|Published : 15 Apr 2017, 12:55:40 | Updated : 15 Apr 2017, 17:52:09|
US clothing import from Bangladesh falls in January-February 2017
FE Online Report
Export of apparel from Bangladesh to the United States (US) dropped in the first two months of the current calendar year.
Statistics available with the US Office of Textile and Apparel (OTEXA) reveal that the US import declined to $927 million in January-February of 2017, which was $983 million in the same period of 2016.
Thus, US clothing import from Bangladesh or Bangladesh clothing export to the US declined by 5.66 per cent during the period under review.
At the same time, the US import of clothing from the rest of the world declined by 4.46 per cent.
Among the top 10 import sources of clothing, only Vietnam, Mexico and Nicaragua registered positive growth of 4.05 per cent, 1.58 per cent and 5.32 per cent respectively.