According to the trade data released by the US official source ‘Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA)’ for the period of January-May, 2022, USA’s apparel imports from world during January-May 2022 grew by 40.11% compared to the same period of 2021. During this period, USA imported US$ 40.93 billion from the world.

U.S. Apparel Import 

Value in Million USD, 2022 

Country Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jan-May, 2022
World 7539.48 7481.09 9291.98 8120.03 8507.02 40939.60
China 1909.11 1685.23 1725.52 1360.13 1590.72 8270.70
Vietnam 1277.59 1366.04 1807.38 1564.48 1624.03 7639.51
Bangladesh 755.50 688.47 1033.52 820.53 815.00 4113.01
Indonesia 435.20 426.99 594.84 580.06 507.11 2544.21
India 441.39 434.67 622.67 602.58 592.01 2693.32
Mexico 226.36 243.10 287.07 260.48 282.68 1299.70
Honduras 156.62 224.46 292.23 238.68 278.32 1190.30
Cambodia 326.32 343.06 415.25 376.53 365.07 1826.24
Pakistan 211.90 222.70 255.85 239.37 293.74 1223.55
Korea 18.66 15.61 22.31 15.49 19.64 91.70

Value in Million USD, 2021 

Country Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jan-May, 2021
World 5520.44 5393.10 6490.69 5671.69 6142.87 29218.79
China 1297.86 1153.31 1236.83 978.94 1157.99 5824.93
Vietnam 1072.55 1021.96 1333.17 1131.29 1185.71 5744.68
Bangladesh 519.30 480.85 527.04 470.64 588.04 2585.88
Indonesia 275.79 277.18 344.70 376.31 318.67 1592.64
India 287.75 306.11 382.56 370.15 390.39 1736.96
Mexico 178.09 203.57 243.85 204.33 225.67 1055.51
Honduras 138.28 192.41 225.99 189.76 225.34 971.78
Cambodia 229.61 220.94 324.24 252.31 214.79 1241.90
Pakistan 146.74 123.09 179.03 140.44 192.56 781.86
Korea 9.56 9.24 12.97 11.07 11.48 54.32

Value in Million USD, 2020 

Country Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jan-May, 2020
World 6755.52 5910.39 5181.67 3413.35 2651.23 23912.16
China 1619.91 1080.38 572.23 620.83 723.59 4616.94
Vietnam 1317.34 1064.44 998.19 805.34 622.30 4807.61
Bangladesh 622.44 528.48 523.82 399.87 166.42 2241.03
Indonesia 412.70 373.28 365.47 282.95 186.63 1621.02
India 370.47 389.80 380.89 220.49 62.69 1424.34
Mexico 204.62 235.30 226.34 65.98 94.39 826.62
Honduras 152.64 222.03 190.61 18.02 25.82 609.13
Cambodia 277.69 246.67 243.20 178.52 130.57 1076.66
Pakistan 131.06 106.78 118.68 99.17 37.53 493.23
Korea 12.57 12.82 12.22 7.28 7.78 52.67

Value in Million USD, 2019

Country Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jan-May, 2019
World 7546.41 6634.64 6062.02 6146.99 6650.59 33040.64
China 2519.87 2007.90 1201.11 1515.13 1820.29 9064.30
Vietnam 1264.81 1034.45 930.29 1003.97 1064.51 5298.03
Bangladesh 531.58 503.68 531.60 461.06 520.03 2547.95
Indonesia 407.00 393.68 402.81 365.68 343.45 1912.63
India 379.86 371.38 404.49 407.73 387.17 1950.63
Mexico 240.41 257.01 277.80 266.69 279.34 1321.24
Honduras 152.21 207.72 239.38 222.79 236.45 1058.56
Cambodia 230.86 188.42 201.86 185.86 201.70 1008.70
Pakistan 130.43 107.25 116.73 110.50 120.88 585.80
Korea 18.30 12.70 14.08 12.01 14.78 71.87

