US apparel import trends

US apparel imports slump in September on stagnant demand

Over the nine-month period, the apparel supplier to see the biggest decline was Cambodia, with shipment volumes falling 32.9% to…

US apparel imports from Nicaragua gain ground in July

During July, US imports of apparel from Nicaragua rose 13.4% to 62 MM2 year-on-year. In volume terms, it came in…

Economic headwinds take toll on US apparel imports

Year-end data on US garment imports in 2008 has just been published, and shows a decline in both units and…

US: Importers criticise new apparel monitoring moves

A US apparel group has condemned a clause in the 2009 appropriations bill that could lead to monitoring of apparel…

ANALYSIS: US apparel import data paints a revealing picture

The decline in US apparel import levels in the year to November 2008 comes as little surprise, and seems to…

US: More than half of apparel imports now come from China

Preliminary figures released by the US Department of Commerce show that Chinese apparel for the first time accounted for more…

US: To end ELVIS system for Chinese apparel imports

The US government is ending its electronic visa information system for textile and apparel imports from China from the beginning…

US: Apparel groups fear new rule for plant based fibres

A group of apparel and textile organisations is calling for changes to new reporting requirements that come into force next…

US: Importers advised to prepare for 10+2 trade rule

New data regulations being considered by the US government to help prevent terrorist weapons from being transported to the US…

US: China’s share of apparel imports reaches all-time high

China’s share of US apparel imports reached their highest ever level in September 2008, a new analysis says, contradicting earlier…