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Hosiery Mills in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Hosiery Mills in the US

Over the five years to 2019, 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. During the current period, industry revenue has fallen. The industry has suffered from the dominance of imports and a rise in offshoring activity, which have driven downstream demand from consumers away from US-produced goods. With the hopes of lowering labor costs and retaining competitiveness, many operators have offshored a large portion of their manufacturing capabilities. Over the five years to 2024, industry revenue is forecast to continue falling. To counteract increasing offshoring, operators are expected to boost demand through product innovation and marketing strategies, including new fabrics, more product options and improved cutting precision through laser and ultrasonic technology.

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 (2019)
    • 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 (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To ...
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • 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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