International trade in denim fabric and denim jeans, 2017
This report provides vital data and analysis of trends in trade in denim fabric and denim jeans. The report focuses in detail on the leading denim fabric exporting and importing countries as well as the leading countries which supply denim jeans to the EU and the USA. Countries analysed in the report include Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Egypt, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, Tunisia, Turkey, the USA and Vietnam. According to the latest global data, imports and exports of denim fabric fell in 2016 and, as a result, they remained well below the peaks reached in 2011. US imports of denim jeans also declined, although EU imports of denim jeans rose to a record high. The world's top denim fabric exporting country in 2016 was China while the top denim fabric importing country was Bangladesh. China was also the largest supplier of denim jeans to the USA, but Bangladesh was the largest supplier of denim jeans to the EU.