Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / US apparel imports cross $81 bn in 2014
US apparel imports cross $81 bn in 2014
11
Feb '15
Total apparel imports by the United States stood at $81.780 billion in 2014, showing an increase of 2.49 per cent over imports of $79.797 billion made in 2013, according to the latest Major Shippers Report, released by the US Department of Commerce.
 
China continued to be the main supplier with 36.43 per cent share of all apparel imported by the US last year. However, imports from China grew by a marginal 0.04 per cent to $29.793 billion.
 
In contrast, imports from Vietnam, the second-biggest supplier to the US, shot up by 14.06 per cent to $9.268 billion. Vietnam’s share in the US clothing imports also grew to 11.33 per cent, the data showed.
 
Bangladesh, the world’s second largest garment exporter, saw its supplies to the US decrease by 2.29 percent year-on-year to $4.834 billion during the year. Similarly, US apparel imports from Indonesia, Cambodia and Pakistan dropped by 2.86 per cent year-on-year, 3.00 per cent and 1.12 per cent to $4.832 billion, $2.478 billion and $1.459 billion, respectively
 
Among the top ten apparel suppliers, India, Honduras and Sri Lanka saw their exports increase by 5.89 per cent year-on-year, 3.39 per cent and 6.68 per cent respectively to $3.4 billion, $2.582 billion and $1.759 billion.
 
Of the total apparel imports made by the US, cotton apparel accounted for $41.627 billion, whereas man-made fibre apparel contributed $34.926 billion, wool apparel $3.979 billion, and clothing made from silk and vegetable fibres $1.247 billion.
 
In 2012, US apparel imports stood at $76.811 billion. (RKS)
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Myntra

Apparel/Garments | On 3rd Dec 2016

Myntra to be EBITA positive by FY18: CEO Narayanan

Myntra is on track to achieve sustainable growth and be EBITA...

Courtesy: India ITME Society

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

India ITME 2016 opens with over 1050 exhibitors

The India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (India ITME)...

Courtesy: Bruckner

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

Indian textile companies opt for Brückner stenter lines

Indian textile firms Laxmipati Sarees, makers of polyester sarees and ...

Interviews View All

Divyesh Mashruwala
Akshar Industries

Surat dominates foiling, embossing and pleating

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek
Kannbar

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

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

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

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


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
December 2016

December 2016

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search