Apparel imports by Japan declined by 13.56 per cent on Y-o-Y basis during the January-May ’20 period. The country imported 1,040.90 billion yen of garments in the period, revealed the Ministry of Finance. Import by weight also declined 11.79 per cent to 2,458 million kg as imports from all major apparel export destinations took a severe hit due to ongoing pandemic situation.
Japan’s apparel imports from Vietnam declined by 0.16 per cent on Y-o-Y basis to 173.13 billion yen while its imports from China declined by 16.45 per cent. Weight-wise Vietnam’s imports declined by 2 per cent to 297.05 million kg while those of China tumbled by 13.86 per cent on yearly basis to 1,635.83 million kg. India’s apparel shipment to Japan in the mentioned period declined by 31.91 per cent and valued at 12.61 billion yen (US $ 117.36 million). Also, the weight of shipment shrunk 29.41 per cent to 22.58 million kg. Shipments from Bangladesh fell by 13.89 per cent to at 48.98 billion yen. The weight of apparel shipments also decreased 15.41 per cent to 109.31 million kg.