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US textiles and apparel exports grew 20 per cent till September


US exports of textiles and apparels increased 20.15 per cent year on year in the first nine months of 2021 reveals OTEXA figures. Apparel exports increased 28.94 per cent year on year while exports of textile mill products rose 17.31 per cent during the first nine months of 2021. Among textile mill products, yarn exports increased by 26.09 per cent year on year, while fabric exports were up 15.79 per cent and made-up and miscellaneous article exports grew 12.92 per cent.

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 $4.726 billion worth of textiles and apparel to Mexico during the nine-month period, followed by $3.911 billion to Canada and $1.051 billion to Honduras.

In recent years, 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 last year due to the effect of the Covid pandemic.