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World Hosiery (Womens & Mens) Markets

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Hosiery (Womens & Mens) both in value (Millions of US$) and in volume (Millions of Pairs). The specific product segments analyzed are 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 forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 282 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as CSP International SpA, Danskin, Golden Lady SpA, Kayser-Roth, Gold Toe Brands, Inc., Grupo Synkro, Hanesbrands, Inc., HCI Direct Inc., LVMH, Donna Karan International, Tefron, and Wolford. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
CAGR Disparities Between Historic & Current Data I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Socks I-4
Sheer Hosiery I-4
Tights/Opaques I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1
Hosiery Market Hits the Panic Button) II-1
Current & Future Analysis II-1

2. Trends and Issues II-3
The Fight for Survival Gets Tougher in the Hosiery Market II-3
Women's Sheer Hosiery Sector Witness Growth in Sales After a
Decade) II-3
Manufacturers Experiment with Performance Yarns for Improved
Hosiery Products II-3
Socks get Expressive and Colorful II-3
Innovation in Full Stream II-4
Legwear Industry At a Glance II-4
Leggings and Footless Tights Propel Legwear Sales II-5
Major Shoe Brands Show Gains in Hosiery Market II-5
Logos on Socks for the Fashion Conscious II-5
Corporate Dressing on the Rise II-5
'Fishnet Stockings' are here to Stay for Long II-6
Bridal-wear Luring Legwear Makers II-6
Manufacturers Eye Kids Segment II-6
Retailers - Ceding to Consumer Preferences II-6
Support Hosiery: Increasingly Blending with Fashion Hosiery II-6
Stretch Fabric is Popular for Intimate Apparel II-6

3. Competition II-8
Competition Over the Years II-8
Survival of the Fittest - Fierce Competition Drives the
Hosiery Market II-8

4. Major Factors Influencing the Industry II-9
Innumerable Product Offerings II-9
Discount Sales - "L'egging" the Customers to Buy More II-9
Value Added Products - A Win-Win Situation II-9

5. A Consumer Profile II-10
Changing Consumer Perception - From Basics to Fashion II-10
Hosiery: One of the Top Categories for Repeat Purchases II-10
Teenagers and Young Adults - Where the Moolah Lies II-10
Wooing the Ethnic Population II-10
Manufacturers Targeting Women Aged 25 & Above II-11
Plus Size Segment - Gaining More Attention II-11
Maternity Hosiery - A New Horizon II-11

6. Distribution II-12
Shoppers' Convenience Gets Top Priority II-12
No More Crowded Shelves II-12
A Retailer Analysis II-12
The Early Part of the Decade II-12
Discounters Remain On Top II-12
Direct Marketing of Sheer Hosiery II-12

7. Product Overview II-14
Hosiery - Not an Established Textile Product II-14
A "Stocking" Experience Down Memory Lane II-14
Advent of the Commonplace Nylon Stocking II-14
Spandex - Changing Women's Lives Forever II-14
Pantyhose - A Fashion Statement II-15
Classification of Hosiery II-15
Socks II-15
Support Sock II-15
Socks: A Must for an Athlete II-15
Sheer Hosiery II-17
Ultrasheer II-17
Daysheer/Business Sheer II-17
Silken Sheer II-17
Evening Sheers II-17
Light Support/Support II-17
Shimmer/Glimmer II-18
Tights/Opaques II-18
Body Stocking II-18
Demi-Toe II-18
Queen Size II-18
Knee-Highs II-19
Thigh-Highs II-19
Knee Warmers II-19
Light Support II-19
Fishnet II-19
Other Hosiery Products II-19
Half-Hose II-19
Pantyhose II-19
Maternity Pantyhose II-19
Run-Resistant Garments II-19
Support Hosiery II-20
Materials Used to Manufacture Hosiery II-20
Textile Fibers II-20
Acrylic Fiber II-21
Lycra: An Innovative Product from DuPont II-21
Nylon's Unique Properties II-21
Spandex - Stretching to New Levels II-22

