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Global Hosiery (Women and Men) Industry

  • March 2015
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Hosiery (Women and Men) in US$ Million 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 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 226 companies including many key and niche players such as -

CSP International SpA
Golden Lady SpA
Gildan Activewear Inc.
Hanesbrands, Inc.
L Brands

Table Of Contents

Global Hosiery (Women and Men) Industry


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

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

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW.............. II-1 A Prelude.............. II-1 Emerging Nations Dominate Supply Side of the Market II-2 EU and the US: Largest Sock Importers Globally II-3 Global Outlook.............. II-4 Competitive Landscape..............II-4 Innovative Strategies Help Hanes to Emerge Stronger II-5 Table 1: Global Leading Position of Hanesbrands Inc., (HBI) in Various Apparel Categories (2013): Market Ranking in terms of Unit Sales and Dollar Sales for Innerware (Male Underwear, Intimate Apparel, Socks, and Hosiery) and Activewear (T-Shirts, Fleece, and Other Non-branded Products).............. II-7

Table 2: Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) Market Share (%) in Various Apparel Categories Vis-a-vis Next Competitor: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-7 Competition: Noteworthy Trends..............II-8 Educating Consumers: Essential for Market Visibility II-8 Shoppers' Convenience Top Priority for Retailers II-8 Manufacturers Offer Innumerable Choices for Teenagers II-8 High Performance Socks Market Witness Increasing Participation II-8 Manufacturers Experiment with Performance Yarns for Improved Products.............. II-8 Decreasing Profit Margins for Apparel Retailers II-9 Risk Factors that Can Hamper Manufacturers Profitability II-9

2. MARKET TRENDS, ISSUES and DRIVERS II-10 Robust Demand for Comfortable and Stylish Hosiery: A Strong Growth Driver.............. II-10 Hosiery Innovations and Advancements: Spearheading Growth II-10 Tagless, ComfortBlend and X-Temp Innovations from Hanes II-10 Hyosung: A Forerunner in Novel Hosiery Fabric Innovations II-11 Lycra Beauty from Invista..............II-11 Lycra®: The Wonder Fabric from Invista II-11 Jockey's 3D Innovations™..............II-12 Novel Range of Seamless Tights from Golden Lady Company II-12 Hosiery Innovation and Advancements of Other Major and Niche Players.............. II-12 Athleisure Hosiery: The Perfect Blend of Athletics and Leisure II-14 Socks with X-Technology: Comprehensive Garment for the Feet II-14 Anti-rape Underwear to Protect Women during Sexual Assault II-14 Future Hosiery Innovations to Offer More Functionality, Fit, Comfort and Style.............. II-14 Women: The Largest Consumer Base for Hosiery II-15 Table 3: Global Female Population by Geographic Region/Country (2014): Percentage Breakdown for Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, Middle East, South Africa, and the US (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 4: 15-64 Year Female Population as a Percentage of Total Population in 56 Major Countries Worldwide: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16 Teen Population: A Lucrative Demographic Segment and the New Advertising Target..............II-17 Healthy Outlook for Women's and Girls' Clothing Bodes Well for the Market.............. II-17 Table 5: World Women's and Girls' Clothing Market by Geographic Region/Country (2013 and 2016P): Sales in US$ Million for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-18 Hosiery Fast Becoming a Luxury Apparel Accessory, Bodes Well for Market Expansion..............II-19 Hosiery for Older and Plus-size Consumers: A Segment with Huge Untapped Potential.............. II-19 Table 6: Female Population Growth in Select Countries by Age Group: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20 A Plus Size Revolution Brewing in the US II-20 Customization and Differential Price Points Drive the Lingerie Segment.............. II-20 Rising Popularity of Beach Culture Benefits the Swimwear Segment II-21 Developing and Underdeveloped Nations: Major Growth Markets II-21 India and China: Countries with Young Population Offers Significant Opportunities..............II-22 Table 7: Ten Largest Populated Countries Worldwide (July 2013): Total Population (in Millions) by Age Group 0-14 Years, 15-44 Years, 45-64 Years, and 65+ Years for China, India, USA, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia and Japan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-22

