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.
12 May 2016 - US imports of cotton apparel have declined in the first quarter after rising for three consecutive quarters, whereas imports of man-made fiber apparel have continued increasing, although at a lower pace than in the last two years, 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 2011-15. Full data are available for downloading into a comprehensive table.
11 May 2016 - US apparel imports have fallen in value terms in the first quarter 2016, for the first time since the third quarter of 2013, reflecting a serious drop in Chinese shipments and a slowing down growth for other origins. 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.
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