8. Product Innovations/Introductions II-23
Gold Toe Introduces Latest Collection of Sport Tec Socks II-23
JAC Business Group Unveils SELEBRITEE II-23
US Hosiery Mills Group Launches Ingeo Products in Tokyo II-23
Fox River Introduces Ingeo(TM) Socks II-23
No Nonsense(R) Introduces Great Shapes(R) Body Shapers II-23
Silkies(R) Launches Ultra Sheer 65ºF Pantyhose II-24
PowerSox Introduces the Latest Left/Right Technology Sock II-24
No Nonsense Introduces Four Latest Comprehensive Product
Collections II-25
Silkies(R) Introduces Sculptz(TM) Collection II-25
Wolford and LVMH Together Unveil Winter/Autumn wear II-26
Kayser- Roth Corporation Unveils New Products II-26
No nonsense to Roll out Two New Hosiery Products II-26
Activa Introduces Compression Hosiery II-26
Rocawear of Rapper Jay-Z Launches New Socks Collection II-26
Irish Power Unveils Yoga Socks II-27
JR Unveils Socks with 'Silver Lining' II-27
Pretty Legs to Launch Compression Hosiery II-27
Hanes Launches New Low Cut Socks II-27
Hot Chillys Introduces Socks and Hydration Packs II-27
Hanes's Launches 'Body Enhancers' for a'Better Bodyline' II-28
Glogover Introduces New Product Line II-28
LeDagio Launches Tones Range II-28
Activa Unwraps Acti-Fast and Acti-Wrap II-28
Activa Extends Product Line II-28
Activa Unveils Acti-Glide for Ease of Wearing II-28
Lovable Introduces a New L'eggs and Sara Lee Hosiery Range II-29
Narrow Launches Latest Silicone Pattern in Hosiery II-29
Burberry Launches New Range of Tights and Knee-Highs II-29
Activa Introduces Unisex Compression Sock for Air Travelers II-29
Cette Launches Hosiery Range in US Market II-29
Kayser-Roth Introduces No Nonsense Plus-size Pantyhose II-29
Mezlan Introduces New Range of Hosiery and to Extend Casual Style II-29
Oroblu Introduces Hosiery Containing Antimicrobial Agent X-Static II-30
Zephyrs Launches Reversible Microfiber Tights with Dual Finish II-30
Jockey Adds Plus Size to the Product Range II-30
Dollhouse Launches Licensed Hosiery Produced by Accessories
Network II-30
L'eggs Introduces New Range of Tights Girl L'eggs II-30
Sara Lee Unwraps Opaque Tights with Moisturizers II-30
Spanx Unwraps Footless Pantyhose II-31
SSL International Launches Scholl Ultima, a New Compression
Hosiery Collection II-31
Dupont Unveils Tactel Soft Black-the First Black Nylon for
Sheer Hosiery II-31
Wolford Launches Jean Paul Gaultier Designed Legwear and Bodywear II-31
7-Eleven Introduces Heaven Sent Range of Hosiery II-31
Activa Healthcare Launches Below Knee Open-Toe Class I Hosiery II-31
ETC Hosiery Introduces Me By Holeproof Range of Scented Socks
in Australia II-31

9. Recent Industry Activity II-32
Gildan Acquires Prewett II-32
Hanesbrands Acquires Textile Production Plant from Industria
Duraflex SA II-32
LWR Acquires Pod II-32
Wolford and Valentino Form Alliance II-32
Gina Acquires License from Enyce to Manufacture Enyce Label
Products II-32
Oswal Plans to Increase Production and Spinning Capacity II-33
Gildan Plans to Close Sock Facilities II-33
Hanesbrands to Shut Down 9 Production Units II-33
Hanesbrands to Terminate Operations at N.C. Based Hosiery Unit II-33
Creo Acquires Mountain High Hosiery II-33
Hampshire Group Takes over Marisa II-34
Sukeno Hosiery Plans to Establish New Production Unit II-34
Moretz Merge with Gold Toe to Form Gold Toe-Moretz II-34
Gildan Completes Acquisition of Kentucky Derby II-34
Kindy SA Acquires Sports Socks Business of Blanchard SAS II-34
Warnaco Acquires Calvin Klein Licensees II-34
Biflex Management Acquires Company from Kellwood II-35
Jordache Enters into Agreement with United Legwear II-35
Sara Lee Spins off Hanesbrands II-35
PBG Acquires TMI Australasia Pty Ltd II-35
Kanebo Sells its Subsidiary to Fukuske) II-35
Accessories Network Group and E&E Hosiery Merge to Form Planet
Sox LLC II-35
Kayser-Roth to Expand Alamance County Facility II-36

