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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Men's & Boys' Cut & Sew Apparel Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Men's & Boys' Cut & Sew 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 Men's & Boys' Cut & Sew 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.

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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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Men's & Boys' Cut & Sew 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 Men's & Boys' Cut & Sew 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 Men's & Boys' Cut & Sew 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 Men's & Boys' Cut & Sew 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 Men's & Boys' Cut & Sew 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%
Production Occupations 66%
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers 55%
Sewing Machine Operators 44%
Sewing Machine Operators 44%
Other Production Occupations 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Men's & Boys' Cut & Sew Apparel Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Innovation News

  • Haggar Clothing trademarks "COOLRIGHT" - Apparel featuring breathable fabric and moisture wicking technology - 03/02/2018
  • Broder Bros. trademarks "EXECUCOMFORT" - Clothing - 03/02/2018
  • Under Armour patents Method And Apparatus For Determining A Type Of Data And An Integrity Of Data - 03/01/2018
  • Carhartt trademarks "OUTWORK OUTHUNT" - Hats, socks, tops, shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, vests, pants, bottoms, chaps, and jackets - 02/24/2018
  • Lion Group patents Imaging System For Fire Fighting Training - 10/19/2017
  • Bonobos raises $30 million in funding. - 08/04/2014
  • Broder Bros. raises $97 million in funding. - 05/27/2009

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Under Armour634
    Jockey International290
    Lion Group85

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

    Latest Industry News

    • The Mystery of the Exiled Billionaire Whistle-Blower - He gave interviews to the Long Island-based publication Mingjing News and to Voice of America — a live event that was cut short by producers ... had been out supporting Guo when a group of Chinese men holding flags and banners showed up. (01/10/2018)
    • Looking For One Clothing Brand You Can Wear All Day, Every Day? Then Arjé Is For You - This is the company mantra that husband-wife fashion design duo, Bessie Afnaim Corral and Oliver Corral, keep for their clothing line ... is the creation of airtight men’s and women’s collections. “We believe in seeing a brand that encompasses ... (01/07/2018)
    • Marrying less and dying sooner — how the downward spiral of manufacturing is hurting American men - High-school graduates see a reversal of fortunes American men have been dropping out of the workforce ... "A waitress working in a town that depends heavily on apparel manufacturing might miss out on wage growth, even though she does not work in an ... (01/03/2018)
    • Amabilis divvies up tactical apparel and gear - The Responder outerwear marks the company’s first foray into tactically inspired apparel. Touting a jacket and hoody, Amabilis delivers not only a stylish approach but a functional one as well. Crafted with models for both men and women, the Responder ... (01/02/2018)
    • 10 Pieces of Apparel and Accessories We Wish We'd Never Seen This Year - Every man has his favorite closet staples—jeans cut just right, that blazer that will ... From spinning studios to CrossFit, men wearing base layers as their only layers is a pattern that just keeps popping up and showing us way, way too much. (12/28/2017)
    • Clothing line aims to support NC’s textile industry - That independent spirit inspired Williford to found Pamut Apparel ( ... dye houses and sewing facilities. They deserve our business.” Next year, Williford plans to roll out a men’s collection. As her company grows, she hopes to ... (12/15/2017)
    • Amazon unveils plans for on-demand clothing factory - with the process to manufacture a garment generally including “garment design, fabric production and/or printing, and panel cutting and sewing”. “Many aspects of apparel manufacturing ... to women’s dresses and men’s shirts. (04/20/2017)
    • Why a new men’s clothing label turned down an offer from 'Shark Tank' - LA-based men's clothing ... for cheaper manufacturing overseas? ES: Producing domestically means keeping both eyes on quality. We design everything in Los Angeles and most of the fabric is knit six blocks from the office. We cut, sew, finish, and dye ... (06/08/2015)
    • Maker of medical uniforms manufacturing in Burlington - An Ohio-based designer has launched a new brand of healthcare uniforms and brought some manufacturing business to Burlington. The “cut and sew ... to have male clothing in the future” because focus groups have shown that men want something ... (12/05/2013)
    • Research and Markets: Men's and Boys' Cut and Sew Shirt (Except Work Shirt) Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and Its International Trade 2010 Edition Provides Forecasts up to ... - This 6-digit NAICS industry (315223) is under the hierarchy of Men's and Boys' Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing Industry (31522), Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing Industry Group (3152), Apparel Manufacturing Subsector (315), and the Manufacturing Sector ... (08/23/2010)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $61,512,177 on Men's & Boys' Cut & Sew Apparel Manufacturing. It has awarded 805 contracts to 147 companies, with an average value of $418,450 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Jackets, ski, men's and boys', cut and sewn from purchased fabric (except apparel contractors), Laboratory coats, Uniform shirts (except team athletic), Clothing, water-repellent, Swimsuits, Water-repellent overcoats, Water resistant outerwear, Beachwear, Bakers' service apparel, washable, Professional service apparel, Overall jackets, work, Coats, tailored (except fur, leather), Water resistant jackets and windbreakers, nontailored, Firefighters' dress uniforms, men's, Service apparel, Warmup suits, Dungarees, Flannel shirts, Ski pants, Sweatshirts, Aprons, work (except leather, waterproof), Knickers, Sweat suits, Slacks, jean-cut casual, Sport coats (except fur, Bathrobes, T-shirts, underwear, outerwear, unisex (i.e., sized without regard to gender), Shorts, Riding clothes, Nightshirts, Barbers' service apparel, Coats (except fur, leather, Nightgowns, Sweater vests, Athletic clothing (except team athletic uniforms), boys' and unisex (i.e., Sport shirts, Uniforms, dress (e.g., fire fighter, military, police), Lounging robes and dressing gowns, Shirts, Jean-cut casual slacks, Jogging suits, Sweater jackets, Raincoats, water resistant, Briefs, Drawers, Hunting coats and vests, Sweaters, Hospital service apparel, Bathing suits, Work coats and jackets, cut and sewn from purchased fabric (except apparel contractors, Windbreakers, Tank tops, Pajamas, Washable service apparel (e.g., barbers', hospital, professional), Tuxedos cut and sewn from purchased fabric (except apparel contractors), Work shirts, Ski suits, Overalls, Underwear, Union suits, Coveralls, Nightwear, Formal jackets, nontailored service apparel (e.g., laboratory, mechanics', medical), Jackets (except fur, sheep-lined), Underwear shorts, Polo shirts, Overcoats, Tennis shirts, Pants (e.g., athletic, dress, sweat, work), Feather-filled clothing, Police dress uniforms, Custom tailors, men's and boys' dress shirts, cut and sewn from purchased fabric, unisex (sized without regard to gender), Suits, nontailored (e.g., jogging, snow, warm-up), Topcoats, service apparel (e.g., Industrial garments, Military dress uniforms, Work pants, Mackinaws, Vests, Water resistant overcoats, Trousers, Robes, lounging, men's and boys' suits, tailored, Field jackets, Medical service apparel, Underwear shirts, Melton jackets, Water-repellent outerwear, Jerseys, Tailored dress and sport coats, Sweat pants, boys', and unisex (i.e., Sports clothing (except team uniforms), Caftans, Snowsuits, Down-filled clothing, etc.

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