China’s June apparel exports to the US fell 0.83 % in volume. But the country is still the top supplier to the US. Vietnam, the number two apparel supplier to the US, saw apparel shipments rise 6.6 % in value and 2.6 % in volume. Among other major suppliers, apparel imports from Bangladesh rose 9.9 % in value while unit volume was up 1.2 %. Cambodia’s shipments increased 8.4 % in value and up 4.5 % in volume.
Among the top 10 apparel and textile suppliers that posted year-on-year decline in import volume, India’s shipments to the US dropped 3.2 %, Mexico’s dipped one percent, and Indonesia’s shipments decreased 11.2 %. Among the top ten countries, which recorded volume increase in apparel exports to the USA, were South Korea with a 26 % hike, Vietnam with a 6.3 % increase and Cambodia with a 5.6 % gain. Other countries in the group posting increases were Pakistan up 2.7 %, Bangladesh up 0.5 % and Canada with a 0.2 % growth.
U.S, exports of apparel and textiles rose 4.33 % in value, with growth in key destinations such as Mexico, Canada, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Guatemala.