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Understanding China’s Success

Understanding China’s Success:

China’s ranks #1 as the world’s the world’s largest garment exporter with 38% global market share.  Bangladesh ranks #2 with a 5% market share.  We all acknowledge that China dominates the global garment export market.

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China and Its Place in a Changing U.S. Market II: PRODUCT

Much has been written about the underlying causes of China garment export declines.  Garment industry specialists and economists point to macro-economic factors, such as currency revaluation, rising labor costs and labor shortages as well as trade subsidies and inflation, just … Read More

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China and Its Place in a Changing U.S. Garment Import Market

2011 brought wrenching change to the U.S. market.  From June through December unit imports declined every single month, as retailers drastically reduced inventories.

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U.S. Imports All Garments Monthly Data 2011 vs 2010
Units Value
January 17.0% 22.4%
February 12.3% 16.9%
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