Reportlinker Adds Global Hosiery (Women's & Men's) Industry

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NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Hosiery (Women's & Men's) Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Hosiery (Women's & Men's) 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 each region for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 288 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as CSP International SpA, Triumph Apparel Corporation, Golden Lady SpA, Kayser-Roth, Gold Toe-Moretz, LLC., Grupo Synkro, Hanesbrands, Inc., HCI Direct Inc., LVMH, Donna Karan International, Tefron USA, and Wolford. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

HOSIERY (WOMEN'S & MEN'S) MCP-2811

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Socks 4

Sheer Hosiery 4

Tights/Opaques 4

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 5

Hosiery Market Hits the Panic Button 5

Current and Future Analysis 5

3. TRENDS AND ISSUES 7

The Fight for Survival Gets Tougher in the Hosiery Market 7

Women's Sheer Hosiery Sector Witness Growth in Sales After a

Decade) 7

Manufacturers Experiment with Performance Yarns for Improved

Hosiery Products 7

Socks get Expressive and Colorful 8

Innovation in Full Stream 8

Legwear Industry At a Glance 8

Leggings and Footless Tights Propel Legwear Sales 9

Major Shoe Brands Show Gains in Hosiery Market 9

Logos on Socks for the Fashion Conscious 9

Corporate Dressing on the Rise 9

'Fishnet Stockings' are here to Stay for Long 10

Bridal-wear Luring Legwear Makers 10

Manufacturers Eye Kids Segment 10

Retailers - Ceding to Consumer Preferences 10

Support Hosiery: Increasingly Blending with Fashion Hosiery 10

Stretch Fabric is Popular for Intimate Apparel 11

4. COMPETITION 12

Competition Over the Years 12

Survival of the Fittest - Fierce Competition Drives the

Hosiery Market 12

5. MAJOR FACTORS INFLUENCING THE INDUSTRY 13

Innumerable Product Offerings 13

Discount Sales - "L'egging" the Customers to Buy More 13

Value Added Products - A Win-Win Situation 13

6. A CONSUMER PROFILE 14

Changing Consumer Perception - From Basics to Fashion 14

Hosiery: One of the Top Categories for Repeat Purchases 14

Teenagers and Young Adults - Where the Moolah Lies 14

Wooing the Ethnic Population 14

Manufacturers Targeting Women Aged 25 & Above 15

Plus Size Segment - Gaining More Attention 15

Maternity Hosiery - A New Horizon 15

7. DISTRIBUTION 16

Shoppers' Convenience Gets Top Priority 16

No More Crowded Shelves 16

A Retailer Analysis 16

The Early Part of the Decade 16

Discounters Remain On Top 16

Direct Marketing of Sheer Hosiery 17

8. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 18

Hosiery - Not an Established Textile Product 18

A "Stocking" Experience Down Memory Lane 18

Advent of the Commonplace Nylon Stocking 18

Spandex - Changing Women's Lives Forever 19

Pantyhose - A Fashion Statement 19

Classification of Hosiery 19

Socks 19

Support Sock 19

Socks: A Must for an Athlete 19

Sheer Hosiery 21

Ultrasheer 21

Daysheer/Business Sheer 21

Silken Sheer 21

Evening Sheers 22

Light Support/Support 22

Shimmer/Glimmer 22

Tights/Opaques 22

Body Stocking 22

Demi-Toe 23

Queen Size 23

Knee-Highs 23

Thigh-Highs 23

Knee Warmers 23

Light Support 23

Fishnet 23

Other Hosiery Products 24

Half-Hose 24

Pantyhose 24

Maternity Pantyhose 24

Run-Resistant Garments 24

Support Hosiery 24

Materials Used to Manufacture Hosiery 25

Textile Fibers 25

Acrylic Fiber 25

Lycra: An Innovative Product from DuPont 26

Nylon's Unique Properties 26

Spandex - Stretching to New Levels 26

9. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS 27

SIGVARIS Introduces EverSheer® Medical 27

Compression Hosiery 27

National Wholesale Rolls Out Just Comfort® Range of

Compression Hosiery 27

Beattie McGuinness Bungay Launches Packaging Design 27

Golden Lady Launches Trend Sporty Range 27

TEKO Introduces Socks for Kids 27

Footprint Rolls Out Natural Bamboo Socks Solution 28

Seamed Tights Unveils New Hosiery 28

