Anti-Myanmar activists have applauded data from the US Department of Commerce which shows the military-ruled country's apparel exports to the United States fell by 35 per cent between January and March this year. The Free Burma Coalition said apparel imports from Myanmar had plummeted to $76 million in the first three months of 2002, from $116 million last year as more and more US firms boycott the country amid accusations of human rights and labour abuses.