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Trade and trade policy: the US clothing import market, 1st quarter 2012
published in Issue 17, 1st Quarter 2012
This report provides vital data and analysis of trends in the US clothing import market. The report also focuses in greater detail on clothing imports into the USA from ten key supplying countries, namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, El Salvador, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan and Vietnam. In 2011 US clothing imports rose strongly in value and reached a record high. However, imports declined in volume, reflecting a surge in the average price of clothing imports. China remained the USA's largest clothing supplier although its share of total US clothing imports declined in value and in volume. As a result, Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam all gained market share and, together with Bangladesh, they were the fasting growing major supplying countries in terms of value.
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