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Trends in US textile and clothing imports, June 2011
published in Issue 150, June 2011
This year's update contains analysis and insight into the USA's top ten foreign suppliers of textiles and clothing for 2010 and early 2011, 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. US textile and clothing imports rose for the first time in three years in 2010, reflecting growth in imports from all of the ten leading suppliers. However, the average price of imports fell to a second consecutive record low. China was the country's leading supplier overall, followed by Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Honduras, Cambodia and El Salvador. The report also includes appendices containing information and data on exchange rates, the effect of quota liberalisation on imports, the impact of China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and historical trends in US imports.
Table of Contents
Trends in US Textile and Clothing Imports
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
Outlook for US Textile and Clothing Imports
US Imports of Textiles
US Imports of Clothing
US Imports of Men's and Boys' Cotton Coats
US Imports of Women's and Girls' Cotton Coats
US Imports of Women's and Girls' Wool Coats
US Imports of Cotton Dresses
US Imports of Men's and Boys' Cotton Knitted Shirts
US Imports of Women's and Girls' Cotton Knitted Shirts
US Imports of Men's and Boys' Cotton Non-Knitted (Woven) Shirts
US Imports of Women's and Girls' Cotton Non-Knitted (Woven) Shirts
US Imports of Cotton Skirts
US Imports of Man-Made Fibre Skirts
US Imports of Men's and Boys' Cotton Trousers
US Imports of Women's and Girls' Cotton Trousers
US Imports of Men's and Boys' Blue Denim Trousers
US Imports of Women's and Girls' Blue Denim Trousers
US Imports of Cotton and Man-Made Fibre Baby Garments
US Imports of Cotton Pile Towels
US Imports of Other Cotton Apparel
Appendix 1: Exchange Rates and the Phasing-Out of Quotas
Appendix 2: Historical Trends in US Imports from Selected Major Suppliers
Appendix 3: Top Ten Categories of US Clothing Imports
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