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 6.16 billion square meter equivalents in July 2020, up 32.5 percent from June but down 7.7 percent from July 2019. Textile imports totaled 3.96 billion SME, up 25.7 percent for the month and 2.7 percent from the previous year, while apparel imports of 2.20 billion million SME were up 46.7 percent from June but down 22.0 percent from a year before.

 

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

 

Overall Imports. Total year-to-date imports were 33.0 billion SME, down 17.7 percent from the previous year, as textile imports fell 11.6 percent to 21.1 billion SME and apparel imports plunged 26.8 percent to 11.9 billion SME.

 

For the year ending in July, imports were 62.6 billion SME, down 11.3 percent from a year earlier, as textile imports fell 6.5 percent to 39.2 billion SME and apparel imports declined 18.3 percent to 23.4 billion SME.

 

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

 

 

Country

 

SME

Monthly change %

Annual change %

 

$ Value

Monthly change %

Annual change %

China

3.43 billion

+41.7

-8.8

2.53 billion

+30.4

-41.0

India

489.9 million

+66.7

-3.1

489.1 million

+76.6

-31.0

Vietnam

480.1 million

+40.0

-1.9

1.36 billion

+48.4

-11.0

Mexico

226.5 million

+4.5

-1.3

304.7 million

+11.6

-23.0

Pakistan

218.4 million

+24.7

-7.9

228.3 million

+23.5

-17.0

Cambodia

162.6 million

+81.3

+48.4

336.0 million

+59.8

+19.2

Korea

126.4 million

+22.2

-35.0

66.8 million

+15.4

-23.0

Indonesia

104.0 million

+24.3

-5.1

287.2 million

+29.0

-16.0

Turkey

103.2 million

+36.5

+42.0

171.6 million

+51.5

+15.2

Canada

74.0 million

-6.3

-9.0

86.0 million

+21.3

-19.0

Taiwan

72.5 million

+12.2

-19.0

56.6 million

+16.2

-15.0

Germany

43.8 million

-18.7

-30.0

30.9 million

-4.9

-35.0

 

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