Background

Imports of textiles and apparel saw substantial monthly and yearly gains in May as India, Turkey, and Vietnam continued to climb the rankings of major suppliers, according to statistics from the Department of Commerce’s Office of Textiles and Apparel.

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Overall Imports. Textile and apparel imports totaled 10.7 billion square meter equivalents in May 2022, up 4.9 percent from April and 42.7 percent from May 2021. Textile imports totaled 7.91 billion SME, up 5.2 percent for the month and 51.9 percent from the previous year, while apparel imports of 2.77 billion SME were up 3.4 percent from April and 21.6 percent from a year before.

Total year-to-date imports were 47.0 billion SME, up 44.9 percent from the previous year, as textile imports jumped 55.1 percent to 33.2 billion SME and apparel imports rose 25.0 percent to 13.8 billion SME.

Total imports for the year ending in May 2022 were 100.9 billion SME, up 40.4 percent from a year earlier. Textile imports gained 48.7 percent to 76.6 billion SME while apparel imports rose 23.9 percent to 32.2 billion SME.

Source Countries. OTEXA has reported the following statistics on textile and apparel imports from major source countries for May 2022.

Country

SME

Annual change %

$ value

Annual Change %

China

2.89 billion

+0.9

2.49 billion

+20.6

India

1.19 billion

+54.8

1.18 billion

+31.0

Turkey

809.1 million

+163

226.1 million

-11.0

Vietnam

677.9 million

+24.2

1.75 billion

+36.7

Israel

580.9 million

+285

21.0 million

-12.0

Malaysia

554.1 million

+399

36.2 million

+56.0

Brazil

377.1 million

+2961

6.19 million

+51.6

Pakistan

373.1 million

+14.5

511.7 million

+35.9

Bangladesh

338.0 million

+14.9

847.2 million

+36.1

Egypt

319.2 million

+125

158.1 million

+52.7

Italy

303.6 million

+434

249.0 million

+38.9

Mexico

261.3 million

+13.0

423.5 million

+23.3

Indonesia

230.6 million

+48.5

582.0 million

+60.1

Cambodia

172.2 million

+46.0

457.8 million

+67.4

Korea

172.0 million

+11.2

107.7 million

+41.7

Denmark

149.5 million

+364

2.78 million

-44.0

Czech Rep.

111.8 million

+42.1

5.5 million

+40.7

Germany

90.6 million

-6.4

47.8 million

-0.2

Taiwan

90.3 million

+20.8

73.8 million

+41.9

Honduras

89.4 million

+5.3

280.5 million

+22.9

Thailand

79.6 million

+24.1

120.1 million

+26.5

 

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