Table 8: Ten Largest Populated Countries Worldwide (July 2013): Percentage Population by Age Group 0-14 Years, 15-44 Years, 45-64 Years, and 65+ Years for China, India, USA, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia and Japan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23 Online Marketing and Sales Increase Market Competition II-23 Over-the-Knee Socks to Create a Stir in the Market II-24 Resurgence in Sheer Hosiery Demand Augurs Well for the Market II-25 Men's Tights: Yet to Gain Prominence II-25 Socks: A More Expressive and Colorful Segment II-26 Consumers Warms up to Eccentric Sock Designs and Patterns II-26 Support Hosiery: Increasingly Blending with Fashion Hosiery II-27 Lack of Sizing Standards for Hosiery: A Cause for Concern II-27 ‘Tights under Shorts' in Vogue II-27 Fishnet Stockings to Stay for Long II-27 Anti-Cellulite Hosiery Products Touted to Improve Leg Shape with Constant Use..............II-28 Bridal Hosiery: A Niche Segment..............II-28 Maternity Hosiery Offers Lucrative Growth Opportunities II-28 Favorable Demographic and Economic Trends Strengthens Market Prospects.............. II-29 Rising Global Population Propels Demand for Clothing and Hosiery II-29 Table 9: World Population by Geographic Region (In Millions): 2000, 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040, and 2050 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-29

Table 10: Top 25 Countries with the Highest Population Worldwide: 2007, 2010 and 2015E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-30 Burgeoning Middle Class Population Promote Market Growth II-31 Table 11: Global Middle Class Population (in Millions) by Geographic Region: 2010, 2020P and 2030P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-31

Table 12: Global Middle Class Population by Geographic Region: Percentage Share Breakdown for 2010, 2020P and 2030P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32 Rising Standards of Living Fuel Market Growth in Developing Countries.............. II-32 Table 13: Evolution of GDP Per Capita for Major Countries (in Dollars PPP): Percentage Variation from 2000 to 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW.............. II-34 Hosiery: An Introduction..............II-34 A Trip down Memory Lane..............II-34 Classification of Hosiery..............II-34 Socks.............. II-34 Sheer Hosiery/Pantyhose..............II-36 Benefits and Health Risks Associated with Sheer Hosiery/ Pantyhose.............. II-38 Benefits.............. II-38 Health Risks.............. II-38 Tights/Opaques.............. II-38 Difference between Tights and Leggings II-39 Stockings.............. II-39 Types of Stockings..............II-39 Support Hosiery.............. II-40 Pantyhose and Tights for Men..............II-40 Materials Used in Hosiery Manufacturing II-40 Lycra.............. II-40 Nylon.............. II-40 Spandex.............. II-41

