NAICS Code 315 - Apparel Manufacturing

NAICS Code 315 Description

Industries in the Apparel Manufacturing subsector group establishments with two distinct manufacturing processes: (1) cut and sew (i.e., purchasing fabric and cutting and sewing to make a garment), and (2) the manufacture of garments in establishments that first knit fabric and then cut and sew the fabric into a garment. The Apparel Manufacturing subsector includes a diverse range of establishments manufacturing full lines of ready-towear apparel and custom apparel: apparel contractors, performing cutting or sewing operations on materials owned by others; jobbers performing entrepreneurial functions involved in apparel manufacture; and tailors, manufacturing custom garments for individual clients are all included. Knitting, when done alone, is classified in the Textile Mills subsector, but when knitting is combined with the production of complete garments, the activity is classified in Apparel Manufacturing.

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Top Countries by U.S. Imports

China $29,835,868,008
Vietnam $12,366,754,924
Bangladesh $5,427,238,304
Indonesia $4,525,839,955
India $4,030,878,937

Top Countries by U.S. Exports

Canada $1,921,039,547
Mexico $956,221,729
United Kingdom $341,910,165
Japan $225,812,415
Nicaragua $209,833,444

Top Importing States

California $22,050,105,803
New York $11,173,989,777
North Carolina $6,693,170,334
New Jersey $6,284,795,988
Ohio $4,379,957,792

Top Exporting States

California $1,892,524,601
Ohio $448,703,105
New York $411,920,147
Texas $411,270,743
Florida $289,879,472

Countries With Highest Trade Surplus

Canada $1,058,103,747
United Kingdom $211,267,270
Japan $129,864,630
Australia $95,656,730
Netherlands $76,024,946

Countries With Highest Trade Deficit

China -$29,691,359,785
Vietnam -$12,358,997,658
Bangladesh -$5,426,260,464
Indonesia -$4,522,137,293
India -$4,025,338,015

U.S. Total Import value for NAICS Code 315 is $87,686,204,141. China, Vietnam, and Bangladesh accounted for the top imports of Apparel & Accessories in 2018. States with most imports of Apparel & Accessories in 2018 were California, New York, and North Carolina.

U.S. Total Export value for this industry is $5,657,464,584. Canada, Mexico, and United Kingdom accounted for the top exports of Apparel & Accessories in 2018. States with most exports of Apparel & Accessories in 2018 were California, Ohio, and New York.

Questions & Answers

  • How many active businesses operate in NAICS Code 315?

    There are 2,660 verified business locations operating primarily in this industry.

  • What was the total revenue for NAICS Code 315?

    In 2017 the total revenue for Apparel Manufacturing was $10,407,833,000

  • What was the annual payroll for NAICS Code 315?

    In 2017 the annual payroll for Apparel Manufacturing was $2,651,847,000

  • How many people work in NAICS Code 315?

    The number of reported paid employees is 85,137.