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Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Trends & Statistics 2015: A Summary of Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2015

PLUNKETT'S APPAREL & TEXTILES INDUSTRY TRENDS & STATISTICS 2015

Key Features:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry
Pages: 43
Statistical Tables Provided: 11
Geographic Focus: Global

A condensed market research report excerpted from Plunkett’s Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2015, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and vital statistical tables. You will gain significant insights that can help you shape your own strategy for business development, product development and investments.
  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
Contents, Statistics, Forecasts and Analysis Include:

Major Trends Affecting the Apparel & Textiles Industry


1) Introduction to the Apparel & Textiles Industry
2) Wages Rise in China/Vietnam, Cambodia and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
3) Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Manufacturing Jobs as Firms Reshore
4) Western Apparel Firms Enter the Chinese Market
5) Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
6) High-Tech, Nanotech and Smart Fabrics Proliferate/Flyknit May Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes
7) Smartwatches, Wearable Electronics and Electronics Incorporated into Apparel Begin to Enter the Marketplace
8) Exercise Apparel Sales Rise
9) Athletic Footwear Sales Soar, Draws Big Names from Athletes to Designers
10) 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services
11) The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere
12) Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
13) Plus Sizes Market Evolves to Serve Overweight Consumers
14) Discount Clothing Retailers See Promise in Designer Lines
15) Luxury Apparel and Accessories Face a Slower Market in China
16) Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Shoes Soar in Online Sales
17) Self Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow in Stores and Online
18) Fast Fashion: Designers and Retailers Speed Up
19) Apparel Manufacturing Goes Green
20) Designers and Manufacturers Bypass the Middleman with Direct-to-Consumer Online Business Models

Apparel & Textiles Industry Statistics

1) Apparel & Textiles Industry Overview
2) U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Producer Price Index (PPI): 2003-2015
3) Percent Change in Annual U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Producer Prices: 2004 - February 2015
4) Top 50 Countries Exporting Textiles & Apparel to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2013-2014
5) Top 50 Destinations of U.S. Textiles & Apparel Exports: 2013-2014
6) Top 25 Countries Exporting Apparel & Non-Apparel Textiles to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2013-2014
7) Top 15 Countries Exporting Fabric, Man-Made Fiber Products, Cotton Products & Wool Products to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2013-2014
8) U.S. Retail Sales, Selected Kinds of Businesses: 2008-2014
9) U.S. Retail Sales of Apparel, Shoes & Accessories: 2014
10) Worldwide Cotton Area, Yield & Production: 2012-2015 11) Apparel & Textiles Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2010-2015


Chapter 1: Major Trends Affecting the Apparel & Textiles Industry
1) Introduction to the Apparel & Textiles Industry
2) Wages Rise in China/Vietnam, Cambodia and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
3) Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Manufacturing Jobs as Firms Reshore
4) Western Apparel Firms Enter the Chinese Market
5) Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
6) High-Tech, Nanotech and Smart Fabrics Proliferate/Flyknit May Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes
7) Smartwatches, Wearable Electronics and Electronics Incorporated into Apparel Begin to Enter the Marketplace
8) Exercise Apparel Sales Rise
9) Athletic Footwear Sales Soar, Draws Big Names from Athletes to Designers
10) 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services
11) The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere
12) Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
13) Plus Sizes Market Evolves to Serve Overweight Consumers
14) Discount Clothing Retailers See Promise in Designer Lines
15) Luxury Apparel and Accessories Face a Slower Market in China
16) Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Shoes Soar in Online Sales
17) Self Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow in Stores and Online
18) Fast Fashion: Designers and Retailers Speed Up
19) Apparel Manufacturing Goes Green
20) Designers and Manufacturers Bypass the Middleman with Direct-to-Consumer Online Business Models
Chapter 2: Apparel & Textiles Industry Statistics
Apparel & Textiles Industry Overview
U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Producer Price Index (PPI): 2003-2015
Percent Change in Annual U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Producer Prices: 2004 - February 2015
Top 50 Countries Exporting Textiles & Apparel to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2013-2014
Top 50 Destinations of U.S. Textiles & Apparel Exports: 2013-2014
Top 25 Countries Exporting Apparel & Non-Apparel Textiles to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2013-2014
Top 15 Countries Exporting Fabric, Man-Made Fiber Products, Cotton Products & Wool Products to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2013-2014
U.S. Retail Sales, Selected Kinds of Businesses: 2008-2014
U.S. Retail Sales of Apparel, Shoes & Accessories: 2014
Worldwide Cotton Area, Yield & Production: 2012-2015
Apparel & Textiles Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2010-2015

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