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-42 Naked Brand Group Announces Plans to Unveil Latest Collection II-42 Hanes Hosiery Launches Silk Reflections Range of Legwear II-42 Reckitt Benckiser to Shut Down Hosiery Factory in 2015 II-42 L'eggs Launches Sheer Energy Tights II-42 Gal Stern Launches Latest Collection of Luxury Tights II-42 Julie France Launches JF Series Body and Legging Shapers II-42 Hanes Hosiery Unveils Latest Winter Collection II-42 Santini Unveils Body Warming BeHOT Bib Tights II-42 Nubian Skin Introduces Nude Lingerie and Hosiery Range II-43 Jockey International and Gerber Childrenswear Launches Baby Jockey Apparel Line..............II-43 Nike Collaborates with Jayelle Hudson and Flavio Samelo to Design Trendy Tights for Athletes II-43 Baci Dreams Hosiery Introduces Matching Hosiery to Team with Dreams Bedroom Costumes..............II-43 Jockey International Launches Seize the Day in Skimmies® Slipshorts.............. II-43 DB Apparel Unveils Playtex UK Series of Lingerie II-43 Nike Launches Tight of the Moment-Magical Kaleidoscope Tights II-43 Meggins Man Clothing to Commercialize Meggings for Men II-43 Pamela Mann and Moulin Rouge Introduce an Array of Tights in 18 Distinct Styles.............. II-43 Jockey® Introduces Brief Collection from Anchorman2: The Legend Continues.............. II-44 Samantha DeMartini Introduces Kix'ies Thigh Highs II-44 Zohara Tights Unveils Autumn-Winter Collection of Printed Tights II-44 Hanes Hosiery Unveils Pure Bliss™ Legwear II-44 Charnos Introduces Hosiery with LYCRA® XCEPTIONELLE Technology II-44 Nike Unveils Sculpt Tights for Women II-44 Kentwool Launches ‘The Graduate', a Compression Sock for Golfers II-44 Darn Tough Vermont Expands Hike/Trek Sock Lineup II-44 Chyor Unveils Summer Tights..............II-44 SOXIETY.com Introduces IN SOCKS WE TRUST Socks Range II-45 D.LO Unveils New Sock Collection II-45 Jockey International Launches JOCKEY® Bra II-45 Divine Dzion Roll Out "I Got This" Diva Line Hosiery Range II-45 Glenmuir Rolls Out Bamboo Sport Socks Collection II-45 Nike to Introduce PRO LOCO4EVA Tights II-45 Legwear International Introduces Couture Future 10 Denier Tights for Men.............. II-45 UNIQLO Launches AlRism Range of Functional Undergarments II-45 Pamela Mann Hosiery Unveils Moulin Rouge Apparel Line with Luxury Tights.............. II-45 Charnos Hosiery Rolls Out New Support Hosiery Ranges II-46 Swiftwick Launches Cut-Resistant Hockey Socks II-46 Cette Madison Launches Plus Size Tights for Women in the UK II-46 Nester Hosiery and Pale Morning Media to Launch Farm to Feet Brand.............. II-46 VienneMilano Unveils Exquisite Stocking Collection II-46 Arthur George Unveils New Sock Range for Men II-46 L'eggs Hosiery Unveils Silken Mist Ultra Sheer Hosiery II-46 Falke Introduces ‘Perfect Skin Colors' Range of Sheer Tights II-46 Adidas Unveils GO CATCH YOUR DREAMS Socks II-47 Cette - Artemis Unveils Size Plus Hosiery II-47 Hyosung to Launch Creora Dyeable Elastane Fiber II-47 Bare Necessities Unveils BarePlus II-47 Pamela Mann Unveils Plus Size Hosiery II-47 Charnos Hosiery to Unveil Line of Control Tights II-47 Vans Unveils Vans Classic Snow Socks for Women and Men II-47 Darn Tough Vermont Launches All-New Light Cushion Run/Bike Sock II-47 Swiftwick Unveils Ultra-Thin Pulse Socks II-47 LittleMissMatched Launches Fabulitz II-48 Fab Fit Pantyhose Introduces Range of Opaque Tights II-48 Fullbeauty Introduces Plus Size Swimwear Collection for Women II-48 Dahlgren Footwear Unveils Fall/Winter 2012-13 Collection II-48 Solo Licensing Unveils Skechers Fitness Socks Range II-48 USA DAWGS Unveils Snappy Socks II-48 American Diabetes Wholesale Introduces Dr. Scholl's® Range of Diabetes and Circulatory Health Socks II-48 BrightLife Direct Introduces Jobst soSoft Compression Stockings II-48 Zonac Knitting Machines Introduces Bonjour Products in India II-49 Lupo Introduces Tights Collection for Women II-49 Rejuva Health® Unveils Sheer and Soft Range of Products from Medi II-49 Activa Healthcare Rolls Out Leg Ulcer Hosiery Kit II-49

