Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / US apparel imports from Vietnam grow 15.63% in Jan-Sept'14
US apparel imports from Vietnam grow 15.63% in Jan-Sept'14
Nov '14
The imports of apparel by the United States from Vietnam grew at sharp 15.63 percent to US$ 6.997 billion in January-September 2014 compared to imports of $6.051 billion in the corresponding period of last year, according to the latest Major Shippers Report, released by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The US apparel imports from China, the main supplier, increased marginally by 0.26 percent year-on-year to $22.420 billion during the first three quarters of the current year, the data showed.
Bangladesh, the world’s second largest garment exporter, saw its supplies to the US decrease by 2.12 percent year-on-year to $3.782 billion during the period under review.
Similarly, the US apparel imports from Indonesia, Cambodia and Pakistan dropped by 3.01 percent year-on-year, 2.01 percent and 1.19 percent to $3.735 billion, $1.888 billion and $1.102 billion, respectively, during the first nine months of 2014.
On the other hand, imports from Mexico, India and Honduras increased by 0.80 percent, 5.64 percent and 2.42 percent to $2.798 billion, $2.649 billion, and $1.915 billion.
Overall, the US apparel imports grew slightly by 2.84 percent to $61.968 billion in the first nine months of 2014, compared to imports of $60.257 billion made during the corresponding period of last year.
Of the total apparel imports made by the US, cotton apparel accounted for $31.689 billion, whereas man-made fibre apparel contributed $26.357 billion, wool apparel $2.882 billion, and clothing made from silk and vegetable fibres $1.038 billion.
In January-September 2014, the US non-apparel imports increased by 2.61 percent to $19.191 billion, as against imports of $18.703 billion made during the same months of 2013.
In 2013, US imported $79.797 billion worth of apparel and $24.927 billion worth of non-apparel. (RKS)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 29th Jun 2017

Nan Ya files trade petition in US against Korea & Taiwan

Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America, a US synthetic fibre producer,...

Textiles | On 29th Jun 2017

Indian textile industry will reach new milestone by 2020

By 2020, textile technologies will be highly advanced not only with...

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Jun 2017

Amazon intends to keep investing and growing in India

American online retail giant Amazon intends to keep investing and...

Interviews View All

Anavila Misra
Anavila Collection

Fashion shows are also encouraging and highlighting sustainable fashion

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Varinder Singh Jawanda
Trendy Bharat

Sizing and fitting issues are inherent problems for companies expanding...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
July 2017

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search