Delta Galil Introduces Realasting Cotton 28

Hue and Tibi Launch Leg Wear Range 28

Unifi Inc Unveils Repreve Nylon Yarn 28

Devmir, Inc. Launches Eco-Friendly Socks 28

Lingerie Oasis Introduces New Range of Bridal Lingerie 28

L'ARSOIE Rolls Out aleXsandro Palombo by CERVIN Paris 29

GoldToeMoretz Introduces GOLD TOE® Brand at Kohl's Stores 29

No nonsense® Rolls Out Ultimate ShapersTM Range 29

ColorPlus and Dow XLA Unveil Xnovation Cotton Wear 29

Wang Sung Textile Rolls Out New Socks 30

PowerSox Launches Left/Right Technology Socks 30

Marks & Spencer Unveils New Tights 30

JG Hosiery Launches Amul Brand in Karnataka, India 30

Gold Toe Introduces Latest Collection of Sport Tec Socks 30

JAC Business Group Unveils SELEBRITEE 31

US Hosiery Mills Group Launches Ingeo Products in Tokyo 31

Fox River Introduces Ingeo™ Socks 31

No Nonsense® Introduces Great Shapes® Body Shapers 31

Silkies® Launches Ultra Sheer 65ºF Pantyhose 32

PowerSox Introduces the Latest Left/Right Technology Sock 32

No Nonsense Introduces Latest Comprehensive Product Collections 33

Silkies® Introduces Sculptz™ Collection 33

Wolford and LVMH Together Unveil Winter/Autumn wear 34

10. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 35

SIGVARIS Inks Partnership with the Indianapolis Colts 35

Special T. Hosiery Mills Bags Contract for Boot Socks 35

Caffarena Establishes Hosiery Stores 35

Nur Die Takes Over Specific Business Assets of Hosiery

Supplier, Vatter 35

3M Acquires Futuro from Beiersdorf 35

K2 Sports Acquires Zoot Sports 35

NAF Takes Over Hampshire Group 36

Tibro Join Venture Commences First Development Phase of

Hosiery Plant 36

Wolford Production Facility Commences Production in Slovenia 36

Hanesbrands Closes down Hosiery Plant 36

Puma to Acquire Dobotex's Majority Stake 36

Amiee Lynn Acquires JBT Group/Design Studio 36

Russell-Newman Purchases KN Karen Neuburger 37

Lifestyle Medical Group Takes Over SmoothToe Diabetic 37

Okamoto Acquires Majority Stake in Royce Too 37

Dents Acquires Majority Stake in Corgi 37

SEL Manufacturing Purchases Preet Hosiery Manufacturing Units 37

Creo Capital Buys Planet Sox 38

Falke Takes Over Burlington 38

Austrian Company Palmers Textile Acquires Lingerie

Manufacturer Lejaby SAS 38

Kindy Buys Part of Socks Office 38

Iconix Inks Multiple Licensing Agreements 38

TapouT and TapouT Accessory Group Enter into Licensing Agreement 38

GoldToeMoretz, LLC and Kohl's Corporation Enter into Partnership 39

Sintex Expands Hosiery Business 39

Cifra Opens Production Unit in China 39

Maxwell Joint Venture Partners Divest Stake 39

Danskin Inc., Changes Name to Triumph Apparel Corp 40

Gildan Acquires Prewett 40

Hanesbrands Acquires Textile Production Plant from Industria

Duraflex SA 40

LWR Acquires Pod 40

Wolford and Valentino Form Alliance 41

Gina Acquires License from Enyce to Manufacture Enyce Label

Products 41

Oswal Plans to Increase Production and Spinning Capacity 41

Gildan Plans to Close Sock Facilities 41

Hanesbrands to Shut Down 9 Production Units 41

Hanesbrands to Terminate Operations at N.C. Based Hosiery Unit 42

Creo Acquires Mountain High Hosiery 42

Hampshire Group Takes over Marisa 42

Sukeno Hosiery Plans to Establish New Production Unit 42

Moretz Merge with Gold Toe to Form Gold Toe-Moretz 42

Gildan Completes Acquisition of Kentucky Derby 43

Kindy SA Acquires Sports Socks Business of Blanchard SAS 43

Warnaco Acquires Calvin Klein Licensees 43

Biflex Management Acquires Company from Kellwood 43

Jordache Enters into Agreement with United Legwear 43

Sara Lee Spins off Hanesbrands 44

11. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS 45

CSP International SpA (Italy) 45

Triumph Apparel Corporation (US) 45

Golden Lady SpA (Italy) 45

Kayser-Roth (US) 45

Gold Toe-Moretz, LLC. (US) 46

Grupo Synkro (Mexico) 46

Hanesbrands, Inc. (US) 46

HCI Direct Inc 46

LVMH (France) 47

Donna Karan International (US) 47

Tefron USA 47

Wolford (Austria) 47

12. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 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

