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Textile and Apparel Imports Rise as Shipments from Bangladesh, Indonesia Soar

Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Commerce’s Office of Textiles and Apparel reports that monthly imports of cotton, wool, manmade fiber, silk blend, and non-cotton vegetable fiber textile and apparel products totaled 5.48 billion square meter equivalents in January, up 13.7 percent from December and 8.4 percent from January 2016. Textile imports totaled 3.06 billion SME, up 8.1 percent from December and 6.7 percent from the previous year, while apparel imports of 2.42 billion SME were up 17.8 percent from December and 10.7 percent from a year earlier.

For the year ending in January 2017 imports were 63.3 billion SME, down 0.8 percent from a year earlier, as textile imports fell 0.8 percent to 36.2 billion SME and apparel imports lost 0.7 percent to 27.2 billion SME.

With respect to specific sources, imports of textile and apparel products (except cotton and silk blend textiles) saw the following changes in January.

Country

Jan. imports (SME)

Monthly change (%)

Year-on-year change (%)

China

2.73 billion

+16.7

+11.0

Vietnam

422.3 million

+19.4

+16.8

India

414.1 million

+11.1

+10.9

Pakistan

223.5 million

+3.9

+7.6

Bangladesh

211.6 million

+30.8

+6.3

Mexico

186.9 million

+6.1

+10.0

Indonesia

156.9 million

+28.4

+3.6

South Korea

127.6 million

+9.6

+7.6

Cambodia

88.2 million

 

+14.6

Taiwan

80.9 million

 

+9.6

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