6 March 2014 - Central America again lost shares of the US apparel import market in 2013, but succeeded in a few specific categories, being now able to deliver man-made fiber products to the US market at competitive prices. Our report offers a comprehensive statistical analysis per category of US apparel imports from CAFTA-DR compared with total US imports and shipments. Comprehensive data are available for download.
18 February 2014 - US apparel imports from China more strongly increased in the fourth quarter last year than from the rest of the world, with however a large number of differences depending on categories of products. This is reflected by our quarterly review comparing US apparel imports from China and from Rest of World (RoW) for each category of products, in volume, value and unit value terms. Historical data with percentage change and market shares are available for download since 2011.
13 February 2014 - US cotton apparel imports began more declining in the fourth quarter last year, in line with a rebound in prices. By contrast, average price of man-made fiber apparel further fell, as reflected by our category analysis. 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.
11 February 2014 - Unit prices of US apparel imports began more strongly rising from a series of origins, over the fourth quarter last year, in line with a general increase of labor costs in exporting countries. Our quarterly report details shipments to US market per origin, with volume and value changes, market shares, and unit value variations over the four quarters of 2012. Quarterly and full year data over 2010-2013 are available for download.
7 February 2014 - US apparel imports stagnated in December from Bangladesh, for the second consecutive month, while shipments were slowing down or even falling from many other origins. This is clearly indicated by our monthly report covering US apparel imports from leading origins in the last year, on a monthly basis. The report covers US apparel imports, with volume, value and unit value changes.
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