Global Hosiery (Women and Men) Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Hosiery (Women and Men) both in value (Millions of US$) and in volume (Millions of Pairs) by the following Product Segments: Socks, Sheer Hosiery, and Tights/Opaques. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 234 companies including many key and niche players such as CSP International SpA, Triumph Apparel Corporation, Golden Lady SpA, Kayser-Roth Corporation, Gold Toe-Moretz, LLC, Grupo Synkro, Hanesbrands, Inc., Sculpz, Inc., LVMH, Donna Karan International, Tefron USA, and Wolford AG. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Socks I-3
Sheer Hosiery I-4
Tights/Opaques I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Hosiery Market Hits the Panic Button II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-1
Changing Lifestyles Triggering Growth in Global Hosiery Market II-2



2. TRENDS AND ISSUES II-3
Fight for Survival Gets Tougher in the Hosiery Market II-3
Women's Sheer Hosiery Sector Witness Growth in Sales after a
Decade) II-3
Manufacturers Experiment with Performance Yarns for Improved
Hosiery Products II-3
Socks get Expressive and Colorful II-3
Innovation in Full Stream II-4
Legwear Industry At a Glance II-4
Leggings and Footless Tights Propel Legwear Sales II-5
Major Shoe Brands Show Gains in Hosiery Market II-5
Logos on Socks for the Fashion Conscious II-5
Corporate Dressing on the Rise II-5
Fishnet Stockings to Stay for Long II-6
Bridal-wear Luring Legwear Makers II-6
Manufacturers Eye Kids Segment II-6
Retailers - Ceding to Consumer Preferences II-6
Support Hosiery: Increasingly Blending with Fashion Hosiery II-6
Stretch Fabric is Popular for Intimate Apparel II-6



3. COMPETITION II-8
Competition Over the Years II-8
Survival of the Fittest - Fierce Competition Drives the
Hosiery Market II-8



4. MAJOR FACTORS INFLUENCING THE INDUSTRY II-9
Innumerable Product Offerings II-9
Discount Sales - "L'egging" the Customers to Buy More II-9
Value Added Products - A Win-Win Situation II-9



5. A CONSUMER PROFILE II-10
Changing Consumer Perception - From Basics to Fashion II-10
Hosiery: One of the Top Categories for Repeat Purchases II-10
Teenagers and Young Adults - Where the Moolah Lies II-10
Wooing the Ethnic Population II-10
Manufacturers Targeting Women Aged 25 & Above II-11
Plus Size Segment - Gaining More Attention II-11
Maternity Hosiery - A New Horizon II-11



6. DISTRIBUTION II-12
Shoppers' Convenience Gets Top Priority II-12
No More Crowded Shelves II-12
A Retailer Analysis II-12
The Early Part of the Decade II-12
Discounters Remain on Top II-12
Direct Marketing of Sheer Hosiery II-13



7. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-14
Hosiery - Not an Established Textile Product II-14
A "Stocking" Experience Down Memory Lane II-14
Advent of the Commonplace Nylon Stocking II-14
Spandex - Changing Women's Lives Forever II-14
Pantyhose - A Fashion Statement II-15
Classification of Hosiery II-15
Socks II-15
Support Sock II-15
Socks: A Must for an Athlete II-15
Sheer Hosiery II-17
Ultrasheer II-17
Daysheer/Business Sheer II-17
Silken Sheer II-17
Evening Sheers II-17
Light Support/Support II-17
Shimmer/Glimmer II-18
Tights/Opaques II-18
Body Stocking II-18
Demi-Toe II-18
Queen Size II-18
Knee-Highs II-19
Thigh-Highs II-19
Knee Warmers II-19
Light Support II-19
Fishnet II-19
Other Hosiery Products II-19
Half-Hose II-19
Pantyhose II-19
Maternity Pantyhose II-19
Run-Resistant Garments II-20
Support Hosiery II-20
Materials Used to Manufacture Hosiery II-20
Textile Fibers II-20
Acrylic Fiber II-21
Lycra: An Innovative Product from DuPont II-21
Nylon's Unique Properties II-21
Spandex - Stretching to New Levels II-22



8. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-23
Cette Unveils Size Plus Hosiery II-23
Hyosung to Launch Creora Dyeable Elastane Fiber II-23
Bare Necessities Unveils BarePlus II-23
Pamela Mann Unveils Plus Size Hosiery II-23
Barely There Launches CustomFlex Fit Reversible Pullover Bra II-23
Champion® Athleticwear Launches Champion Sweetheart
Compression Sports Bra II-24
Charnos Hosiery to Unveil Line of Control Tights II-24
Sun Hosiery Manufacturing Introduces Generous II-24
Vans Unveils Vans Classic Snow Socks for Women and Men II-24
Darn Tough Vermont Launches All-New Light Cushion Run/Bike Sock II-25
Swiftwick Unveils Ultra-Thin Pulse Socks II-25
LittleMissMatched Launches Fabulitz II-25
Fab Fit Pantyhose Introduces Range of Opaque Tights II-25
Fullbeauty Introduces Plus Size Swimwear Collection for Women II-25
Dahlgren Footwear Unveils Fall/Winter 2012-13 Collection II-25
Solo Licensing Unveils Skechers Fitness Socks Range II-26
USA DAWGS Unveils Snappy Socks II-26
American Diabetes Wholesale Introduces Dr. Scholl's® Range of
Diabetes and Circulatory Health Socks II-26
BrightLife Direct Offers Jobst soSoft Compression Stockings II-27
Zonac Knitting Machines Offers Bonjour Products II-27
Lupo Introduces Tights Collection for Women II-27
Rejuva Health® Unveils Sheer & Soft Range of Products from Medi II-27
Activa Healthcare Rolls Out Leg Ulcer Hosiery Kit II-28
Invista Unveils Legwear Trends Assortment for 2012/2013 II-28
Duane Reade Launches Convertible Pantyhose with Seamless 3-Way
Toe Flap II-28
Zensah Unveils New Compression Tights II-29
Sigvaris Unveils EverSheer Range II-29
Debenhams Unveils New Hosiery Range II-29



9. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/LAUNCHES IN RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE
BUILDER II-30
Sigvaris Launches Cotton Maternity Socks II-30
Leg Store Launches Pamela Mann's 2010 Spring/Summer Range of
Fashion Tights II-30
Mytights Launches In Power-Line Series II-30
BRAVADA Launches OnlyLeggings.com II-31
Hanes Hosiery Re-Introduces Hanes Smooth Illusions Toning
Shapewear and Hosiery Line II-31
Dollar Industries Unveils MyMe for Men II-31
SIGVARIS Introduces EverSheer® Medical Compression Hosiery II-32
National Wholesale Rolls Out Just Comfort® Range of
Compression Hosiery II-32
Beattie McGuinness Bungay Launches Packaging Design II-32
Golden Lady Launches Trend Sporty Range II-32
TEKO Introduces Socks for Kids II-32
Footprint Rolls Out Natural Bamboo Socks Solution II-33
Seamed Tights Unveils New Hosiery II-33
Delta Galil Introduces Realasting Cotton II-33
Hue and Tibi Launch Leg Wear Range II-33
Unifi Inc Unveils Repreve Nylon Yarn II-33
Devmir, Inc. Launches Eco-Friendly Socks II-33
Lingerie Oasis Introduces New Range of Bridal Lingerie II-33
L'ARSOIE Rolls Out aleXsandro Palombo by CERVIN Paris II-34


10. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-35
Itochu Takes Over Quantum Clothing Group II-35
Perry Ellis Inks Manufacturing and Distribution Agreements
With Original Penguin II-35
Sperry Top-Sider Inks Agreement to Expand II-35
Perry Ellis Inks Four Licensing Agreements for Original
Penguin brand Products II-36
Kenneth Cole Enters into Clothing License Deal with Delta Galil II-36
Calvin Klein to Annul Agreements with Warnaco II-37
Kensie Inks Licensing Deal with PS Brands II-37
Tefron and Cifra Ink Strategic Cooperation Agreement II-37
EcoSox®/BBS Hosiery Enters Into Distribution Partnership with
Rehabmart.com II-38
Quick-Med Inks Patent and Technology License Agreement with Doris II-38
Sun Capital Announces Sale of DB Apparel II-38
Hanesbrands to Take Over TNF Group II-38
Renfro Takes Over Sock Operations from Fruit of the Loom II-39
L'eggs Hosiery Partners with Dress for Success II-39
Warnaco Launches Joint Venture in India II-39
Happy Socks Collaborates with United Legwear II-39
Dollar Club Collaborates with Lulus and Carrefour II-40
Phillips-Van Heusen Signs an Agreement with USA Legwear II-40
Xcel Brands Inks an Agreement with United Legwear II-40
PEI Licensing Inked an Agreement with PS Brands II-40
Phillips-Van Heusen Enters Into Licensing Contract with USA
Legwear II-41
Wiesner Products Establishes Subsidiary in India II-41



11. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-42
Carlyle Acquires Stake Scalina II-42
Renfro Takes Over K.Bell Socks II-42
Greg Norman Collection to Partner with Paramount II-42
The Carlyle Group and Scalina Enter into Partnership II-42
SIGVARIS Inks Partnership with the Indianapolis Colts II-43
Fila and PS Brands Sign Distribution Agreement II-43
Rupa to Unveil Products in Africa and South Asia II-43
Special T. Hosiery Mills Bags Contract for Boot Socks II-43
Caffarena Establishes Hosiery Stores II-43
Nur Die Takes Over Specific Business Assets of Hosiery
Supplier, Vatter II-43
3M Acquires Futuro from Beiersdorf II-44
K2 Sports Acquires Zoot Sports II-44
NAF Takes Over Hampshire Group II-44
Tibro Join Venture Commences First Development Phase of
Hosiery Plant II-44
Wolford Production Facility Commences Production in Slovenia II-44
Hanesbrands Closes Down Hosiery Plant II-44



12. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-45
CSP International SpA (Italy) II-45
Triumph Apparel Corporation (US) II-45
Golden Lady SpA (Italy) II-45
Kayser-Roth Corporation (US) II-45
Gold Toe-Moretz, LLC. (US) II-46
Grupo Synkro (Mexico) II-46
Hanesbrands, Inc. (US) II-46
Sculpz, Inc. (US) II-46
LVMH (France) II-47
Donna Karan International (US) II-47
Tefron USA II-47
Wolford AG (Austria) II-47



13. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-48
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hosiery by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48



Table 2: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hosiery by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49



Table 3: World Historic Review for Hosiery by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50



Table 4: World Historic Review for Hosiery by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51



Table 5: World 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52



Table 6: World 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53



Table 7: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Socks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54



Table 8: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Socks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55



Table 9: World Historic Review for Socks by Geographic Region
- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56



Table 10: World Historic Review for Socks by Geographic Region
- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57



Table 11: World 15-Year Perspective for Socks by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004,
2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58



Table 12: World 15-Year Perspective for Socks by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59



Table 13: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Sheer Hosiery by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60



Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Sheer Hosiery by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61



Table 15: World Historic Review for Sheer Hosiery by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-62



Table 16: World Historic Review for Sheer Hosiery by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-63



Table 17: World 15-Year Perspective for Sheer Hosiery by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64



Table 18: World 15-Year Perspective for Sheer Hosiery by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011
and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65



Table 19: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Tights/Opaques by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66



Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Tights/Opaques by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67



Table 21: World Historic Review for Tights/Opaques by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-68



