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.
23 August 2016 - US imports of cotton apparel have continued declining in the second quarter of 2016 whereas shipments of man-made fiber products were again rising. Results have been however different depending on categories, with the shift out of cotton being much slower for certain products, like trousers, as reflected by our detailed analysis of US apparel imports per category. Our series of statistical tables offer a comprehensive view of volume, value and unit value changes, compared with previous quarters and years in 2010-15. Full data are available for downloading into a comprehensive table.
22 August 2016 - US apparel imports have stagnated in the second quarter of the year and the first half, reflecting a fall of shipments from Indonesia and especially Cambodia whereas US importers were favoring Central America, including Nicaragua and El Salvador. Our quarterly report details shipments to U.S. market per origin, with volume and value changes, market shares, and unit value variations in the last five years. Quarterly and 1st Half data covering the 2011-2016 period are available for download.
16 August 2016 - US Apparel imports have declined in June with first half shipments eventually stagnating. 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.
7 July 2016 - US apparel imports have slightly recovered in May but this should not hide the lack of growth over the first five months of the year. 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.
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