U.S. Apparel Import Growth 

Growth: 2022 VS 2021 

Country Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jan-May
World 36.57% 38.72% 43.16% 43.17% 38.49% 40.11%
China 47.10% 46.12% 39.51% 38.94% 37.37% 41.99%
Vietnam 19.12% 33.67% 35.57% 38.29% 36.97% 32.98%
Bangladesh 45.49% 43.18% 96.10% 74.34% 38.59% 59.06%
Indonesia 57.80% 54.05% 72.57% 54.15% 59.14% 59.75%
India 53.39% 42.00% 62.76% 62.79% 51.65% 55.06%
Mexico 27.10% 19.42% 17.73% 27.49% 25.26% 23.14%
Honduras 13.26% 16.66% 29.31% 25.78% 23.51% 22.49%
Cambodia 42.12% 55.27% 28.07% 49.23% 69.96% 47.05%
Pakistan 44.40% 80.92% 42.91% 70.44% 52.54% 56.49%
Korea 95.24% 68.92% 71.99% 39.97% 71.04% 68.83%

Growth: 2022 VS 2020 

Country Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jan-May
World 11.60% 26.58% 79.32% 137.89% 220.87% 71.21%
China 17.85% 55.99% 201.54% 119.08% 119.84% 79.14%
Vietnam -3.02% 28.33% 81.07% 94.26% 160.97% 58.90%
Bangladesh 21.38% 30.28% 97.30% 105.20% 389.71% 83.53%
Indonesia 5.45% 14.39% 62.76% 105.00% 171.72% 56.95%
India 19.14% 11.51% 63.48% 173.29% 844.32% 89.09%
Mexico 10.63% 3.32% 26.83% 294.81% 199.50% 57.23%
Honduras 2.61% 1.09% 53.31% 1224.64% 978.03% 95.41%
Cambodia 17.51% 39.08% 70.74% 110.92% 179.59% 69.62%
Pakistan 61.68% 108.56% 115.57% 141.36% 682.64% 148.07%
Korea 48.48% 21.73% 82.56% 112.82% 152.35% 74.11%

Growth: 2022 VS 2019

Country Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jan-May
World -0.09% 12.76% 53.28% 32.10% 27.91% 23.91%
China -24.24% -16.07% 43.66% -10.23% -12.61% -8.76%
Vietnam 1.01% 32.06% 94.28% 55.83% 52.56% 44.20%
Bangladesh 42.12% 36.69% 94.42% 77.96% 56.72% 61.42%
Indonesia 6.93% 8.46% 47.67% 58.62% 47.65% 33.02%
India 16.20% 17.04% 53.94% 47.79% 52.91% 38.07%
Mexico -5.84% -5.41% 3.34% -2.33% 1.20% -1.63%
Honduras 2.90% 8.06% 22.08% 7.13% 17.71% 12.45%
Cambodia 41.35% 82.08% 105.71% 102.59% 81.00% 81.05%
Pakistan 62.46% 107.64% 119.17% 116.61% 143.01% 108.87%
Korea 1.98% 22.85% 58.42% 29.02% 32.83% 27.59%

Analysing the data, the Chairman of Bangladesh Garment and Manufacturers Exporters Association (BGMEA), Mr. Faruque Hassan says that during this time, USA’s import from Bangladesh increased by 59.06% to US$ 4.12 billion. Bangladesh sucres 10.05% share in USA’s total clothing import. With 20.20% share China continues to be the largest supplier of apparel to the USA, followed by Vietnam with 18.66 % share. During the first five months of 2022, USA’s imports from China grew by 41.99% and reached USD 8.27 billion. At the same time, imports from Vietnam stood at USD 7.63 billion with 32.38% year-on-year growth.

Among the top ten apparel suppliers to the USA, imports from South Korea, Indonesia, Pakistan India, and Cambodia increased by 68.83%, 59.75%, 56.49%, 55.06% and 47.05% year-on-year respectively. On the other hand, imports from Honduras and Mexico, which are among the top 10 suppliers, registered only 22.49% and 23.14% growth respectively compared to the same period of 2021.  The import figures indicate that USA’s economy is witnessing fast recovery from Covid crisis, yet rising inflation and slowdown in economic growth are likely to affect the market in the coming days.