Table 22: World Historic Review for Tights/Opaques by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-69



Table 23: World 15-Year Perspective for Tights/ Opaques by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70



Table 24: World 15-Year Perspective for Tights/Opaques by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011
and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71




III. MARKET



1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current & Future Analysis III-1
On a Comeback Trail? III-1
Major Trends III-1
Hosiery Market in a Transition Phase III-1
Table 25: US Men's Hosiery Market (2012) Percentage Share
Breakdown by Product Category - Dress, Dress casual and
Athletic (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2



Table 26: US Women's Hosiery Market (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown by Product Category- Socks, Pantyhose,
Trouser Socks, Stockings and Tights (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
Challenges Confronting the American Hosiery Industry III-3
Tights & Leggings - Gaining Popularity by the Day III-3
Table 27: Leading Players in the US Panty Hose/ Nylon
Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Market Share for
L'eggs Products, Kayser-Roth Corp., Hanes Hosiery, Smith
Hosiery, Private Label and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-4



Table 28: Leading Pantyhose\Nylon Brands in the US (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Sales for L'eggs Sheer Energy, No
Nonsense, L'eggs Silken Mist, Hanes, Everyday by L'eggs,
No Nonsense Great Shapes Figure Enhancement, On the Go, No
Nonsense Essential Basics, Just My Size, Private label and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Changing Face of Hosiery Distribution III-5
Table 29: Men's Hosiery Market in the US (2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Retail Sales by Major
Distribution Channels - Mass Merchandisers, National
Chains, Specialty Stores, Department Stores, Off Price
Chains and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5



Table 30: Women's Hosiery Market in the US (2012):
Percentage Breakdown of Market Share by Retail Channel
Type for Mass merchandisers, Specialty stores,
Off-price/factory outlets/ warehouse clubs, Department
stores, National chains and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-5
Relocating Hosiery- A Follow on Strategy III-6
Discounters - Favorites of the Plus-Size Category III-6
The Queen Size Category III-6
Socks - Creating Waves in the Hosiery Market III-6
Table 31: Socks Market in the US (2011): Percentage Share
Breakdown by Category- No-show Socks, Over the Calf,
Low-cut Socks, Crew and Quarter (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-6



Table 32: Leading Socks Brands in the US (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Hanes, Hanes Premium,
Fruit of the Loom, All Pro, No Nonsense, Peds, No Nonsense
Complete Comfort, Jerzees, National, Private label and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7



Table 33: Leading Producers in the US Socks Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Market Share for Hanesbrands,
Kayser-Roth Corp., Renfro Hosiery Mills, Gold Toe Brands,
Americal Corp., Neuville Industries, Desoto Mills, Hosiery
Mills Industry, Nike, Private label and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7



Table 34: Leading Women's Socks Manufacturers in the US
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Market Share for
Hanesbrands Inc., Fruit of the Loom, Bali, Playtex,
Maidenform, Vanity Fair and Other (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-8
Maternity Hosiery - Evolving Niche III-8
Focus on Ethnic Population III-8
Competitive Scenario III-9
Highly Competitive in Nature III-9
Table 35: Leading Apparel Knitting Mills in the US (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Market Share for Berkshire
Hathaway Inc., Hanesbrands Inc., American Apparel Inc. and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9



Table 36: US Women's Hosiery Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Sales by Price Category (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10



Table 37: Men's Underwear Market in the US (2007-2009):
Value Sales (in US$ Billion) by Type (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10
Sculpz, Inc: Direct Marketer of Sheer Hosiery III-10
North Carolina - A Major Contributor III-10
Competition from China Dwindle Domestic Fortunes III-11
A Peek into Hosiery Imports and Exports III-11
Table 38: US Hosiery Imports (2011): Value Imports (in '000
US$) by Origin Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11



