9 March 2015 - US apparel imports more significantly declined in January, with Chinese shipments sharply dropping in volume terms from their level a year earlier. 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).
23 February 2015 - Export prices moved into rather different directions for a similar product in last year, depending on origins. Overall trends have hidden a large number of particular cases in specific categories, as reflected by our series of statistical tables offering a comprehensive comparison of unit values per country of origin and category of product. The report also includes a detailed comparison of product categories and origins, with overall and Chinese shipments through a series of indexes. Our full table is available for download.
19 February 2015 - China gained shares of the US apparel market in full 2014, however only in volume terms whereas losing ground in US$ terms. Sharp differences may be observed depending on categories, with shipments of cotton products moving into different directions than man-made fiber categories. This is reflected by our statistical review covering the last four 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 with percentage change and market shares are available for download since 2011.
17 February 2015 - The shift from cotton to man-made fiber US apparel import categories has continued unabated in full last year, as revealed by just released official data, with an increasing gender gap between men/boys and women/girls products. Key categories have also experienced radical changes on the US apparel import market, like sweaters, suits, skirts and dresses. 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 previous quarters and years. Full data are available for downloading into a comprehensive table.
10 February 2015 - US apparel imports continued steadily rising in the last quarter of 2014, amid signs of weaker growth for Chinese shipments and with imports from Vietnam further surging. 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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