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30th March 2020, United Kingdom

Trends in US textile and clothing imports, March 2020


Report summary

This 2020 update contains analysis and insight into the USA's top ten foreign suppliers of textiles and clothing in 2019, along with more specific information on US imports of cotton dresses, cotton knitted shirts, cotton non-knitted (woven) shirts, cotton skirts, cotton trousers, cotton underwear, man-made fibre bras, man-made fibre dresses, man-made fibre knitted shirts, man-made fibre skirts and man-made fibre trousers.

The report also includes an outlook for 2020 and beyond, and a statistical appendix containing data on exchange rates and US imports of cotton coats, cotton pile towels, denim trousers, cotton and man-made fibre baby garments, other cotton apparel and wool coats. In 2019 US textile and clothing imports edged up in value terms, and in volume terms they rose to their highest level on record. Within the 2019 total, imports of made-up textiles rose in volume terms but imports of yarns, fabrics and apparel all declined.

Apparel continued to account for the biggest share of total imports. However, its share was down to its lowest level in several years. By contrast, there was a significant increase in the share of made-up textiles. The average price of US textile and clothing imports, meanwhile, fell for the eighth year in succession to a record low--reflecting, primarily, a decline in the average price of imports from China. In terms of fibre type, man-made fibres accounted for the largest share of US apparel imports for the sixth consecutive year.

China remained by far the USA's biggest textile and clothing supplier. By contrast, its share of total US textile and clothing imports declined in volume terms and in value terms. Meanwhile, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Honduras, India, Italy, Pakistan and Vietnam all increased their shares of US textile and clothing imports in value and volume terms.

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Publisher: Textiles Intelligence

85 pages, published in March 2020 

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