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY..............II-50 HanesBrands Consolidates its Leading Position through Acquisition of DBApparel and Maidenform II-50 HanesBrands to Expand Production Capacity of Clarksville Hosiery Facility.............. II-50 Perry Ellis Inks Licensing Agreement with Delta Galil Industries II-50 Cabot Hosiery to Expand Production Capacity of Northfield Unit II-50 RB to Shut Down its Redruth Hosiery Unit II-50 Nilit Takes Over Invista's Brazilian Nylon Facility II-50 Sarasvi Exports Takes Over DBApparel's Isabella based in Sri Lanka.............. II-50 Hawick's House of Cheviot Hosiery Designs Socks for the Scottish Athletic Team at the Commonwealth Games II-51 HanesBrands Plans to Take Over DBApparel II-51 Gildan Activewear Takes Over Doris II-51 Jockey International Enters into Licensing Agreement with Intradeco.............. II-51 Guardian Capital Partners Takes Over McCubbin Hosiery II-51 PVH Signs Licensing Agreement with McGregor Industries and American Essentials..............II-51 Vienne Milano and Daily Grommet Ink Pact II-51 Itochu Takes Over Quantum Clothing Group II-51 Perry Ellis Inks Manufacturing and Distribution Agreements with Original Penguin..............II-52 Sperry Top-Sider Inks Agreement to Expand II-52 Kenneth Cole Enters into Clothing License Deal with Delta Galil II-52 Calvin Klein Announces Plans to Annul Agreements with Warnaco II-52 Kensie KMJ Inks Licensing Deal with PS Brands II-52 Tefron and Cifra Ink Strategic Cooperation Agreement II-52 X-Technology Swiss RandD and Tefron Ink Distribution Agreement II-52 EcoSox®/BBS Hosiery Enters into Distribution Partnership with Rehabmart.com.............. II-52 Quick-Med Technologies Inks Patent and Technology License Agreement with Doris..............II-53 Sun Capital Announces Sale of DB Apparel II-53

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS..............II-54 CSP International SpA (Italy)..............II-54 Golden Lady SpA (Italy)..............II-54 Kayser-Roth Corporation (US)..............II-55 Gildan Activewear Inc. (Canada)..............II-55 Gold Toe-Moretz, LLC (US)..............II-56 Hanesbrands, Inc. (US)..............II-56 Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (US) II-57 L Brands (US).............. II-57 LVMH (France).............. II-58 Donna Karan International (US)..............II-58 Sculptz, Inc. (US)..............II-58 Trere Innovation s.r.l. (Italy)..............II-59 Wolford AG (Austria)..............II-59

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE..............II-60 Volume Analytics.............. II-60 Table 14: 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 Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-60

Table 15: 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 Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 16: World 14-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 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62 Unit Sales by Product Segments II-63 Table 17: 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 Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-63

Table 18: 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 Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 19: World 14-Year Perspective for Socks 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 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 20: 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 Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 21: 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 Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-67

Table 22: World 14-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 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 23: 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 Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 24: 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 Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-70

Table 25: World 14-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 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71 Value Analytics.............. II-72 Table 26: 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 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-72

Table 27: 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 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 28: World 14-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 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74 Value Sales by Product Segments..............II-75 Table 29: 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 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-75

Table 30: 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 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 31: World 14-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 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 32: 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 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 33: 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 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-79

Table 34: World 14-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 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 35: 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 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 36: 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 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-82

