Japan’s textile and garment imports fell by 4.7 percent to 3646.3 billion yen in 2021, compared to the same time the previous year. Imports of clothing, on the other hand, grew by 2.2 percent to 2602.9 billion yen.
According to a CCF Group research, the overall value of Japan’s textile and clothing imports from China fell by 4.8 percent in 2021 to 2120.4 billion yen. Imports from China climbed by 7.2 percent to 1519.1 billion yen year on year.
Clothing wholesale and retail sales in Japan have fallen dramatically in the previous 20 years. Imports of textiles and clothing have been hampered by low consumer demand in recent years.