US Apparel Imports Slipped in Third Quarter

US Apparel Imports Slipped in Third Quarter

U.S. containerized imports of apparel — menswear, women’s and infant wear — slipped 0.3 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2012 but soared 41.2 percent from the second quarter of 2012, according to PIERS, a sister company of The Journal of Commerce.

 

U.S. Containerized Apparel Imports, 3Q 2012

Vietnam was the only sourcing country to see year-to-date gains in shipments of apparel to the U.S., with TEU volume growing 10 percent year-over-year. All of the other top sourcing countries posted declines in their year-to-date volumes.