Background

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 4.78 billion square meter equivalents in February 2020, down 16.0 percent from January and 11.0 percent from February 2019. Textile imports totaled 2.78 billion SME, down 17.8 percent for the month and 10.6 percent from the previous year, while apparel imports of 2.01 billion SME were down 13.0 percent from January and 11.6 percent from a year before.

For more information on trade-related issues affecting textiles and apparel, please contact trade attorney Elise Shibles at (415) 490-1403.

Click here to register for ST&R’s upcoming webinar on apparel classification.

Overall Imports. Total year-to-date imports were 10.5 billion SME, down 9.9 percent from the previous year, as textile imports fell 8.8 percent to 6.15 billion SME and apparel imports fell 11.4 percent to 4.32 billion SME

For the year ending in February imports were 68.7 billion SME, down 0.8 percent from a year earlier, as textile imports increased 0.6 percent to 41.5 billion SME but apparel imports fell 3.0 percent to 27.2 billion SME.

Source Countries. OTEXA has reported the following statistics on textile and apparel imports from major source countries for February 2020.

                       

 

SME

Monthly change %

Annual change %

$ Value

Monthly change %

Annual change %

China

1.76 billion

-28.7

-29.0

$1.71 billion

-30.8

-42.0

India

525.7 million

-2.3

+13.7

$723.0 million

+0.5

+7.7

Vietnam

437.1 million

-14.1

-2.6

$1.13 billion

-18.7

+2.6

Pakistan

219.9 million

-15.7

+9.4

$223.6 million

-14.4

-1.9

Bangladesh

215.4 million

-11.1

+1.4

$542.5 million

-14.9

+3.6

Mexico

206.5 million

+4.5

-5.0

$334.5 million

+10.2

-5.8

Korea

146.2 million

-22.1

-2.5

$64.4 million

-19.8

-4.9

Indonesia

130.0 million

-15.0

-5.9

$397.0 million

-10.8

-4.2

Cambodia

129.9 million

-6.1

+38.1

$291.2 million

-8.7

+40.2

Honduras

83.7 million

+36.8

+7.0

$223.5 million

+44.0

+6.5

Canada

80.0 million

-2.3

+9.6

$95.9 million

+14.1

+2.5

El Salvador

61.9 million

+32.3

-5.6

$156.8 million

+29.6

+6.8

Taiwan

52.9 million

-22.2

-19.0

37.9 million

-28.4

-13.0

Close

Cookie Consent

We use cookies on our website. By continuing to use our website, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.