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Trends in US Textile and Clothing Imports, 2015

  • ID: 3254276
  • May 2015
  • Region: United States
  • 90 pages
  • Textiles Intelligence

This 2015 update contains analysis and insight into the USA's top ten foreign suppliers of textiles and clothing in 2014, along with more specific information on cotton coats, wool coats, cotton dresses, cotton knitted shirts, cotton woven shirts, cotton skirts, man-made fibre skirts, cotton trousers, blue denim trousers, cotton and man-made fibre baby garments, cotton pile towels, and other cotton apparel.

The report also includes appendices containing information and data on exchange rates, the effect of quota liberalisation on US imports, the impact of China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and historical trends in US imports, as well as an outlook for 2015 and beyond. In 2014 US textile and clothing imports rose in volume terms to a record high. Clothing continued to account for the largest share of total textile and clothing imports and man-made fibre clothing accounted for the largest share of clothing imports for the first time in several years. There was a fall in the average price of US textile and clothing imports but there were increases in the average prices of textile and clothing imports from five of the USA's ten largest supplying countries. In READ MORE >

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SUMMARY
INTRODUCTION
Imports
Import prices
Influence of the US economy on imports
Outlook
US IMPORTS OF TEXTILES AND CLOTHING BY MAIN CATEGORY: YARNS, FABRICS, APPAREL AND MADE-UP TEXTILES
US IMPORTS OF TEXTILES AND CLOTHING BY FIBRE TYPE
MAJOR SUPPLIERS OF US TEXTILE AND CLOTHING IMPORTS
China
Asean
South Asia
Nafta countries: Mexico and Canada
CAFTA-DR and CBI countries
SUPPLIER CONCENTRATION
OUTLOOK FOR US TEXTILE AND CLOTHING IMPORTS
Key developments in 2014
Outlook for 2015 and beyond
US IMPORTS OF TEXTILES
General trends
Leading ten supplying countries
Best and worst performers
Highest and lowest import prices
Price movements
US IMPORTS OF CLOTHING
General trends
Leading ten supplying countries
Best and worst performers
Highest and lowest import prices
Price movements
US IMPORTS OF MEN’S AND BOYS’ COTTON COATS
General trends
Leading ten supplying countries
Best and worst performers
Highest and lowest import prices
Price movements
US IMPORTS OF WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ COTTON COATS
General trends
Leading ten supplying countries
Best and worst performers
Highest and lowest import prices
Price movements
US IMPORTS OF WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ WOOL COATS
General trends
Leading ten supplying countries
Best and worst performers
Highest and lowest import prices
Price movements
US IMPORTS OF COTTON DRESSES
General trends
Leading ten supplying countries
Best and worst performers
Highest and lowest import prices
Price movements
US IMPORTS OF MEN’S AND BOYS’ COTTON KNITTED SHIRTS
General trends
Leading ten supplying countries
Best and worst performers
Highest and lowest import prices
Price movements
US IMPORTS OF WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ COTTON KNITTED SHIRTS
General trends
Leading ten supplying countries
Best and worst performers
Highest and lowest import prices
Price movements
US IMPORTS OF MEN’S AND BOYS’ COTTON NON-KNITTED (WOVEN) SHIRTS
General trends
Leading ten supplying countries
Best and worst performers
Highest and lowest import prices
Price movements
US IMPORTS OF WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ COTTON NON-KNITTED (WOVEN) SHIRTS
General trends
Leading ten supplying countries
Best and worst performers
Highest and lowest import prices
Price movements
US IMPORTS OF COTTON SKIRTS
General trends
Leading ten supplying countries
Best and worst performers
Highest and lowest import prices
Price movements
US IMPORTS OF MAN-MADE FIBRE SKIRTS
General trends
Leading ten supplying countries
Best and worst performers
Highest and lowest import prices
Price movements
US IMPORTS OF MEN’S AND BOYS’ COTTON TROUSERS
General trends
Leading ten supplying countries
Best and worst performers
Highest and lowest import prices
Price movements
US IMPORTS OF WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ COTTON TROUSERS
General trends
Leading ten supplying countries
Best and worst performers
Highest and lowest import prices
Price movements
US IMPORTS OF MEN’S AND BOYS’ BLUE DENIM TROUSERS
General trends
Leading ten supplying countries
Best and worst performers
Highest and lowest import prices
Price movements
US IMPORTS OF WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ BLUE DENIM TROUSERS
General trends
Leading ten supplying countries
Best and worst performers
Highest and lowest import prices
Price movements
US IMPORTS OF COTTON AND MAN-MADE FIBRE BABY
GARMENTS
General trends
Leading ten supplying countries
Best and worst performers
Highest and lowest import prices
Price movements
US IMPORTS OF COTTON PILE TOWELS
General trends
Leading ten supplying countries
Best and worst performers
Highest and lowest import prices
Price movements
US IMPORTS OF OTHER COTTON APPAREL
General trends
Leading ten supplying countries
Best and worst performers
Highest and lowest import prices
Price movements
APPENDIX 1: EXCHANGE RATES AND THE PHASING-OUT OF QUOTAS
Exchange rates
The phasing-out of quotas
Impact of quota elimination and safeguard restrictions on US imports from China
APPENDIX 2: HISTORICAL TRENDS IN US IMPORTS FROM SELECTED MAJOR SUPPLIERS
Vietnam
Bangladesh
Pakistan
Mexico
The Big Three: Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan
APPENDIX 3: LEADING TEN CATEGORIES OF US CLOTHING
IMPORTS

