Looking at data from the US Apparel and Textiles Office (OTEXA) on a year-on-year basis to May, import volume growth was seen from nine of the ten apparel suppliers to the US.

US May apparel imports — number crunch

  • Cambodia saw apparel shipment volumes rise 127 MM2 from 76 MM2 a year earlier.
  • Indonesia saw the second-highest growth in shipment volumes of the top ten at 46.1% to 134MM2.
  • This was followed by India at 29.1% to 164 MM2.
  • Bangladesh booked import volume growth of 21.1% to 281 MM2.
  • China, the largest apparel supplier to the US saw volumes grow 20.1% to 846 MM2.
  • Pakistan, which continues to scale its clothing exports to the US, booked import volume growth of 19.47% to 101 MM2
  • Vietnam, the second-largest apparel supplier to the US, saw shipment volumes grow 18.86% to 455 MM2.
  • The bottom three places of the top ten largest apparel suppliers to the US were dominated by Central American makers. Honduras booked volume growth of 8.3% to 85 MM2, followed by Mexico at 1.4% to 72 MM2, while El Salvador saw imports slide 0.07% to 55 MM2.

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