The Department of Commerce’s Office of Textiles and Apparel reports that monthly imports of cotton, wool, man made fiber, silk blend, and non-cotton vegetable fiber textile and apparel products totaled 6.11 billion square meter equivalents in May, up 16.4 percent from April and 7.9 percent from May 2018. Textile imports totaled 3.83 billion SME, up 19.3 percent for the month and 9.4 percent from the previous year, while apparel imports of 2.28 billion SME were up 11.8 percent from April and 5.5 percent from a year before.
Overall Imports. Total year-to-date imports were 27.8 billion SME, up 6.3 percent from the previous year, as textile imports gained 7.5 percent to 16.7 billion SME and apparel imports rose 4.5 percent to 11.1 billion SME.
For the year ending in May imports were 70.2 billion SME, up 6.6 percent from a year earlier, as textile imports increased 8.3 percent to 41.9 billion SME and apparel imports rose 4.2 percent to 28.3 billion SME.
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© 2019, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. Originally published in the [July 11, 2019] issue of the Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report. Reprinted by permission.
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