2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 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

2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 51

Table 5: World 11-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 2005, 2010, 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 52

Table 6: World 11-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 2005, 2010, 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 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 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 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 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 57

Table 11: World 11-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 2005,

2010, 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 58

Table 12: World 11-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 2005, 2010, 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 63

Table 17: World 11-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 2005, 2010, 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 64

Table 18: World 11-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 2005, 2010,

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 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 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 69

Table 23: World 11-Year Perspective for Tights/Opaques by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown o Unit Sales for US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 70

Table 24: World 11-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 2005, 2010

and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 71

13. THE UNITED STATES 72

A. Market Analysis 72

Current & Future Analysis 72

On a Comeback Trail? 72

Table 25: US Market for Pantyhose (2009): Percentage Share

Breakdown by Brands - L'eggs Sheer Energy, No Nonsense,

L'eggs Silken Mist, Everyday by L'eggs, No Nonsense Great

Shapes Figure Enhancement, On The Go, Assets by Sara

Blakely, Brown Sugar, Solutions by Hanes Day, Private

Label and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 73

Major Trends 73

Hosiery Market in a Transition Phase 73

Table 26: US Men's Hosiery Market (2009) Percentage Share

Breakdown by Product Categories- Dress, Dress casual and

Athletic (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 74

Tights & Leggings - Gaining Popularity by the Day 74

Table 27: US Market for Panty Hose/Nylon (2008):

Percentage Share Breakdown by Major Brands- L'eggs Sheer

Energy pantyhose/nylons, L'eggs Silken Mist

pantyhose/nylons, No Nonsense pantyhose/nylons, Everyday

by L'eggs pantyhose/nylons, No Nonsense Great Shapes

Figure Enhancer, Brown Sugar pantyhose/nylons, Just My

Size pantyhose/nylons, L'eggs Sheer Vitality, L'eggs Sheer

Comfort pantyhose/nylons, Nobrand pantyhose/nylons,

Private label and Other (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 75

Table 28: US Market for Panty Hose/Nylon (2008):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Leading

Brands- Nobrand, L'eggs Sheer Energy, L'eggs Silken Mist,

No Nonsense, Brown Sugar, Everyday, Just My Size, No

Nonsense Great Shapes, Private label and Other (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 76

Changing Face of Hosiery Distribution 76

Table 29: Men's Hosiery Market in the US (2008):

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) 76

Relocating Hosiery- A Follow on Strategy 77

Discounters - Favorites of the Plus-Size Category 77

The Queen Size Category 77

Socks - Creating Waves in the Hosiery Market 77

Table 30: US Women's Hosiery Market (2008): Breakup of

Annual Sales by Product Categories- Socks, Pantyhose,

Trouser Socks, Stockings and Tights (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 78

Table 31: Socks Market in the US (2009): Breakup of Annual

Sales by Leading Brands - Hanes, c9 by Champion, Hanes

Premium and Fruit of the Loom (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 78

