Background

Monthly imports of cotton, wool, manmade fiber, silk blend, and non-cotton vegetable fiber textile and apparel products continued to rebound in June, according to statistics from the Department of Commerce’s Office of Textiles and Apparel. Imports totaled 8.54 billion square meter equivalents in June 2021, up 14.0 percent from May 2021 and 83.9 percent from June 2020 (when trade volumes were low in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic). Textile imports totaled 6.21 billion SME, up 19.2 percent for the month and 97.5 percent from the previous year, while apparel imports of 2.32 billion SME were up 1.8 percent from May and 55.2 percent from a year before.

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Overall Imports. Total year-to-date imports were 40.9 billion SME, up 50.7 percent from the previous year, as textile imports rose 57.5 percent to 27.6 billion SME and apparel imports rose 38.4 percent to 13.4 billion SME.

For the year ending in June, imports were 81.4 billion SME, up 28.5 percent from the previous year. Textile imports rose 38.5 percent to 54.6 billion SME and apparel imports gained 12.1 percent to 26.8 billion SME.

Source Countries. OTEXA has reported the following statistics on textile and apparel imports from major source countries for June2 2021.

 

Country

 

SME

Monthly change %

Annual change %

 

$ value

Monthly change %

Annual change %

China

3.65 billion

+25.9

+50.9

2.55 billion

+23.8

+31.6

India

666.2 million

-13.7

+127

730.4 million

-18.7

+164

Vietnam

497.2 million

-8.9

+45.3

1.17 billion

-8.6

+27.7

Turkey

439.3 million

+42.5

+481

245.4 million

-3.1

+117

Israel

310.2 million

n/a

+717

21.8 million

n/a

+15.1

Pakistan

290.3 million

-10.9

+66.1

349.3 million

-7.3

+89.8

Mexico

269.3 million

+16.4

+24.2

389.4 million

+13.4

+42.6

Bangladesh

244.1 million

-17.0

+143

570.2 million

-8.4

+141

Czech Rep.

204.3 million

n/a

+2209

4.45 million

n/a

+56.1

Korea

197.7 million

+27.9

+91.3

99.7 million

+31.2

+72.3

Indonesia

161.1 million

+3.7

+92.9

314.8 million

-13.4

+42.2

Italy

150.9 million

n/a

+553

193.6 million

n/a

+75.1

Malaysia

148.7 million

n/a

+956

18.3 million

n/a

+6.8

Cambodia

101.8 million

-13.7

+14.1

214.7 million

-21.5

+3.0

Germany

95.8 million

-0.5

+77.5

48.1 million

+0.2

+47.9

Canada

89.3 million

-3.8

+13.0

98.8 million

-8.7

+39.3

Honduras

88.0 million

+4.8

+133

245.8 million

+7.7

+232

Taiwan

87.1 million

+16.4

+34.9

61.3 million

+17.9

+25.7

Egypt

68.5 million

-51.8

+157

86.6 million

-16.4

+29.4

El Salvador

64.7 million

+8.7

+353

158.5 million

+6.6

+547

Thailand

52.7 million

-17.8

+2.4

83.4 million

-12.1

+13.2

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