9 December 2014 - US apparel imports continued recovering in October for the second consecutive month, with China making new gains, thanks to its cheaper man-made fiber apparel. This is reflected by our statistical report covering monthly US apparel import data, with historical trends being analyzed over the last 10 years, including cotton vs man-made fiber apparel, and China vs Rest of World (RoW).
5 December 2014 - Unit values of US apparel imports slightly rose for most categories and whatever the origin in the first three quarters of the year. The pace of growth in prices is however very different depending on low-cost countries and categories. This is reflected by our series of statistical tables offering a comprehensive comparison of unit values per origin and category, with world and China benchmark indexes also published. Our full table is available for download.
19 November 2014 - China is rebounding as a low-cost supplier of man-made fiber apparel while other nations are unable to compete. This is reflected by our quarterly review 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 with percentage change and market shares are available for download since 2011.
18 November 2014 - The historical shift from cotton to man-made fiber apparel categories further accelerated in the third quarter, as US importers continued preferring cheaper products with more polyester content than in the past. Our series of statistical tables offers a comprehensive view of US apparel imports per category of products, with volume, value and unit value changes, compared with percentage change in previous quarters and previous years. Full data are available for downloading into a comprehensive table.
13 November 2014 - US apparel imports rebounded from China in the third quarter of the year, as demand continued shifting from cotton to cheaper synthetic fiber materials. Our quarterly report details shipments to US market per origin, with volume and value changes, market shares, and unit value variations since first quarter 2010. Quarterly, year-to-date and annual data covering the 2010-2014 period are available for download.
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