Table 32: Socks Market in the US (2009): Percentage Share

Breakdown by Category-No-show Socks, Over the Calf,

Low-cut Socks, Crew and Quarter (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 78

Table 33: US Socks Market (2009): Percentage Share

Breakdown by Leading Brands- Hanes, C9 By Champion, Hanes

Premium, Fruit of the Loom, Auro, No Nonsense, Peds, Kushy

Foot, All Pro, Private Label and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 79

Maternity Hosiery - Evolving Niche 79

Focus on Ethnic Population 79

Competitive Scenario 80

Highly Competitive in Nature 80

Table 34: US Socks Market (2009): Percentage Share

Breakdown by Leading Players - Hanesbrands, Gold Toe

Moretz, Renfro Hosiery Mills, Kayser-Roth Corp., Americal

Corp., Leggs Products, Neuville Industries Inc., Don's

International Inc., Carter's Inc., Private label and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 81

Table 35: US Market for Panty Hose (2009): Percentage

Share Breakdown by Leading Players- L'eggs Products,

Kayser-Roth Corp., Smith Hosiery, Spanx Inc., Hanes

Hosiery, Hanesbrands, Triumph Hosiery Corp., Curvation

Hosiery, American Corp., Private Label and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 81

(HCI Direct): Direct Marketer of Sheer Hosiery 82

Market Scenario in the Recent Past 82

Table 36: US Market for Pantyhose (2006): Percentage Share

Breakdown by Major Brands-L'eggs Sheer Energy, L'eggs

Silken Mist, No Nonsense, Everyday By L'eggs, Brown Sugar,

Just My Size, L'eggs Sheer Vitality, Private Label and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 83

Table 37: Leading Players in the US Socks Market (2006):

Percentage Share of Dollar Sales for Hanes, Fruit of the

Loom, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 83

Table 38: US Market for Women's Hosiery (2005): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Leading Brands - L'eggs,

Hanes, Victoria's Secret, No Nonsense, Kathie Lee, Just My

Size, Wal-Mart PL, J.C. Penney PL, Vassarette and Lane

Bryant (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 84

Historic Review of Production Scenario 84

Table 39: Number of Establishments Active in US Hosiery

Market (2003-2006) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 84

North Carolina - A Major Contributor 85

Competition from China Dwindle Domestic Fortunes 85

Table 40: Production of Socks in the US for the Years

2002-2005E (In Thousand Dozen Pairs) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 85

Import-Export Scenario 86

Table 41: US Hosiery Imports (2003 - 2006) (In US$ Million)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 86

Table 42: US Hosiery Market (2003-2005): Percentage Share

of China in US Socks Imports (In Volume Terms) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 86

Table 43: US Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage

Breakdown of Knitted Hosiery Imports Ranked by

Country-China, South Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, El Salvador,

Dominican Republic, Taïwan, Costa Rica and Others (In Value

Terms) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 87

Table 44: US Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage

Breakdown of Imports of Panty Hose And Tights-Knitted -

Textile NES Ranked by Country-China, South Korea, Taïwan,

Italy, Canada, Philippines, Poland and Others (In Value

Terms) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 88

Table 45: US Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage

Breakdown of Socks And Stockings - Knitted - Cotton Imports

Ranked by Country- South Korea, Pakistan, Mexico, Dominican

Republic, Costa Rica, Honduras, China, Turkey, Colombia,

Taïwan and Others (In Value Terms) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 89

A Peek into Major Hosiery Exporters 89

Turkey Gaining Traction in the US 90

Export Statistics 90

Table 46: US Hosiery Exports (2003 - 2006) (In US$ Million)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 90

Table 47: US Hosiery Exports (2003-2005): Percentage Share

Breakdown by Value by Product Category - Women's Hosiery

and Socks (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 91

Table 48: US Women's Hosiery Exports (2003-2005):

Percentage Share Breakdown by Value by Product Category -

Pantyhose, Tights, Women's Full/Knee- Length (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 91

Table 49: US Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage

Breakdown of Knitted Hosiery Exports Ranked by

Destination-Dominican Republic, Canada, Mexico, Honduras,

El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Others (In Value Terms)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 92

