US textile & apparel exports up 17.38% in Jan-Nov 2021

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    The exports of textile and apparel from United States were up by 17.38 per cent year-on-year in the first eleven months of last year. The value of exports stood at $20.725 billion during January-November 2021 compared to $17.656 billion in the same period of 2020, according to data from the Office of Textiles and Apparel, US department of commerce.

    Category-wise, apparel exports increased by 25.43 per cent year-on-year to $5.548 billion, while textile mill products rose 14.69 per cent to $15.176 billion during the first eleven months of 2021.

    Among textile mill products, yarn exports increased by 24.43 per cent year-on-year to $3.587 billion, while fabric exports were up 12.91 per cent to $7.868 billion and made-up and miscellaneous article exports grew 10.05 per cent to $3.720 billion.

    The exports of textile and apparel from United States were up by 17.38 per cent year-on-year in the first eleven months of last year. The value of exports stood at $20.725 billion during January-November 2021 compared to $17.656 billion in the same period of 2020, according to data from the Office of Textiles and Apparel, US department of commerce.

    Country-wise, Mexico and Canada together accounted for nearly half of the total US textile and clothing exports during the period under review. The US supplied $5.775 billion worth of textiles and apparel to Mexico during the eleven-month period, followed by $4.898 billion to Canada and $1.291 billion to Honduras.

    In recent years, the US textile and clothing exports have remained in the range of $22-25 billion per annum. In 2014, they stood at $24.418 billion, while the figure was $23.622 billion in 2015, $22.124 billion in 2016, $22.671 billion in 2017, $23.467 billion in 2018, and $22.905 billion in 2019. However, the value decreased to $19.330 billion in 2020 due to the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.

    In 2021, it is likely that US textile and apparel exports would again cross the $22-billion mark.

    Fibre2Fashion News Desk (RKS)





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