USA’s apparel import from Bangladesh grew by 50.98% to $7.55 bn during(Jan-Sept)

Md. Mohiuddin Rubel,Director,BGMEA

The US official source ‘Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA)’ released the latest RMG import statistics of USA for the period of January-September 2022.

As per the data of OTEXA, USA imported 7.55 billion dollars worth apparel from Bangladesh during the mentioned period of time. During this period their apparel import from Bangladesh grew by 50.98%. In Jan-Sep, 2022 USA’s apparel import from the world increased by 34.61%. With 8.54% share Bangladesh remains the third apparel import source for USA.

With 22.48% share China is the largest supplier of apparel to the USA, followed by Vietnam with 18.51 % share. During the first ten months of 2022, USA’s imports from China grew by 28.94% and reached USD 17.72billion. At the same time, imports from Vietnam stood at USD 14.59 billion with 34.69% year-on-year growth.

Other top apparel suppliers of USA having significant growths are Indonesia 54.66%, India 53.39%, Cambodia 46.58%, Pakistan 40.11% and South Korea 39.61% year-on-year respectively.