Table 50: US Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage

Breakdown of Socks And Stockings - Knitted -Cotton Exports

Ranked by Destination- Dominican Republic, Honduras, Costa

Rica, Mexico, Canada, Guatemala, Japan and Others (In Value

Terms) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 93

Focus on Select Regional Players 93

B. Market Analytics 95

Table 51: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 95

Table 52: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 96

Table 53: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 96

Table 54: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 97

Table 55: US 11-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks,

Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2005, 2010 and

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 97

Table 56: US 11-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks,

Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2005, 2010 and

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 98

14. CANADA 99

A. Market Analysis 99

Current & Future Analysis 99

Trade Scenario in the Recent Past 99

Exports 99

Table 57: Canadian Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage

Breakdown of Knitted Hosiery Exports Ranked by

Destination- United States, United Kingdom, Sweden,

Belgium, France and Others (In Value Terms) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 99

Table 58: Canadian Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage

Breakdown of Panty Hose And Tights-Knitted - Textile NES

Exports Ranked by Destination- United States, United

Kingdom, Sweden, Belgium, France and Others (In Value

Terms) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 100

Table 59: Canadian Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage

Breakdown of Socks And Stockings - Knitted -Cotton Exports

Ranked by Destination- United States, United Kingdom,

Belgium, Switzerland and Others (In Value Terms) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 101

Imports 101

Table 60: Canadian Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage

Breakdown of Knitted Hosiery Imports Ranked by Country-

China, United States, South Korea, Pakistan, Mexico and

Others (In Value Terms) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 101

Table 61: Canadian Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage

Breakdown of Panty Hose And Tights- Knitted - Textile NES

Imports Ranked by Country-China, South Korea, Taiwan,

United States, Italy, El Salvador, France and Others (In

Value Terms) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 102

Table 62: Canadian Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage

Breakdown of Socks And Stockings - Knitted - Cotton

Imports Ranked by Country-China, Pakistan, South Korea,

United States, Mexico, Turkey, Philippines, Thailand,

Indonesia and Others (In Value Terms) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 103

B. Market Analytics 104

Table 63: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 104

Table 64: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 105

Table 65: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 106

Table 66: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 106

Table 67: Canadian 11-Year Perspective for Hosiery by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for

Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques Markets for 2005,

2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 107

Table 68: Canadian 11-Year Perspective for Hosiery by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques Markets for 2005,

2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 108

15. JAPAN 109

A. Market Analysis 109

Current & Future Analysis 109

Key Player 109

B. Market Analytics 110

Table 69: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 110

Table 70: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 111

Table 71: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 112

Table 72: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 112

Table 73: Japanese 11-Year Perspective for Hosiery by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for

Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques Markets for 2005,

2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 113

Table 74: Japanese 11-Year Perspective for Hosiery by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques Markets for 2005,

2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 114

16. EUROPE 115

A. Market Analysis 115

Current & Future Analysis 115

Market Overview 115

Performance Yarns Find Increasing Favor Among Manufacturers 115

Budget Brands: Marked by Inexpensive Products and Intense

Competition 115

Luxury Market: Characterized by High Entry Barriers and

High Price-High Margin 115

Outlook 116

Price 116

Imports Statistics - A Historic Perspective 116

Table 75: European Hosiery Market (2005): Percentage

Breakdown of Hosiery Imports By Importing Country-Italy,

Turkey, Germany, China, Belgium, Netherlands and Others

(In Value Terms) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 116

Table 76: European Hosiery Market (2005): Percentage

Breakdown of Imports by Product Segment-Full-length

stockings and socks of synthetic fibers, Pantyhose and

tights of synthetic fibers

and socks and others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 117

B. Market Analytics 118

Table 77: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 118

Table 78: 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

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 119

Table 79: 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 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 120

Table 80: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 121

Table 81: European 11-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 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 122

Table 82: European 11-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 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 123

Table 83: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 124

Table 84: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 125

Table 85: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 126

Table 86: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 127

Table 87: European 11-Year Perspective for Hosiery by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for

Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques Markets for 2005,

2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 128

Table 88: European 11-Year Perspective for Hosiery by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques Markets for 2005,

