The United States apparel imports totalled at $48.176 billion during first half of this year. Of these, trousers & shorts was on top on the list of imported apparel items with a share of 26.52 per cent. The top three items i.e., trousers & shorts, jerseys and T-shirts together accounted for over 50 per cent of the total apparel import during the same period.
According to an analysis based of latest data of Fibre2 Fashion’s market insight tool TexPro, the US had imported trousers & shorts worth $12.777 billion in the first six months of this year. The import of trousers & shorts has registered constant increase since 2020 when it saw a dip due to COVID-19. The import rose 37.31 per cent during the period under review over the same period of the previous year.
Jerseys constituted the second largest apparel product with import of $7.533 billion or 15.64 per cent of the total import. The same trend was noted for last three years in terms of import value of the item during the first half. Jerseys import surged 37.08 per cent in January-June 2022 over the corresponding period of last year.
As per TexPro, the import of T-shirts by the US was recorded at $4.658 billion (9.67 per cent) during the first half of current year. The import of top three items totalled 51.83 per cent of total apparel import in first half of this year. During January-June 2022, other major items of the US apparel imports were shirts (8.90 per cent), innerwear (8.45 per cent), dresses (6.54 per cent) baby wear (2.86 per cent), socks (2.63 per cent) and accessories (2.46 per cent).