Table 37: World 14-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 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES.............. III-1 A.Market Analysis.............. III-1 Current and Future Analysis..............III-1 US Hosiery Retail Trends in a Nutshell III-1 Hosiery Market in a Transition Phase III-2 Innovation: A Strategy to Stimulate Sales III-2 Manufacturers Adopt Advanced Manufacturing Techniques III-3 Hosiery Makers Cut Costs by Shifting to Low-Cost Production Centers.............. III-3 Consumers Look for Better Value in their Hosiery Purchases III-3 Sheer Panty Hoses in the Lime Light Yet Again III-4 Colors and Patterns: The In-thing III-4 Tights and Leggings Gain Popularity III-5 Athletes Prefer Cotton Socks for Extra Comfort III-5 Top Preferences for Athletic Socks in the US - Features Ranked in the Order of Relative Importance on a Scale of 1-10 with 1 being the Most Important and 10 the Least Important.............. III-5 Maternity Hosiery: An Evolving Niche III-6 Focus on Ethnic Population..............III-6 A Plus Size Revolution Brewing in the US III-6 Consolidation Activity Gains Momentum III-6 Challenges Confronting Smaller Hosiery Mills in the US III-7 Leading Companies, Brands, and Distribution Channels by Product Types:.............. III-7 Table 38: Leading Tights Brands in the US (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown for Danskin Now, Garanimals, Hanes, June and Daisy, L'eggs, Love Your Assets, NoNonsense, PrivateLabel, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-7

Table 39: Leading Socks Companies in the US (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown for Basketball Marketing, Carters, DanskinNow, Gildan Activewear/Gildan Service, Gold Toe Mortez, HanesBrands, Kayser-Roth, Neuville Industries, Private Label, Renfro, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-8

Table 40: Leading Socks Brands in the US (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown for And 1, Burlington Comfort Power, Danskin Now, Fruit of the Loom, Fruit of the Loom Tuff N Comfy, Gold Toe, Hanes, HanesPremium, NoNonsense, Private Label, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 41: Leading Men's Athletic Socks Companies in the US (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown for Adidas, Nike, Private Label, SmartWool, Under Armour, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 42: Athletic Socks Styles in the US by Socks Type (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown for Ankle Socks; Cuff/Crew Socks; Knee-high/Over the Calf/Tube Socks; Low-cut/ Footie Socks; and No-show/Foot Liner Socks (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 43: Leading Basketball Crew Socks Companies in the US (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown for Jordan, Nike, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 44: Women's Hosiery Purchases in the US by Age Group (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for 13-17 Years; 18-24; 25-34; 35-44; 45-54; 55 and Above Years (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 45: Leading Players in the US Panty Hose/Nylon Market (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for 3M, Accessory Exchange, Dons International, Hanesbrands, Highland Mills, Kayser-Roth Corp., Kmart, Private Label, Smith Hosiery, Spanx, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-10

Table 46: Leading Pantyhose\Nylon Brands in the US (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for L'eggs Sheer Energy, No Nonsense, Hanes, L'eggs Silken Mist, Everyday by L'eggs, On the Go, No Nonsense Great Shapes Figure Enhancement, No Nonsense Essential Basics, Just My Size, Private Label and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-11

Table 47: Hosiery Sales in the US by Retail Channel (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown for Department Stores, Mass Merchandisers, National Chains, Specialty Stores, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 48: Men's Hosiery Market in the US by Distribution Channel (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown for Mass Merchandisers, National Chains, Specialty Stores, Department Stores, Off Price Chains, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-12

Table 49: Women's Hosiery Market in the US by Retail Channel (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown for Mass Merchandisers, Specialty Stores, Off-Price/Factory Outlets/Warehouse Clubs, Department Stores, National Chains and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 50: Departmental Store Sales of Women Hosiery in the US by Category (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Pantyhose, Socks, Stockings, Tights, and Trouser Socks (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 51: Price Bands for Women's Hosiery in the US (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Less than US$2.0; US$2.0 and US$4.99; US$5.0 and US$7.99; US$6.0 and US$10.99; US$11 and US$13.99; and More than US$14 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-14

Table 52: Innerwear Market in the US by Product Category (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown for Bras, Hosiery, Kid's Underwear, Men's Underwear, Panties, and Socks (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-14

