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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Apparel Knitting Mills

Overview: the U.S. Apparel Knitting Mills Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Apparel Knitting Mills: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Apparel Knitting Mills Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Apparel Knitting Mills companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Apparel Knitting Mills company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Apparel Knitting Mills industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Apparel Knitting Mills measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 2%

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General and Operations Managers1%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers 8%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 5%
Production Occupations 64%
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers 43%
Sewing Machine Operators 14%
Sewing Machine Operators 14%
Textile Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 25%
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 22%
Other Production Occupations 15%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 6%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 6%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 6%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 12%
Material Moving Workers 11%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 10%
Packers and Packagers, Hand 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Apparel Knitting Mills Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Innovation News

  • Kayser-Roth trademarks "FAITH & HOPE SOCKS" - Socks - 03/03/2018
  • Knitting Fever trademarks "FLIGHT" - knitting needles, crochet hooks, double pointed needles and interchangeable needles - 02/26/2018
  • KWDZ Manufacturing trademarks "LOVE, JAYNE" - clothing, footwear, and headwear - 01/20/2018
  • Alpha Source raises $2 million in funding. - 11/06/2017
  • Worldwide Protective Products patents Protective Garment With Integrated Metal Mesh Regions - 03/23/2017
  • Wigwam Mills patents Fabric And Method For Manufacturing Sock - 11/24/2016
  • Alpha Source patents Particle Beam Isotope Generator Apparatus, System And Method - 08/13/2015
  • Point6 raises $1 million in funding. - 12/03/2014
  • Toad & International raises $1 million in funding. - 03/26/2009

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Comfort Products12
    Alpha Source2
    Best Brands Consumer Products

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Applied Material, Treehouse Foods, Sumco, Acushnet Holdings and Great Southern as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day - That would be hosiery and sock mills, textile and fabric finishing mills, other apparel knitting mills & curtain and linen mills. The job counts do not look as high as people think, though I bet most of the jobs damage was done earlier. The wages lost are ... (01/09/2018)
    • FASHION AWARDS: SUPPLIER/VENDOR OF THE YEAR AWARD - FINALIST: BILL TENEBLATT, Antex Knitting Mills Antex Knitting Mills is a vertical knitting ... It is the company’s goal to service the needs of the apparel industry by offering fabrics that appeal to the fashion, lifestyle, and performance driven ... (01/09/2018)
    • Fiber Market Set to Return to Old Slater Mill - The RI Hook & Needle Guild will hold their annual bake sale, and the Slater Mill Book Shop will be chock full of books and gifts. “We have a great model running, but still we try to improve Knitting Weekend every year. This year we’ve adding a fabric ... (01/07/2018)
    • Woman opens new shop as small-town manufacturing changes [photos] - Emi-G Knitting, named for Locklear and her sister Emily ... but also see who's behind our socks," said Locklear. In November she opened The Mill Shop, a modern showroom at the front of the mill, lined floor to ceiling with socks from the zkano and Little ... (01/07/2018)
    • Union Mills building along Carroll Creek continues to fill out - In late February or early March, they’ll move to the Union Knitting Mills building at 340 E ... as well as a butcher shop and deli. They’re also in discussions with a large tenant for 6,000 to 9,000 square feet of retail space that Mackintosh thinks ... (12/30/2017)
    • Industries on the decline include libraries, book stores - I'm seeing younger people shopping for books again. And that's always a healthy sign for book selling,” Nissel said. Some of the other industries on the decline are video rentals, apparel knitting mills, and photo finishing. (12/29/2017)
    • America’s 25 dying industries include sound studios, textiles, newspapers - Employment change 2007-2016: -65.1% Employment total: 4,065 Wage growth 2007-2016: 33.6% Avg. annual wage: $37,529 The other apparel knitting mills industry classification includes knitting of outerwear, underwear, and nightwear. Like many other industries ... (12/28/2017)
    • Alabama's Sock Queen opens new shop as small-town manufacturing changes with the times - Emi-G Knitting, named for Locklear and her sister Emily ... but also see who's behind our socks," said Locklear. In November she opened The Mill Shop, a modern showroom at the front of the mill, lined floor to ceiling with socks from the zkano and Little ... (12/27/2017)
    • Clothing giant Stitch Fix buys Mohnton Knitting Mills - An up-and-coming San Francisco-based apparel company that uses fashion consultants, data analysts and complicated mathematical algorithms to dress its clients, and that had sales of nearly $1 billion last year doing so, now has a foothold in Berks County. (11/24/2017)
    • Time capsule: pop-up shop of vintage knitwear from Cleveland mills brings history to life (photos) - had come across a huge lot of unworn vintage clothing made in Cleveland knitting mills that he wanted Gulyas to check out with him. "A clothing recycler I know got in touch with me and told me he had a lot of old-new stock," says Presser. "I have been ... (05/09/2017)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $4,266,652 on Apparel Knitting Mills. It has awarded 146 contracts to 35 companies, with an average value of $121,904 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount