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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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The Chinese Puzzle

2011 was the worst garment-export year for China  in a decade.  As of the 10 months ending 31 November 2011, China’s U.S. market share as measured both in units and by value was down over 4% compared with the same … Read More

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The Rise in Garment FOB prices: Why, Who, How Much

All the experts agree: Garment FOB prices will rise in 2011, ceterus parabus (all things remaining the same). This must be one of the silliest statements on record, since these same experts also agree that in 2011 little Read More

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