5 October 2016 - US apparel imports have more sharply dropped in August, on a market increasingly depressed month after month. China has heavily suffered whereas Vietnam has got better results than in past months, by contrast. Our monthly review covers US apparel import data, with historical trends being analyzed over the 2000-2016 period including cotton vs man-made fiber apparel, and China vs Rest of World (RoW) and vs Vietnam.
27 September 2016 - US apparel buyers are increasingly diversifying their sourcing, with different origins being selected depending on product categories. This is clearly reflected by our series of tables offering a detailed view of US imports per origin, for major cotton and man-made fiber categories. Full data are extracted from our database, and available for premium subscribers.
5 September 2016 - US apparel imports more sharply declined in July, as a clear sign of the current contraction of the market. Chinese shipments have less heavily dropped, however, whereas imports from Vietnam have even surged. Our monthly review covers US apparel import data, with historical trends being analyzed over the 2000-2016 period including cotton vs man-made fiber apparel, and China vs Rest of World (RoW) and vs Vietnam.
2 September 2016 - US apparel import prices have declined in nearly all categories in the first half this year and for most of origins, reflecting the need for pressuring costs on a depressed market. Unit values have dropped across the board, with however large differences depending on product categories and supplying countries, as reflected by our below data. Our series of statistical tables offer a comprehensive comparison of unit values per origin and product category. The report also includes a detailed comparison of Chinese price trends vs other origins, through a series of indexes. Our full table is available for download.
26 August 2016 - China's shares of the US apparel import market have slightly declined overall in the first half this year. The drop has not only affected cotton apparel, but also man-made fiber apparel where China was still making gains in the last year. This is reflected by our statistical review covering the last five years and comparing US apparel imports from China with shipments from Rest of the World (RoW) for every category of products, in volume, value and unit value terms. Historical data are available for H1 2012-2016.
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