U.S. Apparel Imports Increase

February 2007
Apparel Magazine;Feb2007, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p30
The article presents an update on the status of apparel imports and exports across the world. U.S. apparel imports for the year ending November 2006 were up about 3.7 percent to U.S.$71.2 billion compared with the same period of 2005, according to data released at press time by the U.S. Office of Textiles and Apparel. Exports from the group of countries including China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan were up 9.2 percent to U.S.$22.7 billion. Other major apparel-producing regions saw their exports decline, with the Sub-Saharan Africa area experiencing the greatest decrease of 13.4 percent to U.S.$1.3 billion. The European Union's apparel exports were down 5.8 percent to U.S.$1.8 billion, and the Andean region's down 3.8 percent to U.S.$1.4 billion.


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