6 January 2017 - US apparel imports have eventually recovered in November, growing for the first time in six months. The rise of the US dollar has helped lowering dollar prices in addition to a structural shift from cotton to man-made fiber apparel. 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.
8 December 2016 - US apparel imports from China and Vietnam have surged in October, due to an accelerated shift from cotton to man-made fiber apparel. Total US imports have stopped falling in volume terms, as a result. 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.
24 November 2016 - Unit prices of US apparel imports have more sharply falling in China than in other major supplying countries in the first three quarters of 2016, with however sharp differences between product categories, 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.
15 November 2016 - China's share of the US apparel import market may have slightly fallen in the first three quarters this year when considering the aggregated data, it has however risen in a series of categories, as reflected by our tables. The unit prices of Chinese shipments have however more clearly dropped than for exports from other nations. 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 Jan-Sep 2012-2016.
11 November 2016 - Man-made fiber apparel imports have begun declining in the third quarter of 2016 in volume terms, for the first time in many years. Cotton apparel imports have more sharply decreased, confirming the long-term shift from cotton to cheaper polyester fibers, and 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 2011-16. Full data are available for downloading into a comprehensive table.
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