28 July 2015 - US apparel imports have been much healthier than declining EU imports in the first quarter of 2015. The European Union market however remained by far larger than the US market. Vietnam has recorded a strong growth on both markets whereas Bangladesh has resisted. Our new quarterly report offers a 5-year comparison of US and EU apparel imports with volume, value and unit value changes from leading low-cost countries. The full table is also available for download.
15 July 2015 - US and EU clothing imports have moved into different directions in the first quarter, as reflected by our report comparing for the first time shipments to the two markets for the different categories of products. Statistical tables are published covering the first quarters from 2011-15 with value changes in US$ terms. HS 4-digit categories of 61 and 62 (knit and woven clothing) are detailed. The US and EU markets are systematically compared, including the relative size of the US market vs the EU market. The full table is also available for download.
9 July 2015 - US apparel imports have rebounded in May, according to latest official data, again benefiting man-made fiber apparel whereas Chinese shipments have also recovered. This is reflected by our statistical report covering monthly 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).
3 June 2015 - This is "back to normal" on the US apparel import market. After the erratic behavior of March, April data offer results in line with lon-term trends already observed in the past months. This is reflected by our statistical report covering monthly 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).
27 May 2015 - Average unit value of apparel shipped from many origins to the US market declined over the first quarter, with however sharp differences depending on product categories, as reflected by our series of statistical tables offering a comprehensive comparison of unit values per country of origin and category of product. 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.
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