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Japanese clothing imports leap in March
May '11
Japanese clothing imports skyrocketed in March, according to statistics releases by the Japan Textiles Importers Association.

March apparel imports leaped to ¥189.12 billion, up 25.1 percent year on year, while volume wise too, it rose sharply by 17.9 percent to 367.5 million units.

China ranked first among all countries in garment imports with a value amounting to ¥154.46 billion, up 27 percent and walked away with a market share of 81.64 percent of overall Japanese clothing imports.

Among other countries, imports from Vietnam stood at ¥10.10 billion, up 49.5 percent, Indonesia ¥2.46 billion, a rise of 66.6 percent and Myanmar ¥2.05 billion, a marginal increase of 1.3 percent.

However, clothing imports from India, Thailand, Bangladesh and South Korea fell 3.5, 2.6, 13.6 and 12.2 percent respectively.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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