Table 53: Innerwear and Underwear Market in the US by Segment (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown for Bras, Hosiery, Kid's Underwear, Men's Underwear, Panties, Shapewear and Socks (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14 Knitted Hosiery: US Trade Statistics III-15 Table 54: US Exports of Knitted Hosiery (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-15

Table 55: US Imports of Knitted Hosiery (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-15 Product Innovations/Launches III-16 Strategic Corporate Developments III-20 Select Key Players..............III-23 B.Market Analytics..............III-28 Volume Analytics..............III-28 Table 56: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 57: US Historic Review for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-29

Table 58: US 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30 Value Analytics.............. III-31 Table 59: 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 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 60: 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 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-32

Table 61: US 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

2. CANADA.............. III-34 A.Market Analysis.............. III-34 Current and Future Analysis..............III-34 Time for Domestic Players to Pull up Socks III-34 Knitted Hosiery: Trade Scenario III-34 Table 62: Canadian Exports of Knitted Hosiery (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 63: Canadian Imports of Knitted Hosiery (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35 Strategic Corporate Development III-35 Gildan Activewear Inc - A Key Player III-35 B.Market Analytics..............III-36 Volume Analytics..............III-36 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 Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 65: Canadian Historic Review for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-37

Table 66: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38 Value Analytics.............. III-39 Table 67: 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 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 68: 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 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-40

Table 69: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

3. JAPAN.............. III-42 A.Market Analysis.............. III-42 Current and Future Analysis..............III-42 Market Overview.............. III-42 Trade Scenario.............. III-42 Product Launch.............. III-43 Select Key Players..............III-43 B.Market Analytics..............III-44 Volume Analytics..............III-44 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 Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 71: Japanese Historic Review for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-45

Table 72: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46 Value Analytics.............. III-47 Table 73: 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 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 74: 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 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-48

Table 75: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

4. EUROPE.............. III-50 A.Market Analysis.............. III-50 Current and Future Analysis..............III-50 Europe: Largest Hosiery Market Worldwide III-50 Performance Yarns Find Favor among Manufacturers III-50 B.Market Analytics..............III-51 Volume Sales by Geographic Region III-51 Table 76: 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 Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-51

Table 77: European Historic Review for Hosiery by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 78: European 14-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 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-53 By Product Segment..............III-54 Table 79: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 80: European Historic Review for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-55

Table 81: European 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56 Value Sales by Geographic Region III-57 Table 82: 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 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 83: 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 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 84: European 14-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 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-59 By Product Segment..............III-60 Table 85: 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 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

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 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-61

Table 87: European 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

4a. FRANCE.............. III-63 A.Market Analysis.............. III-63 Current and Future Analysis..............III-63 A Highly Fragmented Market..............III-63 Key Statistics.............. III-64 Table 88: French Bodywear Market by Category (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production (in Value) for Hosiery, Foundations, T-Shirts, Swimwear, Underwear for Women/ Girls, Nightwear and Homewear, and Underwear for Men/Boys (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64 LVMH - A Leading French Player III-64 B.Market Analytics..............III-65 Volume Analytics..............III-65 Table 89: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 90: French Historic Review for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-66

Table 91: French 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67 Value Analytics.............. III-68 Table 92: 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 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 93: 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 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-69

Table 94: French 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

4b. GERMANY.............. III-71 A.Market Analysis.............. III-71 Current and Future Analysis..............III-71 Key Statistics.............. III-71 Table 95: German Women's Wear Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Category (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-71

Table 96: German Men's Wear Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Category (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-72 Product Launches..............III-72 B.Market Analytics..............III-73 Volume Analytics..............III-73 Table 97: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 98: German Historic Review for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-74

Table 99: German 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75 Value Analytics.............. III-76 Table 100: 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 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 101: 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 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-77