List of tables
Table 1: USA: imports of MFA yarns, fabrics, apparel and made-up textiles, 1991-2014
Table 2: USA: imports of MFA textiles and apparel by fibre type, 1978-2014
Table 3: USA: share of the import market held by the leading ten suppliers, selected product categories, 1990-2014
Table 4: USA: leading ten suppliers of MFA textiles, 2000-14
Table 5: USA: leading ten suppliers of MFA clothing, 2000-14
Table 6: USA: leading ten suppliers of men’s and boys’ cotton coats (Category 334), 2000-14
Table 7: USA: leading ten suppliers of women’s and girls’ cotton coats (Category 335), 2000-14
Table 8: USA: leading ten suppliers of women’s and girls’ wool coats (Category 435), 2000-14
Table 9: USA: leading ten suppliers of cotton dresses (Category 336), 2000-14
Table 10: USA: leading ten suppliers of men’s and boys’ cotton knitted shirts (Category 338), 2000-14
Table 11: USA: leading ten suppliers of women’s and girls’ cotton knitted shirts (Category 339), 2000-14
Table 12: USA: leading ten suppliers of men’s and boys’ cotton woven shirts (Category 340), 2000-14
Table 13: USA: leading ten suppliers of women’s and girls’ cotton woven shirts (Category 341), 2000-14
Table 14: USA: leading ten suppliers of cotton skirts (Category 342), 2000-14
Table 15: USA: leading ten suppliers of man-made fibre skirts (Category 642), 2000-14
Table 16: USA: leading ten suppliers of men’s and boys’ cotton trousers (Category 347), 2000-14
Table 17: USA: leading ten suppliers of women’s and girls’ cotton trousers (Category 348), 2000-14
Table 18: USA: leading ten suppliers of men’s and boys’ blue denim trousers (Category 347-D), 2000-14
Table 19: USA: leading ten suppliers of women’s and girls’ blue denim trousers (Category 348-D), 2000-14
Table 20: USA: leading ten suppliers of cotton and man-made fibre baby garments (Category 239), 2000-14
Table 21: USA: leading ten suppliers of cotton pile towels (Category 363), 2000-14
Table 22: USA: leading ten suppliers of other cotton apparel (Category 359), 2000-14
Table 23: Changes in the exchange rates of selected Asian countries and the EU against the US dollar, 2nd qtr 1997-2014
Table 24: US schedule for integrating textile and clothing trade, 1995-2005
Table 25: USA: growth of textile and clothing imports from China and associated price changes, selected categories, 2008 and 2009
Table 26: USA: leading ten categories of clothing imports, 2000-14

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