Table 39: US Hosiery Exports (2011): Value Exports (in '000
US$) by Destination Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-12
Strategic Corporate Developments III-12
Product Innovations/Launches III-16
Focus on Select Regional Players III-19
B.Market Analytics III-22
Table 40: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22



Table 41: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23



Table 42: US Historic Review for Hosiery by Product Segment
- Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24



Table 43: US Historic Review for Hosiery by Product Segment
- Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-25



Table 44: US 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks,
Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2004, 2011 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 45: US 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks,
Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2004, 2011 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27



2. CANADA III-28
A.Market Analysis III-28
Current & Future Analysis III-28
Market Scenario III-28
Imports Replace Domestic Supply III-28
Trade Scenario III-28
Table 46: Canadian Hosiery Exports (2011): Value Exports
(in US$) by Destination Country III-28



Table 47: Canadian Hosiery Imports (2011): Value Imports
(in '000 US$) by Origin Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-29
Strategic Corporate Development III-30
B.Market Analytics III-31
Table 48: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31



Table 49: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32



Table 50: Canadian Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33



Table 51: Canadian Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-34



Table 52: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2004,
2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35



Table 53: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2004,
2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36



3. JAPAN III-37
A.Market Analysis III-37
Current & Future Analysis III-37
Strategic Corporate Development III-37
Key Player III-37
B.Market Analytics III-38
Table 54: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38



Table 55: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39



Table 56: Japanese Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40



Table 57: Japanese Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41



Table 58: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2004,
2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42



Table 59: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2004,
2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43



4. EUROPE III-44
A.Market Analysis III-44
Current & Future Analysis III-44
Market Overview III-44
Performance Yarns Find Increasing Favor Among Manufacturers III-44
Budget Brands: Marked by Inexpensive Products and Intense
Competition III-44
Luxury Market: Characterized by High Entry Barriers and
High Price-High Margin III-44
Outlook III-45
Price III-45
Table 60: European Hosiery Market (2012): Percentage
Breakdown of Imports by Product Segment - Full-length
Stockings and Socks of Synthetic Fibers, Pantyhose and
Tights of Synthetic Fibers
<67 Decitex, Cotton Stockings>and Socks and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45
B.Market Analytics III-46
Table 61: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pairs for
Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46



Table 62: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47



Table 63: European Historic Review for Hosiery by Geographic
Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest
of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48



Table 64: European Historic Review for Hosiery by Geographic
Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest
of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49



Table 65: European 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50



Table 66: European 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51



Table 67: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52



Table 68: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53



Table 69: European Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-54



Table 70: European Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-55



Table 71: European 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2004,
2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56



Table 72: European 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2004,
2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57



4a. FRANCE III-58
A.Market Analysis III-58
Current & Future Analysis III-58
Lingerie Market III-58
Table 73: French Lingerie Market (2012): Composition of
Women's Lingerie Market by Category-Hosiery and Socks,
Lingerie (slips, and brassieres), Corsetry and Night wear
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58



Table 74: French Bodywear Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Production by Category - Hosiery, Foundations,
T-Shirts, Swimwear, Underwear for women/girls, Nightwear
and home-wear, and Underwear for men/boys (In Value terms)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59



Table 75: French Hosiery Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Imports by Category - Cotton stockings and
socks, Pantyhose and tights of synthetic fibres <67
decitex, Knee-length stockings of synthetic fibres < 67
decitex, and Full-length stockings and socks of synthetic
fibres (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59
B.Market Analytics III-60
Table 76: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60



Table 77: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61



Table 78: French Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-62



Table 79: French Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-63



Table 80: French 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks,
Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2004, 2011 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64



Table 81: French 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks,
Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2004, 2011 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65



4b. GERMANY III-66
A.Market Analysis III-66
Current & Future Analysis III-66
Key Statistics III-66
Table 82: German Bodywear Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Production by Category -Hosiery, T-shirts,
Underwear for women/girls, Night-and home wear, Underwear
for men/boys, Swimwear, and Foundations (In Value terms)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66