Table 102: German 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

4c. ITALY.............. III-79 A.Market Analysis.............. III-79 Current and Future Analysis..............III-79 Italian Hosiery Market Witness Several Challenges III-79 Manufacturers Increase Focus on Quality III-79 Trade Statistics..............III-80 Table 103: Italian Exports of Tights, Stockings, Pantyhose and Other Knitted and Crocheted Hosiery (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-80

Table 104: Italian Imports of Tights, Stockings, Pantyhose and Other Knitted and Crocheted Hosiery (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81 Product Introductions/Innovations III-81 Select Key Players..............III-81 B.Market Analytics..............III-83 Volume Analytics..............III-83 Table 105: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

Table 106: Italian Historic Review for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-84

Table 107: Italian 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85 Value Analytics.............. III-86 Table 108: 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 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86

Table 109: 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 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-87

Table 110: Italian 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM..............III-89 A.Market Analysis.............. III-89 Current and Future Analysis..............III-89 Market Snippets.............. III-89 Hosiery Market: An Overview..............III-90 Tights for Plus Size, Curvy Women to Revolutionize Hosiery Market.............. III-90 Product Developments to Foster Market Growth III-90 Innovations in Packaging: Strategy to Attract Potential Customers.............. III-91 Product Innovations/Launches III-91 Strategic Corporate Developments III-93 Pretty Polly - A Uk Key Player III-93 B.Market Analytics..............III-94 Volume Analytics..............III-94 Table 111: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94

Table 112: UK Historic Review for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-95

Table 113: UK 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96 Value Analytics.............. III-97 Table 114: 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 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-97

Table 115: 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 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-98

Table 116: UK 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-99

4e. SPAIN.............. III-100 A.Market Analysis.............. III-100 Current and Future Analysis..............III-100 Key Statistics.............. III-100 Table 117: Spanish Bodywear Market by Category (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production (in Value) for T-shirts, Foundations, Hosiery, Swimwear, Underwear for Women/ Girls, Underwear for Men/Boys and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-100 B.Market Analytics..............III-101 Volume Analytics..............III-101 Table 118: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-101

Table 119: Spanish Historic Review for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-102

Table 120: Spanish 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-103 Value Analytics.............. III-104 Table 121: 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 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-104

Table 122: 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 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-105

Table 123: Spanish 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-106

4f. RUSSIA.............. III-107 A.Market Analysis.............. III-107 Current and Future Analysis..............III-107 Hosiery Market Overview..............III-107 Domestic Hosiery Production Accelerates, Imports Decline Gradually.............. III-108 Ever-Changing Consumer Behavior towards Fashion and Purchases III-108 Online Hosiery Retail Booming III-108 B.Market Analytics..............III-109 Volume Analytics..............III-109 Table 124: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-109

Table 125: Russian Historic Review for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-110

Table 126: Russian 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-111 Value Analytics.............. III-112 Table 127: 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 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-112

Table 128: Russian 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 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-113

Table 129: Russian 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-114

4g. REST OF EUROPE.............. III-115 A.Market Analysis.............. III-115 Current and Future Analysis..............III-115 Overview of Select Regional Markets III-115 Turkey.............. III-115 Poland.............. III-116 Trade Statistics in the Netherlands III-116 Table 130: Netherlands Imports of Tights, Stockings, Pantyhose and other Knitted and Crocheted Hosiery (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-116

Table 131: Netherlands Exports of Tights, Stockings, Pantyhose and other Knitted and Crocheted Hosiery (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-116 Product Introductions..............III-117 Wolford Ag (Austria) - A Key Player III-117 B.Market Analytics..............III-118 Volume Analytics..............III-118 Table 132: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-118

Table 133: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-119

Table 134: Rest of Europe 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-120 Value Analytics.............. III-121 Table 135: Rest of Europe 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 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-121

Table 136: Rest of Europe 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 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-122

Table 137: Rest of Europe 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-123

