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Trade and trade policy: the US clothing import market, July 2015

Trade and trade policy: the US clothing import market, July 2015

This report provides vital data and analysis of trends in the US clothing import market. The report also focuses in detail on clothing imports into the USA from ten key supplying countries, namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, El Salvador, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. In 2014 US clothing imports reached a record high in value and also in volume. The average price of US clothing imports fell for the third consecutive year although it remained above the levels seen during 2005-10. China remained the USA's largest clothing supplier in 2014. Furthermore, US clothing imports from China rose in volume and China's share of US imports from all sources increased. In value, however, imports rose only marginally and China's share fell. Imports from India, Sri Lanka and Vietnam grew at much faster rates than imports from China and all three countries gained market share in value and volume terms. But imports from Bangladesh, Cambodia and Indonesia declined and all three countries lost market share. Imports from El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico, meanwhile, rose moderately in value and any changes in volume were only small. As a result, all three countries more or less maintained their market shares.


  • SUMMARY
  • INTRODUCTION
    • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of MFA clothing, 2000-14
    • Outlook
  • US CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM CHINA
    • Table USA: imports of clothing from China, selected categories, 2012-14
  • US CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM VIETNAM
    • Table USA: imports of clothing from Vietnam, selected categories, 2012-14
  • US CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM BANGLADESH
    • Table USA: imports of clothing from Bangladesh, selected categories, 2012-14
  • US CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM INDONESIA
    • Table USA: imports of clothing from Indonesia, selected categories, 2012-14
  • US CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM MEXICO
    • Table USA: imports of clothing from Mexico, selected categories, 2012-14
  • US CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM INDIA
    • Table USA: imports of clothing from India, selected categories, 2012-14
  • US CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM HONDURAS
    • Table USA: imports of clothing from Honduras, selected categories, 2012-14
  • US CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM CAMBODIA
    • Table USA: imports of clothing from Cambodia, selected categories, 2012-14
  • US CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM EL SALVADOR
    • Table USA: imports of clothing from El Salvador, selected categories, 2012-14
  • US CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM SRI LANKA
    • Table USA: imports of clothing from Sri Lanka, selected categories, 2012-14
  • STATISTICAL APPENDIX
    • Table USA: imports of clothing from all sources, selected categories, 2012-14

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