10. Industry Activity in the Recent Past II-37

11. Focus on Select Global Players II-41
CSP International SpA (Italy) II-41
Danskin (USA) II-41
Golden Lady SpA (Italy) II-41
Kayser-Roth (USA) II-41
Gold Toe Brands, Inc. (USA) II-41
Grupo Synkro (Mexico) II-42
Hanesbrands, Inc. (US) ) II-42
HCI Direct Inc II-42
LVMH (France) II-42
Donna Karan International (USA) II-43
Tefron USA) II-43
Wolford (Austria) II-43

12. Global Market Perspective II-44
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hosiery by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in Million Pairs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 2: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hosiery by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 3: World Long Term Projections for Hosiery by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed. Annual Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 4: World Long Term Projections for Hosiery by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed. Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 5: World Historic Review for Hosiery by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 6: 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
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 7: World 20-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 1991,1997, 2007 and 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 8: World 20-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 1991,1997, 2007 and 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 9: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Socks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in Million Pairs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 10: 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 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 11: World Long Term Projections for Socks by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 12: World Long Term Projections 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
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 13: World Historic Review for Socks by Geographic Region
- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 14: 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 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 15: World 20-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 1991,1997, 2007 and 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 16: World 20-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 1991,1997, 2007 and 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Sheer Hosiery by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 18: 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 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 19: World Historic Review for Sheer Hosiery by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 20: World Long Term Projections for Sheer Hosiery by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 21: World Long Term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 22: 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 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 23: World 20-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 1991, 1997, 2007
and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 24: World 20-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 1991, 1997,
2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Tights/Opaques by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 26: 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 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 27: World Long Term Projections for Tights/Opaques by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 28: World Long Term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 29: World Historic Review for Tights/Opaques by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 30: 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 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 31: World 20-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 1991,1997, 2007
and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 32: World 20-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 1991,1997,
2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75


III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current & Future Analysis III-1
On a Comeback Trail ? III-1
Market Scenario in the Recent Past III-1
Major Trends III-2
Hosiery Market in a Transition Phase III-2
Changing Face of Hosiery Distribution III-3
Relocating Hosiery- A Follow on Strategy III-3
Discounters - Favorites of the Plus-Size Category III-3
The Queen Size Category III-3
Socks - Creating Waves in the Hosiery Market III-3
Maternity Hosiery - Evolving Niche III-4
Focus on Ethnic Population III-4
Competitive Scenario III-4
Highly Competitive in Nature III-4
(HCI Direct): Direct Marketer of Sheer Hosiery III-5
Table 33: US Market for Women's Hosiery (2005): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Leading Brands -
L'eggs, Hanes, Victoria's Secret, No Nonsense, Kathie Lee,
Just My Size, Wal-Mart PL, J.C. Penney PL, Vassarette and
Lane Bryant (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 34: US Market for Pantyhose (2006): Percentage Share
Breakdown by Major Brands-L'eggs Sheer Energy, L'eggs
Silken Mist, No Nonsense, Everyday By L'eggs, Brown Sugar,
Just My Size, L'eggs Sheer Vitality, Private Label and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 35: Leading Players in the US Socks Market (2006):
Percentage Share of Dollar Sales for Hanes, Fruit of the
Loom, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6
Production Scenario III-7
Table 36: Number of Establishments Active in US Hosiery
Market (2003-2006) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7
North Carolina - A Major Contributor III-7
Competition from China Dwindle Domestic Fortunes III-7
Table 37: Production of Socks in the US for the Years
2002-2005E (In Thousand Dozen Pairs) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8
Import-Export Scenario III-8
Table 38: US Hosiery Imports for the Years 2003 to 2006 (In
US$ Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 39: US Hosiery Market (2003-2005): Percentage Share
of China in US Socks Imports (In Volume Terms) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 40: US Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Knitted Hosiery Imports Ranked by
Country-China, South Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, El Salvador,
Dominican Republic, Taiwan, Costa Rica and Others (In Value
Terms) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 41: US Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Imports of Panty Hose And Tights-Knitted -
Textile NES Ranked by Country-China, South Korea, Taiwan,
Italy, Canada, Philippines, Poland and Others (In Value
Terms) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 42: US Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Socks And Stockings - Knitted - Cotton Imports
Ranked by Country- South Korea, Pakistan, Mexico, Dominican
Republic, Costa Rica, Honduras, China, Turkey, Colombia,
Taiwan and Others (In Value Terms) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-10
A Peek into Major Hosiery Exporters III-10
Turkey Gaining Traction in the US III-11
Export Statistics III-11
Table 43: US Hosiery Exports for the Years 2003 to 2006 E
(In US$ Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 44: US Hosiery Exports (2003-2005): Percentage Share
Breakdown by Value by Product Category - Women's Hosiery
and Socks (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 45: US Women's Hosiery Exports (2003-2005):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Value by Product Category --
Pantyhose, Tights, Women's Full/Knee-Length (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 46: US Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Knitted Hosiery Exports Ranked by
Destination-Dominican Republic, Canada, Mexico, Honduras,
El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Others (In Value Terms)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 47: US Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Socks And Stockings - Knitted -Cotton Exports
Ranked by Destination-Dominican Republic, Honduras, Costa
Rica, Mexico, Canada, Guatemala, Japan and Others (In Value
Terms) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13
Strategic Corporate Developments III-13
Product Innovations/Introductions III-18
Focus On Select Key Players III-23
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 48: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 49: 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 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 50: US Long Term Projections for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 51: US Long Term Projections for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 52: US Historic Review for Hosiery by Product Segment
- Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 53: 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 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 54: US 20-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks,
Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 1991, 1997,
2007, 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 55: US 20-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks,
Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 1991, 1997,
2007,and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