2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 129

16a. FRANCE 130

A. Market Analysis 130

Current & Future Analysis 130

Lingerie Market 130

Table 89: French Lingerie Market (2009): Composition of

Women's Lingerie Market by Category-Hosiery and socks,

Lingerie (slips, and brassieres), Corsetry and Night wear

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 130

Vital Statistics 131

Table 90: French Bodywear Market (2009): 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) 131

Table 91: French Hosiery Market (2008): Percentage

Breakdown of Imports by Product Segment-Cotton stockings

and socks, Pantyhose and tights of synthetic fibers <67

decitex, Knee-length stockings of synthetic fibers < 67

decitex, and Full-length stockings and socks of synthetic

fibers (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 131

Statistics in Recent Past 132

Table 92: French Hosiery and Socks Imports for the Years

2001, 2003 and 2005 (In Euro Millions) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 132

Table 93: French Hosiery Market (2005): Percentage

Breakdown of Hosiery Imports By Importing Country-Italy,

Belgium, Romania, Turkey, Portugal, and Others (In Value

Terms) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 132

Key Players 132

Le Bourget 132

B. Market Analytics 133

Table 94: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 133

Table 95: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 134

Table 96: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 135

Table 97: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 135

Table 98: French 11-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks,

Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques Markets for 2005, 2010 and

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 136

Table 99: French 11-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks,

Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques Markets for 2005, 2010 and

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 137

16b. GERMANY 138

A. Market Analysis 138

Current & Future Analysis 138

Leading Players 138

Key Statistics 138

Table 100: German Bodywear Market (2008): 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) 138

Table 101: German Hosiery Market (2008): 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) 139

Table 102: German Hosiery and Socks Imports for the Years

2001, 2003 and 2005 (In Euro Millions) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 139

Table 103: German Hosiery Market (2005): Percentage

Breakdown of Hosiery Imports By Importing Country- Turkey,

Italy, China, Portugal, Netherlands, Indonesia and Others

(In Value Terms) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 140

Key Player Review 140

B. Market Analytics 141

Table 104: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 141

Table 105: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 142

Table 106: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 143

Table 107: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 143

Table 108: German 11-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks,

Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 2005, 2010 and

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 144

Table 109: German 11-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks,

Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques Markets for 2005, 2010 and

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 145

16c. ITALY 146

A. Market Analysis 146

Current & Future Analysis 146

Market Overview 146

Key Statistics 146

Table 110: Italian Bodywear Market (2009): Percentage

Breakdown of Production by Category-Hosiery, Foundations,

T-Shirts, Homewear, Swimwear, Underwear for women/girls,

Nightwear, and Underwear for men/boys (In Value terms)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 146

Table 111: Italian Hosiery Market (2008): Percentage

Breakdown of Imports by Product Segment-Cotton stockings

and socks and Pantyhose and tights of synthetic fibers <67

decitex) 147

Table 112: Italian Hosiery and Socks Imports for the Years

2001, 2003 and 2005 (In Euro Millions) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 147

Table 113: Italian Hosiery Market (2005): Percentage

Breakdown of Hosiery Imports By Importing Country-Serbia,

Croatia, Turkey, Romania, China, and Others (In Value

Terms) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 147

Key Regional Players 148

B. Market Analytics 148

Table 114: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 148

Table 115: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 149

Table 116: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 150

Table 117: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 150

Table 118: Italian 11-Year Perspective for Hosiery by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for

Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques Markets for 2005,

2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 151

Table 119: Italian 11-Year Perspective for Hosiery by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques Markets for 2005,

2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 152

16d. THE UNITED KINGDOM 153

A. Market Analysis 153

Current & Future Analysis 153

UK Lingerie Market Set to Grow Post Recession 153

Stockings & Tights - Gaining Predominance in the Market 153

Vital Statistics in Recent Past 154

Table 120: UK Hosiery and Socks Imports for the Years

2001, 2003 and 2005 (In Euro Millions) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 154

Table 121: UK Hosiery Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown

of Hosiery Imports By Importing Country-Turkey, Italy,

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