OTEXA figures reveal, US’ brassieres imports has fallen 14.30 per cent for the third consecutive year in 2020 to $1.93 billion. As per Apparel Resources, shipments by China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia tumbled in 2020, while those by Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Colombia have increased.
Cambodia emerged the biggest brassieres exporter during the year with exports increasing by 31.55 per cent from 2019. It was followed by Bangladesh whose exports increasing by 30.24 per cent. Thailand was the third largest exporter with shipments increasing by 18.77 per cent from 2019,
The last time import values of brassieres rose was in 2017 when it increased by 3.43 per cent on Y-o-Y basis. Since then, it has been nose-diving as it experienced a fall of 13.48 per cent in 2018 over 2017, 2.60 per cent in 2018 over 2019.