2. Canada III-31
A.Market Analysis III-31
Current & Future Analysis III-31
Trade Scenario III-31
Exports III-31
Table 56: Canadian Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Knitted Hosiery Exports Ranked by
Destination- United States, United Kingdom, Sweden,
Belgium, France and Others (In Value Terms) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 57: Canadian Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Panty Hose And Tights-Knitted - Textile NES
Exports Ranked by Destination- United States, United
Kingdom, Sweden, Belgium, France and Others (In Value
Terms) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 58: Canadian Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Socks And Stockings - Knitted -Cotton Exports
Ranked by Destination- United States, United Kingdom,
Belgium, Switzerland and Others (In Value Terms) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32
Imports III-33
Table 59: Canadian Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Knitted Hosiery Imports Ranked by Country-
China, United States, South Korea, Pakistan, Mexico and
Others (In Value Terms) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 60: Canadian Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Panty Hose And Tights-Knitted - Textile NES
Imports Ranked by Country-China, South Korea, Taiwan,
United States, Italy, El Salvador, France and Others (In
Value Terms) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 61: Canadian Hosiery Market (2004-2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Socks And Stockings - Knitted - Cotton
Imports Ranked by Country-China, Pakistan, South Korea,
United States, Mexico, Turkey, Philippines, Thailand,
Indonesia and Others (In Value Terms) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34
B.Market Analytics III-35
Table 62: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 63: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 64: Canadian Long Term Projections for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Pairs for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 65: Canadian Long Term Projections for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 66: Canadian Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 67: 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 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 68: Canadian 20-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 1991,
1997, 2007and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 69: Canadian 20-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 1991,
1997, 2007and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

3. Japan III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Current & Future Analysis III-39
Strategic Corporate Developments III-39
Key Player III-39
B.Market Analytics III-40
Table 70: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 71: 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 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 72: Japanese Long Term Projections for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Pairs for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 73: Japanese Long Term Projections for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 74: Japanese Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 75: 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 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 76: Japanese 20-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 1991,
1997, 2007and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 77: Japanese 20-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques Markets for 1991,
1997, 2007and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

4. Europe III-44
A.Market Analysis III-44
Current & Future Analysis III-44
Market Overview III-44
Performance Yarns Find Increasing Favor Among Manufacturers III-44
Budget Brands: Marked by Inexpensive Products and Intense
Competition III-44
Luxury Market: Characterized by High Entry Barriers and
High Price-High Margin III-44
Outlook III-45
Price III-45
Imports III-45
Table 78: European Hosiery Market (2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Hosiery Imports By Importing Country-Italy,
Turkey, Germany, China, Belgium, Netherlands and Others
(In Value Terms) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 79: European Hosiery Market (2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Imports by Product Segment-Full-length
stockings and socks of synthetic fibers, Pantyhose and
tights of synthetic fibers
and socks and others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46
B.Market Analytics III-46
Table 80: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Geographic Region - France, Germany, United
Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 81: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Geographic Region France, Germany, United
Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 82: European Long Term Projections for Hosiery by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy,
Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pairs for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 83: European Long Term Projections for Hosiery by
Geographic Region France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy,
Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 84: European Historic Review for Hosiery by Geographic
Region - France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 85: European Historic Review for Hosiery by Geographic
Region - France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 86: European 20-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia and
Rest of Europe Markets for Years 1991,1997, 2007 and 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 87: European 20-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia and
Rest of Europe Markets for Years 1991,1997, 2007 and 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 88: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 89: 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 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 90: European Long Term Projections for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Pairs for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 91: European Long Term Projections for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 92: European Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 93: 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 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 94: European 20-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 1991,
1997, 2007and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 95: European 20-Year Perspective for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 1991,
1997, 2007and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

