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U.S. Imports from Central America and the Dominican Republic (Statistical Report)

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. Full Report...   Sample Report...   Table Of Content...

Central America Gaining Market Share Over China (Country Report)

22 May 2012 -For the first time since the opening of quotas, China has lost market share in 2011 against Central America in US apparel imports. While China has seen a drop due to higher raw material and labor costs, CAFTA-DR seems a competitive option for US buyers because of its duty-free access and its ability to offer higher speed-to-market for US retailers. Our report offers a comprehensive statistical analysis per category of US apparel imports from CAFTA-DR compared with total US imports and shipments from China. Multiple year data from 2008-2011 are available for download. Full Report...   Sample Report...   Table Of Content...

US Apparel Imports from Central America in 1st Quarter 2011 (Statistical Report)

7 June 2011 - US apparel imports from Central America began slowing down in the first quarter this year, after sharply rebounding in 2010. Compared with China, however, Central America benefited from a lower price increase in most apparel categories, as reflected by our comparative tables. Full Report...   Sample Report...   Table Of Content...

CAFTA Countries Back on US Apparel Market (Country Report)

18 November 2010 - US apparel imports from Central America are this year strongly rebounding, after experiencing a continuous decline in the past four years. Rising costs in China are resulting in a shift to Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala and even the Dominican Republic. So-called CAFTA-DR countries are now taking advantage of low labor costs, proximity and duty-free access to the US market. Full Report...   Sample Report...   Table Of Content...

US Apparel Imports Sharply Falling from Central America (Statistical Report)

24 July 2009 - US apparel imports strongly declined from the Central American countries and the Dominican Republic over the first quarter this year. Proximity and duty-free access no more confer an advantage to regional exporters of knit apparel after woven apparel sales had already dropped in the past three years, as indicated by our statistical tables. Full Report...   Sample Report...

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