Apparel: United States

This report forecasts US apparel demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2019. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: tops; bottoms; intimates and sleepwear; coats, jackets, and suits; dresses; infants; and accessories and other apparel. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: women and girls, and men and boys.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2004 to 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, and trends in trade. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 24-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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