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Trends in US textile and clothing imports, June 2016

  • SUMMARY
  • INTRODUCTION
    • Imports
    • Import prices
    • Influence of the US economy on imports
    • Outlook
  • US IMPORTS OF TEXTILES AND CLOTHING BY MAIN CATEGORY: YARNS, FABRICS, APPAREL AND MADE-UP TEXTILES
    • Table USA: imports of MFA yarns, fabrics, apparel and made-up textiles, 1991-2015
  • US IMPORTS OF TEXTILES AND CLOTHING BY FIBRE TYPE
    • Table USA: imports of MFA apparel and all MFA products by fibre type, 1978-2015
  • MAJOR SUPPLIERS OF US TEXTILE AND CLOTHING IMPORTS
    • China
    • Asean
    • South Asia
    • Nafta countries: Mexico and Canada
    • CAFTA-DR and CBI countries
  • SUPPLIER CONCENTRATION
  • OUTLOOK FOR US TEXTILE AND CLOTHING IMPORTS
    • Key developments in 2015
    • Outlook for 2016
  • US IMPORTS OF TEXTILES
    • General trends
      • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of MFA textiles, 2000-15
  • US IMPORTS OF CLOTHING
    • General trends
      • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of MFA clothing, 2000-15
  • US IMPORTS OF MEN'S AND BOYS' COTTON KNITTED SHIRTS
    • General trends
    • Leading ten supplying countries
      • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of men's and boys' cotton knitted shirts (Category 338), 2000-15
    • Best and worst performers
    • Highest and lowest import prices
    • Price movements
  • US IMPORTS OF WOMEN'S AND GIRLS' COTTON KNITTED SHIRTS
    • General trends
    • Leading ten supplying countries
    • Best and worst performers
      • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of women's and girls' cotton knitted shirts (Category 339), 2000-15
    • Highest and lowest import prices
    • Price movements
  • US IMPORTS OF MEN'S AND BOYS' MAN-MADE FIBRE KNITTED SHIRTS
    • General trends
    • Leading ten supplying countries
    • Best and worst performers
    • Highest and lowest import prices
      • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of men's and boys' man-made fibre knitted shirts (Category 638), 2000-15
    • Price movements
  • US IMPORTS OF WOMEN'S AND GIRLS' MAN-MADE FIBRE KNITTED SHIRTS
    • General trends
    • Leading ten supplying countries
      • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of women's and girls' man-made fibre knitted shirts (Category 639), 2000-15
    • Best and worst performers
    • Highest and lowest import prices
    • Price movements
  • US IMPORTS OF MEN'S AND BOYS' COTTON NON-KNITTED (WOVEN) SHIRTS
    • General trends
    • Leading ten supplying countries
      • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of men's and boys' cotton woven shirts (Category 340), 2000-15
    • Best and worst performers
    • Highest and lowest import prices
    • Price movements
  • US IMPORTS OF WOMEN'S AND GIRLS' COTTON NON-KNITTED (WOVEN) SHIRTS
    • General trends
    • Leading ten supplying countries
    • Best and worst performers
    • Highest and lowest import prices
    • Price movements
      • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of women's and girls' cotton woven shirts (Category 341), 2000-15
  • US IMPORTS OF MEN'S AND BOYS' COTTON TROUSERS
    • General trends
    • Leading ten supplying countries
      • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of men's and boys' cotton trousers (Category 347), 2000-15
    • Best and worst performers
    • Highest and lowest import prices
    • Price movements
  • US IMPORTS OF WOMEN'S AND GIRLS' COTTON TROUSERS
    • General trends
    • Leading ten supplying countries
    • Best and worst performers
      • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of women's and girls' cotton trousers (Category 348), 2000-15
    • Highest and lowest import prices
    • Price movements
  • US IMPORTS OF MEN'S AND BOYS' MAN-MADE FIBRE TROUSERS
    • General trends
    • Leading ten supplying countries
    • Best and worst performers
    • Highest and lowest import prices
      • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of men's and boys' man-made fibre trousers (Category 647), 2000-15
    • Price movements
  • US IMPORTS OF WOMEN'S AND GIRLS' MAN-MADE FIBRE TROUSERS
    • General trends
    • Leading ten supplying countries
      • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of women's and girls' man-made fibre trousers (Category 648), 2000-15
    • Best and worst performers
    • Highest and lowest import prices
    • Price movements
  • US IMPORTS OF COTTON DRESSES
    • General trends
    • Leading ten supplying countries
    • Best and worst performers
      • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of cotton dresses (Category 336), 2000-15
    • Highest and lowest import prices
    • Price movements
  • US IMPORTS OF MAN-MADE FIBRE DRESSES
    • General trends
    • Leading ten supplying countries
    • Best and worst performers
    • Highest and lowest import prices
      • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of man-made fibre dresses (Category 636), 2000-15
    • Price movements
  • US IMPORTS OF COTTON SKIRTS
    • General trends
    • Leading ten supplying countries
    • Best and worst performers
    • Highest and lowest import prices
    • Price movements
      • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of cotton skirts (Category 342), 2000-15
  • US IMPORTS OF MAN-MADE FIBRE SKIRTS
    • General trends
    • Leading ten supplying countries
    • Best and worst performers
      • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of man-made fibre skirts (Category 642), 2000-15
    • Highest and lowest import prices
    • Price movements
  • US IMPORTS OF COTTON UNDERWEAR
    • General trends
    • Leading ten supplying countries
    • Best and worst performers
    • Highest and lowest import prices
      • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of cotton underwear (Category 352), 2000-15
    • Price movements
  • STATISTICAL APPENDIX
    • Table Changes in the exchange rates of selected Asian countries and the EU against the US dollar, 2nd qtr 1997-2015 (% changea)
    • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of men's and boys' cotton coats (Category 334), 2000-15
    • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of women's and girls' cotton coats (Category 335), 2000-15
    • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of women's and girls' wool coats (Category 435), 2000-15
    • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of men's and boys' blue denim trousers (Category 347-D), 2000-15
    • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of women's and girls' blue denim trousers (Category 348-D), 2000-15
    • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of cotton and man-made fibre baby garments (Category 239), 2000-15
    • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of cotton pile towels (Category 363), 2000-15
    • Table USA: leading ten suppliersa of other cotton apparel (Category 359), 2000-15
    • Table USA: leading ten categoriesa of clothing imports, 2000-15

Trends in US textile and clothing imports, June 2016

This 2016 update contains analysis and insight into the USA's top ten foreign suppliers of textiles and clothing in 2015, along with more specific information on cotton dresses, cotton knitted shirts, cotton non-knitted (woven) shirts, cotton skirts, cotton trousers, cotton underwear, man-made fibre dresses, man-made fibre knitted shirts, man-made fibre skirts and man-made fibre trousers. The report also includes an outlook for 2016 and beyond, and a statistical appendix containing data on exchange rates and imports of cotton coats, cotton pile towels, denim trousers, man-made fibre baby garments, other cotton apparel and wool coats. In 2015 US textile and clothing imports rose in volume to a record high. Apparel continued to account for the highest share of total textile and clothing imports, but this share was down to its second lowest level in 25 years. In terms of fibre type, man-made fibres accounted for the largest share of US apparel imports in 2015 for the second consecutive year. However, there was a fall in the average price of US textile and clothing imports which was aided by declines in commodity prices as well as the appreciation of the US dollar. China remained by far the USA's biggest textile and clothing supplier. Furthermore, China's share of US textile and clothing imports from all sources was up in volume terms although it fell in value. Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Vietnam gained share in value and volume terms but Cambodia, Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico and Pakistan lost share.


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