Vietnamese clothiers gain US import market share

VOV.VN - Among the top 10 clothing trading partners only – Vietnam, Nicaragua and Mexico – grew their apparel shipments to the US for the first half of 2017, according to official data released Friday, August 4.

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Total apparel imports to the US declined by 1.9% on an MFA basis in the first six months of 2017, to US$37.2 billion from almost US$38 billion in the same period in 2016, according to the data released by the US Census Bureau.

Vietnamese clothing shipments to the US grew by 5.5% to US$5.4 billion in the period, gaining one percentage point of import market share.

Troubled brick-and-mortar retailers are experiencing a string of closures resulting in stores holding off on placing orders, which is creating a slowdown in demand, said the Census Bureau.

In addition, Vietnamese factories report that US buyers are placing smaller, more frequent orders with shorter requested lead times.


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