28 August 2015 - China has begun losing shares of the US apparel import market, not only with cotton apparel categories but also with a series of man-made fiber products. Even in these MMF apparel categories, competition is surging from other origins, and especially Vietnam. This is reflected by our statistical review covering the first quarter of 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 with percentage change and market shares are available for download back to 1st half 2011.
26 August 2015 - US imports of cotton apparel have begun recovering in the second quarter, although man-made fiber apparel continued gaining shares of the market. As usual, they were sharp differences depending on product categories, as reflected by our series of statistical tables offering a comprehensive view of US apparel imports per category of products, with volume, value and unit value changes, compared with previous quarters and years. Full historical data back to January 2011 are available for downloading into a comprehensive table.
24 August 2015 - China began losing shares of the US apparel import market in the second quarter whereas shipments were surging from a rapidly emerging Vietnam and from a surprising Bangladesh. Our quarterly report details shipments to U.S. market per origin, with volume and value changes, market shares, and unit value variations n the last four years. Quarterly, year-to-date and annual data covering the 2011-2014 period are available for download.
20 August 2015 - The significant recovery of US apparel imports has been confirmed in June, with China far from losing market shares and benefiting from the current shift to man-made fiber apparel. 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).
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.
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