4a. France III-55
A.Market Analysis III-55
Current & Future Analysis III-55
Lingerie Market III-55
Table 96: French Lingerie Market (2006: Composition of
Women's Lingerie Market by Category-Hosiery and socks,
Lingerie (slips, and brassieres), Corsetry and Night wear
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55
Vital Statistics III-55
Table 97: French Bodywear Market (2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Production by Category-Hosiery, Foundations,
T-Shirts, Swimwear, Underwear for women/girls, Nightwear
and home-wear, and Underwear for men/boys (In Value terms)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 98: French Hosiery and Socks Imports for the Years
2001, 2003 and 2005 (In Euro Millions) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 99: French Hosiery Market (2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Hosiery Imports By Importing Country-Italy,
Belgium, Romania, Turkey, Portugal, and Others (In Value
Terms) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 100: French Hosiery Market (2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Imports by Product Segment-Cotton stockings
and socks, Pantyhose and tights of synthetic fibres
decitex, Knee-length stockings of synthetic fibres less than 67
decitex, and Full-length stockings and socks of synthetic
fibres (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56
Key Players III-57
LVMH III-57
Le Bourget III-57
B.Market Analytics III-57
Table 101: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 102: 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 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 103: French Long Term Projections for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Pairs for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 104: French Long Term Projections for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 105: French Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 106: 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 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 107: French 20-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks,
Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 1991, 1997,
2007and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 108: French 20-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks,
Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 1991, 1997,
2007and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

4b. Germany III-62
A.Market Analysis III-62
Current & Future Analysis III-62
Leading Players III-62
Key Statistics III-62
Table 109: German Bodywear Market (2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Production by Category-Hosiery, T-shirts,
Underwear for women/girls, Night- and home wear, Underwear
for men/boys, Swimwear, and Foundations (In Value terms)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 110: German Hosiery and Socks Imports for the Years
2001, 2003 and 2005 (In Euro Millions) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 111: German Hosiery Market (2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Hosiery Imports By Importing Country- Turkey,
Italy, China, Portugal, Netherlands, Indonesia and Others
(In Value Terms) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 112: German Hosiery Market (2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Imports by Product Segment-Cotton stockings
and socks, Pantyhose and tights of synthetic fibers
decitex, Full-length stockings and socks of synthetic
fibers, Knee-length stockings of synthetic fibers
decitex and others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63
Key Player Review III-64
NurDie III-64
B.Market Analytics III-64
Table 113: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hosiery by Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and
Tights/Opaques Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 114: 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 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 115: German Long Term Projections for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/ Opaques
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Pairs for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 116: German Long Term Projections for Hosiery by
Product Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 117: German Historic Review for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Socks, Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pairs for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 118: 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 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 119: German 20-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Socks,
Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 1991, 1997,
2007and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 120: German 20-Year Perspective for Hosiery by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Socks,
Sheer Hosiery and Tights/Opaques Markets for 1991, 1997,
2007and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

4c. The United Kingdom III-69
A.Market Analysis III-69
Current & Future Analysis III-69
Vital Statistics III-69
Table 121: UK Hosiery and Socks Imports for the Years 2001,
2003 and 2005 (In Euro Millions) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 122: UK Hosiery Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown
of Hosiery Imports By Importing Country-Turkey, Italy,
China, Portugal, Germany, France, Belgium, and Others (In
Value Terms) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 123: UK Hosiery Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown
of Imports by Product Segment-Cotton stockings & socks and
Pantyhose & tights of synthetic fibres
Aristoc - A Popular Brand III-70
Strategic Corporate Development III-70
Product Innovation/Introduction III-70
B.Market Analytics III-71
Table 124: 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 Million Pairs for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

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