This report provides vital data and analysis of trends in the US clothing import market. Also, it focuses in detail on clothing imports into the USA from ten key supplying countries, namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, El Salvador, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nicaragua and Vietnam. In 2019 US clothing imports rose in value terms to reach their second highest level on record. In volume terms, US clothing imports declined but still reached their second highest level on record. Meanwhile, the average price of US clothing imports rose by 1.5% but remained at its sixth lowest level for several years.
China remained the USA’s largest clothing supplier in 2019, but US clothing imports from China were down in value and volume terms compared with 2018. There were falls in 2019 in the shares of US clothing imports which came from El Salvador, Indonesia and Mexico as US clothing imports from these three countries declined but there were rises in the shares of US clothing imports which came from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Honduras, India, Nicaragua and Vietnam--reflecting strong growth in US imports from all six countries.