7 June 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.
30 June 2016 - Vietnam and Bangladesh are now fighting very hard for replacing China on the US apparel import market with very different results depending on categories. Outsiders like India and Indonesia are also able competing for the leadership whereas China is still resisting in a few key 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.
3 June 2016 - US apparel imports are clearly slowing down, whatever the rebound of Chinese shipments in April to the detriment of Vietnam. Unit prices are also dropping further. The 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.
31 May 2016 - Unit prices have declined in the first quarter this year on the US apparel import market. The drop in export prices has however been different depending on product 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 May 2016 - China's share of the US apparel market has declined in the first quarter, with a weakening leadership in cotton apparel categories but also in man-made fiber categories where China has until now resisted any decrease. This significant move 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 Q1 2011-2016.
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