Table 83: German Hosiery Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Imports by Product Segment-Cotton stockings
and socks, Pantyhose and tights of synthetic fibers <67
decitex, Full-length stockings and socks of synthetic
fibers, Knee-length stockings of synthetic fibers <67
decitex and others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67
B.Market Analytics III-68
Table 84: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68



Table 85: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69



Table 86: German Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-70



Table 87: German Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-71



Table 88: German 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks,
Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2004, 2011 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72



Table 89: German 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks,
Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2004, 2011 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73



4c. ITALY III-74
A.Market Analysis III-74
Current & Future Analysis III-74
Market Overview III-74
Declining Production III-74
Growth in Imports III-74
Trade Statistics III-75
Table 90: Italian Bodywear Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Imports by Product Group- Hosiery,
Underwear, Night and Homewear and Foundations (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75



Table 91: Italian Bra Imports (2010): Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Imports by Country of Origin (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75



Table 92: Italian Cotton Knitted Men's Underpants Imports
(2010): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Imports by Country
of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76



Table 93: Italian Imports of Cotton Knitted Briefs for
Women (2010): Percentage Breakdown of Volume imports by
Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76



Table 94: Italian Imports of Synthetic Knitted Briefs for
Women (2010): Percentage Breakdown of Volume imports by
Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77



Table 95: Italian Imports of Cotton Stockings and Socks
(2010): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Imports by Country
of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77



Table 96: Italian Imports of Full Length Synthetic
Stockings and Socks (2010): Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Imports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-78



Table 97: Italian Imports of Synthetic Pantyhose and
Tights (less than 67 Decitex): Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Imports by Country of Origin (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78



Table 98: Italian Hosiery Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Imports by Product Segment-Cotton stockings
and socks and Pantyhose and tights of synthetic fibres <67
decitex (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78
Key Regional Players III-79
B.Market Analytics III-80
Table 99: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80



Table 100: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81



Table 101: Italian Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-82



Table 102: Italian Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-83



Table 103: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2004,
2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84



Table 104: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2004,
2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85



4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-86
A.Market Analysis III-86
Current & Future Analysis III-86
UK Lingerie Market Records Steady Growth III-86
Prices to Remain a Key Deciding Factor All Through III-87
Stockings & Tights - Gaining Predominance in the Market III-87
Table 105: UK Hosiery Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown
of Imports by Product Segment - Cotton stockings & socks
and Pantyhose & tights of synthetic fibres
<67 decitex>(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87
Aristoc - A Popular Brand III-88
Product Innovations/Launches III-88
B.Market Analytics III-89
Table 106: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89



Table 107: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90



Table 108: UK Historic Review for Hosiery by Product Segment
- Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-91



Table 109: UK Historic Review for Hosiery by Product Segment
- Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-92



Table 110: UK 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks,
Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2004, 2011 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93



Table 111: UK 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks,
Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2004, 2011 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94



4e. SPAIN III-95
A.Market Analysis III-95
Current & Future Analysis III-95
Vital Statistics III-95
Table 112: Spanish Bodywear Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Production by Category-T-shirts, Foundations,
Hosiery, Swimwear, Underwear for women/girls, Underwear for
men/boys and Others (In Value terms) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95



Table 113: Spanish Hosiery Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Imports by Product Segment- Pantyhose and
tights of synthetic fibres
<67 decitex, Cotton stockings>and socks, and Full-length stockings and socks of synthetic
fibres (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96
B.Market Analytics III-97
Table 114: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-97



Table 115: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-98



Table 116: Spanish Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-99



Table 117: Spanish Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-100



Table 118: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2004,
2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-101

Table 119: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2004,
2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-102

4f. RUSSIA III-103
A.Market Analysis III-103
Current & Future Analysis III-103
Russian Hosiery Market Fails to Meet Domestic Demand III-103
B.Market Analytics III-104
Table 120: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-104



Table 121: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-105



Table 122: Russian Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-106



Table 123: Russian Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques


 


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