WASHINGTON — Apparel shipments from China and Vietnam spiked in April, despite an overall decrease of textile and clothing imports to the U.S.
The Commerce Department’s Office of Textiles & Apparel on Wednesday said imports of apparel to the U.S. from China increased 15.5 percent to 524 million square meter equivalents in April compared with a year earlier. Shipments from Vietnam were up 9.6 percent for the month to 121 million SME.
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