Apparel imports into the US from China have risen again, jumping nearly 16% in June from a month earlier despite ongoing trade tensions between the two countries. Year-on-year, however, shipments from the largest supplier of apparel to the US slipped slightly, while gains were seen by competitors Vietnam, Bangladesh, India and Cambodia. Elsewhere, El Salvador booked the highest growth of the top ten, despite of the spectre of rising violence threatening to undermine sourcing in the region.