Background

Imports of textiles and apparel saw mixed results in July, 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 10.0 billion square meter equivalents in July 2022, down 1.0 percent from June but up 12.2 percent from July 2021. Textile imports totaled 7.07 billion SME, down 3.8 percent for the month but up 10.2 percent from the previous year, while apparel imports of 2.94 billion SME rose 6.5 percent from June and 17.4 percent from a year before.

Total year-to-date imports were 67.1 billion SME, up 34.5 percent from the previous year, as textile imports rose 39.9 percent to 47.6 billion SME and apparel imports gained 22.9 percent to 19.5 billion SME.

Total imports for the year ending in July 2022 were 111.5 billion SME, up 32.4 percent from a year earlier. Textile imports gained 37.4 percent to 78.4 billion SME while apparel imports rose 21.9 percent to 33.1 billion SME.

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

Country

SME

Annual change %

$ value

Annual Change %

China

3.50 billion

-0.6

3.60 billion

+27.2

India

905.8 million

+22.8

971.3 million

+32.8

Mexico

734.3 million

+198.0

411.0 million

+3.8

Turkey

725.8 billion

+167.0

243.9 million

-9.3

Vietnam

660.8 million

+24.4

1.87 billion

+35.7

Egypt

503.2 million

+27.4

153.3 million

+25.2

Pakistan

301.2 million

+1.6

427.3 million

+17.5

Italy

280.0 million

+73.6

243.1 million

+17.0

Czech Rep.

266.2 million

-7.4

7.07 million

+19.7

Bangladesh

235.4 million

-0.6

712.8 million

+20.8

Indonesia

166.1 million

+19.3

452.7 million

+53.2

Cambodia

165.9 million

+35.0

493.0 million

+73.3

Malaysia

163.1 million

-2.3

31.5 million

-5.7

Israel

132.3 million

-38.0

21.9 million

+25.0

Korea

120.8 million

-29.0

92.5 million

+7.3

Denmark

107.4 million

+115

2.48 million

-33.0

Honduras

90.4 million

+13.5

293.9 million

+22.6

Taiwan

81.0 million

-20.0

77.2 million

+23.3

Canada

73.3 million

-13.0

94.1 million

-3.8

 

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