US Containerized Apparel Imports Sew Up 1Q Growth

US Containerized Apparel Imports Sew Up 1Q Growth

First quarter 2013 container imports of apparel (not knitted or crocheted) through U.S. ports jumped 11.3 percent year-over-year, preceded by a 7 percent jump in fourth quarter 2012. Before the recent upturn, apparel imports experienced six quarterly declines.