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Imports of children’s clothing by the United States increased by 21.34%

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children-clothImports of children’s clothing by the United States increased by 21.34 percent to $485.48 million in January-February of this year. According to Apparel Resources, imports from China, India, and Vietnam increased dramatically, while those from Bangladesh increased very little.

In January-February of this year, US kidswear imports from China increased by 24% Y-o-Y to $119.74 million, up 24% on an annual basis, while imports from India increased by 24.81 percent Y-o-Y to $76 million. Combined, India and China accounted for roughly 41% of US kidswear imports in the first two months.

Following a 10% drop in children’s clothing shipments to the United States in January of this year, the United States’ imports of children’s apparel from Vietnam increased by 20% to $69 million in January-February of this year.

During the same year, Bangladesh’s exports to the United States increased by 4.37 percent to $50.39 million.

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