the company, producers form raw materials (such as cotton and polyester) into hosiery and socks. These products are then sold to wholesalers and retailers for resale to consumers.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Import penetration into the manufacturing sector
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Golden Lady Company S.p.A. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Renfro Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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