11 February 2016 - China's share has slightly declined on the US apparel import market in full 2015. The leading supplier has retained a very strong position, as the surge in Chinese labor costs has been overcome by lower material costs and quality requirements. Buyers have differently behaved depending on categories, as 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 are available for 2011-2015.
10 February 2016 - US imports of cotton apparel have started bottoming out in 2015, in line with a decline of unit prices. Man-Made fiber apparel imports have however continued surging, although decelerating in the last quarter last year. Wool apparel imports have plunged, by contrast, as reflected by our detailed analysis of US apparel imports for every category of products. 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.
9 February 2016 - US apparel imports from Bangladesh have surged 25% in the fourth quarter last year, whereas shipments from Vietnam were rising at a lower pace than in previous quarters. China continued resisting on the US apparel market in full 2015, thanks to a shift in demand to lower-priced products. Our quarterly report details shipments to US market per origin, with volume and value changes, market shares, and unit value variations since 2010. Quarterly, year-to-date and annual data covering the 2010-2015 period are available for download.
8 February 2016 - Long-term trends in US apparel imports have not changed in December, with China slightly recovering, Vietnam further surging and cotton apparel imports regaining ground. The monthly review covers US apparel import data, with historical trends being analyzed over the last 15 years, including cotton vs man-made fiber apparel, and China vs Rest of World (RoW) and vs Vietnam.
7 January 2016 - US apparel imports have rebounded in November, according to just released official data. Shipments from China have recovered, however losing ground compared with products from other nations, and especially from Vietnam which is now taken into account by our report. The monthly review covers US apparel import data, with historical trends being analyzed over the last 15 years, including cotton vs man-made fiber apparel, and China vs Rest of World (RoW) and vs Vietnam.
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