28 March 2016 - Year after year, Central America has lost shares of the US apparel import market, especially in volume terms. The clothing industry of this region is now threatened by the duty-free access offered to Vietnam under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Central America however retains strong positions with specific market segments, as reflected by our series of tables and charts displaying a comprehensive view of the US apparel imports from CAFTA-DR. Specific data are also supplied for Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic.
25 February 2016 - Unit prices of US apparel imports have slightly fallen overall in 2015, with however significant differences depending on origins and product categories, reflecting the great divide between the world of synthetic fibers (China, Vietnam, Indonesia) and the group of cotton apparel suppliers (South Asia). Our series of statistical tables offer a comprehensive comparison of unit values per origin and product category. The report also includes a detailed comparison of Chinese price trends vs other origins, through a series of indexes. Our full table is available for download.
23 February 2015 - Export prices moved into rather different directions for a similar product in last year, depending on origins. Overall trends have hidden a large number of particular cases in specific categories, as reflected by our series of statistical tables offering a comprehensive comparison of unit values per country of origin and category of product. The report also includes a detailed comparison of product categories and origins, with overall and Chinese shipments through a series of indexes. Our full table is available for download.
22 May 2014 - Average unit prices of US apparel imports moved very differently over the first quarter of the year, amid product categories, and depending on origins. This is reflected by our series of statistical tables offering a comprehensive comparison of unit values per origin and category, with world and China benchmark indexes.
6 March 2014 - Central America again lost shares of the US apparel import market in 2013, but succeeded in a few specific categories, being now able to deliver man-made fiber products to the US market at competitive prices. Our report offers a comprehensive statistical analysis per category of US apparel imports from CAFTA-DR compared with total US imports and shipments. Comprehensive data are available for download.
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