5. ASIA-PACIFIC.............. III-124 A.Market Analysis.............. III-124 Current and Future Analysis..............III-124 Asian Countries Continue to Drive Market Growth III-124 India and China: Countries with Young Population Offers Significant Growth Opportunities III-124 Table 138: Ten Largest Populated Countries Worldwide (July 2013): Total Population (in Millions) by Age Group 0-14 Years, 15-44 Years, 45-64 Years, and 65+ Years for China, India, USA, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia and Japan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-125

Table 139: Ten Largest Populated Countries Worldwide (July 2013): Percentage Population by Age Group 0-14 Years, 15-44 Years, 45-64 Years, and 65+ Years for China, India, USA, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia and Japan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-126 Rising Standards of Living Spur Market Growth in Asian Countries.............. III-126 Table 140: Evolution of GDP Per Capita for Major Countries (in Dollars PPP): Percentage Variation from 2000 to 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-127 B.Market Analytics..............III-128 Volume Sales by Geographic Region III-128 Table 141: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Hosiery by Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-128

Table 142: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Hosiery by Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-129

Table 143: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-130 By Product Segment..............III-131 Table 144: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-131

Table 145: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-132

Table 146: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-133 Value Sales by Geographic Region III-134 Table 147: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Hosiery by Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-134

Table 148: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Hosiery by Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-135

Table 149: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-136 By Product Segment..............III-137 Table 150: Asia-Pacific 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 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-137

Table 151: Asia-Pacific 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 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-138

Table 152: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-139

5a. CHINA.............. III-140 A.Market Analysis.............. III-140 Current and Future Analysis..............III-140 A Leading Manufacturing Hub..............III-140 Women Drive Demand for Hosiery Products III-140 Men's Tights or Mantyhose: A Niche Segment in the Chinese Hosiery Market.............. III-141 B.Market Analytics..............III-142 Volume Analytics..............III-142 Table 153: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-142

Table 154: Chinese Historic Review for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-143

Table 155: Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-144 Value Analytics.............. III-145 Table 156: Chinese 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 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-145

Table 157: Chinese 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 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-146

Table 158: Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-147

5b. INDIA.............. III-148 A.Market Analysis.............. III-148 Current and Future Analysis..............III-148 Role of Hosiery in the Indian Textile Sector III-148 Excise Duty Exemption for Readymade Garments to Augur Well for Hosiery Market..............III-150 Longer Winters Advantageous to Hosiery Manufacturers III-150 Chinese Smuggled Goods and Declines in Export Orders Daunt Indian Hosiery Makers..............III-150 High Yarn Prices Hurting Profitability of Hosiery Manufacturers in the Country..............III-150 Labor Shortage and Rising Costs Hit Hosiery Industry III-151 ‘Advantage' Raw Material..............III-151 Key Findings:.............. III-152 Table 159: Indian Textile Production by Sector (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume for Handlooms, Hosiery, Mills, Powerlooms, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-152

Table 160: Indian Innerwear Market by Category (2014E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Leisure Wear, Men's Innerwear, Swimwear, and Women's Innerwear (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-152

Table 161: Men's Innerwear Market in India by Price Segment (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Economy, Mid-price, Premium, Super Premium (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-152 Product Innovations/Launches III-153 B.Market Analytics..............III-153 Volume Analytics..............III-153 Table 162: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-153

Table 163: Indian Historic Review for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-154

Table 164: Indian 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-155 Value Analytics.............. III-156 Table 165: Indian 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 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-156

Table 166: Indian 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 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-157

Table 167: Indian 14-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-158

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC..............III-159 A.Market Analysis.............. III-159 Current and Future Analysis..............III-159 Review of Select Regional Markets III-159 Australia.............. III-159 Bangladesh.............. III-159 South Korea.............. III-159 Taiwan.............. III-160 Taiwan: Hosiery Market Gets Major Uplift III-160 Strategic Corporate Development III-161 Product Innovations/Launches III-161 B.Market Analytics..............III-162 Volume Analytics..............III-162 Table 168: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Hosiery by Product Segment - Sock

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