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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Apparel Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Apparel Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing: 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.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
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.

market forecast

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.

U.S. map by state

Apparel Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing 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 4%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 12%
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 66%
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers 54%
Sewing Machine Operators 41%
Sewing Machine Operators 41%
Textile Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 5%
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 22%
Other Production Occupations 8%
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 5%
Material Moving Workers 11%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 10%
Packers and Packagers, Hand 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Apparel Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Kayser-Roth trademarks "FAITH & HOPE SOCKS" - Socks - 03/03/2018
  • Tempted Apparel trademarks "THREADS AND STATES" - Blouses; Bottoms as clothing; Dresses; Jackets; Jeans; Pants; Rompers; Scarves; Shirts; Suits; Tops as clothing; Vests; T-shirts - 03/03/2018
  • Brooks Sports trademarks "BROOKS" - Athletic footwear; athletic clothing - 03/03/2018
  • Under Armour patents Method And Apparatus For Determining A Type Of Data And An Integrity Of Data - 03/01/2018
  • TYR Tactical patents Ballistic Collar - 03/01/2018
  • Levi Strauss patents Laser Finishing Of Apparel - 02/22/2018
  • Alpha Source raises $2 million in funding. - 11/06/2017
  • G Iii Apparel Group LTD raises $75 million in funding. - 12/12/2016
  • Sportswear raises $1 million in funding. - 06/24/2016

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Under Armour634
    BSN Medical99
    Boa Technology64

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

    Latest Industry News

    • BYTE And TexTempo Partner To Offer Broad Range Of Manufacturing Process Solutions - Under the agreement, TexTempo has become the exclusive sales agent for BYTE shop floor control, ERP, and other manufacturing solutions in North American. According to BYTE President Ben Gause, “The demand for our ever-evolving suite of apparel and sewn ... (01/08/2018)
    • Tegra acquisition to boost apparel manufacturing platform - Apparel manufacturing and supply chain provider Tegra has acquired Latitudes LLC. Based in Portland, Oregon, Latitudes provides screen-printing, development, and embellishment services to leading global apparel brands. Tegra says the acquisition will ... (01/04/2018)
    • California clothing manufacturers fleeing minimum wage hike - A fifteen dollar per hour minimum wage is coming to California, so break out the champagne and let’s get this party started! Unless you work in the apparel manufacturing industry, that is, in which case you may want to start looking for some cheaper ... (12/31/2017)
    • Apparel & Non-Apparel Manufacturing Global Industry Almanac 2017 - Global Apparel & Non-Apparel Manufacturing industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2012-16, and forecast to 2021). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players ... (10/09/2017)
    • Apparel & Non-Apparel Manufacturing Global Industry Guide_2016 - Summary Global Apparel & Non-Apparel Manufacturing industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2012-16, and forecast to 2021). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading ... (01/18/2017)
    • American Apparel hangs on to its made-in-America model — by a thread - Even after the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, American Apparel Chief Executive Paula Schneider said management had no plans to move manufacturing operations from Los Angeles to foreign soil. The restructuring that lies ahead ... (10/07/2015)
    • S.F.’s apparel industry finds new fit in city - Apparel manufacturing, once a signature San Francisco industry until international trade deals and cheap labor largely drove it abroad in the 1980s and 1990s, is quietly — and perhaps surprisingly — resurging alongside the tech boom in one of the most ... (12/22/2014)
    • Forma Apparel Manufacturing aims to create well-made clothes here in Ohio - Forma's four workers cut, sew, assemble, iron and label the clothing, so that it arrives at the buyer pressed and ready to sell. "The community we're in at one point was huge in manufacturing," Suster said. "We have the people here in Cleveland ... (07/10/2014)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $581,950,599 on Apparel Manufacturing. It has awarded 9,620 contracts to 999 companies, with an average value of $582,533 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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