4 April 2017 - US apparel imports have sharply fallen in February, from a year earlier, with shipments being obviously depressed in the first two months of the year. China is more negatively affected whereas Vietnam is also weakened by the fall. Our monthly review covers US apparel import data, with historical trends being analyzed over the 2000-2017 period including cotton vs man-made fiber apparel, and China vs Rest of World (RoW) and vs Vietnam.
10 March 2017 - US apparel imports have sharply increased in January, with shipments from both China and Vietnam surging amid a new shift from cotton to man-made fiber apparel which are primarily produced in both countries. Our monthly review covers US apparel import data, with historical trends being analyzed over the 2000-2017 period including cotton vs man-made fiber apparel, and China vs Rest of World (RoW) and vs Vietnam.
7 March 2017 - Unit values have significantly declined on US apparel import market in full 2016, with China leading the disinflation process thanks to its strength in man-made fiber categories. As usual, average unit prices have moved into different directions depending on categories and origins, 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.
17 February 2017 - US apparel import from China have declined in volume terms in 2016 although unit prices have sharply dropped with different trends being however observed depending on apparel categories, as reflected by our tables. The share of other nations has increased in volume and value terms, as a clear sign that US buyers have diversified their supply sources. This is reflected by our statistical 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 are available for the past five years, 2011-2016.
16 February 2016 - US buyers have continued shifting from cotton to man-made fiber apparel in 2016, although less clearly than in the previous year. Average unit prices have also begun dropping in many man-made fiber categories, and not only in cotton categories, reflecting the difficulties of the US apparel import market. Our series of statistical tables offer a comprehensive view of volume, value and unit value changes, compared with previous quarters and years in 2011-16. Full data are available for downloading into a comprehensive table.
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